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Steve Mangert, Home Buyer in Crestview, FL

My wife and I are considering buying a home on Palm Tree Ln.,, We want honest responses as to the crime in this area, We lived in Mil. WI for 35 yrs

Asked by Steve Mangert, Crestview, FL Mon Mar 5, 2012

and were forced out of our home by the influx of gangs and drug dealers. We moved our 3 kids 300 miles north to the Sticks in Upper WI. Now, That all the kids have moved out, I need to escape the cold weather, With my failing health , winter is no longer an option, Nor is dealing with a bad neighborhood, Honest answers,, Please,, Thank You, Steve

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I've lived in Ft Myers Shores (33905 zip) for 24 years. I feel very safe, walk the neighborhood and to the stores. I live on a busy (cars) street but it's very quiet otherwise. There are pockets of criminals everywhere. If I didn't feel safe here, believe me, I would move. The streets closet to 80 (Palm Beach Blvd) that have rentals seem to attract the most transient. If there were sidewalks it would be perfect in my opinion!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 10, 2012
Crime can be subjective. Crime is usually sensationalized by the media because sensationalism sells newspapers and attracts TV viewers!
Shoplifting is a crime would that stop you from buying a mile or two away for the local mall? Wal-Mart? Large Chain Grocery Stores? All have a high rate of crime! Anywhere in the US.
Or would you like the convenience of living close to shopping?
Assault is a crime but the majority of the time the participants are known each other or are related.
Fraud is a crime and has no boundaries especially on the internet or Washington, DC (lol)

The point is crime in one form or another is everywhere!
You could buy in one the most exclusive zip codes in the Nation and still live next door to the Adams Family !
It's just part of life!
Don't let it consume you !
Don't let it stop you from enjoying your life!

Warmest regards ,
Susan Callahan, ABR, CNS
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC
CELL: 239-896-6342 FAX: 800-217-6506
7205 Estero Blvd # 724 Fort Myers Beach, FL. 33931
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 6, 2012
The Lee County Sheriff's Office has a very useful online tool for tracking criminal activity for an address, street or neighborhood:

Good luck with your search!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 6, 2012
Really,we have 27+ unsolved murderers in this county..Overall this is not "crime free county"..By no means...
Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013
Hi Steve,
Have you been getting my emails? Thought we were working together. Check your spam if you haven't seen all the listings I have sent in the price range we discussed. I currently have a listing on Palm Tree Blvd. My seller's tell me this is a very friendly neighborhood. Hope we will still be working together.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2011" by Gulfshore Life Magazine
Cell: 239-464-8620
Email: or
Web Access to MLS:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 5, 2012
The only place you'll get answers is from the police & sheriff's departments. Real estate professionals are prohibited from answering that question or any like it. Safety is an individual feeling & varies from person to person.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 5, 2012
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