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Any Other Brits In The Lakewood Ranch Area?

Old Jun 17th 2011, 6:37 pm
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Hi,
Weve been living in the Lakewood Ranch Area near Sarasota & Bradenton since September 2010 and we just wondered if there are any other Brits living around here apart from ourselves?

My wife and myself are in our 40's and we have two grown up kids, our sons 19 and our daughter has ju.st gone 18

We have met a few British familes but they have now all moved back to the UK!

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Old Jan 21st 2012, 4:57 am
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Hay, we have just moved to Lakewood ranch too and are looking for other families that live in the area, did you manage to find anyone, we miss the Brits.
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Old Jan 21st 2012, 5:12 am
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Hi there,
Yes, weve got some good friends now and one of the British familes that moved back to England have now moved back here again!
We became good frineds with them so its great that they are back out and living in Lakewood ranch again.
Where abouts in the UK are you from?

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Old Jan 21st 2012, 5:39 pm
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Hi there,
Yes, weve got some good friends now and one of the British familes that moved back to England have now moved back here again!
We became good frineds with them so its great that they are back out and living in Lakewood ranch again.
Where abouts in the UK are you from?

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Hi Richard,
We are from Oxford in the south, we have just moved from North Carolina where our best friends there were Brits. I had heard that there might be a Brit club on or around Lakewood ranch, do you know anything of it?? Where are you from?
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Hi,
Yes there is a brits club here but we havent joined because the typical age group that go to it are a lot older than we are so we never bothered with it.
We are in our 40's and the Brits club is made up of people in the 60+.
We are origianlly from Wakefield near Leeds in west yorkshire.
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Hi Richard,
Thanks for the heads up on the Brit club, maybe it won't be for us either.
My dads side of the family are from Wakefield and Castleford, I love it up there everyone is so friendly? How long have you been in the US? Which neighborhood on LR do you live on?
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Hi Richard,
Thanks for the heads up on the Brit club, maybe it won't be for us either.
My dads side of the family are from Wakefield and Castleford, I love it up there everyone is so friendly? How long have you been in the US? Which neighborhood on LR do you live on?
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Hey Sue and Richard,

Ive just moved down here from Tampa and just off University Parkway, Ive been here for about 10 years in the Florida area. Originally from the Wirral , near Liverpool

cheers

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Old Feb 9th 2012, 7:17 pm
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Hi Sue,
We are actually in River Club, which is right next to Lakewood Ranch but we like it better because we don't have the crazy gated community to go through each time we want to go in or out.

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Old Apr 16th 2012, 2:28 pm
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Hi, We live in Sarasota and have been here for 8 years, We held a British beach invasion last November hoping to do the same this year just a reason to get together, We love Indian food if you ever fancy a curry let us know, Cheers David.
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A Curry! Yes, I love a good curry, but to be honest I havent found any around here that have been any good.

A friend of mine told me about one called "The Gateway To India" down in Sarasota. He said its very good but I havent tried it yet.

We heard that the British Pub on University Parkway has a curry night once a week, so 5 of us (all British) went a few weeks ago just to see what it was like - it was okay, but the rice seemed like it had been boiling all week long because it came as a solid lump!

The funny part here was that 3 of use are originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and the other 2 are originally from Birmingham, and the girl serving us asked if we were all French!!! .....And this was in a British pub!!! .....You couldn't make it up if you tried
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Old Apr 17th 2012, 6:30 pm
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The Gateway is the best for sure, Its on Hillview near Sarasota Memorial hospital, were going to the Keys this weekend, and then a diving trip in Mexico, So when we get back would love to meet up mid May, If it works for you message me and I will give you our details. Cheers David.
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Old Apr 18th 2012, 12:12 am
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Hi David,
Sounds good. Yes I was told about the Gateway by a friend of mine from Essex who lives in Sarasota and he's just told me about it. He said at one point he was going every night!
Drop me a line when you get back from Mexico. Cheers Richard
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Will be in touch. Thanks David.
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Hi guys

I know this isn't necessarily the right forum, however I will start a separate thread, but as you are a Lakewood thread your thoughts would be appreciated......

I and my wife plus young family are seriously thinking of moving from England to L Ranch. We love the climate and believe the lifestyle would be great for us. Aside from the process of getting here (visa etc) has the move been all you hoped for ? Any regrets ? Schooling ?

Any thoughts would be gladly received.
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Old May 11th 2012, 12:57 am
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Hi Sean,
My regret is that I didn't move years ago.

Unless you buy a business, getting a visa is hard. If you have American relatives then things can be a little easier.

Most English buy a business to live and stay here, which can work for some but its not always ideal.

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