Getting to Sarasota
When you have had enough of the cold winters and hot summers in Boston, you may decide to escape down to warm Sarasota. Whatever your motivation for moving down south, you may be a bit overwhelmed with how much there is to do when moving from Boston to Sarasota. Luckily, Bekins Moving Solutions has your back. We have created a handy guide for moving from Boston to Sarasota. If you need help making your move as easy as possible, call us today for a free moving quote.
Making the 1,398-mile journey when moving from Boston to Sarasota can be difficult. Because of the length of the trip, many people choose to fly. However, it can be a great road trip adventure for those who enjoy seeing the sights along the way. To make your decision a bit easier, the average rates of each transportation options are below:
Average Bus Fare: $99-110/per person
Average Air Fare: $225-400/per person
Average Cost to Drive: $81/per vehicle*
*Cost may vary depending on the gas mileage of your vehicle.
Pit Stop Information
The approximate time it takes to drive from Boston to Sarasota is close to 21 hours. That is a long time in your car. To arrive in Sarasota safely, you need to break up your trip. Bekins Moving Solutions has gathered the best resources to use along the way when moving from Boston to Sarasota.
I-95 Exit Guide– The majority of your journey will be spent along the scenic I-95. This is a fantastic resource guide to use during your trip. The exit guide has rest stop locations, city guides, restaurant recommendations, and more.
Lake Marion– This is one of the most beautiful areas you will encounter on your trip. Make sure to make a pit stop to enjoy Lake Marion in South Carolina on your way down to Sarasota. With plenty of picture opportunities, wildlife, and stunning waterscapes, you won’t be disappointed.
The French Pantry– Jacksonville is a popular city to stop in when moving from Boston to Sarasota. The French Pantry is one of the highest rated places to eat in Jacksonville. With exceptional sandwiches, salads, and desserts, make this a must-eat stop on your journey.
How Does Sarasota Compare to Boston?
There are many stark differences between Boston and Sarasota. The cost of living in Sarasota is much better compared to Boston. Median home prices in Sarasota are considerably lower compared to expensive Boston real estate. While median income is a little lower, your money is sure to go a lot further in Sarasota. The weather in Sarasota is much warmer compared to Boston. In Sarasota, you can expect warm winters and much warmer summers compared to the East Coast. Culture is a bit more laid back, as Sarasota is a popular vacation location. If you are moving from Boston to Sarasota, you may have to get used to a slower pace that tends to define the gulf coast.
Commuting in Sarasota
Most residents in Sarasota choose to drive themselves rather than using public transportation. The options for public transportation are limited, especially compared to Boston. Your only option for public transportation in Sarasota is SCAT bus service. SCAT runs from downtown to Siesta Key during the week and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. They have a few stops along the route in downtown, St. Armands, Longboat and Lido Keys. Check out the SCAT official website for more information about routes and other options available for those with disabilities.
If you are moving from Boston to Sarasota, we hope this guide has been helpful. If you would like professional assistance with your move, call Bekins Moving Solutions today. Call (877) 594-1187 for a free moving estimate.