Sarasota is known as the cultural capital of Florida. The downtown district boasts museums, ballets, art galleries, and plenty of entertainment options, including the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Opera House, the Players Center for Performing Arts, the Asolo Repertory Theater, and the Florida Studio Theater. There are also a variety of restaurants to suit just about any palate.
The metropolitan area has made “Top 10” lists more than once. It was ranked the #1 place in the country for overall well-being and ranked #21 on the list for the top 100 places to live, with no other cities in Florida ranking higher than Sarasota. Not far from downtown are some of the most beautiful in the United States, with Siesta Key Beach making the list for the #1 beach in the nation several times over the years. Its sparkling waters and soft, beautiful white sand, make it a must-see attraction. (more…)