Sarasota, known as the cultural capital of Florida, is a city full of museums, opera houses, ballets, and art galleries. Sarasota beaches 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.
But the Sarasota accolades do not stop here. The metropolitan area has made top 10 lists more than once. It was ranked the #1 place in the country for overall well-being, the #1 place to retire, and #21 for the top 100 places to live, with no other cities in Florida ranking higher than Sarasota.