9 reviews
  1. Town in Florida
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,214
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,976
National
$53,046
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bee Ridge Reviews

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I love the area that I live in. There are multiple grocery stores, clothing stores, restaurants, car repair shops, and even a laundromat less than 5 minutes away. Theres a huge sports authority store about 8 minutes away on cattlemen and bee ridge and an LA Fitness that I am a member of across the street. There is a plaza with about 4 restaurants, a gas station (with dunking donuts attached) and Doctor's Hospital right off the highway about 10 minutes from my house. There are a quite a few mom and pop shops but also many big companies and I definitely have everything I need in this area.
Honestly, people assume that in Florida we have to worry about tropical storms a lot, but here in Sarasota I can count on one hand the number of serious tropical storms I have encountered in my 18 years. The weather here is beautiful and sunny and it's almost always a beach day. Essential wardrobe items would include shorts, tank tops, sandals, sun hats, and bathing suits.
There are many restaurants in the area where any one could find a good job. They are always busy here. Theres also many grocery stores and retail stores. However, even if you wish to become a nurse, as I do, there's a hospital 10 minutes away. Most of the people in my neighborhood are retired though and live off of investments.