Sarasota County Sarasota County


    Sarasota County is located on the Southwestern coast of Florida. It encompasses 725 square miles and surrounded by 37 miles of beautiful shoreline along the Gulf Coast of Mexico. It has received several accolades over the past couple of years making the ranks in best beach town, best community for young people and best place for small businesses. As Sarasota County gains popularity for its beaches, weather, art and culture scene the population rises too. There has been an exponential growth rate helping create new jobs and spending that benefits everyone.  

    The top 5 industries for employment are health care & social assistance, retail trade, accommodations & food service, administration & waste service and construction. The threshold for median household income is around $43,500. 

    You will find several types of architectural styles throughout Sarasota County. Pioneer homes can be found on the historical tour from the 1800’s. The Mediterranean Revival was adopted in the 1920’s with the arrival of wealthy American developers Owen Burns and the Ringling Brothers. To this day it is a key component for the local architecture. After World War II came
    the modern movement and has proven to be the most enduring. Throughout time and all the different styles one thing has remained the same, the tropical environment. Designers have incorporated cross ventilation systems, overhangs and window walls to withstand the climate and take advantage of Florida’s natural beauty.

    Cities include: North Port, Sarasota, Venice and Longboard Key 

    Venice is well known for Venice Beach featuring offshore coral reef. Many visitors have found shark teeth at Caspersen Beach. Multi-use trails along the Venetian Waterway Park allow you to enjoy other green spaces as well.  Sarasota County is also home to Ed Smith Stadium, where the Baltimore Orioles have Spring training. North Port’s CoolToday Park opened in March of 2019 and is MLB Atlanta Braves Spring training facilities. It is also the fastest growing city in the County. 

    If you are looking to buy a new house, relocate, move out of state or even retire you should consider Florida. The Sunshine state has something to offer everyone. There is always great shopping and dining options to meet anyone’s taste and style. Young adults and singles can enjoy the nightlife with highly rated clubs. Families and kids have countless theme parks, museums, outdoor adventures and entertainment options year-round. And the seniors, they have the most to gain. To start, active adult and retirement communities are popping up everywhere. These communities are great if you are an empty nester or if you are looking to retire but not ready to slow down just yet. The weather is phenomenal, during the summer temperature highs average 81 degrees with occasional showers help keeping it cool and winters average 60 degrees. This is desirable for the aging as arthritis and regulating body temperature become a concern. Specialized health care and accessible living is more common since the population is heavy with seniors. An added bonus is that there is no income tax, inheritance tax or estate tax.  

    No matter what stage of life you are in, Florida is a great place to consider calling home.