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Old 03-12-2019, 08:39 AM
Status: "Favorite TV show is MONK" (set 19 hours ago)
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Lakewood Ranch is the best-selling multi-generational community in the entire nation. Despite what a couple of people here claim, people do love it.

Lakewood Ranch is the best-selling multi-generational community in the entire nation.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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I personally love being able to build a tree house for my children. My children love being able to play in their own front yard. My children love being able to play catch in the and around the street. My children love their bird feeders. We love our fence. We love being able to customize our own home. We have a go-kart now. The best thing we have ever done was to move out of Lakewood Ranch and move in town.

My kids love being able to be kids and not being told that they cannot play except in designated play areas.

Lakewood Ranch is more akin to a retirement community than a Family oasis and that is fine. The whole "Play" portion of their "Live, Work, Play" motto doesn't pertain to children in my opinion.

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Old 03-12-2019, 09:45 AM
 
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That simply cannot be true. Red Tide was going to sink home sales and prices in Florida in 2018, according to all the Eco-loonies, and negative Nellies that frequent these forums.

Rising sea levels, and global warming were supposed to decimate real estate in Florida. All the traffic, car-centricity, low-wage jobs, lack of public transportation, bad schools, inability to earn a living wage, high levels of C02, ozone layer depletion, lack of government regulations on the environment, Rick Scott, Mosaic Co, US Sugar Corp, Everglades dying, Blue-Green Algae in Lake O spewing into our waters, CDD fees, over-bearing HOA's, fertilizers, beach erosion, high crime, all of these things were going to crush the real estate market here.

So, apparently, none of all these things collectively made even a microscopic dent in home sales, according to the article you referenced. Home sales in Lakewood ranch continued to explode with growth, even while the World was coming to an end.

So, either all the Eco-loonies and negative Nellies were wrong, or that article and sales figures are propoganda. Or, the sales figures were right, and the Eco-loonies and negative Nellies were spewing propoganda all along.

I'll go with the latter. I was right all along...it was just a darned Acorn!
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Status: "Favorite TV show is MONK" (set 19 hours ago)
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Originally Posted by sarasotalaw52 View Post
I personally love being able to build a tree house for my children. My children love being able to play in their own front yard. My children love being able to play catch in the and around the street. My children love their bird feeders. We love our fence. We love being able to customize our own home. We have a go-kart now. The best thing we have ever done was to move out of Lakewood Ranch and move in town.

My kids love being able to be kids and not being told that they cannot play except in designated play areas[/url]
I think your town is a great place for your kids to be.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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@UTCLWR

A lot of people think like you about children in LWR. Make them play in the designated play areas only.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtwIGDfaUyw&t=1m35s
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:22 AM
Status: "Favorite TV show is MONK" (set 19 hours ago)
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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@UTCLWR

A lot of people think like you about children in LWR. Make them play in the designated play areas only.
Yes, which is great. That is why we invest so much in parks. Great & safe places for kids to play. That is why it is such a big draw for families and retirees alike.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:38 AM
 
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Red Tide was going to sink home sales and prices in Florida in 2018, according to all the Eco-loonies, and negative Nellies that frequent these forums.

I'll go with the latter. I was right all along...it was just a darned Acorn!
A) The article says nothing about home prices. We've seen modest growth to leveling off recently. Nothing "explosive."

B) Not sure people buying in a neighborhood where it would have taken them about 2 hours to get to the beach this past Saturday at 11AM are super-worried about red tide
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:51 PM
 
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There have always been "little houses made of ticky tacky" type of people and "think different" types and never the twain shall meet....except, perhaps in assisted living.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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B) Not sure people buying in a neighborhood where it would have taken them about 2 hours to get to the beach this past Saturday at 11AM are super-worried about red tide
Well, just think. After a couple hundred million are spent they will be able to buy a season pass to an aquarium and drive their big honking SUV to a big honking parking lot and see "how things were" in the Gulf in A/C comfort.

Given the state of VR headsets and holograms, a couple years later they won't even have to leave their living rooms.

Not sure how accurate Trulia is, but:
https://www.trulia.com/real_estate/S...market-trends/
"Sarasota market trends indicate a decrease of $18,250 (-7%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period fell to $189, down from $213."

That's not exactly a boom.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Don't know where they get their data but the MLS shows that the median sale price of residential real estate for Sarasota County for each month in the past year has been higher (or the same in one instance) than the corresponding month the year before.
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