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Old 04-22-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Where do you see the Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice area in 10, 15, 20 years in regards to population (race, crime, growth) and economy (real estate, jobs, retail)?

Do you think Sarasota will become heavily populated with one race or another? Will people and businesses be moving out because crime is running rampant, or will new developments and shopping malls be built out East of 75 bring in new people from all over the US?

What do you think?

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Where do you think the Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice area will be in 10, 15, 20 years in regards to population (race, crime, growth) and economy (real estate, jobs, retail)?

Do you think Sarasota will become heavily populated with one race or another? Will people and businesses be moving out because crime is running rampant, or will new developments and shopping malls be built out East of 75 be bringing in new people from all over the world?

What do you think?
Florida's bread and butter economy is and always will be tourism which provides low paying jobs. Couple that with wealthy retirees, and Sarasota will pretty much stay the same; the whitest city in Florida.

There is very little diversity here as far as race. Culturally is a different story.

Sarasota's tourists are already from all over Europe. Latin Americans seem to prefer the east coast. Since Asia, Austrailia, and Africa already have spectacular beaches and resort destinations of their own AND it's super expensive to get here from there, I don't see an influx from those areas.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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Florida's bread and butter economy is and always will be tourism which provides low paying jobs. Couple that with wealthy retirees, and Sarasota will pretty much stay the same; the whitest city in Florida.

There is very little diversity here as far as race. Culturally is a different story.

Sarasota's tourists are already from all over Europe. Latin Americans seem to prefer the east coast. Since Asia, Austrailia, and Africa already have spectacular beaches and resort destinations of their own AND it's super expensive to get here from there, I don't see an influx from those areas.
I pretty much agree with most of this with the exception that I see more and more Latin American coming here. There has been what seems like to me a huge influx the last few years, also more and more Canadians buying here. So the cosmopolitan influence is expanding. My husband feels this whole area is going to become very exclusive and expensive someday (he didn't say when) but maybe like in another decade or so. It already has some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Florida (I read only behind Miami and Naples). The area around University Parkway is exploding with high end stuff.

Not sure what you are looking for, OP, but these are just our opinions. I have lived in Florida all my life, Sarasota has ALWAYS been considered one of the most desirable places in the state. It will always be retiree and vacation oriented, but also has good expanding colleges and expanding opportunities in health and geriatric care.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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What if the boomers (strong birth years) die off and there won't be enough retirees anymore to buy previously inflated homes? Less demand? Will prices go bust again? Food for thought
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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What if the boomers (strong birth years) die off and there won't be enough retirees anymore to buy previously inflated homes? Less demand? Will prices go bust again? Food for thought
Europeans. Sarasota's real estate will not fall any cheaper than it is right unless something exceptional happens.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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That's pretty generic....exceptional could be many things....rise of interest rates would be one
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs CA
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I imagine that the population of Sarasota and all of Florida will continue growing, just like it has since the invention of air conditioning. Possibly higher percentage of Latinos. ( yay, bring on the restaurants)

The biggest changes will always be the ones no one likes to talk about. A shrinking of wildlife habitat, fracking wastelands, the poisoning of our water from the billions of gallons of chemicals poured on the thousands of golf courses and the continued destruction of the Everglades. But hey, you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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The main reason for the population increase of west Florida, below Tampa, more than tripling in the last 25 years is --- I-75 If there was no I-75 and people had to use U.S. 41 to get anywhere between Tampa and Naples, population growth would have been minimal. If I-75 was built near U.S. 17, Bartow, Fort Meade, Wauchula, Arcadia or along U.S. 27 Lake Wales, Frostproof, Avon Park, Sebring, Lake Placid, those towns would have been boom areas. If it wasn't for I-75, there would still be less than 10,000 people living in Northport.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: North Port
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The main reason for the population increase of west Florida, below Tampa, more than tripling in the last 25 years is
Don't forget all the bad sinkhole publicity any place around Tampa and north.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:35 AM
 
Location: englewood
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florida with no income taxes and relatively low taxes and limited usage fees is a great thing. unfortunately as the blue state residents migrate here they demand more and more driving the taxes and size of government up. just look at the east coast of florida.
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