Sarasota is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, 60 miles south of Tampa. It is often referred to as the Cultural Cost of Florida because it has over 100 art galleries, performing arts halls, independent theaters and museums. In addition, Sarasota is known for its world-class beaches and weather. Siesta Key Beach was named the 2nd Best Beach in the United States for 2010 by Dr Beach.
The Sarasota real estate market offers some of best values in the country right now according to many experts like Barbara Corcoran. Last year, she has named Sarasota as the Best Market in the U.S. to Buy a Home and just a few weeks ago added to her recommendation by ranking it at the top of her list for best place in the United States to buy a home under $300,000. In addition to low real estate prices, she cited the amazing lifestyle with a vibrant and active social and cultural scene along with s 35 miles of the nation’s best beaches.
In June, Global Edge, a website catering to European’s buying second homes and holiday properties overseas, named Sarasota as the Best Place to Buy Property in the Western World.