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Sarasota, Florida, 34232
1 Bedroom$844 - $1,053
2 Bedrooms$995 - $1,308
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Sarasota, Florida, 34238
1 Bedroom$932 - $1,082
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Sarasota, Florida, 34243
1 Bedroom$851 - $932
2 Bedrooms$919 - $1,149
3 Bedrooms$1,239 - $1,286
Sarasota, Florida, 34237
1 Bedroom$780 - $800
3+ Bedrooms$1,040 - $1,240
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Sarasota is a great city in which to find your new place - the early fall is particularly captivating but regardless of when you are looking to move, Sarasota's apartments are available in every price range all year round.
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 11.6% 9.6% +2.0% $10,000 to $14,999 6.8% 6.7% +0.1% $15,000 to $19,999 9.5% 7.0% +2.5% $20,000 to $24,999 8.1% 7.5% +0.6% $25,000 to $29,999 7.9% 7.3% +0.6% $30,000 to $34,999 7.2% 7.0% +0.2% $35,000 to $39,999 6.6% 6.3% +0.3% $40,000 to $44,999 6.3% 6.0% +0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 4.8% 5.1% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 8.9% 8.9% +0.0% $60,000 to $74,999 7.3% 9.6% -2.3% $75,000 to $99,999 5.8% 8.7% -2.9% $100,000 to $124,999 3.5% 4.3% -0.8% $125,000 to $149,999 1.5% 2.0% -0.5% $150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 1.8% -0.6% $200,000 or more 2.9% 2.3% +0.6%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.5% 4.9% -0.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 7.7% 9.7% -2.0% 15.0% to 19.9% 12.6% 13.4% -0.8% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.7% 12.9% -0.2% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.3% 10.7% +0.6% 30.0% to 34.9% 9.3% 7.9% +1.4% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.9% 5.8% +0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.5% 7.6% -0.1% 50.0% or more 20.9% 19.6% +1.3% Not computed 7.7% 7.5% +0.2%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 11.9% 12.1% -0.2% 25 to 34 years 23.7% 26.6% -2.9% 35 to 44 years 22.1% 23.4% -1.3% 45 to 54 years 16.0% 15.3% +0.7% 55 to 64 years 9.1% 8.4% +0.7% 65 to 74 years 7.3% 6.3% +1.0% 75 to 84 years 6.6% 5.2% +1.4% 85 years and over 3.6% 2.6% +1.0%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 51.2% 34.3% +16.9% 30 to 44 minutes 21.9% 27.5% -5.6% 45 to 59 minutes 7.6% 14.0% -6.4% 60 or more minutes 19.4% 24.1% -4.7%
Source: 2000 Census
Sarasota is located in Southwest Florida and faces the Gulf of Mexico. The city proper has a population of around 55,000 while the entire area boasts over 650,000. When starting a search for a Sarasota apartment know that planning has made it a very walkable city but with outer lying areas like Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Lido Key, you may want to own a car. The city is a series of linked keys leading out to beautiful beaches on the Gulf so you wouldn't want to miss those.
Sarasota is considered the cultural center of Florida so finding museums, music and other performing arts will be easy if not at the front door of your Sarasota apartment. Since the city was home to the Ringling Brothers Circus, you'll find many references to the Ringlings. A plantation, a museum and architecture all make many references to the family. The beach at Siesta Key is world famous for its 99% pure crystal quartz sand, and there's a whole cultural life that goes on there from sports to impromptu concerts and bonfires. Golf courses, tennis courts, running trails and other sports venues are readily available too.
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Once in your Sarasota apartment, you'll learn that even dining and night life revolve around the waterfront. Marina Jack's offers both dock side dining as well as dinner boats and is a great way to learn the area and have great food at the same time.Captain Brian's is thought to have the absolutely freshest seafood of any restaurant. You think they just caught it! Up and down the waterfront, you'll find Mexican, Italian, Asian and burger places, and for the all important cup of coffee or breakfast, Simon's Coffee House is the best. They give you just as much attention if it is your first time there or if it is your 100th time. You'll love it.
Make a Party
If you don't want to make your own party at Siesta Key Beach, you've got plenty of choices to checkout once in your Sarasota apartment. Tommy Bahama's gets both tourists and locals and is a very upbeat, lively place for drinks and music. The Cock and Bull Pub probably has the largest of selection of beers in town, and if you are looking for a local Cheers type place, Linkster's is it. The Daiquiri Deck has seen better days but is still worth going to for the views and the drinks in Dixie Cups.
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Sarasota Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Sarasota have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Sarasota apartment cost $587. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Sarasota apartment was $720 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $1,185. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Sarasota rentals listed below.
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Is Sarasota a town where I'll need a car to get around?
It is possible to get around Sarasota without the use of a car. The award-winning SCAT (Sarasota Country Area Transit) is the city's bus system offering passengers a safe, economical, clean, and comfortable alternative to driving. The network features 19 fixed-line bus routes, as well as a convenient dial-a-ride paratransit service known as SCATplus. Rides are about 75 cents per trip, or $40 for a 30-day pass, with several discounts available for those who qualify.
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Sarasota?
Sarasota is chock full of quiet neighborhoods with tight-knit communities. Gulf Gate is a friendly and tranquil neighborhood on Sarasota's mainland with winding streets and beautiful, spacious homes. With close proximity to shopping areas, schools, restaurants, and the picturesque Siesta Key Beach, it's no wonder this neighborhood is popular with families, retirees, and young professionals alike. With scenic Gulf views and miles upon miles of beaches, Longboat Key is another wonderfully peaceful Sarasota neighborhood, situated within the stunning Barrier Islands. Residents will take pleasure in the tasteful luxury and quiet pleasures of this community, from biking and fishing to upscale shopping and dining.
looking for a seasonal renting for jan,feb, march for around 1500 mo
You'll have to contact apartments or condos in Sarasota individually to see which ones are seasonal. You can narrow your search by selecting the short term lease option in our Search By Amenities expandable box.
How is the school system in Sarasota?
Sarasota's school system is excellent. Sarasota is served by the Sarasota County School District. This district comprises 24 elementary schools, nine middle schools, and nine high schools, in addition to various special, charter, and alternative schools. Rated better than 86.6 percent of school districts in Florida and 64.9 percent of school districts across the US, the city of Sarasota offers high-quality public education.
What are some family friendly neighborhoods in Sarasota?
Family-friendly neighborhoods hinge on safety and high-quality education. The top five safest neighborhoods in Sarasota are Southgate, Bee Ridge, Siesta Key, Lake Sarasota, and South Gate Ridge. The top five neighborhoods for education, on the other hand, are South Sarasota, Siesta Key, Sarasota Heights, South Gate Ridge, and Lake Sarasota. Some of the best neighborhoods for families in Sarasota, therefore, are Siesta Key, Lake Sarasota, and South Gate Ridge.