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Sarasota
  • Town in Florida

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Sarasota is a town in Florida with a population of 57,787. Sarasota is in Sarasota County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Sarasota offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Sarasota there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Sarasota and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sarasota are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$291,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,177
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Sarasota Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    435.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    54.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    100
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    384.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,154.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    210.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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