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Crime & Safety in Lee County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 23, 2016
melannewis answered:
I know that this is an old post, but I thought I would share some observations that I have had living in Lehigh for the past five years (2011-2016). First there are some not so great areas. One of those being the area that is close to 82 (the southwest corner) that has a multitude of duplexes. Most of these are section 8. Do not get me wrong not all of these people are bad people, however you did get a lot of rif raf, drug dealers and not so good intentioned folks coming into this part of Lehigh. I lived there for 4 years and felt like it was okay up until about 2015 when crime started becoming a more common place thing and drug deals were being done out in the open during the day time. I moved to the North Central part of Lehigh (north of Lee Blvd and across from Walmart). This area is wonderful. I will not say that nothing ever happens, however it is rare. I can go out by myself and take walks at night and do not have to worry about what might happen or who might be lingering in the streets. Most of the people I see outside are families playing with their children or people mowing their lawns. I have lived in that area for about a year, however my rental is coming due to expire and I am looking to purchase a home. I have found in my search that the areas that seem to be the best are either those in the southeast area of Lehigh and the Northern part. After looking for a few months I have settled on a home in the extreme northern part of Lehigh which will allow me to continue to enjoy the neighborhood that I have enjoyed over the last year. ... more
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Wed Apr 27, 2016
David Lang answered:
Check this out. http://www.crimemapping.com/map/fl/fortmyers
I hope it helps.


David Lang
Keller Williams Fort Myers
239-677-8780
www.thelangteamrealty.com
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
Toomudge answered:
Have lived in Lehigh Acres for eight years and counting and have not experienced any type of crime what so ever. It mostly depends on what part of Lehigh Acres that you live in. I know people that live in SW Lehigh Acres that tell me if you have anything it must be locked up in your garage or it will be stolen. Looking at the crime statistics where I live in the NE part of town has a low or almost non existent crime rate. If you live in SW Lehigh Acres, there is a high amount of crime. Check Lehigh Acres crime statistics to find out if the area that you wish to live in is safe. I do and have left property in plain sight and nothing has ever been touched. My neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. Other neighborhoods are quite the opposite. That's my opinion. You can research crime statistics by neighborhood and validate my claims. Thanks for the question and I hope that I've been of some help. ... more
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Wed Aug 19, 2015
Gregbraggs answered:
I bought in Lehigh Acres about 3 1/2 years ago. The first year I was still working up north and only came down every so often for a few weeks at a time. Never once did I experience even an inkling of concerns. I moved in permanently about 2 1/2 years ago and still have never seen, heard, or experienced any cause for concern. Just as another post stated, :their are good and bad places in every community." I live close to 82 and Sunshine and the area is quiet and friendly. I think it a great place to raise a young family and I believe, in the not so distant future, the powers that be will connect a road (Green Meadows Rd.) to Estero; making that commute only about 7 minutes to Gulf Coast Town Center.

You get a lot more house for your money here!
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Mon May 11, 2015
Claudia Hossiep answered:
Cape Coral is considered to be one of the safest places in Florida. Cape Coral also provides good schools and is a great choice for families looking for a safe and peaceful place in SW Florida ... more
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
Clay Bresnan answered:
Tabar, I don't understand what you mean by area check?.. Also, check out my rental listing right next to this unit in coconut point.. This will be available end of this month:

http://postlets.com/r/23191-fashion-dr-unit-307-estero-fl-33928/13015048

The area is the newest and most up and coming area around. Very safe, centrally located, dozens of great amenities, and a very unique way of living. Let me know if I can help!
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
Amy Young answered:
Hi Amber,

I would agree with the other posts below to check on-line statistics. Also if you are able to narrow down areas you do like, then drive around to get a better idea of the neighborhood and surrounding areas. ... more
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Fri Aug 29, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Are you aware that NONE of the statistical information on Trulia or Zillow have any relationship to facts?
Any owner of real estate is being negatively effected by the data spewed by these websites. ... more
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Thu May 22, 2014
maja.jaeger answered:
Wir möchten dieses Land gerne kaufen. wir haben dieses land schon angeschaut. Können sie sich bitte bei uns melden.
Wir sprechen leider fast kein englisch.
Maja.jaeger@sunrise.ch oder rufen sie uns an +41 (0) 79 215 91 21
Liebe Grüsse M.jäger und A. Fritschi aus der Swiss
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Tue May 13, 2014
Gary Hitchcock answered:
Trulia has all the crime reports for a given city that you choose, just go to the top click on Local Info then Crime and you’ll find charts, statistics, violent, and non-violent crimes, etc. ... more
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Terry McCarley answered:
Both Money Magazine and Forbes Magazine rank Cape Coral as one of the safest cities to live in. Real estate agents can't discuss crime statistics but you can do your own research online, with local law enforcement and by talking with neighbors that live near the home you are considering buying. ... more
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Candace Decker answered:
The Cape Coral Police website is very helpful providing information about local crime.

Candace Decker
Florida's Realty
239-565-1998
soldincapecoral@gmail.com
www.homesincapecoralforsale.com ... more
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
mark silcox asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3039472286-254-Maine-Ave-Fort-Myers-FL-33905
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Thu Jan 9, 2014
Marc Comisar answered:
www.NaplesPropertySearch.com

In Lehigh.....for crime and safety visit the lee county sheriff website.
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Teri Zanella answered:
Cape Coral has one of the lowest crime rates in the State of Florida for a city with a population over 100,000 people. So, a higher crime rate in a specific area is only relative to the overall low crime rates of Cape Coral. In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Cape Coral was lower than the violent crime rate in Florida by 68.28%. . This is a great city to live in! Neighborhood Scout is a very informative website for Crime stats and on a personal note, I can tell you that when I was looking to move to SW Florida, this site helped me decide on Cape Coral as my ultimate goal. ... more
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Sarah Garrett answered:
Hello,
An Area Check is when a neighborhood or street has been purposely called in to be checked. Could have been a call by a home owner to report a suspicious person, incident, etc.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
ALLIANCE REALTY GROUP
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2013" By Gulfshore Life Magazine
Cell 239-464-8620
Email sarahgarrett@argfl.com
Web Access to MLS: "Search like an agent with minute by minute updating."
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Fri Nov 15, 2013
Sarah Garrett answered:
Yes it is in Fiddlesticks. It looks like you have gotten a good detail of information already. If you are still searching for your exclusive buyer agent I would like to apply and help you find what you are looking for. I'm happy to help you search like an agent or do the work for you. Look forward to talking with you.
Sarah Garrett, Realtor
ALLIANCE REALTY GROUP
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2013" By Gulfshore Life Magazine
Email: sarahgarrett@argfl.com
Cell: 239-464-8620
Web Access to MLS: "Search like an agent with minute by minute updating."
www.swfloridahomebuyer.listingbook.com
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Madeline Davis answered:
It is a one story home, a ranch. There are no basements. Located on a Gulf access canal. There is a canal behind the home.
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
cedmond1984 answered:
I am a deputy for the sheriff's office, we have an interactive crime map on our website you can go from there.
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