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Old 03-30-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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I just returned from Florida after spending 3 weeks trying to find a community to move to. My Realtor said NO WAY to Ellenton. Ellenton is to close to Palmetto, that is bad! I drove through it and it seemed a little depressed but not as bad as the Realtor said. Why not North Port, it's very affordable. I personally chose St Petersburg to purchase a home. Good Luck!
Palmetto is a cultureless piece of crap town too so it makes Ellenton even more boring. If Ellenton was right beside a city, it would be more barable but its a wasteland full of the walking dead and neocon fascist rednecks. They go so great together since they are accustomed to asleep sheeple being herded anyhow and the old people in their presence reminds them of that all the more when they try to spew their crap at others lol. NM me, Im just speakin my mind.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:41 AM
 
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Having grown up in Ellenton/Parrish area myself, I felt the need to clarify some things brought up by previous posters. The area is by no means "developed", but it has grown by leaps and bounds just within the past decade and will continue to do so. When I grew up out there as a young teen (not all that long ago, I'm 25 mind you) it was primarily pastures. Options are of course limited for dining and shopping, but no so much so that it is a great inconvenience. In fact, it drives you to discover some of the family-run gems located in the area.

The school systems in ALL of FL are in dire need due to funding cuts, and have been for some time. That being said, I made it through the public school system not much worse for wear, but I also strived and went through the Advanced Placement program offered at Palmetto High, allowing me to earn college credits while in high school. AP is absolutely the way to go, regardless of public/private schooling. Ultimately it is up to the students to assume personal accountability for their performance. One cannot force a student to learn, regardless of the buget allotted.

Ellenton is a sleepy town, with no nightlife -at most, the local AppleBee's or RiverRoo. It is, like the rest of Florida, overrun by retirees. However if you love water, enjoy nature, and enjoy the quiet, it can be a wonderful place to live. The River is perfect for kayaking, boating, and fishing, and will run you all the way out towards Anna Maria Island. Again, as a previous poster commented, it is a CENTRAL place to live, allowing for access to everything with only a short drive. It is nice enough that my husband and I are buying a house in Ellenton, and moving from Sarasota (Sarasota is nice, with lots of options, but is full of pretentious people). I hope someone finds this helpful.

~F
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Well, each is entitled to their own opinions, to be sure. But have any who don't like it gotten past 41 @ 301?

Truckstop? See, I don't get that. I've BEEN to big truck stops and Ellenton visibly does not look like that to me at all. You don't see multi-million dollar homes in or next to truck stops. There ARE multi-million dollar homes in Palmetto and Ellenton and many of those are NOT on the coast.

I'm not saying that Ellenton is for everyone. It isn't. That said, I'm not sure what the motivation is for those who are tearing it down. Because as a newcomer to the area without any preconceived notions, the negative hyperbole simply doesn't match my experience.

Ymmv.
My advice:

Move to Ellenton if:

You are old before your time
You are actually old (55+)
You are an inconsiderate D bag redneck posing as a yuppie
An actual redneck who isnt one bit yuppie
If you just are bah ha ha ha ha ha .. sheep

I am a very young 30 and I hate the area with all my might. Its no place for anyone cool. I am thankfully leaving soon though. Good luck if this is the place you wanna be though haha. BTW.. this can also be said for Parrish too or Palmetto.

As far as million dollar homes?? Where? Like one or 2 streets in Palmetto maybe? Terra Ceia I know has some, but its toward the skyway.

Also with all the traffic increased out here, it is no longer a quiet retreat, just feels like a place with D bags most places to me. Those are my thoughts though. You might as well move to the city.. I am not kidding when I say this. The driving here is just as bad as Tampa maybe even more irritating.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Parrish, FL
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Wow. DoctorRain, I sure hope you get out of there soon because your views on life in general are truly sad. Perhaps your definition of "culture" are different than others, so I hope you have saved your money and can move tomorrow from the "terrible" area of Ellenton and Parrish. For others, the area isn't as desolate as you make them out to be. I'm not sure what you are looking for, nor do I think you even know, but the area around Parrish and Ellenton have some very positive points. In fact, I can't wait to move back after experiencing Nashville, TN. Nashville is supposed to have such nice people, great night spots and is the music capital of the U.S. They can have it. People in Nashville are as nasty as I've seen in South Florida (Miami, etc.), so I will be very happy to not experience 8 degrees in the winter anytime just so I can say there is some kind of "culture" around! Get over yourself and move, DoctorRain. Bless your heart.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Wow. DoctorRain, I sure hope you get out of there soon because your views on life in general are truly sad. Perhaps your definition of "culture" are different than others, so I hope you have saved your money and can move tomorrow from the "terrible" area of Ellenton and Parrish. For others, the area isn't as desolate as you make them out to be. I'm not sure what you are looking for, nor do I think you even know, but the area around Parrish and Ellenton have some very positive points. In fact, I can't wait to move back after experiencing Nashville, TN. Nashville is supposed to have such nice people, great night spots and is the music capital of the U.S. They can have it. People in Nashville are as nasty as I've seen in South Florida (Miami, etc.), so I will be very happy to not experience 8 degrees in the winter anytime just so I can say there is some kind of "culture" around! Get over yourself and move, DoctorRain. Bless your heart.
I only try every chance to bash the area because it is always what I sensed in my gut. Even when I first heard I was gonna be living here, I wasn't at all looking forward to it and my prophecy came true and my gut was right all along. This is as far out as its made out to be. I mean if this area actually becomes anything respectable, it will be yrs away. Its far from being there. I don't know what type of person you are or who you hang with, but it only feels like I see reality and you don't. I see reckless drivers, people only out for themselves and nearly 0 community feel. I have met nicer people in St Pete. I stand by it and always will. Hell, in the so called RUDE northeast, I met nicer people. They are in the closet about it here but they are rude, just aren't always gonna show you to your face. So for me, the dealbreakers and combinations that make it bad:

too far out
rude people
yuppie rednecks who are materialistic
douchebag suburbanites
artificial homeowners association neighborhoods

Not too much else to add but all these things in unison are a deadly combo. I can deal with a smaller town if the feel is right, but its not here for me.
Give me the culture of an older city any day of the week. A place with soul.. This place is like Radio Nowhere like the Bruce Springsteen song.
Much of FL is rude by the way, my point is that youd think such a retreat like here would be much more polite, but hell no. You might as well live in Ybor City.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:45 AM
 
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I only try every chance to bash the area because it is always what I sensed in my gut. Even when I first heard I was gonna be living here, I wasn't at all looking forward to it and my prophecy came true and my gut was right all along. This is as far out as its made out to be. I mean if this area actually becomes anything respectable, it will be yrs away. Its far from being there. I don't know what type of person you are or who you hang with, but it only feels like I see reality and you don't. I see reckless drivers, people only out for themselves and nearly 0 community feel. I have met nicer people in St Pete. I stand by it and always will. Hell, in the so called RUDE northeast, I met nicer people. They are in the closet about it here but they are rude, just aren't always gonna show you to your face. So for me, the dealbreakers and combinations that make it bad:

too far out
rude people
yuppie rednecks who are materialistic
douchebag suburbanites
artificial homeowners association neighborhoods

Not too much else to add but all these things in unison are a deadly combo. I can deal with a smaller town if the feel is right, but its not here for me.
Give me the culture of an older city any day of the week. A place with soul.. This place is like Radio Nowhere like the Bruce Springsteen song.
Much of FL is rude by the way, my point is that youd think such a retreat like here would be much more polite, but hell no. You might as well live in Ybor City.
Jeez you are 30 and still comlaining about where you were made to live as kid? Move already. 30 is not that young.....
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Doctor Rain's sentiments are exactly like one of my friends who moved to New Port Richey and now feels stuck there. She always says there is nothing to do, it's boring, I have no friends, terribly redneck etc. She came from Long Island which is a different world.
Now I personally love Sarasota and look forward to moving in the next few years, but one thing is very clear no matter where you move, rent in the area first. You can drive around, meet the people and see all the areas....then make your decision.
BTW: I looked online for homes in Ellenton out of curiosity. The Listing Agent actually took photos of an un-made bed and in the bathroom was clearly a Summer's Eve feminine box left out for the world to see. I'm not bashing Ellenton I've never been there but that listing agent needs a smack!!
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,we are New comers, My name is Taylor, My husband and I have been planning to move to Sarasota Fl, or Ellenton Fl,for a couple years but got serious about it in the last month,we are singer songwriters,we already have lots of bookings for us we do rock/blues Americana music we write and produce and sing our own original music,,
My main concern is for our high school son,DOSE ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE HIGH SCHOOLS ARE LIKE? ARE THERE Gang problems,are these areas good for teens venturing out into the world are they free to explore there world and grow?
What areas are safe,what are not?
And what about sports for teens? or school of the arts, my son is a straight A student, who is very talented,violinist,DJ, and Archery,bass ball and football,Thank you for any information.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Sarasota County schools in general are decent and depending on the area you live they may better than average but I think your son would be fine. It is not a very conservative place actually pretty moderate so if that is what your talking about as far as environment. Ellenton I'm not so familiar with so you probably would have to wait till someone responds and gives more specifics.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Venice Englewood
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If the first thing you have to mention about Ellenton is the intestate and an outlet mall, I think that speaks for itself. It's cheap, and along with Palmetto it's Manatee County's version of North Port. Enough said.
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