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Old 07-16-2007, 09:32 PM
 
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Is such a thing as "old florida" beach towns that haven't been taken over by millionaires or developers? I'm not really into cookie cutter new development, I'm really interested in something older. Just curious.

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Old 07-16-2007, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Not that I know of.

The coast is too valuable to be inexpensive, but I would not say it's all "cookie cutter". There are some beautiful beach communities with charm and unique architecture, but they cost lots of bucks .

I can say for NE FL, no, no inexpensive beach communites.

Of course, it's all relative - it depends on what you think is expensive and what you're willing to live in.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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That time went out with the strong American economy. It will return after the Tsunami or a cat4-5 hits a downtown area.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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You can look into Cedar Key.
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:24 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Not that I know of.

The coast is too valuable to be inexpensive, but I would not say it's all "cookie cutter". There are some beautiful beach communities with charm and unique architecture, but they cost lots of bucks .

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I agree with riveree. And yes, I've heard the same of Cedar Key.
You could find some fixer-uppers in Apalachicola or Port St Joe on the northwest coast. But there is not going to be a place with an inexpensive, turn-key house.
Where I live, in Fernandina, there is quite a bit of old Florida charm and character, lots of Victorian homes in the old Florida style.
But as riveree says, coastal is not going to be inexpensive.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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Thanks, I was just curious. I always liked the historical look of Florida and wonder if that still existed.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:40 AM
 
Location: HP/Eagle Rock
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I agree with the Cedar Key suggestion. Lots of wooden homes, not the big monsterous stucco mansions going up everywhere. Also, look at the Panhandle towns which don't have the strict building codes, so they can keep the old florida style.

I am biased because I live here, but Boca Grande is a beautiful old florida charm town, but very pricey!
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: SRQ
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I'd go with Appilachicola.
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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There's places in Fla that are old Fla, for sure.

We're making an offer on another house in the next 24 hours that looks like old Fla.

Pretty much old Fla. With high speed cable internet
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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There's places in Fla that are old Fla, for sure.

We're making an offer on another house in the next 24 hours that looks like old Fla.

Pretty much old Fla. With high speed cable internet
Where are you looking?
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