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Old 08-10-2009, 07:20 AM
 
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GYPSYCHIC

which city do u live in exactly? my husband and I are planning to move to Sarasota or somewhere better or closer.

charandscott
charandscott - we live on the northern edge of Sarasota in Whitfield Estates, which is still Sarasota, but the southern edge of Manatee County. We love it here!
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I see there is some differences of opinion about this so-called "crime box". I'd like to point out that according to the article, it was a term coined by the sheriff's office about areas in their jurisdiction. Manatee County Sheriff's Office does not report on or investigate crimes in BRADENTON. They are Manatee County. Many of these "high crime" areas to which you refer are not even in Bradenton. DeSoto Square Mall? Not in Bradenton - it is in unincorporated Manatee County. Bayshore? NOT Bradenton - Manatee County.
Also, according to reports by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Bradenton has a lower crime rate than Sarasota per capita.
I'm not saying Bradenton doesn't have it's problems, but most of the problem areas you are discussing aren't even in Bradenton.
BTW, I've lived in Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton and Palmetto. They all have good and bad areas.
Desoto Square Mall is not in Bradenton? What town is it in?
Bayshore is not Bradenton, either? I'm really confused now...oh, I get it, they added tucky, as in the Bradentucky Bombers...to be more representative of the area as a whole?

Maybe it's just a parallel world?
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY. Overtaxed to extreme
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charandscott - we live on the northern edge of Sarasota in Whitfield Estates, which is still Sarasota, but the southern edge of Manatee County. We love it here!
But your postal address says Sarasota even though it's in Manatee? Strange thing that.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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But your postal address says Sarasota even though it's in Manatee? Strange thing that.
Not really - years ago this area was all Sarasota County, but when they built the airport they wanted it to straddle both counties so they moved the county lines. We are serviced out of the Sarasota post office, so we remain a Sarasota address.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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I see there is some differences of opinion about this so-called "crime box". I'd like to point out that according to the article, it was a term coined by the sheriff's office about areas in their jurisdiction. Manatee County Sheriff's Office does not report on or investigate crimes in BRADENTON. They are Manatee County. Many of these "high crime" areas to which you refer are not even in Bradenton. DeSoto Square Mall? Not in Bradenton - it is in unincorporated Manatee County. Bayshore? NOT Bradenton - Manatee County.
Also, according to reports by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Bradenton has a lower crime rate than Sarasota per capita.
I'm not saying Bradenton doesn't have it's problems, but most of the problem areas you are discussing aren't even in Bradenton.
BTW, I've lived in Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton and Palmetto. They all have good and bad areas.
The DeSoto Square Mall and Bayshore Gardens ARE in Bradenton. If you sent a box to a store in the DeSoto Square Mall, or if you live near the DeSoto Square Mall (and I'm not sure why anybody would want to live near that mall), you don't address "DeSoto Square Mall.... U.S. 301.... Unincorportated Manatee County. You address to Bradenton. So, in a sense, even though maybe techinically DeSoto is not in Bradenton, it is in Bradenton. It's not in Lakewood Ranch, it's not in Palmetto or Ellenton, so it has to be in....... BRADENTON!!! Case closed.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Fl.
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Not really - years ago this area was all Sarasota County, but when they built the airport they wanted it to straddle both counties so they moved the county lines. We are serviced out of the Sarasota post office, so we remain a Sarasota address.
Gypsychicks correct. Iv'e been here in Whitfield Estates for the past 55 years. At oine time we were given the choice to have our own Postal Address and incorporate. We looked at the tax hike and said ,"no thanks".
Let's put this discussion about Bayshore and Desoto Square Mall to rest. Neither one are in the city limits of Bradenton, just as Whitfield Estates isn't in Sarasota city limits. Yet both are in the Postal Zone so Bayshore and the Mall are addressed "Bradenton" While the Gypsychic and I are addressed Sarasota. If i lived across the creek I'd live in Bradenton.
I dunno about the rest of you but I can't think of a better place to call home. Every area has its "crime box". Hey!! Ya just don't go there. Make sense to you? Makes sense to me! Speedball1

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Old 02-04-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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I live in SLC Utah and I hate the winter here, Im looking to move to Sarasota FL, But i have no ideia where is the nice NEIGHBORHOOD w/ Nice High school for my 14 year old boy. I would like prefer close to the beach, W/ no much Hispanic ....nothing against them but is what i prefer. Please any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Nokomis, FL
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Bradenton - nickname "world's largest trailer park" - this mostly refers to the west side and downtown. Out of the 3 towns, Bradenton is the most rednecky. It's VERY blue collar. Cheapest out of the three.
Sarasota - very artsy fartsy. Mostly conservative/Christian with some liberal patches here and there. Not as many bad areas as Bradenton. Bradenton and Sarasota probably have an equivalent amount of retirees (no matter what anyone else says). I have lived in both towns, and both get nasty during season. Sarasota has a good percentage of snobs, Bradenton does not.
Venice - ENORMOUS amount of retirees. The joke is, people in their 50s/60s move to Sarasota and their parents move to Venice. Venice closes at 9 pm. It's nice for the beaches. Very conservative.
This is probably the best analysis. Most of the three cities (with the exception of Sarasota city proper) are very bible belt and conservative.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Lot's of interesting stuff in this old thread.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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Lot's of interesting stuff in this old thread.
I thought so too!
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