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Old 03-08-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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I can not take another Chicago winter. Looking at moving to West coast of Florida Need a great public school system that has a good theater program for my daughter and good sports program for my son. They are 11 in 6th grade. Not to mention top rated academics. We live in a middle, maybe upper middle class suburb of Chicago,(Buffalo Grove), and would like to move somewhere similar. Planning on renting in the $1500-2000 range and then buying in the 300k range. Employment not an issue, I work from home and can do it from any location. Would like to be very close to a beach (walking or at least a bike ride distance).
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Check out the Indian Rocks Beach/Belleair Beach/Belleair Shores area. They're wonderful beach communities with minimal commercial development (few highrises) and excellent schools. Seminole High School has been consistently "A" rated.

City of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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http://www.pinellas.k12.fl.us/choice/high/seminole.pdf (broken link)
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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I can not take another Chicago winter. Looking at moving to West coast of Florida Need a great public school system that has a good theater program for my daughter and good sports program for my son. They are 11 in 6th grade. Not to mention top rated academics. We live in a middle, maybe upper middle class suburb of Chicago,(Buffalo Grove), and would like to move somewhere similar. Planning on renting in the $1500-2000 range and then buying in the 300k range. Employment not an issue, I work from home and can do it from any location. Would like to be very close to a beach (walking or at least a bike ride distance).
Check out Sarasota. Great schools here, and great beaches. If you live in or near our beautiful downtown, you can easily bike/jog over the Ringling Bridge to Lido Beach. There is also Siesta Key, with its award-winning beaches. You might post over in Sarasota forum for more info - SoFLGal is a regular poster with lots of useful info, especially regarding schools.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Thanks. Sounds like a good start
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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Hi befriend. Have you found that perfect beach property as of yet? Let me know, I can help you from Clearwater Beach to St.Pete Beach. Rob 727-510-2100. If you have then congratualtion.
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