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Old 01-22-2013, 10:04 PM
 
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We are looking to move between Dothan and the Florida line. Out in the county, it could be a little west as long as its south. Can anyone suggest an area. We are retired, no children. Currently we live in Eastern Tennessee and its too cold for us. A real estate agent suggested either Ozark or Rehobeth. Thanks
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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It still gets chilly here, and I'm only a mile from the FL line.

Are you wanting to be near a city?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Between 5 to 10 miles outside of a decent size city. Close enough to shop, but far enough to away from traffic. Ozark is farther north than we want to be, Rehobeth was suggested. My husband liked the rolling hills in the Dothan area. Even if its chilly there its warmer than we are here. Any info would help. Thanks
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I've never heard of Rehobeth, but anywhere in Geneva County may work for you.

I was going to suggest Brewton, but its about 50 miles from Pensacola.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: alabama
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i live in dothan and think its a great place. Some of the smaller towns around us and close to the florida line is . .. cottonwood, pansey( great place) ashford.. also a great place my kids graduated high school there.. malone fl is right on the line of alabama and fl..
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Denver Metro
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My grandparents live in Dothan and Ozark. I would suggest Dothan or Headland. Headland at least has a little but of small town charm, whereas Ozark lack this. Dothan has a lot of great amenities and is growing to have more and more!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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Looking to move to AL from Houston in 5 years when we retire. What about the Lake Forest subdivision in Daphne? I have seen various comments around the web, so say it is a ghetto now, some say a great buyers market for land/lots.

I remember driving thru Dothan years ago and it was very nice. I just want to be closer to that beautiful beach than 8 hrs!! LOL

Areas that are growing? We are interested in buying land now and paying it off within 3 yrs.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Whatever you do, do not live in Lake Forest. I grew up in Daphne. Check out around 6th St.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I used to be through that area and the panhandle of FL all the time. SNL is correct that you don't get into what people consider "Florida" weather until you get around Orlando and south.

There are considerations to be made in any move. Florida has no income tax and no sales tax on food. Alabama doesn't have property tax on seniors. If you buy property, hurricane insurance can be quite expensive and will do nothing but go up as time goes on. Medical care is also important for seniors, so you want to be somewhat near a good hospital (and shopping for that matter).

Remember also, that as a general rule, the older you get, the less time you spend outdoors. Weather, unless you have specific weather related illnesses, becomes less of an issue than other factors.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO - Capitol Hill
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Unless you just really want to be way out in the country, check out West Mobile. County, around the edges of Grand Bay and Dawes, will put you out of most traffic, but close to everything in Mobile, and gives you several destinations close by. Beach is an hour away. Biloxi is 50 minutes. New Orleans is 2 1/2. Pensacola a little over an hour.

Housing/land is very affordable in the county, and in my estimation, has much higher resale/value potential than Baldwin Co, or anywhere South of Montgomery for that matter.

Good luck
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