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Beach access on Longboat Key (Photo: Lauren Jackson)

Fast, Fun Facts About Living in the Sarasota Destination

Enjoy this quick-hitting guide to some of the many fun statistics and accolades Sarasota County earns worldwide

March 15, 2021

There are so many reasons to relocate to Sarasota County beyond just its beautiful beaches, friendly people, and a strong economic opportunities. We’ve collected some of the most fun and interesting facts and accolades for a quick and easy reference.

Favorite Facts

Schools

  • Home to Florida’s #2 public school, Pine View School for the Gifted
  • A+ school rating
  • Average SAT scores exceed national average
  • Home to four esteemed colleges and universities: Ringling College of Art & Design, New College of Florida, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, State College of Florida

Accolades

Famous Sarasotans

  • John and Mable Ringling
  • Bertha Palmer
  • Paul Reubens
  • Stephen King
  • Jerry Springer
  • Brian Johnson of AC/DC
  • Nick Wallenda
  • Dick Vitale
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