As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of where to live has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement. However, if you want to get the most out of your retirement home, take note: Sarasota is the best place to live as a retiree, according to U.S. News & World Report. Sarasota outranked all other cities when it came to the overall happiness of its residents, outpacing Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and San Antonio. Sarasota was chosen based on criteria including housing affordability, the happiness index, quality of healthcare, retiree taxes, and desirability.

As we age, our tolerance for cleaning gutters, raking leaves and shoveling snow can go right out the window. A condominium with low-maintenance needs can be a literal lifesaver if your health or physical abilities decline. However, because sixty is the new 40, people are more active in retirement. So you want an area to accommodate both aspects of retirement, a place to stay active and help nearby if needed.

Longboat Key and the Sarasota Florida Area

Longboat Key is a 10-mile-long island on Florida’s west coast that stretches across two counties. Manatee County to the north and Sarasota County to the south. Much of the south side of the island is high-end resorts and country clubs; the north is what many residents call home. But life on Longboat Key isn’t just beach. There are many resorts that offer golf and tennis, restaurants and shopping for everyone. But the most refreshing finds on Longboat Key is its natural side. The median home value in Longboat Key is 600K. Longboat Key home values have gone up 0.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.2% within the next year. Now is the best time to make the move.

Contact Bruce Myer Group | Real Estate for Sale | Sarasota | Longboat Key

With over 37 years of experience in the Sarasota area, Bruce Myer is uniquely qualified to take care of all your real estate needs. As a longtime resident, Bruce has grown with Sarasota and seen its market flourish. Bruce and his team work to ensure all clients are treated with the same level of care and superior service. Routinely listed within the Top Tiers of all Sarasota and Manatee County Realtors®, Bruce will make your real estate dreams come true. Click here to see listings on Longboat Key.