Saturday, 22 November 2008

Sarasota Neighbourhoods (My neighbourhood Glen Oaks)

My neighbourhood in the north east of Sarasota doesn’t have a name.
It could be called “Glen Oaks” for in the area bounded by Beneva Rd, Calliandra Drive, Circus Boulevard and 17th Street there are four developments viz: Glen Oaks Estates, Glen Oaks Condominiums; Glen Oaks Manor, and Glen Oaks Ridge. (I live in Glen Oaks Ridge.)

Each was built about 35 years ago on land which had been the winter quarters of the “Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus”.

Within walking distance of my home there are

6 Churches: Faith Presbyterian; 12 St Assembly; the Fellowship of Believers; Cornerstone Baptist; Bethesda Ministries; and St. Jude’s R.C. Church

3 Supermarkets: “Sweet Bay” for the best fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. “Publix” for the friendliest staff; “Winn-Dixie” for the best cold cuts (but with the dumbest staff)

5 Banks: Sun Trust; Bank America, WaMu; Wachovia; Colonial.

2 Fast food restaurants: McDonalds and Wendys

1 K-Mart Store

A Golf Course (45 holes)

A lovely Jewish Cemetery

A Fire-House, and a Fire fighting Training Academy.

An ugly “Shriners Temple”, with an even uglier statue.

2 Post Offices

A handy convenience store

A paint store.

A wonderful hardware store.

A British Goods Store.

The Barber Shop which I use.

A number of businesses which I would never need to patronise.

At least 9 small restaurants or cafes (not pictured).

‘Tis all very convenient - and yes, I do walk to the stores.


















JUST BEFORE SUNSET AT GLEN OAKS RIDGE



TWILIGHT AT GLEN OAKS RIDGE




POND AT THE BACK OF MY CONDO




MY CONDO IN GLEN OAKS RIDGE





MY STREET IN GLEN OAKS RIDGE

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GLEN OAKS CONDOMINIUMS




STREET IN GLEN OLAKS MANOR (MY FRIEND BEN LIVES ON THIS STREET)



STREET IN GLEN OAKS ESTATES




TRAILER PARK FOR CIRCUS RETIREES
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'MY' BARBER SHOP






WINN DIXIE BEST COLD CUTS, but 'DUMBEST' STAFF




PUBLIX SUPERMARKET FRIENDLIEST AND MOST EXPERIENCED STAFF




SWEET BAY SUPERMARKET BEST FRUIT, VEGETABLES, FISH AND MEAT



ST JUDE R.C. CHURCH




BETHESDA MINISTRIES CHURCH



CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH




FELLOWSHIP OF BELIEVERS CHURCH


12TH STREET CHURCH


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FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH




GREAT HARDWARE STORE



EXCELLENT LOCAL PAINT STORE




FAILING K-MART STORE




SECOND HAND STORE




BRITISH FOOD STORE



POLICE CAR CEMETERY




SECOND POST OFFICE



FIRST POST OFFICE




GOLF COURSE 2





JEWISH CEMETERY 3



JEWISH CEMETERY 2



JEWISH CEMETERY 1




FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY 3




FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY 2




FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY 1




FIREHOUSE




UGLY STATUE AT SHRINERS TEMPLE




SHRINERS TEMPLE



CENTURY BANK



SIGNLESS WACHOVIA BANK





REGIONS BANK





BANK OF AMERICA




SUN TRUST BANK








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