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View Poll Results: Safest County?
Broward 4 25.00%
Duval 0 0%
Dade 4 25.00%
Hillsborough 2 12.50%
Orange 2 12.50%
Palm Beach 2 12.50%
Pinellas 2 12.50%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-15-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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Default Safest County in Florida?

Safest County to raise a family, live, and at least be able to enjoy surroundings. Not best county, strictly dealing with safety.? Not Metro, City, MSA, CSA, County?

Out of the following

Broward
Palm Beach
Pinellas
Orange
Duval
Dade
Hillsborough

I would guess Hillsborough or Duval. I could be wrong.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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All the counties you posted have great areas and have terrible areas... where you move or decide on will depend on a LOT of factors... age of children, budget for home, can you get a job there? Do you like rural areas? Metro areas? Do you want an international airport nearby?

When you say 'enjoy surroundings'... what do you mean? Do you like to surf? water ski? golf? mountain bike? go to theme parks? Fish? There are SO many variations across the Florida terrain, that what one person could absolutely die for, another could loathe entirely.. Soo... need some more info.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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All the counties you posted have great areas and have terrible areas... where you move or decide on will depend on a LOT of factors... age of children, budget for home, can you get a job there? Do you like rural areas? Metro areas? Do you want an international airport nearby?

When you say 'enjoy surroundings'... what do you mean? Do you like to surf? water ski? golf? mountain bike? go to theme parks? Fish? There are SO many variations across the Florida terrain, that what one person could absolutely die for, another could loathe entirely.. Soo... need some more info.
Well were planning on moving somewhere so I want to take everyones opinion. Enjoy Surroundings such as being able to go outside without having to worry about something bad happening. I know Crime is unpredictable but the county with the lowest likely hood from peoples experience is what I mean.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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Well were planning on moving somewhere so I want to take everyones opinion. Enjoy Surroundings such as being able to go outside without having to worry about something bad happening. I know Crime is unpredictable but the county with the lowest likely hood from peoples experience is what I mean.
Gotcha. Well, like I said before, all the areas you listed have great parts, and terrible parts.. as with anywhere.. Personally, I love Broward County and St Johns County.. (St Johns is just south of Duval..) and St Johns also has great schools..

again, it'll also depend on what your budget is.. how much are you planning on spending on a new home? OR how much can you afford to pay in rent each month? With any new area, I always suggest renting first.. to make sure you like the area and youre happy with it.. Plus, its a good way to find out more information over time, as well as formulate opinions about certain areas.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:05 AM
 
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Surprisingly, Broward, but none are by a landslide. All have their good and bad spots. I would say that (in order from best to worst) Broward, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Pinellas are significantly safer overall than (again, best to worst) Dade, Duval or Orange, but within those two groups its close. Just pick a good area in any of the counties and learn the trouble spots to stay away from.

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Old 06-16-2010, 01:31 AM
 
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Appreciate your inputs. Never looked at it that way. I figured all of South Florida counties were dangerous. I have family and visited but I meant as far as living.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:13 AM
 
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Indian River County
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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I would guess Brevard. they have the best schools nice setting, and still pretty close to civilization.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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I would say Monroe, but you didn't list it.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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At this time due to the oil spill....probably anything INLAND.
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