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Discover Sarasota County

Pristine white sand beaches, world-class cultural institutions and unique communities make Sarasota County the perfect place to call home.

Sarasota County by the Numbers

#1 Best Place to Live in Florida

– U.S. News & World Report

#5 South’s Prettiest Cities

– Southern Living Magazine

#2 Best Food Cities

– Condé Nast Traveler

Doing Business in Sarasota County

Low Tax Rates

Florida is one of the best states to do business when it comes to corporate tax rates and personal income tax.

Start Here, Go Anywhere

Sarasota County has five airports within a two-hour radius including Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Prefer to drive? Get anywhere in the Southeast in under eight hours.

A+ Education

Designated as a “Grade A” school district for 16 consecutive years, Sarasota County has a history of excellence in education. Among many other accolades, it is home to one of the highest-ranked high schools in the nation.

“Best part of Sarasota is everyone is from somewhere else and you have all these experts who think globally.”

Gretchen Bauer, Founder & CEO of BSwanky

World-Class Arts & Culture

Some of Florida’s oldest and most prestigious institutions are right here. Sarasota Orchestra, The Ringling Museum of Art and The Hermitage Artist Retreat are just a few that form our storied arts culture.

Pristine Parks & Beaches

Six islands line our coast with 35 miles of white sand beaches and 120 parks and trails preserve our out-of-this-world natural habitat.

Sports & Recreation

Golf in America began right here in Sarasota County. And that’s just the beginning. There are many opportunities for enjoying sports all along the coast, whether they take place on the water, the land or, in many cases, both.

Invest in Sarasota County

The EDC of Sarasota County diversifies our local economy and helps create jobs for Floridians. Investing in the EDC empowers us to grow our economy and attract more business to our region.

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