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Old 04-14-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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Have you considered Bradenton out East? By that I mean east of 75. Both Lakewood Ranch and Greyhawk Landing are younger vibrant communities with A rated schools. Lots of people & kids out and about. You would have a bit longer commute to the beach but you would have an even longer one from places like Lutz etc... Just a thought. Take a ride around and check it out.
Excellent advice. And a straight shot to Bradenton Beach, too. phylm
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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You either need glasses or if you have them already, a new prescription is in order.

Take a walk over to Circle K, on 41 just north of Cortez the next evening you want to work off supper and observe the locals.

Pretty much all my business is conducted ON Cortez...the Circle K is a bit far, when SITE is like 5 minutes away. The only real walk is to Wal-Mart or my library (26th Ave W).
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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You either need glasses or if you have them already, a new prescription is in order.

Take a walk over to Circle K, on 41 just north of Cortez the next evening you want to work off supper and observe the locals.
Well said, Ladywithafan, well said! Couldn't have said it better myself, literally!
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: downtown Sarasota
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Thank you.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:38 AM
 
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how does your husband feel about this and your children
are they as unhappy as you with the "socialization" or lack of it
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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how does your husband feel about this and your children
are they as unhappy as you with the "socialization" or lack of it
Who exactly are you directing this to?

(Hint: You might want to put the person's user name or quote their post so we don't go mad crazy trying to figure out who you're talking too. )
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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Join the club!



No.



Yes.

Bradenton in general has just become a crazy city that isn't what it used to be. It really is no longer safe. Most parts aren't anyway.
that question wasn't intended for you chief...

anyways, to the op i will trade you locations...i live in Mid-Michigan.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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that question wasn't intended for you chief...

anyways, to the op i will trade you locations...i live in Mid-Michigan.
Well I answered it anyway.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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I understand how you feel. My family is miserable in Bradenton as well. We are saving up to leave soon. Thank goodness we do not own a home. The school board and school district are horrible, waste money on insignificant things. Crime is horrible. I hate that I cannot go shopping in the evening time. There is no sense of community. I would never buy a home here. Most of them are overpriced. I saw a house built in 1985 trying to be sold for 700,000, WHAT??? Unbelievable! You only live once-find the place that makes you happy and go for it! That is what I am doing! I made the mistake of moving here and I am so unhappy as well. Pack up and leave. The crime is getting worse....
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:40 PM
 
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I would say finding a neighborhood that is your age is more likely than finding an entire town. There are many places with young families in FL. When you are house hunting, look for kids toys, skateboards or bikes in the yard. Playground equipment or swing sets out back. You need a good local Realtor(R) to help you get facts instead of opinions.

Census info is useful as well. See [url=http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en]American FactFinder[/url]

Finding same-age friends is important, no doubt, but LM1 is correct, happiness is internal. Look for both!
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