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Retire To Sarasota, FL
City Report

Sarasota, Florida is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Sarasota, Florida
The historical Christy Payne mansion in Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida


Sarasota Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area blank blank 702,281
Sarasota 50,961 52,715 51,917



Sarasota
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$290,1140.5%
Apr $284,529 . .
Mar $278,988 . .
Feb $281,216 . .
Jan $318,839 . .
2013 .$288,57417.6%
2012 .$245,4896.1%
2011 .$231,393-5.9%
2010 . $245,903 0.5%
2009 . $244,657 -27.6%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Sarasota GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $290,114 $345,000
Nearest Big City Tampa-St Petersburg na
Home Sales Price in Tampa-St Petersburg $145,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 161% of Tampa-St Petersburg home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Sarasota GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $290,114 $345,000
Monthly Rent $1,376 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 14.2 times the annual rent 17.0



Sarasota
Cost of Living (2014)
110% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Sarasota Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 6.6% -- 29* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 105 days 19* -- 105 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Sarasota Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 66
2012 41
2011 44
2010 29
2009 16



Sarasota Interactive Maps


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