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Crime & Safety in Sarasota : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 3, 2016
Regina answered:

All kinds of useful info!
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Sat Mar 5, 2016
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Tue Nov 24, 2015
Landell31 answered:
"What is safe? No one has the answer"
Here's my answer: safe is safe [ sayf ]
not dangerous: unlikely to cause or result in harm, injury, or damage
not in danger: in a position or situation that offers protection, so that harm, damage, loss, or unwanted tampering is unlikely
unharmed or undamaged: in an unharmed, uninjured, or undamaged condition

Safe would be somewhere with low crime - low rapes low murders probably low burglary/mugging as well.. Safe would be somewhere with good schools and low gang activity. Safe would be somewhere that you don't have to sleep with a gun under your pillow, gun in your pocket when walking the dog at night, worrying about your wife at home alone at night while you work. Just saying.
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Hi Dor,

As agents we cannot comment on the safe portion of your post, as that may put us in violation of fair housing laws. There are a number of sites that offer crime statistics by zip codes.

What is your definition of friendly? A community with social activities? Group interests?

When it comes to condos, there are apartment-style condos, villas and townhomes. Some have covered parking (carport or garage) and others just assigned, uncovered parking spaces. You'll find condos built in the 1960's, 70's, 80's, etc. The older ones are often in need of some sort of updating, would you be ok with that or not? Some communities have lower monthly maintenance fees but no real amenities, others offer more amenities at a somewhat higher monthly cost. Do you have pets? Some condo communities allow pets, some do not. Those that do generally have restrictions on the number of pets and weight.

What about location? Is it important to be close to downtown Sarasota, or perhaps the beaches, golf courses, biking trails, shopping, or public transportation?

You'll find Sarasota offers condos in a wide range of prices, from under $75,000 to over $1 million, and there are quite a few quite lovely communities. Which ones would meet your specific needs would really require more information from you as to likes, dislikes, requirements, etc.

I've listed and sold a number of condos over the years and am quite familiar with many of the more popular condo communities in our area. If you need more assistance, please feel free to contact me via my web site below.


Diane Christner, Realtor, GRI, SFR, CNE
Bright Realty
Sarasota, FL
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
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.
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Mon May 26, 2014
Dave Shaw answered:
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 great 55plus neighborhoods in Sarasota that are a little more off the beaten path sort of say.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Elodie Flocard Biondi answered:
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
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Sandra LaFlamme answered:
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 full of wonderful amenities like this. Based on the plethora of jobs, amenities, and beautiful home --

a professional Realtor will be able to help you with a plan. Referrals. Resources. And perfect timing for your life decision.
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Dion Souza and Mike Holderness Team answered:
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.

Michael S Holderness
SaraBay Real Estate
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Jen and Mark Bowman answered:
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 stats on the county sheriff's websites. For Sarasota County it's

You can also get lots of information by stopping and talking to the neighbors. Drive through a neighborhood in the early evening and on weekends. Neighbors can tell you far more about a neighborhood than a real estate agent is permitted to.

Jen and Mark Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Tracy Lee answered:
I'm interested in knowing if you found the area as I am looking for the same ?
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
mindyaj22 answered:
very BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mon Feb 7, 2011
Charles Offer answered:
David Barr is technically correct, but for practical purposes Willowbrook is in the same general location as Palmer Ranch. In the interest of providing readers with accurate information, Deer Creek and Silver Oak have guarded gate access, and most of The Hamptons is ungated, as is The Isles.

Charles Offer
423 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 321-9664
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Mon Aug 24, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Buyers if they question an area best confirm via Police Department website also read the media or published. Recommend drive thru the area speak with local residence for your own comfort

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Mon Apr 27, 2009
Sol Garger answered:
Hi Steve,

Thanks for your message. The listing linked to this post has been updated, to display the information your manually submitted. It had been blocked, to not display the previous information. We unblocked the entire listing, and removed the submission with the incorrect information, on the same day. Once the listing went live again, it started displaying your manual information. You can update this listing, through the 'update details' button on your My Listings page.

I hope this helps. Please let us know if you need any further assistance.


Sol with Trulia
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Thu Aug 16, 2007
Bill Eckler answered:

Contact the local police department or Sarasota County Sheriff's Department for the most current and accurate information.

Good luck,

The "Eckler Team"
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Betsie Taber answered:
Like in every other city, there are areas of town where you will feel very comfortable and there are a few that you will avoid. But overall, I feel extremely safe here. Do you think that so many rich elderly people and tourists would congegrate and live here if there was a crime issue? ... more
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