The Sarasota area is full of arts, culture, golf and boating. Anywhere you live here you are no more than 20 minutes to the beach. Tampa and Ft Meyers airports are an hour and 20 minutes away and Sarasota has it's own international airport. Disney is 2 hours away and close enough for a day trip. Daytona and Miami are a 3 hour trip so, Sarasot area is centrally located. I suggest you do your homework and check out population, crime and make sure you at least visit the area for a brief time before you make a purchase. The Sarasota area according to recent articles has hit bottom. This article was just in the paper April 22, 2009. http://www.sunnewspapers.net/articles/bznews.aspx?NewsID=688
I do hope this helps!
Kim : )
Kimberlie Slade, SRES, PMN, TRC
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
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