Sarasota

A strong sense of community and a dream destination set in a waterfront paradise.

Welcome to Sarasota

A rich history of arts and culture fused with outdoor recreation. Top-notch dining and entertainment. A strong sense of community. Sarasota is a dream destination set in a waterfront paradise.
 
Located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles south of Tampa, Sarasota is considered the “jewel” of Florida’s west coast and consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best places to live. Known for its beaches, boating, and fishing Sarasota is home to world-renowned Siesta Key Beach, listed as the best beach in America. The city is also flourishing with an unparalleled art scene filled with exquisite galleries, studios, and theaters including Ringling Museum of Art, Florida Studio Theater, Asolo Repertory, and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.
 
Sporting a wide variety of architecture, Sarasota is bursting with a mix of old and new. Our vibrant downtown is home to international dining, shops, and galleries with the suburbs offering a variety of new construction homes and sports venues. From historic homesites to golf and amenity-rich communities estate homes to luxury condominiums, there’s a perfect place to call home for everyone. A thriving real estate market lends itself to both primary and secondary home buyers.
 

Why we love it

  • Spectacular waterfront views and access
  • Outstanding private and public schools
  • Warm climate and tranquil lifestyle

Lifestyle

Sarasota is a vibrant community with an array of cultural and recreational activities. There’s truly something for everyone from shopping and dining to our outdoor playground rich with beaches, multiple parks, the Legacy Trail, and golf courses Sarasota flourishes. Sarasota is also known for its first-rate schools and family-friendly ambiance.

Overview for Sarasota, FL

53,786 people live in Sarasota, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $48,380. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,786

Total Population

49 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,380

Average individual Income

Around Sarasota, FL

There's plenty to do around Sarasota, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
68
Bikeable
Bike Score
47
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sunshine Canning, Two Chefs On Hillview, and Double W Ribeye Wagon.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 1.37 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.09 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.18 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.72 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sarasota, FL

Sarasota has 23,984 households, with an average household size of 2.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sarasota do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,786 people call Sarasota home. The population density is 3,659.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,786

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49

Median Age

46.69 / 53.31%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
23,984

Total Households

2.1

Average Household Size

$48,380

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Sarasota, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Sarasota. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Alta Vista Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Suncoast School For Innovative Studies
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Sarasota Military Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Achievement Center Of Sarasota The
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Bay Haven School Of Basics Plus
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Sarasota School Of Arts/Sciences
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Martha Catholic Schcol
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Tuttle Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Sarasota County Acceleration Academies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hershorin Schiff Day Schools Of Tomorrow Inc Dba G
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Agape Christian School Of Sarasota
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Brookside Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Southside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
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