Lehigh Acres residents react to growi...

Lehigh Acres residents react to growing crime rate

There are 251 comments on the www.winknews.com story from May 20, 2007, titled Lehigh Acres residents react to growing crime rate. In it, www.winknews.com reports that:

The latest crime wave hit the streets of Lehigh Acres Friday afternoon. A man carrying a gun held up the European Deli off Homestead Road. via WINK-TV Fort Myers

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skrintz

AOL

#1 May 20, 2007
lehigh is crazy
la_watchdog1

Fort Myers, FL

#2 May 24, 2007
amen
derrick

United States

#3 Jun 15, 2007
Lehigh acres is a garbage dump if you ask me. full of drug houses and scumbags. with a name like lehigh acres what do you expect? lol/ Fort myers isnt much better, thank god I moved away 2 years ago and now live in beautifull Reno NV. good riddens to those dumps in the swamps.
Mish

United States

#4 Jun 16, 2007
llol. i dont want to go back.. if i end up doing that. hopefully things will get better. Things won't change until someone makes an effort to fix things. It all starts with the Community people.
james

Port Charlotte, FL

#5 Jun 16, 2007
I've been living in lehigh acres for 4 years. I never had any problems here. People are nice and the community are very close. we are like a big family.
Dwight

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jul 2, 2007
derrick wrote:
Lehigh acres is a garbage dump if you ask me. full of drug houses and scumbags. with a name like lehigh acres what do you expect? lol/ Fort myers isnt much better, thank god I moved away 2 years ago and now live in beautifull Reno NV. good riddens to those dumps in the swamps.
I live in NJ and have sons who live in Lehigh Acres.
why is there such a difference of opinion about the desirability/undesirability of Lehigh Acres?
Dwight

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jul 2, 2007
james wrote:
I've been living in lehigh acres for 4 years. I never had any problems here. People are nice and the community are very close. we are like a big family.
live in NJ and have sons who live in Lehigh Acres.
why is there such a difference of opinion about the desirability/undesirability of Lehigh Acres?
Dwight

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Jul 2, 2007
james wrote:
I've been living in lehigh acres for 4 years. I never had any problems here. People are nice and the community are very close. we are like a big family.
live in NJ and have sons who live in Lehigh Acres.
why is there such a difference of opinion about the desirability/undesirability of Lehigh Acres?
OCAL

United States

#9 Mar 1, 2008
Hi,

My boyfriend and I moved to Lehigh from Homestead Fl (3o min south of Miami) about a week ago today. So far things are okay only I have been hearing about the crime rate, but seriously coming from the 305 I dont see why people consider this area to be 'high crime rate'...go to Miami there you'll see 'high crime rate' for sure...the scarry thing is back home we know more or less where to go and where to not go..the bad areas we know to stay away from. its a little different here because we're new to the area and dont know anyone. Any suggestions on where we should stay 'away' from? Oh and there isnt much to do here compared to Miami but there is the beach and if you're family oriented there are some things to do with the kids. The younger generations (teens mostly)all say the same its boring. I on the other hand am 27 with kids so I'm definitely more laid back...my club days are over. Houses are crazy cheap here compared to Miami-Dade and they are brand new and very nice some even offer upgrades still at very low cost...Wish me luck... Oh P.S. I will say this last thing on my boyfriends 1st day checking out the new basketball courts his ball was stolen...lol...so agree many stiky fingers in the area.
Frank Albert

Harwich, MA

#10 Mar 7, 2008
We have been a property owner in Lehigh for some time and have seen my taxes getting higher and higher and property values lower. I was at my two lots last week (Feb 2008)and was very disappointed to see the roadsides littered with everything from old tires to furniture all over the place. We saw four town dump truck working on a small project next to the golf course( Mirror Lake) with one person working and the rest just standing there.We all know the housing markets is not great, but having junk all over the place, doesn't look to good. I ask the mayor to take a ride and see if I'm right.
Thanks
Frank & Marcia
Ronda

New Bedford, MA

#11 Apr 10, 2008
WHich part of Lehigh do you live in? I heard the SW section is a better area. My husband and I are going ther in a couple weeks to buy a home but with all the negative replies for Lehigh Naples is looking really good:-)
Ronda

New Bedford, MA

#12 Apr 10, 2008
This I believe says it all :-(
http://www.nbc-2.com/News/LehighAcres/
miguel

United States

#13 Apr 29, 2008
im going to lihigh acress thi weekend to see a lot puccini av.south is this area bad or good can any body tell me thanks
Dawn

United States

#14 May 6, 2008
I'm confused too by the difference of opinion, I don't understand how some people can say far, far away and others really like it. Is it really as bad as you say it is?
Whatever

AOL

#15 May 9, 2008
derrick wrote:
Lehigh acres is a garbage dump if you ask me. full of drug houses and scumbags. with a name like lehigh acres what do you expect? lol/ Fort myers isnt much better, thank god I moved away 2 years ago and now live in beautifull Reno NV. good riddens to those dumps in the swamps.
I see you have lived a very sheltered life if you think crime is high here in Lehigh. Try living in a real city and other places will look like paradise. Crime here is nothing! I think I just saw those "scumbags" on Reno 911?
Whatever

AOL

#16 May 9, 2008
Ronda wrote:
This I believe says it all :-(
http://www.nbc-2.com/News/LehighAcres/
Terrible, terrible, sounds like the south Bronx, Geeze- I didn't see one assault, one mugging, not even a murder. Must be just awful to live there... Neighbors working together to put out a brush fire- just terrible, mean hateful people... great link- thanks!
Dawn

United States

#17 Jun 11, 2008
can someone help me I was interested in Lehigh Acres, I am a widow living alone with my pets and was considering the area because of cheap rent what should i do or where are the safe areas.my daughter lives in naples.i need a house with a fenced yard
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Heather

Upper Marlboro, MD

#18 Sep 24, 2008
Im looking at a house in Lehigh, I LOVE the house! it's a few miles off the colonial... im getting nothing but negative comments from everyone and being advised NOT to buy the house!! Because of the crime rate, al lthe gangs... i'm so confused on what to do!!!
Watchdogs Handler

Fort Myers, FL

#19 Sep 24, 2008
Dont take the word of angry people posting anonymously in a onlie chat forum.

Check out the sheriffs website at this link and type in the street name of the house you are looking to buy and see what shows up.

http://www.sheriffleefl.org/activity/incident...

Checkout www.lehighacreslive.com and join that community. Most of the members there are long time residents and can tell you straight about the area you are looking to buy your house in.

Good luck!
prince_of_ny

Fort Myers, FL

#20 Jan 5, 2010
are you freaking kidding me...lehigh acres crime rate is a walk in the park compare to where i grew up....try growing up in the south bronx where there's drive bys 4 days a week and where there's always someone found shot dead or stabbed up

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