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Old 05-06-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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I'm looking to move to the Sanford area and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on apartments? I have already looked into Sanford Landing, Sailpoint at Lake Monroe, and Regatta Shores, all in the downtown area. They all seemed to be very nice, but I was hoping to find a 2 bedroom apt closer to the $600 - $700 range. Are there any other areas of Sanford I should be looking at?
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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At that price range in Sanford you may be bordering on dangerous territory.... One complex that I'm familiar with that is good, but may be a bit out of your range, is called Stonebrook and it's off of Airport Boulevard right across from Wicklow Elementary School... Again, I think it's a little more pricey than what you're looking for, but never hurts to take a peek..

Also you might want to try broadening your search a bit.... If you go down 17-92 South from Sanford to 434 and take a left toward Winter Springs there's a couple of decent complexes... Sunshadow back behind the Winn Dixie is decent and there's another one across 434 from that (Used to be Golf Terrace but they renamed under new management and I can't remember).... Anyway, good luck.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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Our friends rented in the Ballantrae apartments on International and loved it. You will be very close to the shops/restaurants at the Heathrow Colonial Grande center and the apartment complex has a great pool & gym.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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Our friends rented in the Ballantrae apartments on International and loved it. You will be very close to the shops/restaurants at the Heathrow Colonial Grande center and the apartment complex has a great pool & gym.
Probably a little out of his price range, but good call.....
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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Default OMG, do not move to Sanford... it's awful.

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I'm looking to move to the Sanford area and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on apartments? I have already looked into Sanford Landing, Sailpoint at Lake Monroe, and Regatta Shores, all in the downtown area. They all seemed to be very nice, but I was hoping to find a 2 bedroom apt closer to the $600 - $700 range. Are there any other areas of Sanford I should be looking at?
WOW.... Regatta Shores and Sailpoint are in the HEART OF THE SANFORD GHETTO! You are totally off choosing these complexes..... Try going to Winter springs like someone suggested. Golf terrace are older apts but very decent, very working class - no real crack dealers or anything there.

You should move there if you are:

1. Wanting to get shot on a drive by or gang war.
2. Wanting to have your car window busted on the first day you move there.
3. Wanting to be abducted or robbed... but most likely killed right away.

Read what some residents are saying about it:

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate...ta-Shores.html

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate...partments.html

One word of advice: Do not move to Sanford. Period.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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I don't think that people are being fair to Sanford here. The sanford police department will give you stats on the communities you're checking out - that way you can compare everyone - just have a list of apartment community names that you're interested in and it might help to have the addresses. Keep in mind that no place is perfect, but you'll find that some are better than others and you can go from there. Also check out the national sex offender registry (crime watchdog or something like that) and also the Seminole County registered Felons list) I would not rent from any community that lets registered felons live there - shows that they must not be paying attention to the people moving in. I was told at all of the apartment communities that I looked at they did not allow felons, yet when I looked them up, their addresses all had between 2 and 10 felons! Some of them for armed robbery and drug trafficking! this is a big red flag to be aware of!
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:32 AM
 
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Default Education is needed

While I understand that everyone wants to be safe (and their families) people really need to become educated. If you find a place that has a lot of registered felons you need to look into the crimes. Most people have a knee jerk reaction to anyone listed as a sex offender but the truth is the majority of people on that list are not dangerous to you or your family. You have been indoctrinated by politicians and media. From whom do you feel more threatened - the guy that held up people at gun point in a home invasion or the guy who was 19 and had sex with his 17 yr old girlfriend? Or the 19 year old guy who looked at naked pictures on the internet of girls 16 to 17? The first one's crime is listed as lewd sexual assault on a minor and the 2nd one is listed as possession of child pornography. Those young men are not a danger to you or your family. In fact, they engaged in actions that many of us did as teenagers. I know that you think, oh no the crimes must be worse than that to be on the List - you would be wrong. If you see someone on the List that says unlawful display of genitalia it means that they urinated in the woods and were caught. I also know that you think that these crimes are the exception and actually the experts say rather than the exception they are the norm. They estimate that only 1 to 3 percent of people on the List in any community are actually dangerous sex offenders. Really folks education is needed here by the citizenry because these laws that these folks are forced to live with are becoming out of hand. In addition, it is virtually impossible for them to find a place to live or work - for life (in Florida). Florida even keeps dead people on the List. That makes me feel safer - how about you? As citizens we have allowed politicians to convince us that these laws make us safer - they don't. It gives you a false sense of security and the truth is that 98 percent of the people on the List never commit another crime. Would you rather they be homeless and no one knows where they are?
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