Beautiful beaches, warm weather, and enviable recreational and cultural amenities earn Sarasota a spot on “best of” lists almost every year. In 2020, U.S. News and World Report honored the city as the best place to live in the U.S. for retirees, naming superb restaurants and shopping among its many attractions.
Is Sarasota a safe place to live?
With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Sarasota has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. Ones chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 27.
What part of Florida is safest from hurricanes?
The top 10 safest cities in Florida during a hurricane, according to the insurance study, are:Sanford.Kissimmee.Palatka.Lake City.Naples.Ocala.Gainesville.Fernandina Beach.More items •Jul 9, 2018
Are there snakes in Sarasota Florida?
Most of Sarasota Countys snakes are harmless black racers, rat snakes and garter snakes. Venomous varieties include the pygmy and diamondback rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and coral snakes. Snakes use their venom to kill prey, rarely injecting venom in self-defense.
What is the best month to visit Sarasota Florida?
The best times to visit Sarasota are from March to May and between September and November when crowds, temperatures and prices are manageable. (But keep in mind that you may encounter a hurricane should you visit between June and November, Floridas hurricane season.)