Sarasota is the best place to live in Florida, U.S. News says

The area ranks 21st in a national list of the Top 100 places to live.

Sarasota is the best place to live in Florida and one of the Top 100 in the United States, according to a magazine’s new ranking.

In its 100 Best Places to Live in the USA, U.S. News & World Report placed the Sarasota metro area No. 21, ahead of any other place in Florida.

“Warm temperatures year-round, award-winning beaches and a thriving arts and cultural scene have made Sarasota a go-to place for retirees and families, not to mention a handful of celebrities,” the report says.

But the report isn’t just glowing praise. It also cites a struggle with infrastructure as the population grows, along with traffic congestion.

Austin, Texas, ranked No. 1.

This is the second high ranking for the Sarasota area in two weeks: In late February, TripAdvisor said Siesta Beach was the No. 1 beach in the U.S.

Other Florida locales that made the U.S. News Top 100, and their ranking:

Tampa: 35

Orlando: 40

Jacksonville: 45

Melbourne: 49

Lakeland: 64

Fort Myers: 70

Daytona Beach: 82

Miami: 92

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