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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here is a blog I wrote on dog parks.

Southwest Florida pet friendly parks and beaches

Are you looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors and take your pet with you? Southwest Florida provides recreational opportunities for dog owners and their pets. Here are some options.

Pet Parks
Hounds on Henry Street is a dog park located at Henry and Shreve Streets in Punta Gorda, FL. The park has a fenced area for large dogs as well as a small dog and puppy fenced area. There are water spigots, benches, picnic tables, trash cans, and disposal bags available. They do not have public restrooms. The surface type is grass with cement paths. Dog owners are responsible for their dogs at all times.

Paw Park is located at 24410 Bayshore Rd in Port Charlotte, FL. This park has a fenced area where your pet can play off the leash. There is a separate small dog area, water hoses, water bowls, and disposal bags. There are restrooms and a playground nearby.

Edgewater Paw Park is located at 22410 Glass Lane in Port Charlotte, FL. This park does allow dogs and has over one acre of fenced-in land where your dog can roam. They have a picnic area with picnic tables, a playground, restrooms, trash cans, and bag stations. Dog owners must be in the fenced area with their pet at all times and must have their leash in their hand.

Judd Park, or sometimes called Pooch Park, is located at 1297 Driftwood, North Fort Myers, FL. This 14 acre facility offers a lighted softball field with clay infield. Other amenities include four tennis courts, 2 pavilions, playground, canoe/kayak launching, dog park and restroom facilities. The dog area is gated and fenced in and has potable water for dogs and owners and several signs indicated which areas are for large and small dogs. Dog lovers are encouraged to use the facility and to please pick up after their dogs.

K-9 Corral at Estero Park is located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero, FL. You can bring your dog to the park to exercise and socialize with other dogs. The fenced area is open during normal park hours. Small and timid dogs have a designated area while larger dogs have a separate area for themselves. This two-acre canine wonderland is surrounded by large trees that offer much shade for you and your pup. Disposal stations and water locations are provided.

Barkingham Park is located at 9800 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers, FL. The park has two fenced in areas for dogs to play. There is a small agility area. There is also a smaller fenced area for shy and small dogs and puppies. They have dog water fountains, a cool off dog shower, dog waste disposal stations, and park benches. They also have many trails to walk such as the mitigation lake and primate back trails through pine and palmetto habitats. Dog owners are required to have proof of vaccinations, dog licenses, and keep their pet under control at all times.

Dog Beaches
Dog Beach is located at the south end of Lovers Key just west of New Pass Bridge and north of Bonita Beach, 8800 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers, FL. There are no restrooms or running water. Parking is free. This is an off-leash beach area that can be used for dogs. Owners must clean up after their dog, prevent them from harassing wildlife and shorebirds, and control their dogs at all times.

South Brohard Beach and Paw Park is located at 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice, FL. This park is for dog lovers. It has a fenced dog play yard, doggie drinking fountains, showers on decks for dogs only, fire hydrants and leash posts. The park is also adjacent to the only beach in Sarasota County that allows dogs to roam free. Dog lovers have declared this park and beach to be the best doggie park in the state.
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Karen Grant answered:
Hi Terry, Please let me know what property you are interested in and I would be happy to assist you in your answers, My e-mail address is
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Tue May 13, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
You did not give a specific address. It is about 15 minutes to drive from zip code area 34236 to Siesta Key Beach.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, you can visit and for in-depth school reports in any area. You will also get a list of elementary schools as well.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Ryndie Brusco answered:
Lockwood Meadows is a subdivision with access off of North Tuttle and North Lockwood Ridge. It is located between 17th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Presently, one home is showing as Active in the MLS. It is 3172 Lockwood Lake Circle priced at $95,000. ... more
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Judee Taylor answered:
It is about 20-25 minutes to Lido Beach and 25-30 minutes to Siesta Beach depending on traffic.
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Most of the zip code 34237 is located North of Fruitville Rd between Beneva and N Washington. The area is in close proximity to downtown, St Armands Circle, Gulf beaches and Ed Smith Stadium. There are quite a few short sale properties in that neighborhood.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Sun Jun 3, 2012
Eugen Aldea answered:
Please contact me to further discuss.

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Atchley International Realty
1734 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Cell: (941) 223-8889
Fax: 888-226-6807
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Wed Feb 29, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, You can visit and for in-depth crime stats and area demofraphics. when you go to Homefair, click on the "city reports" section. you can also com[pare zip codes, I love that feature.

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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area 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, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Kevin Cloutier answered:
Compared to what?

You can't ask a Realtor that question, it's illegal for us to answer.

Call the local police
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Sat Jul 13, 2013
Anne Oliver answered:
Hello Maria,

I would be very happy to work with you. Please email me at
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Thu Jun 23, 2011
Xena Vallone answered:

Ellen Laura Esses
Xena Vallone Realty
941 284 4152
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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Midge McCarthy answered:
Hello, Ginny,

This area -- as you may or may not know -- is highly desirable due to the proximity to the downtown and Sarasota Memorial Hospital, as well as, Siesta Key. It is predominantly owner occupied.

Were you able to open the video's I sent you for East Ave?

Midge McCarthy, Realtor
Michael Saunders & Company
941 951 6660
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Jim and Donna Soda answered:
Hello Rachel, Las Palmas is a wonderful complex and a excellent location. It is close to Lakewood Ranch, Shopping and good restaurants. Easy access to I-75 and a short ride to Sarasota. HOA $249 / month.
Call or email any questions you may have.
Jim Soda
Keller Williams Realty Lakewood Ranch-Sarasota
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Sat Jul 13, 2013
William True answered:
Village Walk has both seasonal residents and full time retirees. However, I definitely wouldn't consider it solely for retirees as there are young families as well. View a video of Village Walk in High Definition at the Sarasota video page, ... more
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Wed Jan 26, 2011
Tangmedic answered:
Not sure but theere are homes for sale in there from 239K to 458K with 1 current rental on the market.
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Wed Dec 22, 2010
You can find the answers to that at

Living in Florida for 10 years I can tell you its hard to pin point good and bad areas based on the city names alone. Almost every city has a bad side of town. Good luck :) and let me know if I can ever help with any home financing needs

Ryan Brandenburger
BayBurg Financial
2972 NW 60th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Office: 954-764-7064 ext. 204
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Gregg Rappaport answered:
Yes, we have a converted railway right of way called The Legacy Trail. It is wonderful for bikers, walkers, etc. Here is a website with more info about it: ... more
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