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Sarasota is Number 5 in Best Places to Live in the US According to U.S. News & World Report

| Staff Report |

Our wonderful city of Sarasota, Florida, a vibrant city nestled along the Gulf Coast of Florida, has soared to new heights in the realm of livability. As the curtains of 2023 drew open, Sarasota gracefully ascended to the prestigious No. 5 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s esteemed Best Places to Live in the U.S. list for the 2023-2024 period. Astonishingly, it proudly retained its crown as the top-ranked place to live in the entire Sunshine State, securing its position as a true gem of Florida.

U.S. News & World Report, renowned for its meticulous evaluation of metropolitan areas, assessed Sarasota based on several key factors, including quality of life, job market, value, and desirability. This accolade marks a remarkable leap for Sarasota, as it leapt from No. 9 in the previous year to the top echelons of the list. The report highlights that those who choose to call Sarasota home are captivated by its unique charm, which continues to beckon people seeking a high quality of life beyond mere job opportunities.

But the celebration doesn’t end there. Sarasota’s triumph extends to two other coveted top 10 lists by U.S. News & World Report. It proudly claims the No. 2 spot among the Fastest-Growing Places in the entire United States, a testament to its dynamic and thriving nature. Furthermore, it secures the No. 7 position on the illustrious list of Safest Places to Live in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to creating a secure and tranquil environment for its residents. Additionally, Sarasota shines as the impressive No. 11 entry on U.S. News’ revered compilation of Best Places to Retire, solidifying its appeal as an ideal destination for those seeking a fulfilling retirement.

These exceptional rankings were determined through a comprehensive process, incorporating a public survey of thousands of individuals across the United States. By tapping into the preferences and priorities of the people, U.S. News & World Report ensures that its rankings reflect the true essence of what makes a place desirable and livable.

For those seeking to explore the full list and revel in the triumph of Sarasota, the complete rankings can be viewed online. Take a moment to revel in the glory of Sarasota’s ascent, and perhaps be inspired to embark on your own journey to this enchanting coastal haven.

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