Sarasota

Sarasota

Welcome to Sarasota

A Slice of Paradise Where Culture and Coastal Charm Meet
 
Embrace the pinnacle of Floridian charm as you set foot in Sarasota — an area synonymous with energetic lifestyles and cosmopolitan flair, nestled amid picturesque settings. This enclave is renowned for its vibrant pulse, seamlessly blending cultural richness with a love for the finer things in life. The neighborhoods here exude a luxurious calm, backed by an array of amenities that cater to desires for both tranquility and excitement.
 
Indulge in the seamless mix of leisure and lavishness that Sarasota offers. From the sun-drenched shores to the sophisticated urban landscapes, this destination boasts an array of experiences. Artistic venues intermingle with boutique shopping, while verdant parks offer a serene escape from the buzz of downtown’s high-end allure. Sarasota is where the zest for life is as clear as the Gulf waters, inviting newcomers to partake in its opulent, yet approachably elegant lifestyle.
 

What to Love

  • Among the fastest-growing, most desirable locales.
  • Breathtaking beaches just moments away.
  • Bustling downtown with thriving nightlife.
  • Family-friendly communities like Lakewood Ranch.
  • Proximity to Tampa’s urban attractions.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Sarasota is like a well-orchestrated symphony of beachside pleasures and urban conveniences. A quick jaunt to the shore invites residents to dip their toes in some of the most celebrated sands in the world. The proximity to Tampa opens a gateway to metropolitan luxuries without sacrificing the quaint charm of a close-knit community. And for those raising the next generation, areas like Lakewood Ranch — foretold as a top-growing community — offer an idyllic backdrop for family life, with its blend of recreational facilities, educational excellence, and neighborly warmth.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Dine like a local at the heartwarming Owen's Fish Camp, where the essence of coastal cuisine meets rustic charm. For a touch of Spanish elegance and culinary tradition, make your way to the iconic Columbia Restaurant. Here, every meal is a festive celebration of flavors and heritage. Discover the essence of innovation and taste at Indigenous, where the local culture translates into vibrant gastronomy.
 
Nancy's Barbeque is your go-to for an authentic taste of American culinary craftsmanship, serving up a barbecue experience that's nothing short of legendary. Meanwhile, Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar at the UTC Mall/Area provides a refreshing respite for the shopping enthusiasts, blending delicious drinks with a lively vibe. For an immersive shopping and dining adventure, the captivating St. Armands Circle awaits, promising an elegant and enjoyable experience for all.
 

Things to Do

Sarasota’s calendar is dotted with events that celebrate the beauty and culture of the region. The Sarasota Shell Show is a haven for conchologists and beachcombers alike, showcasing the intricate beauty of the sea’s treasures.
 
Festivity fills the air with the Venice Sun Fiesta and Manatee County Fair, where local customs and community spirit are on full display. And for a spectacle of lights and holiday cheer, the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on Sarasota Bay is an enchanting experience. When it's time for sand and surf, Siesta Key and Lido Beach beckon with their pristine stretches and tranquil waters, epitomizing Florida's beach culture.
 

Schools


Overview for Sarasota, FL

68,928 people live in Sarasota, where the median age is 48.8 and the average individual income is $43,615.5. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,928

Total Population

48.8 years

Median Age

High

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

$43,615.5

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 Malmosto, Vesuvio Wood Fired Pizza, and Rigo Tacos Ricos.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.62 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.54 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.92 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.3 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.97 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sarasota, FL

Sarasota has 29,946 households, with an average household size of 2. 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. 68,928 people call Sarasota home. The population density is 3,685.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,928

Total Population

High

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

48.8

Median Age

47.28 / 52.72%

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
29,946

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$43,615.5

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

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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