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Old 12-07-2008, 11:23 PM
Location: New York
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Hundreds of run down trailer parks and motels along the beach don't interest me?
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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As one who visits PCB each year, I can attest that the vast majority of the family owned motels have been replaced by high rise condos; in fact the small motels are now few and far between. Also I don't remember EVER seeing "hundreds" of trailer parks, maybe a couple off the beach. There are some scattered trailers between Front Beach and Back Beach Road; I guess they escaped zoning by being grandfathered in. Many folks miss the old days where the family owned motel was the norm and the owners knew all their clients who returned year after year. Back then, probably compared to other resort areas in Florida, it might have looked pretty dumpy, but it was a friendly fun dump.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:22 AM
Location: New York
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As one who used to live in PCB I can tell you that the trailers are everywhere, scattered in with regular houses sure but none the less they are still there filling up the entire section between 98 and front beach, just take any one of the roads off front beach and you will find some form of trailer park. A couple? I could fly down there right now and find at least 30 just off the top of my head. The ****ty motels are being torn down yes though not quickly enough I still had the pleasure of driving by condemned motels everyday. Also I don't consider any dumps fun, now don't think I am trying to start a fight with you because I am not but PCB is way to much of a toxic conservative wasteland to ever get anything right.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:37 AM
Location: Living in Paradise
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I live in Navarre for the past 11 years and we have million dollar homes and trailers. You can find trailers all over the USA, some areas have more than others but is very normal.

Many are now purchasing mobile homes and upgrading the inside so they can use as a cheap retirement home.

Now back to the OP, I like better Northwest Florida... I thinks is a bit more relax and is not depending on gambling money. We have a large Aerospace industry that support many large military bases in multiple cities. Large military communities and a sense of a community that is together can be found here.

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Old 07-29-2011, 01:31 AM
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Default Mobile, Biloxi & Florida Panhandle

As you have read, there are differences between all of these areas. I have been to Vegas and Reno, and while Biloxi doesn't have the glammor of Vegas, I like the casinos there and think Biloxi is unique in it's own right.

As for as the beaches, all are nice from Gulf Shores to Port St. Joe. Panama City is nice and far from being a dump. If you like amusement type activities, Panama City, Destin and Gulf Shores has more to offer than the other areas. Destin has the prettiest water and Pensacola Beach has the whitest sand, but they're all nice. Even though Mobile doesn't really have a beach, (not including Dauphin Island), which is in Mobile County, it is also a nice place. Both Mobile and Pensacola have more cultural and historical activities than the others.
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