Relocation Guide

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Sarasota Relocation Guide

Why relocate to Sarasota? Located about an hour south of Tampa, Sarasota is known for its big-city amenities in a small beach town setting. In fact, it is home to the #1 beach in the nation, Siesta Key. From its dedication to the arts and culture to the vibrant restaurant scene downtown, the quality of life of Sarasota’s residents makes it extremely desirable.

How do I get to Sarasota? Access to Sarasota is incredibly easy, with an international airport (SRQ) and direct access from 4 major exits off I-75.

How far is Sarasota from other cities?


Miami: 223 Miles (less than 3.5 hours by car)
Orlando: 129 miles (about 2 hours by car)
Naples: 177 (less than 2 hours by car)
Tampa: 57 (about 1 hour by car)


What’s the weather like? Sarasota’s weather is one of the primary reasons people move here. Resident’s enjoy year-round warm, tropical sunshine. Even during the summer months, Sarasota benefits from fresh ocean breezes coming from the Gulf of Mexico. The average annual temperature is 72F and ZERO inches of snow.

Is it expensive to live in Sarasota? For many, moving to Florida makes a lot of sense financially. Due to the lack of a state income tax and lower property taxes compared to more northern states, people tend to become permanent residents of Florida solely for economic reasons. Additionally, Floridians receive a Homestead Exemption, lowering the taxable amount of your property.

How are Sarasota’s schools? Since 2004, the schools in the area have consistently ranked as grade A. The Sarasota County School District has received national recognition for its focus on reducing dropout rates, overall quality of education, safety and more. Ringling College of Art and Design, New College of Florida and USF Sarasota/Manatee are also located in Sarasota, giving residents many options for higher education.

What are my real estate options? Real estate options are numerous in Sarasota with condominiums overlooking the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, colorful bungalows near urban parks, shopping and dining districts and stunning ranch-style homes east of I-75. Whether shopping for luxury or affordability, the plethora of options offered in the area ensures you’ll find the home that best fits your lifestyle!