Time Magazine reported the results of a Gallup poll that found what we all know already. Sarasota is a great place to live !

The survey looks at how people feel about their day-to-day lives with the index measuring  financial, social and physical well being. Over 175,000 people from all 50 states were interviewed about such things as physical health, financial stability, community activity and supportive relationships. The poll was conducted from January through December of 2014.

The 100 most populous cities were considered and we are in good company. Rounding out the top five on the list were Honolulu, HI; Raleigh, NC; Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA and El Paso, TX.


The specifics of the poll included:

  • Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
  • Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life
  • Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
  • Community: liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community
  • Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily