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2022 Best Places to Retire in Sarasota County

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  1. Siesta Key

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says Growing up in Sarasota, FL is a wonderful experience. Siesta Key Beach and many parks provide areas for visiting or residential families. There are many options for restaurants and shopping. The....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 5,587,

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  2. Longboat Key

    10 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have been a resident of LBK since 2007. It is a beautiful place to live. Due to this, however, it is becoming very developed and a popular tourist destination. Thus, traffic is terrible during....

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 7,299,

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  3. Englewood

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived here my whole life and I love this town! The beaches are beautiful and I know almost everyone here. The schools are good and there are a few little parks. It’s a very safe place to live....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 19,332,

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  4. Southgate

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I've lived here my whole life, it's great!.

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 6,617,

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  5. Bee Ridge

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says This area is probably one of the best in the country. We just built a new mall and we have siesta key the number one beach in the country. The weather is perfect and the restaurants are great..

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 10,283,

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  6. South Sarasota

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Great beaches, Great restaurants and you can't beat the weather. Home prices are a little high though..

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 4,993,

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  7. Ridge Wood Heights

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Overall it is a great community basically 8 to 10 minutes away from Siesta Keybeach. 10 minutes away to get to main street where a lot of great restaurants. Plenty of shopping centers and big stores Costco Macy’s Home Depot and Lowe’s are you name it it’s all within 10 minutes.

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 4,856,

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  8. Vamo

    14 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says Honestly, a fantastic area. Removed from downtown so you don't have to get caught up in everything that entails. Quick commute to the beach. Lots of stores close by. Most of the neighbors are....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 2,679,

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  9. Laurel

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I love the area and the people and it has perfect weather as well as many school options!.

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 12,153,

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  10. Gulf Gate Estates

    26 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We bought our home in May 2017. Gulf Gate Village is a corridor of successful boutique shops and restaurants that contribute to the rising value of the neighborhood homes. It's close to Siesta Key,....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 11,118,

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  11. Venice

    Town in Florida,

    57 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We have lived in Venice for 35 years. It has only gotten better and more popular. There is a charming historic downtown with beautiful parks and very nice clothing stores, gift shops, excellent....

    Read 57 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 23,572,

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  12. South Venice

    39 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Legend has it, this area was used as ancient Indian burial grounds because of its unique ability to reject hurricane interference. Despite being right on the Gulf of Mexico the small city has been....

    Read 39 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 16,555,

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  13. Sarasota

    Town in Florida,

    147 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says The thing I love about Sarasota the most is all the culture the city has. Sarasota is a very beautiful, artsy, safe, and thriving city. Their are so many new things that are being built in Sarasota....

    Read 147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 57,787,

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  14. Warm Mineral Springs

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 5,267,

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  15. Kensington Park

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says This neighborhood is nice overall. The neighborhood is very diverse and has a wide variety of cultures and lifestyles. The general look of most of the neighborhood is appealing. One slight hindrance....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 3,492,

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  16. Sarasota Springs

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says The weather is always warm, with a chance of showers. The winters are very mild and the beach is always here. I love living in Sarasota and I couldn't imagine it any other way. I know that leaving....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 13,053,

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  17. The Meadows

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says There is a lot of outdoors space, so room to run, cycle, and walk. Very pet-friendly. You are also about 5 minutes away from Benderson park by bike and easy access to every sort of store you might....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 5,235,

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  18. South Gate Ridge

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says The Sarasota area is great for Florida.There is an avid appreciation for art and a real emphasis on making things look and feel nice. Like all cities in Florida, there is an alarming number of senior....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 6,095,

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  19. Plantation

    63 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I used to live here when I was 8 years old. I had moved to Ft. Lauderdale when I was 12 because my mom had received a better job. It was sad to leave all my friends and teachers, but I had gotten....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 4,857,

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  20. Osprey

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The Publix in Osprey is a smaller store than the one I usually use on Central Sarasota Parkway. Even though it is smaller, I have yet to find a situation where I felt I needed to go to the larger....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 6,218,

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  21. Nokomis

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Moved here about 2 months ago now. There are numerous things to do indoors and outdoors. I love how many things are pet-friendly so I can bring my fur babies on my fun weekend activities. There are....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 4,084,

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  22. Venice Gardens

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Venice Gardens for fifteen years. The area is beautiful and relatively quiet for the most part. I live across the street from the Venice Civic Center. Many people host special events....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 3,484,

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  23. Fruitville

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Fruitville is a nice, up-and-coming area in Sarasota. I've lived in a few places around town and Fruitville is definitely home to the young professional type of crowd I've been looking for. That's...There's good shopping and food (though it's mostly chains) and it's just a short drive from UTC where the shopping and dining is world-class.The commute to downtown is a lovely straight-shot, about 15 minutes at most. And the proximity to 75 makes getting anywhere a pretty quick, painless experience.I would recommend Fruitville to anyone. It's relatively cheap (by Sarasota standards) and mostly middle to upper-middle-class families and professionals. A nice place to live in Sarasota..

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 14,178,

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  24. North Port

    Town in Florida,

    248 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Very clean and quiet community. There should be more to do for young people though. We have very good school system here. There is really no night life, but we are close enough to other towns for...Thank you!.

    Read 248 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 68,779,

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  25. North Sarasota

    14 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Been in Sarasota, Florida since 1981. Seen some of the worst and best times. I work for Second Chance Last Opportunity a nonprofit that helps the struggling people with food,clothing,counseling, and....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 2,289,

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