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Old 10-27-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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Really, that is daunting
What about smaller towns, are they also full of sex offenders?
There have to be safe places for families

Lower population density = lower chance of a pedophile in your midst.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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There are lots of kids in my town-North Port. The average age is 38. We are on the west coast of Florida between Sarasota and Ft Myers. The housing here is pretty reasonable as well. You could pick up a four bedroom home for around 100K. It was actually started by General Development-the same group that developed Port St Lucie.

North Port has about 55,000 residents and is the second largest city in land area in the state of Florida. Most of the city is still undeveloped.

Most of the schools in North Port a fairly new-built within the last five years. We also have a charter school that just opened this year that serves K-8th grade. Most of the schools in North Port are "A" rated schools. For more opinions on the schools you could check out greatschools dot com.

One of the other main concerns in addition to the school system is the job market. Like the rest of the county the Florida job market is pretty dismal. Do you have a job lined up somewhere?

Here are links to some of the schools:
Cranberry Elementary
Lamarque Elementary
Toledo Blade Elementary
Glenallen Elementary

Middle Schools:
Heron Creek Middle
Woodland Middle

High School:
North Port High

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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Agree, and make sure you do a search for sex offenders before you find a place. http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/Search.jsp. They are everywhere down here. Good Luck
Correct Lakeland Yankee. They do seem to flock to FL, and I dont know why, but it sucks.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Lake County, FL
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Small towns and big cities , everywhere in Florida is filled with them . I don't know why they flock here ???? Best thing to do is just use the neighborhood search FDLE Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators and check it often. Just keep a close watch on your kids at all times and you should be able to keep them safe. I wouldn't want to raise a family here due to the poor schools, bad teachers, high crime, child molesters, high cost of living, low wages, etc.

That's just my opinion though as many move here and have no problems and love Florida. Best of luck to you.

Thank you for this....what an eye opener!!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:35 PM
 
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I have noticed a lot of blossoming families in Miami recently. Most look to be from Nigaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and Haiti. Walking to Publix to fill up the water jug is a family affair for them
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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check out Palm Coast, Fl.... between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach... we are continually building new schools, lot of kids and enrollment is up this year again in the public schools!
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Philly to Odessa
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North of Tampa area in Pasco County from Lutz, to New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land o Lakes and Odessa....all family oriented, safe, with good schools, and people who take pride in where they live.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Exit 14C
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Really, that is daunting
What about smaller towns, are they also full of sex offenders?
There have to be safe places for families
While you're at it, it would be a good idea to do research on how many random kids were nonconsensually victimized by people who were listed on a sex offender database (that is, after they were listed on a sex offender database). Basing worry about this on a sex offender database might not be warranted by the facts.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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You do need to be aware of where sex offenders live when you buy a house but there are plenty of ppl who have raised their children in FL with no problems.

There are also teenagers listed who had consensual sex with their girlfriends.
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