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Old 04-02-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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We are trying to determine where we want to live. His maine focus is good salt water fishing & living close enough by but still be in the country. Any input on why one coast would maybe be better than the other. Dont want to live more than 30 min from coast. What towns would be best. Maybe you know one with no impact fees and things like that. If you live within these area how do you like the area and esp if you have been there years have you noticed it get any worse or better or stay about the same? Thanks
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: CT
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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Sebastian Inlet is considered one of the top salt water fishing spots on the East Coast. The town of Sebastian would be a nice option as it's a very inexpensive area and has more or less remained the same through the years.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:25 PM
 
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sebastian is a great place but you may want to look at some west coast towns too, like yankeetown/steinahatchee/st. marks or crystal river/homasassa for more of a rural feel. Sebastian is small but it doesn't have that "country" feel I get in the big bend towns. With the exception of Crystal River though, the west coast towns I mentioned are small and remote, but the fishing and scenery is hard to beat.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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sebastian is a great place but you may want to look at some west coast towns too, like yankeetown/steinahatchee/st. marks or crystal river/homasassa for more of a rural feel. Sebastian is small but it doesn't have that "country" feel I get in the big bend towns. With the exception of Crystal River though, the west coast towns I mentioned are small and remote, but the fishing and scenery is hard to beat.
Which is why I recommended a town like Sebastian which is near great salt water fishing yet doesn't require 30 minute or more trips to go grocery shopping, etc. One can find plenty of "country-like" options around the outskirts of Sebastian or just to the north in Roseland or Micco.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Are you going to have a boat? If so - what kind? Robyn
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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Placida/Englewood in SW Florida has some of the best fishing in the world (specifically Charlotte Harbor) and it's still very country. If you are doing flats fishing you are most likely to catch Snook, redfish and trout. It is also the tarpon/Silver King capital of the world, if you like game fish. They run the harbors Apr-Oct. Charlotte Harbor, Florida’s second-largest open water estuary, is formed by the blending of saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico with freshwater from the Peace and Myakka rivers. This supports an important ecological breeding ground for numerous fish such as tarpon, snook, redfish, barracuda, cobia and grouper. I was born and raised in the area and have fished the water for the last 35 years.

Here are a few links that talk about the local fishing:
Your Guide to the Top 3 Fall Fishing Spots in Southwest Florida - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Charlotte Harbor Fishing | Fly Fishing South West Florida

Florida's Charlotte Harbor Saltwater Fishing
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:02 AM
 
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Boca Grande Pass is one the best saltwater fishing areas in the country. You can easily live in Charlotte, Sarasota or North Lee County and still be just a few minutes away.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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You can go 30 minutes inland and be rural from either coast, except down towards Lauderdale/Miami due to the Everglades.

The east coast is more likely to get hit by Hurricanes than the west coast, Gulf Coast temps tend to be milder than east coast.

I suggest you visit the areas and see what fits you.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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You can go 30 minutes inland and be rural from either coast, except down towards Lauderdale/Miami due to the Everglades.

The east coast is more likely to get hit by Hurricanes than the west coast, Gulf Coast temps tend to be milder than east coast.

I suggest you visit the areas and see what fits you.
What kind of temps are you referring to? And as for hurricanes, I suggest you read weather statistics rather than probability maps.
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