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Old 11-15-2018, 11:19 AM
 
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We are making a family move...my wife and i, my 1 yr old daughter and my mother are all moving down there. We were looking at both of these areas and want some input. Only main concern is crime. We want to live in a area where we can walk outside at night with no issues. Would love some insight about both areas. Thanks in advance
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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If crime is your #1 issue, Spring Hill is your place. Most of the area is comprised of retired police officers from New York, and other Northeastern States. I'm sure many of them are packing heat. That is the last place in Florida I'd attempt to commit a crime.
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:57 PM
 
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Areavibes.com will give you good info. Also sperling.com.

If I recall when I looked on these sights both places are pretty safe.

Also I’ve read on here people suggesting looking at crime reports but I don’t remember the site.

Good luck with your move.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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Both areas are regarded as safe but would give the significant advantage to North Port for it's location and amenities. North Port borders other nice towns like Port Charlotte and Venice which offer plenty of things to do also, plus it's about 20 minutes to beautiful Englewood Beach. North Port is also way more family-oriented while Spring Hill as already noted is heavily retiree-oriented.

(Englewood Beach) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...915_024NEW.jpg

Spring Hill is much more rural both in and around where it's located, with the only other town with anything to do a good twenty minutes away (Brooksville). It also feels less Florida and more rural Georgia-like in my opinion. The nearest beach is at Pine Island Park about 20 minutes away. It's a tiny county park with a manmade beach and playground. While a beach it's nothing like what you'll find near North Port if that's a concern.
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:39 PM
 
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Northport is the area where a young mother was abducted from her home and raped and murdered a few years back and she was the daughter of a police officer. Her name was Denise Amber Lee. I remember reading that her father did not want them living in the North Port area but the price was good for a rental so they did. Her killer is now on death row. Not saying that this will happen to everybody but Northport I believe is not much of a community.
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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One more thing to consider is sinkholes. Google "sinkhole alley map". I know your post was concerned mainly about crime, but if you're from up north, you may not be aware of the sinkhole issues down here.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:49 AM
 
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Many parts of Springhill have turned into west Pasco county with trashy renters.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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Northport is the area where a young mother was abducted from her home and raped and murdered a few years back and she was the daughter of a police officer. Her name was Denise Amber Lee. I remember reading that her father did not want them living in the North Port area but the price was good for a rental so they did. Her killer is now on death row. Not saying that this will happen to everybody but Northport I believe is not much of a community.
Basing an entire city's image on one isolated incident isn't the very logical, nor useful. Utilizing that criteria eliminates probably 95% of the communities in the Florida since pretty much every city has had some kind of similar unfortunate incident.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:52 PM
 
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Many parts of Springhill have turned into west Pasco county with trashy renters.
Like anywhere else, I'd say some areas are like that, but not many. The comparison to West Pasco is a bit of a stretch, to say the least. There are plenty of areas here where that wouldn't be tolerated, i.e. gated communities, golf course communities, etc.

I agree about the retired cops that another poster mentioned, as I know quite a few of them here.
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:02 AM
 
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Like anywhere else, I'd say some areas are like that, but not many. The comparison to West Pasco is a bit of a stretch, to say the least. There are plenty of areas here where that wouldn't be tolerated, i.e. gated communities, golf course communities, etc.

I agree about the retired cops that another poster mentioned, as I know quite a few of them here.
It around 10 years behind west Pasco.
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