U.S. News and World Report - Sarasota is one of the most desirable places in U.S.

Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota, Florida ranks #20 in U.S. News and World Reportof The 25 Most Desirable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019.

20. Sarasota, Florida

  • Best Places to Live 2019 Rank: 18
  • Metro Population: 768,381
  • Median Home Price: $237,260
  • Median Annual Salary: $42,680

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. 

Different strokes for different folks. ;-)

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