It can be avoided, if you have the means to stay in the "money" areas.
I would hesitate to raise an adolescent there though.
Roger Twittaker I've lived here in Sarasota for 21 years. The families of these people on both sides suffer..
I spend a good amount of time in Long boat key and Anna Maria Island. Some of the women after starting to sell themselves, get into alcohol, drugs and other things.
By far, the most disgusting activity that goes on is what people around here call the Long boat Key Jews, ( LBK Jews) These rich predators prey on women that go to places like Tommy Bahamas' , The Blue Marlin and other places in the immediate area. Facts are these Jewish guys are smooth and the women are dumb..