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Old 02-13-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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My wife and I have visited Sarasota several times in the last 5 years. We have stayed at the Palm Bay Club and the Lido Beach Resort. We love everything about Sarasota. We spent New Years eve 2007 on Main st and watched the pineapple drop. We enjoy the downtown area, the restaurants, Siesta Key, First Watch, Selby gardens, Ringling museum, 15 South, St. Armands and so much more. When we move down there I will be working either in the real etate or mortgage industry and my wife will be working in health care or social services. We are looking for advise or recommendations on our decision to move to beautiful Sarasota Florida.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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You "will " be working in the real estate or mortgage industry?

The area really needs more people in those industries
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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My wife and I have visited Sarasota several times in the last 5 years. We have stayed at the Palm Bay Club and the Lido Beach Resort. We love everything about Sarasota. We spent New Years eve 2007 on Main st and watched the pineapple drop. We enjoy the downtown area, the restaurants, Siesta Key, First Watch, Selby gardens, Ringling museum, 15 South, St. Armands and so much more. When we move down there I will be working either in the real etate or mortgage industry and my wife will be working in health care or social services. We are looking for advise or recommendations on our decision to move to beautiful Sarasota Florida.
there are not many openings in real estate--the market here is really slow----there are jobs in healthcare-----if you do move down don't forget to contact the local Sons of Italy--a great group-----if you are catholic most of the churches are great---except st martha's and their italian pastor
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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You may want to reconsider moving here in hopes of working in those fields. The area isn't doing too well in those markets.. I know some realtors that are drowning, mortgage lenders just arent needed since the market is so slow. Make sure you can make it on your wife's income before settling here...the housing market in that area is one of the worst in the nation. Great for buyers though!
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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We love Lido Key, too! Found this by accident on a road trip--just wandering about! What a find!
I'm not sure I'd like to LIVE there, but it sure makes a great get-a-way!
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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I work in the real estate field and am not doing too badly considering the market. I think real estate has a lot to do with how much you put into it. If you're an Realtor that doesn't do anything to make your phone ring you're going to have a hard time. Also moving down here with no customer base would be difficult, my partner and I work mostly from referrals. IMO, having a large well known company is also helpful, especially when starting out.

Your wife should do OK in the health care field. It seems those kind of jobs are always plentiful in Florida.

Sarasota is definitely a beautiful city to live in! Good luck with whatever you decide
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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Default wife is Italian

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there are not many openings in real estate--the market here is really slow----there are jobs in healthcare-----if you do move down don't forget to contact the local Sons of Italy--a great group-----if you are catholic most of the churches are great---except st martha's and their italian pastor
my wife is Italian loves the archetecture in the area Venice sounds really interesting! thanks for the tips about the churches
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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We love Lido Key, too! Found this by accident on a road trip--just wandering about! What a find!
I'm not sure I'd like to LIVE there, but it sure makes a great get-a-way!
Tell me more about lido key!
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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Here's something I wrote about Lido Key:





Lido Key is a barrier island located on the southwest coast of Florida, west of Sarasota. You can reach the key via a bridge from downtown Sarasota and, to the north from Longboat Key. Lido Key has secluded beaches to the north and south, and an upscale shopping area at its center. St Armand's Circle has boutiques, galleries and fine restaurants. Lido Key’s public beach has free parking, concessions, tables, beach chairs, a playground and observation deck. The greater Lido Beach community includes Siesta Key, Longboat Key and St. Armand's Key. Siesta Key residential, and many residents are artists.

Lido Key has two golf courses and is home to the Mote Marine Aquarium a 135,000 gallon tank, touch tanks and displays that feature whales, manatees, and dolphins. With two championship golf courses, an aquarium, shopping, tennis, volleyball, roller blading and shelling, you will never be bored. St. Armand's Key has beachfront lodging, upscale shops, and a healthy nightlife with a variety of clubs and upscale restaurants Lido Key is perfect for fishing, boating, and swimming. With nearly 100 acres of nature preserve, South Lido Park appeals to every nature buff. The Key features single-family houses, condos, and spectacular estates. Bay front homes are beautifully landscaped and the canals that run through the Key provide waterfront access to many residents. Multi-million dollar estates are common on the keys. With spectacular views of the sunset and the Sarasota skyline, Lido Key offers the best of Floridian beauty.
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Lido Key is the best part of Sarasota, if you ask me. We used to live in Sarasota, and I always preferred the Lido Beach to the Siesta Beach. There's a nice little nature park at that beach, also. Plus St. Armand's Circle is such a great place to window shop or dine.
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