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Old May 29th 2010, 3:58 pm
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Hi all,

First time poster. My current employers are in the process of getting my L1-A visa for my move to our Sarasota offices. My wife and I have visited the area and were very impressed with Lakewood Ranch and the schools.

Any UK residents or other expatriates live there? Any comments, advice when moving.

My expected move date is August 1st
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Old May 29th 2010, 4:02 pm
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hi there
you can go onto city data forum there will be tons of floridians there!
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hi there
you can go onto city data forum there will be tons of floridians there!
Great suggestion, thank you. As you said, tons of stuff on there
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You might also do a search on this forum...I think Lakewood Ranch came up a couple of months ago. Nice, but a bit Stepford like was the general consensus I believe.
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think Lakewood Ranch came up a couple of months ago. Nice, but a bit Stepford like was the general consensus I believe.
yes but then not as Stepford as Celebration! but Celebration is absolutely fantastic IMHO of course!
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Originally Posted by SuperOwls View Post
Hi all,

First time poster. My current employers are in the process of getting my L1-A visa for my move to our Sarasota offices. My wife and I have visited the area and were very impressed with Lakewood Ranch and the schools.

Any UK residents or other expatriates live there? Any comments, advice when moving.
We have a property 'next door' just 5-10 mins away and we think its a nice modern community when we have passed through. I wouldn't say Stepford as such but it is all pretty well self-maintained. Good access for all roads and school, leisure, cinema and restaurants on tap. LWR school has been in the news for drug problems but you get that in the UK when you least expect it. Have an open mind. Good luck with the business.
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We were in Sarasota in April and we viewed a view properties on Lakewood Ranch. Its a lovely area and is very well maintained, but we ruled it out simply because we felt it was very Stepford Wifes! They close the main street off I think its the last Friday of every month to have a parade for the kids, which sounds great. When we drove through the town centre it was like a ghost town with nothing but earry music playing in the background. But the houses we viewed were lovely. The schools looked great and I think the one that has the best name is Willis. We just felt that we would be happier being closer to the center of Sarasota and esp the beaches. Good luck
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Hi

I'm an ex-pat living in LWR.

Like everywhere there are pro's and cons but all in all I am very happy here.

Please feel free to drop me a line when you make it into town and I will do my best to point you in the right direction.

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Lakewood Ranch often gets a bashing but usually from people who can't afford to live there.
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Lakewood Ranch often gets a bashing but usually from people who can't afford to live there.
I take it it's one of those oh so very familiar in Florida Stepford Wives communities.
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ROFL!
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Lakewood Ranch often gets a bashing but usually from people who can't afford to live there.
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Lakewood Ranch often gets a bashing but usually from people who can't afford to live there.
Never heard of the place. Sorry!
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ROFL!
You assume too much.
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Lakewood Ranch often gets a bashing but usually from people who can't afford to live there.
I would delete this,if not thought appropriate but I don't see a delete button..
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