Sarasota again tops ‘U.S. News’ list for Best Place to Retire in the United States

This is third top 10 ranking for the city this year on various lists publication has released

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The city of Sarasota once again has been named the Best Place to Retire in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report.

“This is the second year in a row that the Sarasota region has topped the list, which ranks the country’s 150 most populous metropolitan areas based on how well they meet Americans’ expectations for retirement, with measures including housing affordability, health care and overall happiness,” a City of Sarasota news release points out.

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report also ranked Sarasota No. 9 on its Best Place to Live list, No. 2 among the Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S., and No. 5 on the list of Safest Places to Live in the U.S.

The U.S. News Best Place to Retire list gave Sarasota an overall score of 7.5, with a 6.2 for housing affordability and 6.2 for health care, The Sarasota News Leader found.

“We’re very proud of these national rankings, as they reaffirm that we’re succeeding in our goal of making our city a world-class community and a treasured destination,” said Sarasota Mayor Hagen Brody in the release. “Sarasota truly has something to offer to people of all ages and from all walks of life.”

The full list and more information may be viewed online.