A popular retirement destination with a median resident age over 51, Sarasota is seeing its population grow rapidly. It's no wonder, with year-round warm weather and beaches popular among tourists and residents alike.
Complete List of Top 25 Most Desirable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019
25. Spokane, Washington 24. Salinas, California 23. Port St. Lucie, Florida 22. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 21. Anchorage, Alaska 20. Sarasota, Florida 19. Winston-Salem, North Carolina 18. New Orleans 17. & 16. Santa Barbara, California and Asheville, North Carolina 15. Pensacola, Florida 14. Phoenix 13. Nashville, Tennessee 12. Fort Myers, Florida 11. Los Angeles 10. Denver 9. Austin, Texas 8. New York City 7. Seattle 6. Las Vegas 5. San Diego Tie for 1st Place - Portland, Oregon - San Francisco - Colorado Springs - Honolulu
This is an interesting list of the most desirable places in the United States. Nothing against the fine people of Ft. Myers, Florida but I don't know how that is a better place to live than Sarasota. Perhaps it is the lower average home price? Also, I don't see Naples, Florida on this list and that is a great place to live. How about Miami, Florida? I would rather live there than Port St. Lucie. Charlotte, North Carolina didn't make the list? Personally, I would rather live there than New Orleans.