Planning on a move to the sunny southeastern coast? A real estate agent in Sarasota County, Florida can help you find the perfect property. Check our Real Estate Agent Directory for a local real estate agent who knows the area, and read on to find out more about the entire county.
Sarasota County is home to the well-known city of Sarasota (the county seat), and contains around 380,000 residents including year-round dwellers and a constantly revolving number of tourists. Sarasota, FL is part of Florida’s gulf coast community along the west coast of Florida located about 60 miles southeast of Tampa, FL. Legend has it that the area was named for Spanish explorer DeSoto’s daughter, Sara.
Many people seek real estate in Sarasota because it’s average temperature is 72 degrees year-round and welcomes about 4 million visitors every year. A great spot to live and vacation to. Want to buy a home on the beach or golf course? Sarasota County has it all with 13 public beaches and over 1,000 public private and semi-private golf courses.
Many people want to relocate to Sarasota because of their school systems which ranks 7 out of 10, with a total of 62 schools located in the county. Some of the county’s top rated schools are Ashton Elementary School, Bay Haven School of Basics Plus, Sarasota School of Arts/Sciences and Tatum Ridge Elementary.
Sarasota is also home to a few colleges that have chosen to put locations in the county. Keiser University, University of South Florida – Sarasota/Manatee campus and Argosy University with focuses in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.
If you are relocating to Sarasota and need a job; Publix is the biggest employer, followed by PGT Innovations, Sun Hydraulics, Tervis Tumblr, FCCI Insurance, Dow Chemical, and ASO Bandages.
The county offers plenty of opportunities for fun, including Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota was the winter home of the Ringling Circus for decades.) The museum showcases old masters and modern art. The Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Classic Car Museum, and planetary, history, and aquatic center are also big draws for locals and tourists.
Plenty of beaches and parks are also there for those who enjoy outdoor entertainment such as hiking, fishing, and watersport kind – Nora Patterson Bay Island Park, Sarasota Beach in North Lido, the Ted Sperling Nature Park, and Big Sarasota Pass are favorites.
Sarasota is also famous for its greyhound racing track, founded and maintained by the Kennel Club it lies close to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
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