We shared that Sarasota has been consistently named one of the happiest places to live, including being named in the running for “Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living for their 2017 edition. Finalists were chosen based on cities that had been covered by the magazine or were nominated on Twitter, but were not previous winners. Coastal Living editors then consulted the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being index, percentage of clear and sunny days, beach healthiness, commute times, walkability, standard of living and financial well-being of local citizens, crime rates, geographic diversity, and an assessment of the “coastal vibe” by editors. You can vote every 15 minutes and the winner will be announced at 7am EST on Wednesday, January 11, 2017!
It seems the recognition just keeps coming as Sarasota placed third in MSN’s “The 20 Best Places People Are Moving To in the United States.” The metro population is listed at 722,784 with the Median Home Price listed at $226,750. From 2010 to 2014, Net Migration Rate rose a shocking 7.67%.
If you’re considering moving to Florida consider the host of other accolades Sarasota has won including: 31st in the Top 100 Best Places to Live, 2nd in Top 10 Best Places to Retire, Top Food City, and The Best Beach in America, among many more. If you’re looking to visit, retire, or live, Sarasota has great restaurants, arts, and beaches to offer you! Stay tuned to The Courtyard At Citrus Square Facebook page for more posts!