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Sarasota FL USA Area Rated #1 for Well-Being and #3 for Happiest Seaside Town

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February 5, 2017 No Comments

Sarasota FL USA Area Rated #1 for Well-Being and #3 for Happiest Seaside Town

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Sarasota FL USA Area Rated #1 for Well-Being and #3 for Happiest Seaside Town

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index uses a holistic definition of well-being to create a list of the elements that matter most to well-being: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. It has been the most proven and comprehensive measure of well-being in populations. Their research shows that high well-being closely relates to key health outcomes such as lower rates of healthcare utilization, lower workplace absenteeism and better workplace performance, change in obesity status and new onset disease burden.

What does Well-Being mean to you? For me, it is the overall feeling of contentment and happiness in my current life. Sarasota was just named the 3rd happiest seaside town by Coastal Living Magazine (February, 2017) which reinforces my statement!

I have lived in the Sarasota – Bradenton area since 2002 and have owned property and been experiencing the healthy outdoor lifestyle of the area since 1999. There is just nothing better in life than waking up most mornings to a rising sun, birds singing and happiness in the air.

What are my favorite things about Sarasota and the Florida gulf coast? I have many but the main one is the ability to be outdoors almost every day! No rain or nasty weather to keep you inside or bug attacks that force you indoors. This was a normal occurrence when I lived in New England. It is not the norm in Florida.

And, there are so many things to do outdoors: the beach, walking on the beach, just walking, all types of boating, fishing, biking, tennis, golf, sitting by the pool, partying by the pool, partying outdoors, picnicking, bird watching, shell collecting, and on and on.

As for culture, Sarasota has incredible cultural events: the Asolo Theater, the Van Wezel, Florida Studio Theatre, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Sarasota Ballet, the Sarasota Opera, the Ringling Museum and more.

And, shopping, it doesn’t get any better than Sarasota shopping: St. Armand’s Circle, The new, upscale University Parkway Mall, Lakewood Ranch Town Center, Cooper Creek, Costco’s, Sam’s and BJ’s, Downtown Sarasota and more.

Did you say fine dining? Sarasota excels at restaurant venues of all types. Gourmet restaurants, informal restaurants, cafes, outdoor Tiki Bars and Restaurants, Waterfront Dining are among some of your choices.

One of my favorite things to do is to go to a restaurant by boat. There are many to choose from. Or, if I’m not arriving at the restaurant by boat, I am still able to sit outside and enjoy the weather and the views. In the evening, there are many gourmet restaurants in Downtown Sarasota, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch and the new University Mall.

All in all, Sarasota – Lakewood Ranch – Bradenton – Venice and North Port do provide the ultimate location for well-being. The area has been my Paradise since 1999. The choice as #1 was well deserved!

Want to move, vacation or just visit Sarasota? Let me know what I can do to help you. Contact me by phone, text or email:, (941) 725-2486.

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