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Old 04-06-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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Hello all,
My job will be transferring me to port charlotte this January. I am looking to rent a house. Coming from Panama city florida. I have never been to Port Chatlotte. I really need some tips on where to rent. I have 3 young kids and looking for a safe neighborhood. My rent cost can be no higher than 650.00 a month. Would love some tips on where is nice and where to stay away from. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Hi! and welcome.
I am no expert but judging from comments made by renters near our house and a quick look at available rentals I am inclined to think that $650 may be on the low side. I hope I am wrong and that you can find something nice.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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That rental amount is on the low side.

Here are some rental sites and agencies to try.

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Old 04-06-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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I've seen plenty for $650, but you won't get much and most are in areas I wouldn't want kids in. There are still deals to be found for the right renters (no dogs/smoking/credit problems).

Try and rent west of rt.41, the closer towards the harbor the nicer the area (generalization, but pretty accurate).
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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I've seen properties that rent for not much more than that, and they aren't that attractive, difficult even more with 3 kids as the neighborhoods are not all that great. Good Luck though!! On a positive note, with rents that high - you may want to ask for a cost of living increase - that should go along with the relocation if they want you to move and keep you. And, anyone they would hire over here would also a higher cost of living as well (because they all would have higher rents too_ - so they would have to bare that cost anyway - just plain logic. . .
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Default Thanks for the advice

Thanks all for the advice. I wish I could ask for a cost of living raise but the company I work for is downsizing to Port Charlotte. We all are taking hourly cuts just to keep our jobs. I have been looking at houses for rent on craigslist and found a few that could work. I really need to know if there is a part of town to DEFINITELY stay away from? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I do not have the time to visit before moving in January. Thanks and have a wonderful day!
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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Thanks all for the advice. I wish I could ask for a cost of living raise but the company I work for is downsizing to Port Charlotte. We all are taking hourly cuts just to keep our jobs. I have been looking at houses for rent on craigslist and found a few that could work. I really need to know if there is a part of town to DEFINITELY stay away from? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I do not have the time to visit before moving in January. Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Someone else may be able to help you with what neighborhoods to look for, and to stay away from. - Just keep in mind what I said, it may prove to be good advice in another way - if you look and find something else - this move may end up being a good stepping stone. I hsve no idea what your skill-sets include, so with that said, . . .

I hope things work out for you!
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Just to mention that North Port is really the same area as Port Charlotte so to get a complete picture it should be included in your search.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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I found absolutely nothing last August in that price range of 650.00 we ended up in a house in PG Deep Creek 900.00 plus utilities, that allowed our dog with a small reasonable deposit. Most will want a year lease and large security deposit. It seems to be pretty safe and the area is well kept. I would check out North Port also - it looks like you get more for your $ in that area if you don't mind a little more of a drive.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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Depending on where in North Port it's not far at all to Port Charlotte. We have been in North Port for 10 months now and just LOVE it.
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