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Old 12-06-2013, 07:38 PM
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I am trying to buy a home in silver springs shores. I understand there is a high rate of crime in sections of the shores. Does anyone know what section has the highest and lowest amount? This will be a retirement home for us and we don't want to make a financial mistake. I can't imagine sitting on my front porch with a gun in my lap. Thanks for any imput. The house we are looking at is located just off Almond Road.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:19 PM
Location: Ocala, FL
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Check out the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement (FDLE.com) or Marion County Sheriff internet sites. Might find the information you are looking for, but might take a little searching.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:23 AM
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there's bad pockets but the shores as a whole isn't that bad. If you're road is off 64th, you're generally in the better end of the shores. I'd say past the winn dixie on the south side of 464 til oak road is the rougher area. I have a friend out by Lake Weir off oak road and his area is really nice. just kinda depends. Almond road is a decent area, really nice homes. I know there's a few bad elements in that area but nothing where you'd need a gun in your lap. I lived just off Banyan (right down the road from where you're talking about) a few years back and loved that area. I was out in it every day jogging the neighborhood, skateboarding, just hanging out. It was nice, I don't think it's really changed at all. To be honest, i'd be more concerned about bears in the shores.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for the input. Puts my mind at ease. Enough trials in my life without buying in the wrong place. Really like the feel of the area.

Semper Fi
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:42 PM
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I am looking at a place on gf SE 88th Lane in Ocala.How is this area? I am not farmilar w area any input or suggestions when looking to rent in Ocala would be very helpful and appreciared. Thanks
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Old 01-13-2016, 01:31 PM
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I wouldn't feel radically unsafe in that particular section, but it is a bit more "hood" around there compared to some other areas of SSS.
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Old 01-13-2016, 05:42 PM
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Try calling the sheriffs office for help. They can point you to the crime stats.
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