Total housing units: 399,624
Single family flips: 999
Average pre-flip purchase price: $116,783
Average flipped price: $156,983
The success of Sarasota’s housing market is closely tied to the job market in the northern United States: The more jobs improve, the more workers retire and demand housing down in Florida. And Sarasota is prime real estate. It’s on Florida’s Gulf Coast between Tampa and Fort Myers, with two private colleges and a decidedly small-town feel.