Sarasota Metro #21

The Sarasota metro area has made No. 21 on U.S. News & World Report’s 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2017. To rank the Best Places to Live, U.S. News assesses statistics for the country’s 100 largest metro areas, including each location’s job market, cost of living, crime rates, educational quality, availability of top-notch health care and more. Of the Sarasota metro area, U.S. News stated: “Sarasota is another metro area with a reputation for being pricey to live compared to the typical annual income, but its recent rapid growth shows that plenty of people are willing to take on the extra costs. The Sarasota metro area grew by 10.7 percent from 2011 to 2015 due to net migration, the second-greatest population growth in that time period after only Fort Myers.”

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