Those who live there may not be surprised, but Sarasota has landed in a top three spot in a ranking of the Happiest Seaside Towns.
Sarasota was ranked the third Happiest Seaside Town in America by Coastal Living magazine. The description highlighted the “world-class beaches and top-shelf arts and culture scene,” along with “a laid-back cultural overlay that keeps life here in an ideal balance.”
The top spot on the list belonged to Grand Haven, Mich. The town was praised for its “historic storefronts,” “bustling waterfront’s boardwalk” and “old-fashioned spirit.”
Orleans, Mass., took the No. 2 spot, while Fernandina Beach, located north of Jacksonville, and Langly, Wash., rounded out the top five.
The top 10 rankings were announced by Coastal Living on Friday.