Sarasota

The rich history, vitality and breathtaking beauty of Sarasota come together to create that rarest of place that combines vintage small-town charm with boisterous big-city amenities.

The rich history, vitality and breathtaking beauty of Sarasota has sent many a writer and artist scrambling to put pen to paper and brush to canvas in order to capture its essence. Longtime resident and local historian, Jeff LaHurd calls Sarasota 'a lyrical name for a lovely and lively area that is always moving forward.' Sarasota is that rarest of place that combines vintage small-town charm with boisterous big-city amenities in a way that makes it the envy of municipalities many times larger. Add to this an unparalleled Gulf Coast setting, a bustling economy with a huge philanthropic heart, and a cultural scene of astonishing breadth, and you'll understand why Sarasota has etched itself on the heart of so many newcomers from everywhere in the world and every walk of life.

Residential opportunities in Sarasota are as varied as its people, proudly showing off the same colorful and eclectic mix. From coastal castles to classic Florida bungalows; golf course condos to street-side town homes and lofts, your choices are as unlimited as the sun-filled days that stretch before you.

Carefully controlled growth over the years has pushed the city eastward, with wave after wave of neighborhoods coming of age. These newer developments blend with historic areas of downtown Sarasota extending the city's charming metropolitan essence inward. Move further east and you'll find spectacular Lakewood Ranch, the talk of Florida, which is a brand-new community that's become a city unto itself with its own shopping, hospital, schools and corporate centers. Naturally, there are innumerable golf courses, parks, greenways and recreational facilities. All have been painstakingly planned to exist in harmony with the natural surroundings, whose preservation lends so much to the popularity and prestige of Sarasota's eastern quarters.

Move still further eastward and you'll inhabit a world of small equestrian haciendas, gentleman farms, countryside estates and grove-side neighborhoods. Rich in history, these areas afford plenty of room to spread out in a style to suit your fancy. Pure nature, open expanses of land, and quiet countryside surroundings offer sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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

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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