Reasons to Move to Sarasota

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s anywhere better to live than where you are right now the answer is – YES, and its Sarasota, Florida.

How great would it feel to never slip on the ice while clipping tire chains with brittle, frozen fingers? Why not enjoy 12 full months of ideal weather for golf, tennis, water sports and outdoor activities?

With Sarasota real estate prices costing a fraction of what you’d pay in most large East Coast cities it’s time to pack your bags and head south. You won’t regret it.

1. Taylor Morrison – The Premier Sarasota New Home Builder


When shopping for new homes in Sarasota, a great place to start your search is the Palmer Ranch master planned community. Featuring over twenty different neighborhoods spread out over 10,000 acres of lush Southern Florida landscape, Palmer Ranch is perhaps the region’s most popular area to live.

A recent addition to the space is one of Taylor Morrison’s newest Esplanade communities, Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch.

Cobblestone is conveniently located near local shopping and services while providing a higher level of inspired living snuggled within a network of tranquil lakes and sumptuous foliage.

Cobblestone’s homes are designed and built to meet Taylor Morrison’s exemplary standards of quality and the community is planned in such a way to offer an exciting array of resort-style amenities to its residents.

So if Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch is one reason to move to Sarasota, what are the other 8?

2. Never Get Bored with an Endless Supply of Things to Do


This list of activity ideas is literally just the tip of the iceberg (not that there’s much ice around here!)

While the rest of the country suffers through April showers you’ll be buying peanuts and Cracker Jacks at a Baltimore Orioles spring training game.

Don’t like baseball? How about a mangrove boat tour or better yet a sunset booze cruise?

Culture buffs love the The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota History Alive tour and the free concerts at Van Wezel’s Friday Fest while more nature oriented types can’t get enough marine life at the Mote Marine Aquarium.

And if shopping’s your thing? At St. Armand’s Circle the possibilities are endless.

3. Tempt your Palate – Sarasota is fantastic for foodies!


Are you joking?

Sarasota is home to over 1400 restaurants, cafes, eateries and food trucks. Try a new place every day and you’ll need 3.83 years to get to them all.

4. Access to Outstanding Healthcare


Sarasota Memorial consistency ranks within America’s top fifty hospitals. You’ll be in good hands should you get clunked in the head in February with a golf ball!

5. Take a Dip at Award Winning White Sand Beaches


Did you know that Siesta Key was named the #1 beach in the entire nation?

The United States has a sum total of 12,380 miles of coastline – so yeah, this is quite the distinction.

The beach is distinguished for its dazzling quartz sand, brilliantly white and marvelously cool on your feet.

6. Dodge the Tax Man!

Beach Family

Since Florida has no state income tax and the Sarasota area offers low property tax more of your hard earned money will stay where it belongs: in your pocket!

(We actually recommend that you keep it in the bank.)

7. Throw Away your Winter Coat


Sunscreen, swimsuits, convertibles, sandals, golf clubs, fishing poles, kayaks and more – ALL YEAR LONG.

Spend one winter in Sarasota and you’ll be kicking yourself for all those winters you spent sniffling and shivering for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

8. No Better Place to Retire

Retirement Couple ranked Sarasota as the number one retirement destination in the country.

Not too shabby.

But don’t worry – if you’re not quite ready to hang up your hat, Sarasota offers a thriving business community for the non-retired, too!

9. A Golfer’s Paradise


There are well over a dozen world class golf courses and country clubs available in the area.

Whether you’re a ball whacker or a 2-handicap, you’ll find the perfect course for swinging your clubs in Sarasota, Florida.

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