Best Places to Live

The secret’s out! Sarasota is awesome. Warm temperatures year-round, award-winning beaches and a thriving arts and cultural scene have made Sarasota a go-to place for retirees and families, not to mention a handful of celebrities (including Stephen King and Rosie O’Donnell). This southwest Florida region, which is about an hour from Tampa and two hours from Orlando, continues to attract new residents with great restaurants and plenty of shopping options. Living in Sarasota has elements of what many consider paradise.

US News and World Report ranked Sarasota, Florida:

 #1 in Best Places to Live in Florida

#2 in Best Places to Retire

#3 in Fastest Growing Places

#18 in Best Places to Live

#13 in Best Places to Live for Quality of Life

Excellence in Health Care

For the second year in a row, Sarasota Memorial Hospital was listed among “America’s Safest Hospitals” by Forbes.com (2009). Widely accepted as the gold standard of patient care, Sarasota Memorial Hospital received re-designation as a “Magnet” hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (2008). Sarasota Memorial Hospital received a Sliver Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association recognizing their commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care (2007).

Consistently noted as one of America’s best places to live work and play, the list of accolades for this area is long.