Looking for a neighborhood that is safe and a short drive/walk/bike to the beach. Any thoughts?

Asked by Bonnie Jacobs, Baltimore, MD Thu Jan 5, 2012

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William True, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Sun Feb 26, 2012
Hello Bonnie,

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Teresa M. Fe…, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Hi Bonnie,

Sarasota has so many opportunities within a short distance to the beaches. To be the closest, you would want to keep your search West of the Trail(U S 41 or Tamiami Trail). Within Sarasota proper there are 3 beaches. Longboat Key, Lido and Siesta. further South is Venice Beach and further North are the beaches on Anna Maria Island. I'm quite parshal to the South Side Village area because it's location is between two key beaches. One being Lido and the other Siesta Key Beach (number one beach in the country). South Side Village is also close to downtown and the bay front. It has a small shopping center with very nice restaurants and shops. Convenience to all Sarasota has to offer.

A lot will depend on your budget and what you need in a home that will help you enjoy your life here. Let me know if I can be of help.

My best,
Terri

Teresa M. Fellows
Broker/Associate
941-350-4297
Tmf4257@mac.com
ERA Waterside Realty
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Faye Doyle, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Mon Jan 9, 2012
Oh My Gosh, you are going to get SO many answers to this question. Every area is safe! Location, Location LOCATION, it equals price. The closer to the beach the higher the price. How close do you want to be?

Faye Doyle, LLC
GRI: Graduate Real Estate Institute
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
ABR: Accredited Buyer's Representative
WCR: Woman's Council of Realtors
TRC: Transnational Referral Certification
e-PRO®: Certification Internet Professionalism
Coldwell Banker Downtown
100 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Cell: 941-504-7496
Fax: 941-364-8740
Email: fayedoylellc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.FayeDoyle.com
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Jean Burns, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Mon Jan 9, 2012
Strathmore Riverside Villas is just 2 miles to Siesta Key and is very safe. It is a 55+ community.
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Radinka Ilsi…, Agent, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Hi Bonnie,
You've already received several great replies about the neighborhoods in Sarasota and Siesta Key area. To make it easy for you, I have a link that will show you homes exactly in those areas, all you have to do is narrow the price down to get the homes that meet your price criteria. Happy house hunting and contact me for any questions! Here is where you can do a direct search: http://www.rentbuysellsarasota.com/siesta-key-beach/
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Keren Mizrahi, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Hi Bonnie

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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Hi, you can go to http://www.homefair.com and http://www.spotcrime.com for in-depth crime stats and area demographics anywhere in the US. When you go to Homefair click on the City Reports section.

Chris
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michael beni…, Agent, bradenton, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
There are plenty but that is a broad request you have made do you want a condo townhome single family how much do you want to spend how close do you want to be need to refine a few topics here call me any time and I would very much like to help you 941-479-2777 Michael Beninato Re/Max Alliance Group Sarasota Fl.
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Tammy Hayes, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
We would need to know what your criteria is - rental/purchase, #beds and baths, type of home (condo, villa, mobile home, single family home), price range, etc. There are a lot of options to choose from. Feel free to search my web site or my company web site for listings.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
http://www.greenlionrealty.com
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
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Per Nordstrom, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Hi Bonnie,

there are may neighborhoods that I can think of that would fit, close to, or on Siestqa Key here in Sarasota. In order to give you better information and service, i would appreciate if you could share with me a little more information about yoru preferernces. Are you looking for a condo, or a single family house, how many bedrooms/bathrooms, do you have children, pool or not, gated or not. etc.

Please email back or give me a call. I would be very happy to help you.

Per Nordstrom, TRC, Civ Ekon
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Raffie Hamil…, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
I would be happy to send you some places to consider. Call or email me your criteria. So I can get a better idea of what you are looking for…
Raffie Hamilton
Good Life Realty
941.685.2441
Raffiehamilton@verizon.net
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Lynn Brock, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Bonnie Jacobs, if you are seeking a walk or bike ride to the beach then neighborhoods situated west of Tamiami Trail would be located the closest. With this close proximity, you might discover a wide variety of asking prices. If you are seeking to rent, then these are extremely popular and are reserved quickly.

The west coast of Florida offers a diversity of beaches with lots of coastline. Some homes are located near the water/beach without a water view and some offer a direct water view. Your pocketbook will determine your location. You have presented your question to Sarasota. There are other areas which offer close proximity to the beaches at different price points. These areas would be located in Venice, Englewood, and Manatee county. Venice is located in Sarasota county, where as Englewood is partially in Sarasota and partially in Charlotte county.

If you're interested in searching like an agent, we offer a free Listingbook account to interested parties. This program allows you to search the MLS in real time. You can tag favorite properties and change your search criteria as you desire. If you'd like your own free account contact us and we'll set one up for you. Or you can visit our website and sign up yourself.

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
941.313.1234
email@brockrealty-inc.com
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Thomas Perki…, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Hi Bonnie,
Depending on your price point there are a number of options, for a moderate range check out South Gate and Gulf Gate both are near the bridges to Siesta Key, for a higher end there is Siesta Key and Lido Key.
Use my website to check these out.

Tom Perkins, Realtor
Signature Premier Sothebys's International Realty
941 773-7634
tom.perkins@sothebysrealty.com
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Faye Doyle, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Just about anywhere is Sarasota is safe and exciting. Price and amenities or a large factor when looking to be close to the beach. Also sq ft, cono/single family home, schools, etc. You may want to select a Realtor familiar with the area (like me!) to initiate a dialogue about the perfect property and preferences for you.

Faye Doyle, LLC
GRI: Graduate Real Estate Institute

CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert

ABR: Accredited Buyer's Representative
WCR: Woman's Council of Realtors

TRC: Transnational Referral Certification

e-PRO®: Certification Internet Professionalism

Coldwell Banker Downtown

100 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Cell: 941-504-7496

Fax: 941-364-8740

Email: fayedoylellc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.FayeDoyle.com
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M, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Hi Bonnie
There are many great areas that are close to the beach -It would be a pleasure to assist youin your search. I can set up an account for you to review properties and areas. To pinpoint areas of interest it would be good to know if you have children, hobies, etc...
Feel free to call me direct 941-735-8825
Marc

Marc Kaufman
Andrews & Associates Realty Inc.
941-735-8825
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