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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
South Sarasota is a town in Florida with a population of 5,316. South Sarasota is in Sarasota County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in South Sarasota offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Sarasota there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in South Sarasota and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in South Sarasota are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$435,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$965
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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South Sarasota Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in South Sarasota

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,214
National
$55,322

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South Sarasota Reviews

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This town is mostly famous for retirees and it's amazing beaches, most notable Siesta Key Beach. They have free transportation (trolley) between their beaches to their town square on Siesta Key. They also have reliable public buses called SCAT. Sarasota has many great brunch places scattered all over the town and city and many great seafood restaurants. There is also a renowned famous statue in downtown called "Unconditional Surrender" that is a 26-feet recreation of a famous picture in Times Square on V-J Day. However, it lacks good culturally diverse food and has very old inhabitants.
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The most crime here involves drugs. The police are very threatening & lock up non violent & victimless crimes the most. I find the police to be absolutely deplorable.
It's a very beautiful place to live. We have some of the best beaches in the world, the weather is always warm, and we have plenty of gorgeous communities, etc. to live.