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Old 03-08-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, FL
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I've been lurking on here the past 6 months while we searched for homes and waited on our current home to sell. We are finally on our way out of Cincinnati!

This Friday, we move into our new home in Greyhawk Landing! To be honest, we hadn't given the neighborhood much thought. We were dead set on Panther Ridge. But, at the end of the day, there is no denying that this was the house and community for us. Absolutely beautiful. And, at current pricing, a steal! Because I was so focused on the other community, I do not know much about the GL area.

Is there a good place to talk to other residents of the community/area? We have no connections there, and are starting from scratch. It would be great to get recommendations for things like pediatricians, family docs, car repair shops, salons, pool companies, contractors, etc.

Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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Well, I think you're at the right place for advice. I know it's a nice area and has a lot of places nearby. I don't live out that way so I can't give you any names for recommendations. Keep checking here and you should find some people to help you. There may not be a ton of people to offer advice as I have found, many people on here don't live out that way.. My husband and I looked out that way and we have friends in the area. If you really get stuck I can ask them if you have no luck here.. just DM me! : )
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY. Overtaxed to extreme
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Congrats on your relocation and good luck!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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I've been lurking on here the past 6 months while we searched for homes and waited on our current home to sell. We are finally on our way out of Cincinnati!

This Friday, we move into our new home in Greyhawk Landing! To be honest, we hadn't given the neighborhood much thought. We were dead set on Panther Ridge. But, at the end of the day, there is no denying that this was the house and community for us. Absolutely beautiful. And, at current pricing, a steal! Because I was so focused on the other community, I do not know much about the GL area.

Is there a good place to talk to other residents of the community/area? We have no connections there, and are starting from scratch. It would be great to get recommendations for things like pediatricians, family docs, car repair shops, salons, pool companies, contractors, etc.

Thanks!
habajaba,

Welcome to the thread! Like Oobiee said, you will get lots of good advice here, and sometimes some that may not be what you're looking for . . . .

I think you are on the right track. You mention a lot of everyday places where you can meet people and make friends. I would start with the things you like to do though, rather than just places where you pay for service. If you like tennis, join a tennis club (they are cheap here). If you like golf, golf people are always friendly and hang around the 19th hole to chat after a round. Joining or transfering a membership to a local club like the Rotary, or community group. Church is good, if you like to volunteer. Or you could go and hang out at the strip club people are always friendly there. But then you're paying for that - so I won't suggest it. LOL Just kidding!
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, FL
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Hah! Thanks Oobie and Big House. Just to clarify, I'm not too concerned about socializing. I know that we will meet people through the channels you mentioned. However, we don't know many people yet. I'm looking for service provider suggestions since we do not know others to ask yet. Haven't heard from anyone in the area, so I'm guessing these forums are light on the East Manatee members.

Anyway, thanks for the comments guys!
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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Hah! Thanks Oobie and Big House. Just to clarify, I'm not too concerned about socializing. I know that we will meet people through the channels you mentioned. However, we don't know many people yet. I'm looking for service provider suggestions since we do not know others to ask yet. Haven't heard from anyone in the area, so I'm guessing these forums are light on the East Manatee members.

Anyway, thanks for the comments guys!

If you want, we are having a meet up at Marina Jacks in Sarasota on April 10th. Check the stick meet-up thread at the top. Everyone is welcome to attend. Don't be shy, I won't bite - much!
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