Monday, 23 April 2007 01:00
Retiring to SarasotaWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Sarasota is well known for its’ beaches, architecture, and arts driven lifestyle. And it just made Money Magazine’s list of top spots for young retirees too.
Sarasota is ranked the seventh best place to retire young according to a Money Magazine. The magazine’s editors looked at things like recreation and arts, cost of living, and proximity to a metropolitan area. The only thing going against Sarasota was the cost of housing. Visitor’s bureau spokeswoman Erin Duggan says her department has to work a little harder every time a tourist becomes a resident…but the exposure is great for the area.
“We’re still thrilled when we get in positive stories such as in Money Magazine…what we’re most excited about is that it raises the awareness of Sarasota.”
Other cities listed in the magazine include: Charlottesville Virginia, Logan Utah, and Manhattan Kansas. No other Florida cities were in the top ten, but four others did make the top 100.