Sarasota: Topping Charts Again 

Did you know that ten thousand baby boomers reach the age of retirement every day? So the obvious question is… “Where should I retire?”  Well, Livability.com has just ranked the Top 10 Best Places to Retire and guess who came in at Number 2?! 

Yup, Sarasota, Florida!  It obviously comes as no surprise to those of us who live on the Suncoast, we actually think we should be # 1 but I guess we can settle for # 2.

 

Long before Sarasota became one of the Top Retirement Destinations, it was the location of the winter quarters of the Greatest Show on Earth, (The Ringling Brothers Circus), and it’s gotten no less exciting today.  Add the sunshine, year round perfect weather and the low cost of living and you have the recipe for the perfect retirement community. The golf courses are plentiful and with a large segment of the people being 60 and older, it’s like retirement paradise.  There are Retirement communities and assisted living centers throughout Sarasota, as well as a variety of homes ranging from beachfront mansions to quiet bungalows near downtown. With a relatively flat terrain and tropical environment, there are manny opportunities for retirees to engage in outdoor activities, such as golf, but it’s more than golfing that brings people here.  Residents enjoy kayaking, hiking, beach sitting, sun soaking, fishing, and much more.  The natural beauty of Florida’s wildlife provides the perfect backdrop, no matter what fun you’re engaged in. There are plenty of Cultural opportunities like: the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera and the Asolo Repertory Theatre as well as The Baltimore Orioles, who hold spring training in Sarasota.  Coveted events like the Sarasota Film Festival and art festivals draw celebrities and art lovers to the city. One of Sarasota’s favorite attractions is St. Armands Circle, located at the end of a bridge from the downtown harbor. The circle is surrounded by restaurants, shops and high-end homes.  Sold Yet?  
It's these reasons and more that Sarasota also ranked #31 on the country's most livable cities!  But the good news doesn't stop there!  Sarasota is on a roll, Longboat Key was the No. 9 best island in the U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards.  

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