Hi Lanna, I hope you are still considering this area. I have a home and do business in the Sarasota - Bradenton, zip code 34243, and I feel safe here. I have never had my house or car broken into, and I walk around the neighborhood for fitness, Lanna. We live on a golf course, near the water, and I see houses regularly that are available in this neighborhood from just under $100K to the mid-$500K range. Let me know if you have any more questions about this area, and thanks for your interest!