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Retire To Sarasota, FL
City Report

Sarasota, Florida is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.


The interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city. See how home prices are trending over the past few years. Read a city profile and search homes for sale.

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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida


Sarasota Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2016 (est.)
Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area blank blank blank 788,457
Sarasota 50,961 52,715 51,917 56,610



Sarasota
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2018 .$361,6514.0%
Sep $351,057 . .
Aug $343,835 . .
Jul $364,271 . .
Jun $347,884 . .
May $364,922 . .
Apr $375,630 . .
Mar $368,071 . .
Feb $395,348 . .
Jan $325,376 . .
2017 .$347,8876.2%
2016 .$327,4707.1%
2015 .$305,8210.8%
2014 .$303,4595.2%
2013 . $288,574 17.6%
2012 . $245,489 6.1%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2018)
. Sarasota GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $361,651 $419,000
Nearest Big City Tampa-St Petersburg na
Home Sales Price in Tampa-St Petersburg $236,000 $340,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 124% of Tampa-St Petersburg home prices 101%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2018)
. Sarasota GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $361,651 $419,000
Monthly Rent $1,473 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 16.5 times the annual rent 19.0



Sarasota
Cost of Living (2018)
101% GPTR 99 City Average
109%



Sarasota Taxes
(2018)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 6.8% -- 23* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 103 days 21* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the lowest taxes



Sarasota Building Permits
(single family homes)
2016 109
2015 116
2014 92
2013 66
2012 41
2011 44
2010 29



Sarasota Interactive Maps


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