Sarasota named one of 10 Best Places to Live in U.S.

Honor accorded by U.S. News & World Report

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The city of Sarasota has been named one of the top 10 Best Places to Live in the United States for 2021-22, according to U.S. News & World Report.

These are other rankings for the city, posted on the U.S. News & World Report webpage

The Sarasota area snared the No. 9 spot on the publication’s annual list, “which ranks metro areas based on job market, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability and net migration ratings,” a city news release notes.

U.S. News & World Report says Sarasota “has a distinct vibe that’s different from Florida’s relative coastal cities, with its own vibrant arts scene, beachy atmosphere and burgeoning food culture,” the release adds. Among the amenities and features recognized as making the region special are St. Armands Circle and the “up-and-coming” Rosemary District neighborhood, the release points out.

Sarasota also landed on two other top-10 lists from U.S. News & World Report; it was ranked No. 2 among Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S. and No. 5 on the list of Safest Places to Live in the U.S., the release continues.

“These are incredible honors for our community, but they only affirm what we already know: That this is a wonderful place that has something truly special to offer for everyone,” said Mayor Hagen Brody in the release.

“We’re very appreciative of these rankings, which align with the City’s vision of being a world-class community and treasured destination,” added City Manager Marlon Brown in the release. “Congratulations to all of the individuals who make Sarasota great.”

The full lists and more information may be viewed online.