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Sarasota

The city boasts numerous theaters, galleries, and performing arts venues, including the Sarasota Opera House, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Welcome to Sarasota

Sarasota is often referred to as the "Cultural Coast" due to its thriving arts and cultural scene. The city boasts numerous theaters, galleries, and performing arts venues, including the Sarasota Opera House, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The city also hosts an array of festivals, art walks, and cultural events throughout the year.
 
Another defining feature of Sarasota is its stunning coastline. The city is home to several renowned beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, consistently ranked among the top beaches in the United States for its powdery white sand and turquoise waters. Lido Key Beach and Longboat Key Beach are also popular choices for beachgoers.
 
Sarasota is also known for its shopping and dining scene. The city offers a variety of retail centers, including St. Armands Circle, a popular shopping and dining destination known for its boutique shops and upscale restaurants. Downtown Sarasota features a mix of local boutiques, art galleries, and dining establishments, creating a vibrant and walkable urban environment.
 
Sarasota's real estate market is characterized by a mix of architectural styles and housing types. Prospective buyers can find a wide range of properties, including single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, and waterfront estates. The city offers diverse neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and amenities.
 
Waterfront properties are highly coveted in Sarasota due to its prime location on the Gulf Coast. Homes with waterfront access or stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, bay, or Intracoastal waterways are in high demand and often command a premium in the market.
 
In addition to waterfront options, Sarasota boasts charming historic neighborhoods with character-filled homes, some dating back to the early 20th century. These neighborhoods often feature tree-lined streets, unique architectural designs, and a sense of history and community.
 
The city also offers a variety of planned communities and golf course communities, with amenities such as pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, and social clubs. These communities provide a sense of security, convenience, and an active lifestyle for residents.
 
Overall, Sarasota offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and a vibrant lifestyle. Whether enjoying the beaches, exploring the arts scene, or indulging in outdoor activities, residents and visitors alike can experience a rich and diverse range of offerings in this coastal city.

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

Around Sarasota, FL

There's plenty to do around Sarasota, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
68
Bikeable
Bike Score
47
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Seagrape Wine Company, Vesuvio Wood Fired Pizza, and T.Georgiano's Boutique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.41 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.18 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.97 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.68 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sarasota, FL

Sarasota has 23,984 households, with an average household size of 2.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sarasota do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,786 people call Sarasota home. The population density is 3,659.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,786

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49

Median Age

46.69 / 53.31%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
23,984

Total Households

2.1

Average Household Size

$48,380

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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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