The following report is from the Sarasota Association of REALTORS as published on June 24,2014 for closed May 2014 Business.

Sarasota Property Sales Continue Hot Streak for May 2014

The early summer started as hot as the spring in Sarasota County for property sales, with exactly 1,100 closed sales reported in May 2014747 single family homes and 353 condominiums.

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The figure was slightly lower than April’s total of 1,195, and also slightly lower than last May, when 1,127 closings were reported in the My Florida Regional MLS system. The first five months of 2014 remain ahead of the scorching pace of 2013, an historic year for property sales in the county with the second highest number of sales in SAR’s 91 year history.

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Sarasota, Florida has been recently chosen as the "The #1 Best City for Retirement" by financial education website Credit  Citing cultural activities, the number of health care facilities, and a strong and growing economy Sarasota was chosen the best city for retirees.

Best City for Retirement Sarasota, Florida

1. Sarasota, Florida
2. Honolulu, Hawaii
3. Bridgeport, Connecticut
4. Tucson, Arizona
5. Springfield, Massachusetts
6. Albany, New York
7. Charleston, South Carolina
8. Cape Coral, Florida
9. Allentown, Pennsylvania
10. New Haven, Connecticut


  • Population 60 years and older: 35.9%
  • Multi-unit houses: 24.7%
  • Healthcare practices per 1,000 people: 3.34
  • Cultural attractions: 15
  • Population growth: 1.6%

Ranking first for both its 60+…

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