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Old 12-13-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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Hey folks:
Can you help me to learn a little bit more about your area by naming one good thing and one bad thing of living in Sarasota. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Hey folks:
Can you help me to learn a little bit more about your area by naming one good thing and one bad thing of living in Sarasota. Thanks.
Beautiful city with great beaches, nice restaurants, crime has been increasing due to its proximity to Bradenton, which sports lots of gangs..........proceed with caution...........
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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good thing: absolutely beautiful here in January/February.
bad thing: absolutely not the rest of the year.
always hot and/or humid.
beaches are nice, Siesta Key, one of the best in the world, always.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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There are many more good things than bad, to me: the beaches, the attractions that are close by, great shopping, nice places to dine out, the great weather!
To me the weather is great here all year long, when its hot it is still great to me. When its 90 out you can still go outside and do somethings, when back in New York and its 2 degrees out, your stuck in the house for many months!
The only bad thing for me is the traffic certain times of the year.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Southwest Florida
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Fabulous small town with big city feel, lots of things going on year round in the arts, beautiful beaches & attractions.

It's the biggest oxycodone/roxycodone/xanaxed up town in Florida.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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So many good things about the area that it's hard to single out just one but it has to be the weather and proximity to great beaches and beautiful caribbean blue-green water.

What is the worst thing? Hmmmm. Toss up between the awful driving when the elderly snowbirds are here and the awful August weather. But those two things are temporary.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Nokomis Fl
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Good I agree with above posts
Bad ...seasonal traffic and temporray viistors with a northern attitude
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Troy, Alabama
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I like imagardner's description of the elderly, that made me smile because we're be like that one day. Sarasota is one of the cities on my list to check out. Don't know why I picked it because I don't know anything about Florida. Looking forward to checking things out.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Good I agree with above posts
Bad ...seasonal traffic and temporray viistors with a northern attitude
Surely you weren't referring to all Northerners as that would have been a very broad generalization. As well, the locals depend greatly upon the seasonal people's $$$ to make a living. We wouldn't want to discourage that, would we?
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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Good things: The beaches, weather, schools, restaurants, people, culture, housing price (if you're buying)

Bad things: Can't really think of much. I love the weather, the drivers don't really bother me-most of the time I can just go around them. My kids are pretty sheltered so any of the whole drug scene doesn't really effect me/my kids. Haven't really come up with to many bad things. Maybe that's why I'm a native and am still here. I guess you would stay someplace you really liked, right?
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