Sarasota ranks No. 2 on best places to retire list

Non classé

2015 TOP 5 PLACES TO RETIRE
1. Santa Barbara, California
2. Sarasota, Florida
3. Plano, Texas
4. Tacoma, Washington
5. Carson City, Nevada
Source: Livability.com

Like the No. 1 contender in the retirement category — Santa Barbara, California — Sarasota has beaches and water and a picturesque, walkable downtown. But one factor in our favor, it seems, is that we have a lot of older people already here. Think of it as the “birds of a feather” argument.

“People do like to be around people like them, who are in the same life stage; it’s a natural desire to group with ourselves,” says Matt Carmichael, editor of the website, which targets consumers plotting a big move. “Also, when you have a large concentration of a certain kind of resident, it suggests that place is probably working well for whatever that demographic is.”

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