Shannon Moore, RealtorÂ®
Re/Max Anchor Realty
North Port/Port Charlotte
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL
Security seems like a popular topic. When you add security to "upscale"it does neutralize your original question.
In difference to my opinion statistically Florida is a safe and beautiful state where the crime rate in areas you described is lower that the national average.
Upscale neighborhoods as you describe take additional precautions and safety measures to assure the privacy and comfort of their residents.
From gated communities of single family homes to condominiums with active guards, to the latest electronic surveillance equipment produce many communities of choice that ft your description. While I may not be an expert in all areas My networking skills will provide you the direction you seek finding the right community and the right agent by getting more specific instructions.
I would be glad to help and provide you with my professional service.
What is your definition of "upscale" and what things are important to you a water view, golfing, etc.? Please check out my website listed below. It has a write up and pictures on every community from Sarasota to Punta Gorda (south of Venice). You can get a pretty good idea of what the communities are like by reading each page. Here are a few communities, and there are many more on my website. Again, it all comes down to what you are looking for in a community.
If you are into golfing you might like:
Bent Tree, The Founders Club, Foxfire, Lakewood Ranch, Laurel Oak County Club, Palmer Ranch
A few Sarasota Communities with water views:
Aqualane Estates, Bayview, Cherokee Park, Coral Cove, Harbor Acres, The Landings, Oyster Bay, Southpointe Shores
A few Sarasota Equestrian Communities:
Country Creek, Forest at Hi Hat Ranch, Gator Creek, Oak Ford Golf Club, Polo Club, Saddle Creek
A few Venice Communities:
Belliago on the Island of Venice, Chestnut Creek, Myakka River Trails, Eagle Pointe Club
Venice Golfing Communities:
Pelican Pointe Golf & country Club, Plantation Golf & Country Club, Venetian Golf & River Club
The Oaks, Willow Bend, South Bay Yacht Club
Shakett Island, Shore Oaks, Willow Chase, Dolphin Shores
I would recommend that you check out this link http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/FSAC/. THis is to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. You can look at statistical reports for the areas you are interested in moving to. Hope this link is helpful to you.
If you would like additional information the"Eckler Team" would be happy to provide hear from you.
The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar & Assoc.
Venice, Fl 34285