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Old 01-28-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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Would like any and all info on Bradenton. Where to live crime, etc,etc, etc,
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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tbo com has crimetracker info, type in manatee county and see crimes committed. pretty interesting. Bradenton has some crime area like all cities, near town is bad, palmetto area are bad. I love Anna Maria Island near by.
closer to beach is most expensive. Lots of people live in North Port, Port Charlotte areas are more reasonable. Good luck
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Would like any and all info on Bradenton. Where to live crime, etc,etc, etc,
The more to the east you live, the better off you'll be. University Parkway and I-75 is a really nice area to be in.
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Default Bradenton, Florida

So, all in all, would you say it's a nice place to live and work?
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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Bradenton is great area to live if you can afford it.
Be sure to check out Gamble Plantation. or gamble Mansion. It is in nearby ellenton, old sugar plantation of Major Robt Gamble. I took my Mom she really enjoyed it. Everything like it was in those days.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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So, all in all, would you say it's a nice place to live and work?
It's decent and affordable. There seems to be more criminal activity recently in the downtown area, but if you locate further east, or southeast towards the Lakewood Ranch or University Park areas you might be better off.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Gamble Plantation is a good tour. My mom has been giving tours there for over a decade. In fact she was the president of the association that takes care of the plantation.

Of course they bought their house in 1989 when prices were not into the insane range.
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: downtown Sarasota
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So, all in all, would you say it's a nice place to live and work?
I've lived in Bradenton since 1991....it's not a bad place to live....thank god for the Arts/Movie scene in Sarasota....

Bradenton pretty much closes up at dark. The crime/cocaine ration is extremely high. No pun intended on that one...just kinda happened ....

As far as work...again, if you run your own business, law or medicine, fine...our real estate is sky high...I used to sell real estate in the 90's at the beach & I could kick myself now....

I don't want to sound negative because I have enjoyed living here, but the job scene is pretty barren....

If you want to know more of something pm me
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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Bradenton is a 30/70 city. 30% of Bradenton is good. 70% is medium-to-bad. Bradenton has a "Crime Box." It's 34th Street West o 15th Street East, or something like that. Point is...STAY AWAY FROM THE CRIME BOX.

I would not move to Bradenton if I were you. I have lived here for 10 years. Choose another town.

Cities to check out:

1. Leesburg (Small)
2. Cape Coral (Big, but 3rd Safest City with pop. over 100,000) Nice City
3. Some cities around Orlando aren't bad, but CHOOSE WISELY AROUND THE ORLANDO AREA!!

Please TRUST ME, Stay AWAY from the TAMPA AND SAINT PETERSBURG AREA!!. Too Much Crime in Tampa and St. Pete!!
Too Much.

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Old 03-25-2007, 07:03 AM
 
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Default Bradenton

I could definitely use some help. I am seriously considering relocating to Bradenton (condo) and will be going there later in the year for vacation. Before I decide to move to Bradenton I need to know...Would air conditioning bills be too high for my modest income?...Is there a lot of rain?...I don't care much for snakes. Are there a lot of snakes?...I am single/divorced (40's). Would chances be good that I would find a girlfriend?...Is the hurricane threat a large one?...Should I get hurricane/flood insurance?...If so, is it as expensive as I have read? Someone posted that at sunset the town is virtually dead. Is this true? Thank you for any advice that you might have to offer.
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