Why Move Here?
- Living in Sarasota and Manatee County is truly like living in paradise. With miles of stunning coastline, a relaxed coastal lifestyle, and endless outdoor activities, there's something for everyone. The economy is thriving, with a diverse range of industries and job opportunities, making it an ideal place to live, work, and play.
- You'll find a wide variety of dining options, from fresh seafood to farm-to-table cuisine, as well as world-class shopping in boutique shops and malls. The area is also home to a wide range of mid to luxury home styles, from charming beachfront cottages to sprawling waterfront estates.
- It's the natural beauty of the area that truly sets it apart. With year-round warm weather, you'll enjoy endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors, from kayaking in the mangroves to hiking in nature preserves. And of course, with some of the best beaches in the world, you can spend your days soaking up the sun and relaxing on the sand.
- Living in Sarasota and Manatee County truly is a dream come true, offering a relaxed coastal lifestyle with all the amenities you could ask for. It's no wonder so many people choose to call this beautiful area home.
Based on PODS customer moves for 2020, Sarasota had the highest growth rate in Florida and the fifth-highest growth in the U.S. Beautiful beaches, warm weather, and enviable recreational and cultural amenities earn Sarasota a spot on “best of” lists almost every year. In 2020, U.S. News and World Report honored the city as the best place to live in the U.S. for retirees, naming superb restaurants and shopping among its many attractions.
Once again was named the best-selling multigenerational community in the U.S. by national real estate consulting firm RCLCO, with 838 new home sales through the end of June 2020, topping last year’s numbers by 2 percent. Its overall second place position put it among the top-selling master-planned communities in the country for the ninth consecutive year.
With more than 200 days of sunshine a year, Florida residents can spend tons of time outside. So if you love adventures on the water, sand or walking/biking/hiking trails, you’ve come to the right spot. And speaking of trails, there’s tons in store at North River Ranch. Construction of our interconnecting trails system will bring more than 20 miles of trails to residents who love to have fun outdoors.
Once a fishing and farming community, this city in the heart of Sarasota County has blossomed into a vacation destination, where families play in the surf, hunt for prehistoric shark teeth, shop through downtown, bike around the Venetian Waterway Trail and "catch the big one" at the Venice Pier.