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Old 05-18-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Exofordite: Out of curiosity I googled crime in Myrtle Beach and found a link to an article from last year that ranked MB in the top 100 most dangerous places to live, this was the 2nd year in a row that it made that list. My dh and I are planning to move to the cape soon, I've been watching crime reports for the past year or so and have not seen anything reported that would make us change our minds. We live in a very small town now, and there have been several murders here but we don't feel unsafe. I think you just have to use some common sense. I have the feeling that the previous poster is an unhappy, cranky person I am secretly glad that I won't be buying a home next to him.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Thanks BB...Crime here isn't near the reason I wish to relocate. I have always and forever wished to reside in Florida before I die. I LOVE Florida. I have no idea why and how this came to be stuck in my psyche...but I know that's where I should be.
What's really funny is that I have no fear at all regarding living here in Myrtle Beach. I live in a modest area, a block from the beach, some transients, lots of homeowners. At times I don't lock my doors nor do I worry about leaving downstairs windows open on beautiful evenings.
My golf cart sits out front, unmolested, as do bikes, my RV, my truck....never do I worry about them being vandalized. Perhaps it's because they're material things and they're insured and I really don't want stand guard all the time.
I will admit..we raised our grandchild and when she was young we did lock doors and were more careful, for her safety.
I guess things happen. We've had girls missing from here who have never been found but that happens all over. Ask ole Nancy Grace.
I honestly am not afraid of what someone will do to me but I am reluctant, as I said, to have to defend myself...because I have been taught how to, and because I would not hesitate. I'd rather be the old gal playing bridge, not hiding people under one!
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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I am 55 and my wife and I will be relocating from NH to Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda or Cape Coral area. Gathering info, pluses and minuses for all areas, and must say this "Crime is bad here" doesn't sway me from continuing my search for a home in CC.
Crime is everywhere and will never return to the 50's era nor the 80's nor what it was back in 2013. Unless you want to live in the sticks or in the middle of the desert, crime will increase.
I grew up near Manchester, NH and trust me, today it is nothing like what it was when I was a kid. Areas I would not walk at night.
Talking to a friend who has property near Orlando and he says it is bad.
Have a friend in Rotonda and says no crime there. But that area is a tad bit too boring for me. So the closer to restaurants, nitelife, shopping ....... civilization, the more crime there will be.
Just my two cents.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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I am 55 and my wife and I will be relocating from NH to Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda or Cape Coral area. Gathering info, pluses and minuses for all areas, and must say this "Crime is bad here" doesn't sway me from continuing my search for a home in CC.
Crime is everywhere and will never return to the 50's era nor the 80's nor what it was back in 2013. Unless you want to live in the sticks or in the middle of the desert, crime will increase.
I grew up near Manchester, NH and trust me, today it is nothing like what it was when I was a kid. Areas I would not walk at night.
Talking to a friend who has property near Orlando and he says it is bad.
Have a friend in Rotonda and says no crime there. But that area is a tad bit too boring for me. So the closer to restaurants, nitelife, shopping ....... civilization, the more crime there will be.
Just my two cents.

as far as crime Manchester is worse than Cape Coral but Ft Myers is much worse than Manchester. Punta Gorda would probably be too boring. I would highly suggest taking a look into Cape Coral.
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