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Sarasota Area - Overview

Welcome to the jewel of Florida's West Coast...Sarasota. A city rich in cultural life and leisure activities, Sarasota offers residents a superb quality of life. CNN/Money Magazine chose Sarasota as America's Best Small City and one of the nation's top eight Best Places to Retire.

While famous for our beautiful white sand beaches and pristine natural beauty, the Sarasota area is also home to world-class shopping and dining, a vibrant performing arts community, higher education opportunities, and a thriving business community.

Did you know:
  • Money Magazine named Sarasota the "Best Small City in the United States."

  • Money Magazine ranked Sarasota as one of the "Top 20 places to retire."

  • Mothering Magazine named the area as one of the "Top 25 Terrific Places to Bring Up a Family."

  • Institute has ranked the Sarasota-Bradenton area as the 39th "Best Place to Live" out of 294 U.S. metro areas.

Strom & Strom has gathered some important resources to help acquaint you with our Southwest Florida paradise. Demographic information is available as well as an overview of our local real estate market. In addition, we'd like to invite you to view our many area attractions as well our list of recommended businesses. We at Strom & Strom hope that you will discover many wonderful reasons to make Sarasota your home.