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Estate and Elder Law

Sarasota Florida Ranked as Best Place to Retire


Sarasota Florida came out on top of a list of best places to retire that was produced by a national website, with Venice Florida not too far behind. The list by was cited in a recent national report by MarketWatch, part of Dow Jones & Co.

In Sarasota's favor at the No. 1 position, the city's cultural distinctions, reasonable home prices, its general living costs and its warm winters. On the other side of the ledger, lots of tourists and traffic in winter and "hot" summers. Other Florida communities dominated the list of cities, including Naples at No. 3, St. Augustine at No. 7 and Fort Myers at No. 8.

The top cities in the nation for retirement, according to and MarketWatch:

1. Sarasota
2. San Antonio, Texas 
3. Naples
4. Tucson, Ariz. 
5. Asheville, N.C. 
6. Beaufort, S.C. 
7. St. Augustine
8. Fort Myers
9. Venice
10. Prescott, Ariz.

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Marc Soss' practice focuses on estate and tax planning; probate and trust administration and litigation; guardianship law; and corporate law in Southwest Florida.  Marc is a frequent contributor to LISI and has published articles and been quoted in the Florida Bar, Rhode Island Bar, North Carolina Bar, Association of the United States Navy, Lawyers USA, Military.Com, Forbes.Com, and CNN Business. Marc also serves as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve.

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