Named after the Spanish term for “a place for dancing”, there is no better word to describe Sarasota, a city on the Florida Gulf Coast. Sarasota’s vivid art scene, dynamic business center and sun-blessed, sea-sculpted beaches have long been charming visitors and converting them to residents. If you’re looking for a place to retire that combines both the laid-back yet vivid sense of life that Florida is known for, you’ll want to check out Sarasota, FL retirement communities. Here, we give you a glimpse of what you can expect if you choose to make your home in Sarasota.
Some Quick Facts
- Sarasota is located along the Gulf of Mexico. It is about an hour south of Tampa and covers 26 square miles of land across Sarasota County.
- It has a population of almost 60, 000.
- The median household income is $48, 000. Along the picturesque stretches of beaches that make up Longboat Key, however, the median income rises to $115, 000.
With its warm weather, stunning coastline and wealth of cultural and residential amenities, Sarasota finds itself on “best of” lists nearly every year. The US News and World Report granted the city the honor of being the best place to live in America for retirees in 2020. Among the city’s many points of interest, Sarasota’s restaurants and shopping were highlighted as exceptional. With its diverse attractions, Sarasota is a great place not only for retirees, but for all age groups. If you’re looking to retire in Sarasota, you can look forward to taking your family around one of the country’s top locations for a great time when they come to visit.
The entire length of the Gulf Coast is known for its stunning beaches that have been preserved in song, film and literature for their beguiling beauty. Still, the 35-mile stretch of coastline that Sarasota is blessed with boasts some particularly glorious spots. Six keys cling to the coastline, all of them gleaming beneath the sunshine with sugar-soft sand. And in Florida, you know that you’ll have the signature sunsets of the subtropics to look forward to each evening as well, all year around.
If you choose to become a year-round resident of Sarasota, late spring and summer are the perfect times to have these beaches to yourself. As with many of Florida’s residents, Sarasota has its fair share of “snowbirds” – residents who come down for the winter and head north for the summer.
Bustling Retirement Communities
Sultry weather, a treasure trove of beaches, and never-ending recreational opportunities make it easy for anyone to feel young in Sarasota. The median age of the city is almost 30% higher than the national average – it’s a city beloved by retirees! Perhaps there’s something in the water that makes Sarasota such a tonic. If you’re looking to make Sarasota the place to spend your golden years, you’ll be in good company. Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh provides stylish amenities and a bustling community, so check out our senior living programs today!