I've posted before and got helpful replies, but I wanted to see if I can get some additional comments.
I'm looking for a great place in Florida. I've never been to Florida, but I'm planning a trip in the summer, and if we like it we want to spend a larger part of the year there in the future.
It should be a home or condo in a nice low-rise neighborhood, close to a great beach not spoilt by high-rises, but not too far away from a city in the area.
Naples seems to be great, but I was a bit surprised to hear that the median age is about 60 there. Nothing against senior citizens, but just wondering if it's a good place for a young family. (Someone from the forum already said it's a good place for young people, too.)
Sanibel also is a favorite, but maybe a little small and secluded and too far away from the next city (Ft. Myers)? So I'm not sure if Sanibel is great not only for holidays but also for living?
What about Sarasota?
BTW, since we would like to spend the winter there in the future, it would be nice if it's warm enough for sunbathing and swimming for the greatest part of the year. I've read that in Sarasota it's about 1-2 degrees colder than in Naples because of its location, but I'm not sure if this little difference really makes a difference. Any experiences/opinions?
Thanks very much in advance for all comments!
P.S.: I know I must get a first-hand look, but I'm curious, so that's why I'm trying to find out as much as possible already. :-)