Sarasota is One of the Best Cities to Live in the USA

Posted: September 24, 2018 | Categories: Communities | News
By Highland Homes

Sarasota Panorama By Gregory Urbano from St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (Sarasota Panorama) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Are you searching for a new home in an incredible beach town? Then look no further than Sarasota, Florida, one of the top beach towns in the entire country! The city of Sarasota was named the No. 3 Best Beach Town to Live in by WalletHub, as well as the No. 7 city for overall well-being in the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. With an abundance of recreation opportunities, entertainment destinations and beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, it’s no surprise that Sarasota is a great place to call home.

Best Beach Towns

Owning a home near the beach is a life-long dream for many who view beach living as the ultimate relaxed and luxurious lifestyle. However, most don’t realize that actually owning a new home near the beach is doable, no matter your price range. That’s one of the many reasons WalletHub’s Best Beach Towns to Live in list is so great — one of the major factors it takes into consideration is affordability, as well as weather, education and healthcare, and overall quality of life.

Siesta Key JOHN SIMPSON [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

To determine the beach communities that are ideal for homeowners, WalletHub compared 205 cities across 58 key indicators of livability. WalletHub split the comparison into two categories - towns located near oceans and towns near lakes. Key factors ranged from housing costs, to share of for-sale waterfront homes, to quality of beach water.

Sarasota earned the No. 3 spot on WalletHub’s list, with a total score of 61.09 (by comparison, the No. 1 city, Lahaina, HI, received a total score of 64.90). Sarasota ranked highest for its overall quality of life, which included factors such as average commute time, number of attractions, public beaches, festivals, music venues, and more. In fact, Sarasota ranked No. 1 for number of nightlife establishments, restaurants, and coffee shops per capita!

In addition to quality of life, Sarasota was lauded for its education opportunities, healthcare facilities, great weather, and overall affordability. These are all great reasons to own your own piece of Sarasota real estate paradise!

Overall Well-Being

Sarasota’s ranking as a great place to live was further cemented by its inclusion on the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. The index uses five essential elements of well-being to score each community or metro area:

  1. Purpose — Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals.
  2. Social — Having supportive relationships and love in your life.
  3. Financial — Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security.
  4. Community — Liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community.
  5. Physical — Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.

Sarasota landed at No. 7 on the overall well-being list with a total score of 64.6. The city was highest ranked in the financial category, where it ranked third out of all cities included on the list. Knowing the community is full of happy, productive people is just one more reason to own real estate in Sarasota!

new townhomes in Sarasota at Palmer PlaceNow that you know beach living is affordable and Sarasota is one of the top places to live, it’s time to search for your new home in Sarasota! And, buying a new construction home from a top Sarasota home builder is an affordable option when you buy new with Highland Homes.

Palmer Place offers new townhomes in Sarasota with affordable pricing from the $180’s. These two-story townhomes feature a desirable open living  area, three bedrooms including a private master suite, a covered lanai for your outdoor living enjoyment, and a one-car garage. For your lifestyle convenience, these Sarasota townhomes also include inside laundry connections, a downstairs guest bathroom, and ample built-in storage spaces.

Siesta townhome in Sarasota at Palmer PlaceWhen you own a new Sarasota townhome at Palmer Place, you’ll enjoy more than just a beautiful interior. The community offers amenities including a park with a recreation area, beautiful landscaping and green space, and your lawn and exterior maintenance included in the HOA. You'll also enjoy the security of knowing that Palmer Place is an investor-free community, so every resident of Palmer Place is a homeowner, just like you!

The HOA-included maintenance allows you even more time to enjoy the community amenities, as well as those amenities surrounding Palmer Place. The neighborhood is conveniently located near Gulf Coast beaches, including the renowned Siesta Key Beach, as well as I-75, grocery stores and other daily conveniences.

Stake your claim on your own piece of Sarasota real estate by owning a new home at Palmer Place! Contact our Sarasota New Home Specialists at 941-315-9340, learn more online, or stop by the community to tour two fully-decorated model homes.


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