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Sarasota, FL

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Golden sand beaches, lush tropical gold courses, a modern city plan and cheap cost of living all add up to one thing in south Florida – Sarasota. Aptly named Paradise, this city is one of the beautiful gems of Florida that not many people know about. With a population of just 52,000, Sarasota plays host to a number of beachcombers, Spring Breakers, and general warm weather seekers during the winter months. The rest of the year it has a small town feel, but with access to the comforts and amenities of a larger urban city.

Sarasota Apartments

$1106

Summer Cove
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$830-$1150

Beneva Place Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1070-$1115

Banyan Trail Apartments - Sarasota, FL
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$990

$990 One bedroom in Sarasota-W Clark Rd
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$3800

$3800 Two bedroom in Sarasota-6157 0 Midnight Pass
Beds: 2
Baths: 2

$2900

$2900 Three bedroom in Sarasota-3604 71st Ter East
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Sarasota, FL is
50 to 54
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.48%
  • 5.48%
  • 5.48%
  • Female
  • 5.65%
  • 4.44%
  • 5.64%
$934
is average rent in Sarasota, FL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 3.17%
  • 3.97%
  • 5.29%
19.4%
of units are available for rent in Sarasota
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1393
  • 253
  • 1288
Getting Around in Sarasota, FL

Perched on the southwestern portion of Florida, getting around Sarasota wouldn’t be possible without any number of major roads and highways running to and through this coastal town. Most people have cars and prefer to drive since the local bus service, awkwardly titled SCAT, only operated in the main county area. Another interesting fact about transportation here is the fact that Sarasota is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via a 3,000 mile waterway that cuts through the peninsula itself. Leisure boats and barges have no problems getting to this beautiful city on the coast.

29
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
28
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Sarasota is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.64%
  • 11.63%
  • 1.95%

The Ringling Estate

<p>Of Ringling Brothers and Barnum &amp; Bailey fame, this estate has recently finished a six-year restoration and is open to the public. The 66 acre estate houses lush grounds, rose gardens, a museum of art, a learning center and the historic Asolo theater. Originally built to house the brothers&Otilde; personal collection of masterpieces, it is now accessible by all and you can see the likes of Tintoretto, van Dyck, Rubens and more in this beautiful exhibit of renaissance and baroque masterpieces.</p>

Siesta Key Beach

<p>This is why people come to Florida &ETH; The beaches! With sand that is 99% pure crystal quartz, Siesta Key Beach is one of the most pristine and cleanest sands in the world. Families and party goers alike all can relax for a day of fun in the sun, BBQ'n, and beach sports such as volleyball or Frisbee. There's even a hippy style drum circle that happens every Sunday at sundown which is particularly popular with the local crowd and tourists as well.</p>

Great World Way

<p>If beaches bore you and museums aren't your thing, try to escape to the great outdoors at Great World Way. This is a vast wilderness area of more than 100,000 acres that spans a beautiful tropical river over 66 miles long. You can go trail hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, or even hop in a kayak and explore the river itself on a warm summer day. It's a gorgeous and almost untouched swatch of land that has been preserved to this day. If you're interested in the flora and fauna of the area, you can also get a state-certified Master Naturalist to guide you on a foot tour through the forest itself. Definitely one of the highlights of this region.</p>