Top 10 Reasons People Move to Sarasota

Sarasota is a popular tourist destination. Many of the tourist love the area so much they become permanent residents or winter resident which we affectionately refer to our snowbirds. Here are the top 10 reasons people move to Sarasota (SRQ).

Beautiful Weather

Who can complain about the weather? With over 200 days of sunshine, average high temperatures ranging from 71-91 degrees and average lows of 52-75 degrees. Learn more about Sarasota weather at


People fall in love with the award winning Siesta Beach with it’s powder sugar white sand. It is not the only beach in Sarasota. With over 35 miles of beach in Sarasota County, you can also choose from Turtle Beach, Lido Beach, South Lido Beach, and many other beaches within a short drive on Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, or in Nokomis and Venice.


Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico Sarasota is only a short drive north to Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, St Petersburg and Tampa.


Sarasota is home to the SRQ airport so your are never very far from your family and friends. It is also a short drive to two other airports in Clearwater and Tampa.

The Ringling

Sarasota is home to the The Ringling which showcases the legacy of John & Mable Ringling. The Ringling consists of the Ringling Museum of Art, Ringling Circus Museum, Ca’d’Zan (the Ringling Mansion), Historic Asolo Theater, Bay Front Gardens and Education Center. The Ringling is very popular with tourist as well as residents. Many residents become members so they can enjoy everything it has to offer year-round.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is 45 acres of bayfront sanctuaries compromising of Selby Gardens and Historic Spanish Point. Selby Gardens is 15 acres located in Downtown Sarasota and is the only botanical gardens dedicated to the study of  orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns, and other tropical plants. Historic Spanish Point is located 10 miles south of Sarasota and is one of the largest preserves of native Florida plants.

Van Wezel Performing Arts

The Van Wezel is a Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation performing arts hall located on Sarasota Bay offering a broad spectrum of the world’s finest performers. It presents Broadway musicals, world class symphony orchestras, popular comedians, popular singers, mix of dance and much more.

Mote Marine

Mote Marine is an independent, nonprofit marine research institution locate on City Island in Sarasota. The Aquarium features more that 100 species of marine animals and showcases working laboratories where the marine research happens.


Sarasota has dining for every taste. Choose from fine restaurants, unique waterfront seafood restaurants, Amish restaurants, Tiki Bars on the bay, or many more.

Water Recreation

With it’s Gulf shores, inter-coastal waterways, rivers, and creek, Sarasota is paradise for water enthusiasts. You have your choice of swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and more.

There are many more reasons to move to Sarasota. If you would like to move to Sarasota, we can help you find a new home.

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