Sarasota

Sarasota

Welcome to Sarasota

Where coastal elegance meets artistic sensibility

Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota unveils itself as a vibrant coastal gem that welcomes you with open arms. A harmonious fusion of cultural allure, thriving commerce, and an exquisite culinary scene, this enchanting neighborhood awaits your arrival.

Sarasota is renowned for its world-class beaches, thriving art scenes, and an up-and-coming business landscape that signifies boundless opportunities. Here, you'll discover a dynamic blend of urban excitement and peaceful coastal living, all set against charming streets and a well-preserved culture.

With accolades that speak of its undeniable charm and appeal, Sarasota has been crowned as one of the "best places to live" and "best places to retire," consistently ranking high in Florida's desirable destinations for 2023-2024. As you embark on this journey to discover Sarasota, you will find exciting new experiences in this well-cultured city.

What to Love

  • A thriving art scene, with numerous galleries and cultural events that showcase the creativity of the community
  • White-sand beaches that stretch along the Gulf of Mexico, offering pristine shores and breathtaking sunsets
  • A rapidly evolving business landscape, making it an ideal place for entrepreneurs and professionals to thrive
  • Flavor-packed cuisine at every turn, with restaurants serving unforgettable dishes that tantalize your taste buds with diverse flavors
  • Highly walkable, making exploration a breeze 

Local Lifestyle

Sarasota's local lifestyle embodies the essence of vibrant energy and coastal charm. Residents here enjoy a balanced blend of urban excitement and laid-back coastal living. The walkable streets beckon you to explore boutique shops and quaint cafes, while the energetic atmosphere invites you to join in on the dynamic local events and activities. Whether you're strolling through art galleries or enjoying a leisurely day at the beach, Sarasota offers an invigorating and relaxing lifestyle.

Dining and Entertainment

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure in Sarasota. The neighborhood is home to a delectable array of dining options, from the upscale elegance of Michael's On East to the inventive offerings at State Street Eating House + Cocktails. Explore the exotic flavors of Selva Downtown, savor fresh seafood at Owen's Fish Camp, or indulge in cocktails with a view at Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar. For wood-fired goodness and crafted cocktails, 1592 Wood Fired Kitchen & Cocktails is a must-visit. Sarasota's dining scene is as diverse as it is delicious.

Things to Do

In Sarasota, there's never a shortage of things to do. Stroll through The Bay Park or immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Sarasota Farmers Market. As the sun sets, downtown nightlife comes alive with entertainment options for every taste. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the Legacy Trail or relax on the pristine white-sand beaches. Visit the iconic Ringling Museum and explore the numerous art galleries that dot the neighborhood. Sarasota has it all, whether you're seeking adventure, culture, or relaxation.

Schools

Sarasota offers a range of educational options. Notable schools in the area include:

  • Southside Elementary
  • Pine View School, Riverview High
  • Sarasota High


Overview for Sarasota, FL

53,786 people live in Sarasota, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $48,380. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,786

Total Population

49 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,380

Average individual Income

Around Sarasota, FL

There's plenty to do around Sarasota, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
68
Bikeable
Bike Score
47
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sunshine Canning, Elevation Tea, and Two Chefs On Hillview.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 1.37 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.31 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.9 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.92 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sarasota, FL

Sarasota has 23,984 households, with an average household size of 2.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sarasota do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,786 people call Sarasota home. The population density is 3,659.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,786

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49

Median Age

46.69 / 53.31%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
23,984

Total Households

2.1

Average Household Size

$48,380

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Sarasota, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Sarasota. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Alta Vista Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Suncoast School For Innovative Studies
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Sarasota Military Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Achievement Center Of Sarasota The
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Bay Haven School Of Basics Plus
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Sarasota School Of Arts/Sciences
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Martha Catholic Schcol
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Tuttle Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Sarasota County Acceleration Academies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hershorin Schiff Day Schools Of Tomorrow Inc Dba G
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Agape Christian School Of Sarasota
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Brookside Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Southside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
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