#1 Best place to live in Florida (Sarasota) U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Top 10 Prettiest cities in the south (Sarasota) Southern Living, 2018
447,000 Population of Sarasota County U.S. Census Bureau
#3 Most popular small city to relocate to (Venice) MoveBuddha, 2021
3/4" Average size of shark tooth found in the "Shark Tooth Capital of the World” (Venice) Visit Sarasota
400 Acres of parks in North Port City of North Port Florida

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Tops in Florida, Sarasota ranks #5 in nation for best places to live

The annual U.S. News and World Report for 2023-24 tabbed Sarasota as the top place to live in the Sunshine State and fifth overall for the United States. With a 6.8 score out of a possible 10, Sarasota trailed only top-ranked Green Bay, Wis. followed by Huntsville, Ala.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Boulder, Colo. Factors added […]
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Florida is the best place for entrepreneurs

With resources like the SBDC at USF, the Manasota SCORE chapter and CareerSource Suncoast’s CEO Program, the Suncoast is known for birthing new entrepreneurs. A recent survey confirmed that Florida is the best state for entrepreneurship. The Digital Project Manager looked at eight factors before awarding the state of Florida its highest score at 65.12. […]
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Sarasota earns Neighborly accolades

Neighbor ranked Sarasota as the No. 4 most neighborly city of 2023. Sarasota was the lone Florida city recognized in the top 25 list, which was determined by factors such as planting roots and embracing community events. “Recognizing America’s ‘Most Neighborly Cities’ is not just a celebratory act, but a call for unity and hope,” […]
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Ringling College among top film schools

Ringling College is ranked 20th among the top 25 institutions in the Hollywood Reporter’s rankings of top film schools. The ranking is up three places from last year. “The small class sizes are a draw for the program, which enrolls between 30 and 40 kids a semester,” wrote the Hollywood Reporter. “Even with its small […]
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