South of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota is both a popular tourist destination and an attractive real estate opportunity for savvy investors. Once the winter home to the traveling Ringling Brothers Circus, today Sarasota is best known for its gorgeous beaches – including Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach. Covering approximately 15 square miles, with a population of nearly 55,000, Sarasota has been honored by U.S. News & World Report (2021) as the best place to retire in the United States. However, its appeal isn’t limited to retirees. In 2022, the same publication named Sarasota the number one best place to live in Florida!
Based on PODS customer moves for 2022, Sarasota has the highest growth rate in the county. This isn’t surprising, as beaches such as Longboat Key feature resorts, beach cottages, and quaint residential districts that are hard to resist. Venice Beach, Casey Key, and Manasota Key are also popular destinations – and just a stone’s throw away from Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and downtown Sarasota.
Sarasota also features a number of attractions, including:
- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
- Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
- Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
- St Armands Circle
- Sarasota Jungle Gardens
- UTC Shopping Center
If you enjoy walkable neighborhoods, charming restaurants, boutiques, and gorgeous beaches, Sarasota may just be perfect for you! Contact Icon’s experienced agents today to explore real estate investment opportunities in Sarasota. Currently, a resident looking to sell your Sarasota home? Icon can help with that, too. Give us a call today!