According to the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking released this week, Sarasota is one of the nation's best places to live. Moving up seven places from last year's ranking, Sarasota nabbed the #9 spot amongst the 150 metropolitan areas considered. Our lifestyle amenities, relative affordability, climate, and overall desirability have attracted so many new residents that we also ranked second for Fastest Growing city. For the second year in a row, Sarasota landed the top ranking for Best Places to Retire, thanks in part to the incredible healthcare available locally. The surge in Sarasota's popularity is definitely influencing the housing market, with no end in sight for the high demand that's been trending up for the last 18 months.
Sarasota's 2021 rankings include: