Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County, the U.S. state of Florida. It is currently home to a population of over 54,000 residents and sits as the county seat of Sarasota County.

The city sits as one of the principal cities of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and includes Lido and Siesta Key, which are both known for the quality of their beaches.

The Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is home to over 704,000 residents and the region is a major shipping, transportation, healthcare and retail hub of southwestern Florida.

Spanish explorers first scouted the area during the 16th century, though it really wasn’t until the 1840’s that the area was really settled and the town of Sarasota founded.

The city was officially incorporated in 1902 and was actually re-plotted in 1912, then once again incorporated as a city in 1913. Sarasota experienced rapid growth through the first few decades of the 20th century thanks to the real estate boom that gripped the region. However, rapid expansion did not bring rapid population growth, and the city has since shrunk in size, though it is still a bustling area of Florida.

During the summer months the city’s temperatures hit around 92 degrees during the day, with overnight lows often dropping down to around 70 degrees. During the winter months the city’s temperatures hit around 72 degrees during the day, with overnight lows dropping to around 54 degrees overnight.

Like many cities in Florida, Sarasota is a relatively popular snowbird destination, meaning customers like to ship vehicles down south during the fall and winter months and then back up to avoid the heat. These people often make car shipping services cheaper as a result of their habits, which is good news for you if you need auto shipping services to or from Sarasota.

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