The Sarasota area offers an excellent lifestyle for young entrepreneurs, families, winter residents and retirees.
ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE
• Forbes.com/ Milken Institute has ranked the Sarasota-Bradenton area as the 39th “Best Place to Live” out of 294 U.S. metro areas (2002).
•Money Magazine named Sarasota one of the nation’s “Best Places to Live” ranking the community seventh on a list led by New York City. (December, 2001)
•Money Magazine named Sarasota the “Best Small City in the United States.” (December, 2000)
•Named one of the “Top 25 Terrific Places to Bring Up a Family” by Mothering Magazine (July-August 2001).
•Modern Maturity named Sarasota as the “3rd Best Big City in Which to Retire.” (May-June, 2000)
•Expansion Management named Sarasota the “6th Best Metropolitan Area for Standard of Living” in the Country. (November, 2000)
•Money Magazine named Sarasota as the “21st Best Place to Live in the United States.”
•Money Magazine ranked Sarasota as one of the “Top 20 Places to Retire.”
TOP CHOICE FOR BUSINESS RELOCATION
•Forbes Magazine named Sarasota the 44th “Best Place to Live and Do Business” out of the largest 150 U.S. Metro Areas (2003).
•Expansion Management Magazine has rated Sarasota a four star community, one of only two to achieve this rank in all of Florida (2003).
Business Development Outlook Magazine has selected Sarasota as one of the “25 Choice Cities ” – the most desirable cities into which a business can relocate or expand for 2001-2002. (November/December, 2001).
EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
•Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked New college the seventh best value in public higher education. It is the only public college in Florida named a “best buy” in the noted Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003.
•Money Magazine also included the Sarasota County School District on the list of “Top 100 Schools in the United States.”
•Time and Money Magazine both named Sarasota’s New College as the “2nd Best College Bargain in the Country.” New College outranked such schools as the University of California, Berkeley and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
TOP QUALITY HEALTH CARE
•Sarasota Memorial Hospital won the “Sterling Award” in 2001. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is one of two organizations that have won the 2001 Governor’s Sterling Award for organizational excellence. The hospital also won the award of “Role Model for Performance Excellence.”