Report: Sarasota best place in Florida to call home

by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

Despite lingering concerns about growth and traffic, Sarasota continues to rank high on U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the 100 best places to live in the U.S.

The media company ranked the local metropolitan area No. 21 on its 2017 list, citing year-round warm temperatures, beaches and cultural offerings, along with a “booming restaurant scene,” according to the report.

But the region actually slipped seven places on the ranking compared with last year’s report, and the 2017 entry cites traffic congestion and increasing home prices as local difficulties.  Read more >