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Ranked no. 1 in well-being by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Sarasota County is a great place to visit, work and live.
The people have spoken, the results are in, and North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton area, including much of Sarasota County, ranks highest in well-being in America, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
The Well-Being Index scores the 100 most populous communities in the United States of America based on more than 176,000 interviews with adults across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The interviews were conducted from January through December 2014 and the Well-Being Index is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100. Each community’s score is comprised on metrics affecting overall well-being and each of five categories defined as essential elements of well-being:
Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
Social: having supportive relationships and love in you life.
Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
Community: liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community
Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.
For regular visitors and residents, it may come as no surprise Sarasota County ranks highly!
Offering a dynamic range of activities — from the fully relaxed, to the wild adventure — Sarasota County is a tropical get-a-way and cultural treasure on Florida’s Gulf Coast. White-quartz sand coats the shores of what some consider the finest beaches in America; artistic expression is exemplified on many theatrical stages throughout the area as well as its world-class museums; a staggering number of diverse, independently-owned restaurants concoct sizzling meals satisfying any and all appetites — from the adventurous to the particular.
There are exquisite luxury boutiques and eclectic activity amongst its many popular districts, such as St. Armands on Lido Key, downtown Sarasota and downtown Venice. The Ringling — the State Art Museum of Florida features a fabulous art museum, circus museum, historic theater and spectacular sixty-six acre grounds overlooking the bay. A dip in North Port’s Warm Mineral Springs is the definition of rejuvenating, and the flora and fauna of Englewood’s tidewater flats and mangrove islands will relax even the most stressed.
Sarasota County on Florida's Gulf Coast is where art and culture intertwine with the outdoors. Go beyond Sarasota’s magnificent white-sand beaches and immerse in culinary extravagance, enthralling entertainment, and charming ‘Old Florida’ heritage. Book your stay today!