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Old 05-03-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: New York
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Thinking of relocating to Florida from NYC. Tired of the hustle and bustle of NYC. I have four children ages 4 months, 6 year, 11 year and 13 year who go to catholic school at present. They are honor roll children, very smart. We are looking for great public school school system from preschool to high school. Nice family oriented area, easy commute to work, shops and kids entertainment. We want to purchase a home our budget is 175k tops. We don't want to move from this ghetto to another. School system is very important to us, but we will be unable to pay for private school if we move. Thank you for all your help.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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We toured Florida 3x in the past 15 months and have similar circumstances. 4 kids, need good public schools. We decided on southwest Florida and now landed a job in Naples and will be moving to the area in 2 months or so. Area is stunningly beautiful, close to everything and more affordable than its been in many years. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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We need more info. Because "florida" is very DIVERSE. (Example- the panhandle resembles more alabama/georgia and south florida is a mix of tropics + latin america). Central florida is a mixed bag. Do you want to be near the coast- do you have a job- family?!? I lived in weston (south) and now I'm in melbourne (central). Pros and cons to both. I like that the brevard county schools are good all around (k-hs). Whereas in broward it was sketchy. Although your budget will go a lot further in central florida and above than in south.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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How are you going to support yourselves? That's the first question before people can start to offer up answers.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Tallahassee Fl
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I too,would recommend Naples.It's a nice family friendly city with a nice catholic influence with lots of shops and a nice school system.But it can be a little expensive as well.And the things to do there would depend on what you like.If you like shopping,golfing,fishing,boating,etc,then you'll love it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: New England
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My family consists of me, my wife, 18 month old boy, and mother-in-law (who currently is a tennis instructor). I have a patent and trademark law practice, that I will move from New England down to FL. My wife currently works at a university as a community outreach coordinator, but will probably want to work only part-time if we move. We are considering Sarasota. Anyone have thoughts about Sarasota for our family? Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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Seminole County has good schools and homes in your price range.

Just placed an offer on a home in Orange County around the Waterford Lakes area for a couple relocating from LA and their criteria fit your basic plus a bit more, take a look around there.

Also Look at the Lake Nona area, shopping is currently a bit of a struggle but that will be changing soon.

Hope this helps,
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Default hmmmm.

When I was 10 i moved to Tampa Florida from a suburb of Toledo Ohio. We lived in the New Tampa section and I attended Benito Middle School until I moved back to ohio when i was almost 13. I HAAAAATED Tampa. The End. I basically grew up with cornfields then was uprooted to the center of diversity. I lived in 1 of the 3 gorgeous gated community type neighborhoods. but if you stepped outside of that you had the low income housing/ aparments which were predominantly hispanic and african american which was a huge culture shock for me. I think florida has lowered standards in general. It seems like all the whack jobs in america come right out of florida. The public schools in tampa suck as well. maybe not in terms of acedemics (although im pretty sure they do) but it is so hard to make friends as a translant. Ever seen Mean Girls? Its pretty darn close to that. As far as catholic schools.. I can't attest to their acedemics, but I had several friends attend Magnet Schools which are specialty schools for things like preforming arts, etc. I'm sure you can find those in other locations as well. The biggest rule of real estate is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! I'm telling you Tampa is not where you want to be.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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The public schools in tampa suck as well. maybe not in terms of acedemics (although im pretty sure they do) but it is so hard to make friends as a translant. Ever seen Mean Girls? Its pretty darn close to that. As far as catholic schools.. I can't attest to their acedemics, but I had several friends attend Magnet Schools which are specialty schools for things like preforming arts, etc.
I'm calling BS, simply because that's an absurd statement in a state where--what--like two-thirds of the population is from somewhere else. And trust me, Catholic schools like to come off as better and more civilized than public schools, but they're not.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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Seminole County right outside Orlando has a great schools and many districts in your price range. If I had to be more specific I would suggest Altamonte Springs where you can find a nice 3 or 4 bedroom in your price range in a nice middle class area. Schools (Lake Brantley HS district) are top notch from elementary to high school. I reccomend this area mostly for bang for the buck, good size home in good area with many conveniences.
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