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Old 03-03-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Hi Kim,

Thanks for your reply, in fact I don't know much about the region, so if you can provide a quick summary (positives/negatives) of each of these areas I would greatly appreciate it!

CN
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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Hi all, I build and live in Rotonda and think it has it's pros & cons. The major problem I experience is the lack of sidewalks. People moving into this area are active, whether young OR old, and like to walk and ride bikes. It is dangerous to walk the main boulevards due to traffic, and the side streets are narrow.

As for the deed restrictions, I have lived in many different neighborhoods in my life (mostly in Orlando) and I feel like the restrictions here are very tolerable and the annual dues are, like, NOTHING! My brother lives in a neighborhood in North Port and their dues are about $300 a MONTH! $136 a year and I don't think anyone should be complaining.

As for the older sections of Rotonda where the home prices are low, the overall look of the neighborhoods are compromised because people tend not to care for the homes like the owners of newer homes do. Of course the HOA will keep on top of the owners in those sections, trying to get them to maintain their homes better and keep the values up. This is a their job; and personally I drive through the older sections and think "and THIS is a deed restricted community????" In general, there is less pride of ownership in the older areas. Sure, you will see the occasional nice home, well maintained, with nice landscaping but it is not the norm. In the newer sections it is the norm, and the rare occurrence is the unkempt home.

As for rising crime rates, unfortunately we will see a continuation of this. With the housing market in the dump, many many people are out of work. One of the main industries in this area was construction (workers, roofers, framers, tile installers, masons, etc). Now they have no jobs but still have bills to pay. No job + bills + family = desperation. Theft is on the rise. Murders & kidnappings, thankfully rare, will happen as stress & anxiety levels rise. We will see this across the nation until the housing market turns around.

In my opinion, the housing market will turn around when interest rates begin to RISE. Everyone is sitting tight thinking prices & rates will continue to drop. I believe we are at rock bottom. As interest rates rise, it will put a fire under peoples bums and force them to make a decision. There truly could NOT be a better time to buy- if you are considering it, do it NOW!
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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How would you compare Rotonda and North Port?
The pros and cons of each one and if you had to choose which one would you pick?
All opinions are greatly appreciated!!!!
I personally do not like the circular layout of Rotonda. Some others might enjoy it.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:41 AM
 
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Rotonda west deed restrictions**parking**--a house close to me parks four, five, six** or more depending on time** of day on front yard! Cars, trucks, vans, etc.,in and out, constantly**moved with another car etc.**taking its' place! Nothing***done by deed restrictions! Nothing!***guess it's all who you know on the deed restrictions committee**or office**! Sound about right? When***is the term**of association**to be terminated? Any answers? When a**development is first drawn up**so many years are set up for an association and then time expires***! We need a better***rule**for rotonda! As for a new**office-community center---these board**members should consider themselves lucky****to have a booth reserved***for them at the local denny's restaurant!
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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I just purchased a lot in harbour heights how is the area? Is the ecomomy starting to improve in this area?
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Where is Harbour Heights?
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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I just purchased a lot in harbour heights how is the area? Is the ecomomy starting to improve in this area?

It's Ok. I go to Harbor Heights Park every Thurs with the kids. I like the park. It's kind of a mixed bag. Some duplexes, single family homes, etc.
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