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Old 04-09-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County OH
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Question: If you live in South Venice, what school district are you in? More specifically what High School and maybe even zip code would help.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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The high school for all of Venice, including south Venice would be Venice High. It would be Sarasota county school district and the zip code would be 34284.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: 05 to present Venice, Fla 91-05 Manchester, NH
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Talking Water & Re-piping

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some areas of Venice have "bad" water--water that is caustic to plumbing pipes--my daughter and sil live in condo that had to have all piping replaced about two years ago--it was expensive and they had to move out of their unit for about a month and half while their part of the bldg was being remodeled---and they have city water

so ask about that--you see every once in a while houses on MLS in Venice that say pipes replaced--that is why
I would say that the re-piping things pertains to all So FL Homes. You hear those stories all over even in Sarasaota. Most of the plumbers around have a sign on the sign that says "re-piping specialist". Sometimes the issue has been poor quality copper pipe that was used and developed pin-holes.

Water will be a issue in Fla. Last summer was very dry for example. There have been limits on water use on all residences (well or public) since last year. I think we have recovererd a bit from that.

We are on well water and septic with a R/O system and an aeration/softener system. We are new construction so we have a deeper well than older homes that were drilled shallow. No problem with clothes etc. I buy bottled water anyway for drinking and use the R/O for coffee. Our South Venice Civic Association has had meetings about public W&S. They fight it because no has a problem with what they have now and it will cost a big chunk if/when the EWD comes in the neighborhood. I think it will inevitable at some point that we end up on public water. (just like when i was a kid near Boston and saw them dig up my whole neighborhood).

It's a trade-off for the moment as we have great location. We are not in a flood zone that charges big money ($300 yr) and that is optional insurance.
We are within an 1000 ft. from the gulf. I have a boat ramp down the street etc.

That house I saw near Manasota Beach was on EWD Englewood Water District.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Florida
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SOFLGAL, we were in Englewood over the weekend and really liked it. I didn't know you knew anything about it.

How about putting it on our list?
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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I'll do some searches in Englewood & Venice. Generally, the property in those areas are more expensive than North Port but I'll see what I come up with.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:31 AM
 
Location: HP/Eagle Rock
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Shhh.... don't let the secret about Englewood out...
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:04 PM
 
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I lived in Englewood and Rotonda for 4 years. I would recommend it for anyone who does not have children who are school age. The oxycontin problem is an epidemic. The local hospital handles almost one overdose every 4 to 6 weeks. This a morphine based drug that is very addictive and the M.D.s give it out like crazy in the Englewood and Port Charlotte area. It has taken the lives of many young people who lived in Englewood. I would not recommend moving to Englewood if you have children unless you want to live a nightmare in paradise. If you question this statement visit there and ask any parent or teen what they know about this problem and I'm sure they will know many kids who are dead or whose lives have been touched by this epidemic. This is not a common problem in other states. Most M.D.s will not prescribe this so freely as in this area. All the sun and gulf breezes are not worth possibly losing a child to this horrific epidemic.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:33 AM
 
Location: HP/Eagle Rock
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I disagree with the comment about raising kids in Englewood/Rotonda.

This is a wonderful area to raise kids. The amenities such as parks, sports/athletics, libraries, beaches, schools, safety, etc. are some of the many reasons to live here. Drugs are everywhere, and they can be avoided. I have had a teenager at Lemon Bay (now in college), I have a middle school child at Ainger, one in Vineland and one going into Vineland next year. I have lived in Rotonda since 2004. None of my kids have suffered living here (except they do miss having sidewalks to ride bikes and skateboards) and do not have drug problems. It is the parents responsibility to engage in conversations about drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, etc. The parent should find out who his friends are, meet the parents, visit the homes before allowing their child to hang out or associate with others. Of course, all the parenting in the world does not make perfect children, but our job is to give them the tools to make decisions and know right from wrong. This is a generational problem here in Englewood and beyond, many times the parents/friends use the drugs, and then the children follow... There are perils everywhere... It is terrible to read the paper and see all the arrests and/or deaths related to drug use or drug sales, but if you stay involved in the lives of your children, you can help them to make better choices than falling for drugs... It is not just Englewood...
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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I lived in Englewood and Rotonda for 4 years. I would recommend it for anyone who does not have children who are school age. The oxycontin problem is an epidemic. The local hospital handles almost one overdose every 4 to 6 weeks. This a morphine based drug that is very addictive and the M.D.s give it out like crazy in the Englewood and Port Charlotte area. It has taken the lives of many young people who lived in Englewood. I would not recommend moving to Englewood if you have children unless you want to live a nightmare in paradise. If you question this statement visit there and ask any parent or teen what they know about this problem and I'm sure they will know many kids who are dead or whose lives have been touched by this epidemic. This is not a common problem in other states. Most M.D.s will not prescribe this so freely as in this area. All the sun and gulf breezes are not worth possibly losing a child to this horrific epidemic.

The horrible drug epidemic is not just isolated to Englewood/Rotonda/Port Charlotte. Meth and Oxy is a big problem in Venice/Nokomis.

And it is true, don't be fooled by palm trees, sun and manicured lawns....there is a horrible underbelly of drugs and crimes associated with them here.

As 2peaches2oranges said as a parent you do the best you can to insure that your kids don't stray into the drug culture.

And if your best efforts fail, get them into rehab asap.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Nonsense.

If you let the state raise your children, that is if you allow your children to spend more time with in state schools etc than with their parents, then you'll stand a greater chance of having problems. Think about how messed up things are. Parents essentially relinquish their rights and authority AND foundational building when their kids spend more time with the state then with them.

If you do that then there should be no surprise as to what the outcome us.

Englewood is a fine area . Fact is that the dumbing down of the population in state schools is EVERYWHERE.

In the US at least.

It's up to YOU to do something about it.
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