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David Shaw, Real Estate Pro in 34233
David Shaw answered:
How bad is crime in Central Coconut?
There are a couple reasons i would stay away from that area for Seniors, yes one is higher crime and two is the traffic can get a little crazy in the down town area. There are many grea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2014 Crime & Safety in Central Cocoanut
Sandra (Voss)…, Real Estate Pro in 34242
Sandra (Voss) La Flamme answered:
how far is it from siesta key beach?
Hi Samira!

Sometimes it's easier to get around quickly on bike. It makes everything close because we have a growing number of bike lanes.

On any given Sunday -- you'll see folks ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 34236
e.flocard, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
e.flocard answered:
is this a safe place for elderly people to live?
Hello
I can see that The Sarasota Airport is not far from this house, what about the noise of the airport, planes trafic....
Thank you very much
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Crime & Safety in Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores
Gregg Rappap…, Real Estate Pro in 34240
Gregg Rappaport answered:
Are there good areas nearby to bike?
Yes, we have a converted railway right of way called The Legacy Trail. It is wonderful for bikers, walkers, etc. Here is a website with more info about it: http://www.sarasotalegacytrai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 34243
Sandra (Voss)…, Real Estate Pro in 34242
Sandra (Voss) La Flamme answered:
would you locate in this area?
Hi Ruth!

Rita street is right near one of the best places to put your kayak in the water. The neighborhood comes with a very rare access point to the intercoastal

Sarasota is ful ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 7, 2014 Crime & Safety in Sarasota
Ronald Gerdes, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota County, FL
Ronald Gerdes answered:
What are the HOA fees and are they monthly or quarterly?
HOA Fees, also known as Homeowner Association Fees, are funds that are collected from homeowners within some type of residential association. It works like this: Each homeowner pays hi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Sarasota
Benjamin Lit…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Benjamin Litke answered:
as a woman living alone, is this area safe??
Tari,

The terms "safe" or "good' areas or neighborhood are not to be spoken of by Realtors due to the exposure to steering that Dave Barr is speaking of. My suggestion to you wou ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 34238
Tina Ciaccio, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Tina Ciaccio answered:
How close to the beach?
This property is about 20 minutes to the closest beach. More or less depending on the time of year. Proximity wise, Lido Key is the closest, but Longboat Key and Siesta Key are not mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 7, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Sarasota
Michael S. H…, Real Estate Pro in 34242
Michael S. Holderness answered:
1275 siesta bayside drive sarasota fl
If you are looking for a home to purchase or rent I can assist you in your search. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your criteria. I look forward to hearing from you. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Crime & Safety in Sarasota
Michael Petry, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Michael Petry answered:
We are looking for a long-term rental in the Landings Carriage Houses or in any other comparable area of the Landings.
Have you ever considered looking at the mature but active lifestyles of Pelican Cove living. It is located on Little Sarasota Bay and approx. 7 minutes from the Landings. Check out it ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 9, 2013 General Area in Sarasota
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
What is the condo fee a month, and HOF per quarter. taxes on the property
Cherstercat, The condo fee is $1610/quarter and covers:

Bldg Exter, Cable, Comm Pool, Escrow Resrv, Ground Mtnce, Bldg Insur, Mtnce/Repr, Pest Control, Private Road, Public Insur, R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 9, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Sarasota
Cynthia Lucas, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Cynthia Lucas answered:
Artsy, liberal, international family may be relocating to Sarasota area from Los Angeles. Which are the best neighborhoods for us?
Hi, just saw your inquiry about relocating to Sarasota. If you have not made your move yet, and are still considering this area, may I suggest you contact a friend of mine who speciali ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 General Area in Sarasota
easyloans03, Home Buyer in Napa, CA
easyloans03 answered:
very concerned about the crime. is this community a safe place to live?
Hello Everybody,

My name is Mrs. Monica Roland. I live in UK London and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Crime & Safety in Sarasota
Poetrosie55, Home Buyer in Greenfield, WI
Poetrosie55 answered:
I am a single woman- senior citizen- looking to rent in Sarasota. Are there any areas with rentals and what areas should I stay away from? Thank you
Thank you so much to everyone who replied to my question. I really appreciate the information
I will look into those areas that were suggested. I have been looking at Craig's List, b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Sarasota
Albert Woost…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Albert Wooster answered:
Are there many full=time retiree residents in Village Walk? Aniy from Michigan? What's the ambiance?
Hi Joann,

I lived in Village Walk and I will give you me guestimates of ratios.
Snow bird / second home owners = maybe 20-30% (with many of those planning to retire to this home)
R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 13, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 34238
Jen and Mark…, Real Estate Pro in Holmes Beach, FL
Jen and Mark Bowman answered:
9 th st crime rates
Licensed real estate agents are not allowed to answer questions about crime or how safe a neighborhood is. We get questions like this frequently and can only suggest that you view the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 Crime & Safety in Gillespie Park
Rhonda  Maso…, Real Estate Pro in Osprey, FL
Rhonda Masotta answered:
1284 hidden Cir E sarasota 34242 fl
The zip code is actually..34243.

1284 Hidden Circle East, Sarasota,FL 34243

This property is not available.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Sarasota
Quickboat1, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Quickboat1 answered:
is it a normal process to sign over my lot the builder in order for him to be approved for a loan to build my house?
No, I would question a builder that wanted to have real property signed over to them. It just sounds wrong.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 General Area in 34231
John Fevrier, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
John Fevrier answered:
Forest Lake Country Club Golf Course Development Plans
@Barak - thanks for the link. This doc would appear to be really great news for the homeowners in the area. It will be interesting to follow this and see how fast the developer moves on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 General Area in 34239
wsjrb, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
wsjrb answered:
What area of Sarasota would be considered a safe area for a single woman? Preferable an area that is near shopping &groceries stores.
Gulf Gate, South Gate, Colonial Oaks, McClellan Park, Cherokee Park, any of the Keys, Palmer Ranch, Tamaron, The Meadows, Arlington Park, Ringling Park. There are many other nice, safe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Sarasota
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