The question is... where to relocate? by SMSmith

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We get a fair amount of people considering Sarasota County down to Naples. 
Sarasota County wins every time :)
There are several repeating reasons for this. 
Options: Venice is a city on the gulf that feels more like a small town. It's very relaxed and super friendly - with many options for beaches.  Just last week I saw this report citing Venice as one of the best Florida cities to live in.  If you desire more upscale living, dining or entertainment, Sarasota is just up the road from Venice. If you desire a trip to more of an old Florida area, we have places around the Myakka River and Englewood just a little south, while still enjoying the benefits of Sarasota County resources. The new West Villages is at the south end of Venice and has wonderful opportunities for resort lifestyle amenities in a socially active environment that is 10 to 15 minutes from our amazing beaches. North Port is what I like to call the final frontier of Sarasota County. With the lowest prices in new construction in the county, many consider the 25 to 40 minute drive to the beach as an acceptable trade off for how much house they are able to get for the price. Most impressive though is our keys. Lido Key, Casey Key, Siesta Key and more surround you with the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Cost of living: From the prices of homes to dining and services, Naples is substantially more expensive than even the City of Sarasota.

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Steve Martin Smith is a Top 1% REALTOR who specializes in Residential New Construction and Resale in Sarasota County, including Venice and The West Villages. is the GO-TO Real Estate site for Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee Counties.