U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area
 [Register]
Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area Manatee and Sarasota Counties
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-18-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Idaho
21 posts, read 101,014 times
Reputation: 16

Advertisements

Hello,

We used to live in Safety Harbor, outside of Tampa and then moved back to the west coast. After really missing FL we are considering moving back in the next year or so. All we have been hearing is how the property tax and home owners insurance is sky high there. Does anyone know ballpark figures of how high they are in Bradenton area or Sarasota? I see that housing seems to have gone down in price there a little, but we heard in Dec that a lot of people had to foreclose on homes in FL last year because of the property taxes/homeowners ins. Thanks for any insight!

Be Well,

AD
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:16 AM
 
Location: USA
9,718 posts, read 5,967,498 times
Reputation: 31710
AD,
I live in Bradenton but in Lakewood Ranch which borders Sarasota. We decided this area because the taxes are less in Manatee county than Sarasota. Our millage rate is 6.0894 (dollar per $1,000 of taxable value). Then of course added in is the schools (A rated schools), library, childrens service fund, fire dept. and other misc.
Because we are in a master planned community we also have CDD ($1,000) on our tax bill.
Our homeowners insurance was $1200.00 last year. This year it went up to $2200.00. The weird thing was only our insurance co (State Farm) raised their premiums. My neighbors did not receive any increase with their insurance companies. We are not in a flood zone so we don't need anything additional.
We will be putting our house up for sale next month and are moving back to the west coast for business reasons so I do wish you the best of luck with your move.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
523 posts, read 2,687,973 times
Reputation: 188
Bradenton is beautiful area, but expensive, My neice just bought a 300 thousand home and she pays 6500 for taxes, The mllage on property appraiser site shows 17.00 to 28.00 and up SO check that out definately before you buy.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: USA
9,718 posts, read 5,967,498 times
Reputation: 31710
The rate I quoted was off my property tax bill. I did not look on the county website. Also, the % is for the taxable value of the property. My total tax bill was over $7,000 with all the "other" assessments added in. I do not have the homestead exemption either. I paid double this when I lived in New Jersey for property taxes so this to me doesn't seem too bad.

Last edited by Bella52; 02-19-2007 at 11:29 AM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2007, 10:23 AM
 
22 posts, read 78,496 times
Reputation: 14
I read that their is alot of crime in bradenton is this true??
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: USA
9,718 posts, read 5,967,498 times
Reputation: 31710
Not where we are but I think closer to 41 might have some problem areas. Maybe someone who lives in the "city" can give a better perspective.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
4,834 posts, read 13,015,861 times
Reputation: 2193
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbabessp View Post
I read that their is alot of crime in bradenton is this true??

Lots of crack cocaine crime....I know from personal experience...they have really tried to clean up the area on 14 street between Manatee & cortez but it just moved to 13th street....just about all of our crime has to do with crack here...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2007, 06:02 PM
 
106 posts, read 514,221 times
Reputation: 30
Bradenton is dumpy. lakewood ranch in Nice. Sarasota is good too.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2007, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Idaho
21 posts, read 101,014 times
Reputation: 16
Thanks for the info! What is millage?????
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
59 posts, read 74,603 times
Reputation: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbabessp View Post
I read that their is alot of crime in bradenton is this true??
Yes, this is true. Bradenton is a 30/70 city. 30% of Bradenton is good. 70% is medium-to-bad. Bradenton has a "Crime Box." It's 34th Street West to 15th Street East, or something like that. Point is...STAY AWAY FROM THE CRIME BOX. I would stay away from Suckenton all together.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top