Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Sarasota, FloridaNorth Port, Sarasota, Bradenton, Florida, Tops Large Communities in Well-Being

A recent Gallop Poll concluded North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida, tops large communities in the Well-Being Index, just slightly above the Honolulu, Hawaii index, making us one of the happiest cities in the U.S.   According to The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, “the score is comprised of five essential elements of well-being:

  • Purpose: Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals;
  • Social: Having supportive relationships and love in your life;
  • Financial: Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security;
  • Community: Liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community; and
  • Physical: Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.”

There are a number of reasons why people want to live and work in Sarasota.  It is a cultural mecca that offers a “winterless” wonderland.  The area boasts spectacular white sandy beaches and is considered one the top 25 places to retire, according to Money Magazine.  There is an abundance of parks and wildlife, and an endless supply of things to do from kayaking to visiting the Ringling Museum of Art–all in an area that offers excellent healthcare and a flourishing business climate. When it comes to location and well-being, I believe most of us at Dickinson & Gibbons would agree with the Gallup Poll.

Whether you live here, or are coming to visit, here are 20 Things You May Not Know about Sarasota, as reported by 106.5 Suncoast Country.

Morris & Widman, P.A. Joins Dickinson & Gibbons As Of Counsel

Morris & Widman Of Counsel

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. is pleased to announce Morris & Widman, P.A. has joined us as Of Counsel, beginning April 1, 2015. Geoff Morris and Bob Widman bring their over collective 80 years of experience in representing clients that have been injured through fault of others and clients who have been the victims of legal malpractice. Both Bob and Geoff have tried numerous legal malpractice cases to verdict and have established ground breaking law through appellate decisions in the field.

Bob & Geoff are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and Board Certified in Civil Trial law by the Florida Bar. Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. is proud to have them join our firm and we look forward to continuing to provide aggressive and experienced representation in the field of personal injury law and legal malpractice.