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Old 04-16-2017, 07:17 PM
 
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Naples and Fort Myers, again, lots of blue hairs. .
This has always been my impression as well. On the one hand, they won't party all night; on the other, I can't imagine driving there (no offense to the blue hairs).
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Old 04-17-2017, 04:05 AM
 
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Precisely. So you are literally the polar opposite of MrGuy and his needs.
I don't think he would want a house as small as mine. But Danashores would be the perfect fit minus the flood Ins.
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Old 04-17-2017, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I don't think he would want a house as small as mine. But Danashores would be the perfect fit minus the flood Ins.
I don't think having a house at sea level on a canal with 3 young kids is a good idea for anyone in that situation. But again, you've never had children so I'm not sure you understand.
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:05 AM
 
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I don't think having a house at sea level on a canal with 3 young kids is a good idea for anyone in that situation. But again, you've never had children so I'm not sure you understand.
It never hurt my famliy when my parants bought in Dansshores in 1963. I loved the canals and never did get flooded in the 41 years i lived there. I spent almost all my time fishing growing up. I know that flood Ins is a mess now compared to back in the day.
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:30 AM
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I don't think having a house at sea level on a canal with 3 young kids is a good idea for anyone in that situation. But again, you've never had children so I'm not sure you understand.
Just my opinion but I can't understand why anyone would live in FL without living on the water, even if its just a canal that leads to the bay/gulf or one of the many lakes in FL. Its Florida, why live here and not enjoy it?
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:05 AM
 
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Just my opinion but I can't understand why anyone would live in FL without living on the water, even if its just a canal that leads to the bay/gulf or one of the many lakes in FL. Its Florida, why live here and not enjoy it?
I understand your point and I agree... to a degree. It really depends on your personal situation.

If I were single and childless, I'd probably be living in a Gulf-front high rise (actually, I'd be somewhere in the mountains of CO or VA but that's beside the point). But I'm not. So I needed a SFH in a safe, clean, kid-friendly area with good schools nearby that wasn't in a flood zone... so that took me inland to a boring community. We can still enjoy Florida without paying through the nose to do so. Everyone's situation is different.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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I wouldn't recommend Sarasota for anyone in their 40s. Too old. And it's expensive down there.

Depending on how tolerant you are of southern culture, somewhere in the Jax area may fit the bill. Some of the state's best school districts can be found there, and it is more affordable than Sarasota. Plus you would at least get some sort of ocean breezes where the west coast is stuck in the reverse west wind flow as was mentioned, which can suck the life right out of you.
I hate ignorant statements like this. Forty is actually right in the demographic here, median age is 45. Sarasota is probably one of the best areas on OPs list. We have the best beaches in the state and the best schools. Not to mention Sarasota is a small but bustling cosmopolitan city with a full arts scene and every kind of food and shopping option one could want. OP you should check it out for sure.

And by the way, I live two blocks from the bay and almost always have a nice breeze. And the sunsets can't be beat!
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I hate ignorant statements like this. Forty is actually right in the demographic here, median age is 45. Sarasota is probably one of the best areas on OPs list. We have the best beaches in the state and the best schools. Not to mention Sarasota is a small but bustling cosmopolitan city with a full arts scene and every kind of food and shopping option one could want. OP you should check it out for sure.

And by the way, I live two blocks from the bay and almost always have a nice breeze. And the sunsets can't be beat!
I love how you get so offended when people don't recommend Sarasota as the best place on earth for their particular situation.

With all those jobs down there, that must be why your husband has to drive up into Tampa, right?

Median age being 45... yeah it's a pretty old town, especially considering it's 4 years older than the entire state's median age, 10 years older than Tampa. Sorry.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:19 AM
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I love how you get so offended when people don't recommend Sarasota as the best place on earth for their particular situation.

With all those jobs down there, that must be why your husband has to drive up into Tampa, right?

Median age being 45... yeah it's a pretty old town, especially considering it's 4 years older than the entire state's median age, 10 years older than Tampa. Sorry.
I recall her speaking highly of other places as well, even Lakeland.
Sarasota is a nice place.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:41 AM
 
Location: SoFi, Miami Beach, Fl
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With all those jobs down there, that must be why your husband has to drive up into Tampa, right?
Read Mr. Guy's opening statement, he can work from home primarily, and for the rest he can relocate his job to St. Petersburg. I think St. Pete to Sarasota is a reasonable commute especially when not done everyday.

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Median age being 45... yeah it's a pretty old town, especially considering it's 4 years older than the entire state's median age, 10 years older than Tampa. Sorry.
He's not 25, he's in his 40s with kids. Sarasota is just fine for him demographically. His main concern should be schools, and then cool stuff like a big house, pool, and close to the beach. My guess is Tampa is just downright terrible for schools.
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