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Old 10-12-2007, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by sunrico90 View Post
I have not received a reply to my questions. We can criticize but we can’t answer the questions
broken into twice. their lucky i wasnt there.

1 person has been killed on my street but it was at least 3 years ago. around the neighborhood though it seems like someone gets killed every 3 days.

Ive heard of a few rapes in the lot behind the CVS on SR50

Car was never stolen, even though ive seen two cars get stolen right in front of me.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:43 AM
Location: arrlando, flarida
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wow. where do you live FLA?
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by backtofla View Post
wow. where do you live FLA?
I'm assuming Orlando since he mentioned SR 50.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:03 PM
Location: arrlando, flarida
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yes, but where in orlando is what i meant... i live very close to 50/colonial too
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:10 AM
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Maybe this will help. ( I wouldn't go just by this, i would do alot of research. )

Below you will see the increases in Crime in Florida. According to the FDLE. Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement. Go to FDLE. It gives you all the County by County Crime Stats. There are also websites that will compare your town to others anywhere, crime, costs of living. Put in Relocation in Google.

Retirement and Relocation (Destination Florida) - Florida Department of Elder Affairs (http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/english/retire.html - broken link)

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State: Do stats show Florida's allure dimming?

Experts suggest that a potential retiree should travel throughout the state, renting rather than buying for the firstyear, before making a decision about a permanent residence.

Putnam County is minus 65% crime, not sure where that is but might want to check out that town.

I live in Hollywood, 33021, it is a quiet peaceful safe neighborhood but the City itself has risen in Crime as i figured by the amount of Sirens i have heard lately. The Police Dept. said it has risen 7%. They said that was the first 6 months and has gotten better since then. They are putting more Patrols on the Streets. They are working on it to try to stop it before it gets worse. They are not sure why.

I think it is the Economy, we have alot of well off Residents, we also have alot of Tourists, Snowbirds. I believe Criminals are attracted by the Money. We also have Casinos now, not sure if anything to do with it but that is a fact that may be attracting that element. We have had 3 officers shot and killed lately in Broward County.

I have always felt safe here, i have my windows open now in the middle of the nite. I have walked my neighborhood as late as 10-11 pm. Never any problems. But i can tell the crime is moving our way. I have heard more reports of Crime in my town. Hopefully they can keep it away. Mostly the Crime is in Black areas, or in bigger towns, Ft. Lauderdale, South Miami, etc. leaving us to be safe but it is changing as i believe our World is.

Orlando you definitely want to stay away from. Also, Jacksonville. Pompano, Hialeah, Miramar. West Palm Beach. Daytona. These all have alot of Crime. I would do lots of research on the PC, talk to the Police Depts. I am sure each of these towns has some crime free areas but the problem is the Crime tends to move around to different areas of that town, eventually taking over that town. I have been here 3 yrs, our town has declined some since the Hurricanes, i can see a difference in Maintenance, upkeep of their homes and this year i have heard more crime in our Downtown area. It has slowly changed, still safer than alot of towns but most in Florida carry guns because of the Increase in Crime. You are allowed to protect yourself in Florida. I also believe there are alot of Drugs in Florida but i imagine if you do research you will find that there are alot of drugs everywhere, big and small towns. Sometimes worse in small towns.

I wish i could help you more but if you find a nice safe town in Florida that has restaurants, shopping, things to do, let me know. My niece lives in Northern Florida near Crystal River, Beverly Hills, on the Gulfside. Lovely town, open, not congested but no Target, have to go to Ocala to find that. Every thing is at least 30 mins away. You have to go to Orlando or Tampa for any major Shopping she said, for the Beach they go to Clearwater. So that is not my cup of tea. I am 3 miles from the Beach, have everything i need, restaurants, dentist, hospital, police, fire, doctors, shopping, home depot, Hair Salon, etc. I do not want to drive across town or to next town to shop or eat dinner.

Good Luck!!

January - June 2007
% Rate Crime Change

Semi-Annual Report

Baker County +22.2 Bay County +9.6 Bradford County +79.3

Brevard County + 9.0 Broward County + 4.1

Miami Dade County 4.7 Dixie County + 8.5 Duval County + 4.9

Flagler County + 5.3 Franklin County + 12.9

Gadsden County + 7.3 Glades County + 3.6 Gulf County + 28.5

Hardee County + 37.2 Hendry County + 27.5 Hernando County + 5.8

Highlands County + 15.1 Holmes County + 13.5 Jackson County + 26.6

Jefferson County + 30.6 Lafayette County + 20.0 Lake County + 11.0

Lee County + 16.8 Liberty County + 75.0 Madison County + 15.2

Manatee County + 3.3 Marion County + 8.1 Martin County + 11.0

Monroe County + 2.8 Nassau County + 3.3 Okaloosa County + 22.6

Okeechobee County + 4.8 Orange County + 6.8 Osceola County + 21.3

Palm Beach County + 6.9 Pasco County + 6.3 Polk County + 11.8

Putnam County -65.1 *MINUS 65.1%* St. Johns County + 11.2

Sarasota County + 14.2 Sumter County + 13.0 Suwannee County + 26.7

Taylor County + 42.6 Wakulla County + 33.6

Last edited by Yac; 12-04-2007 at 04:14 AM..
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:43 AM
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I agree with Redsynner. I could not afford to buy my own home now. It is double what i paid for it almost 4 yrs ago. It doubled after two yrs. Hasn't risen much since then. Two sold this yr for almost double out of the 97 in our Complex. I cannot afford a single Family Home, mine is a Condo/House. It is a normal House to look at but everyone of them just alike. 2/2 1200 sq ft. Not attached to anything, just a single family home with a driveway, carport built in to the Home. With Condo bylaws, rules, amendments. We are retired and my husband works part time to pay for the Property Taxes, Homeowners Insurance, Assoc. Fees.

Everything is higher than my homestate, Groceries are higher, meat is higher, Restaurants are higher except for Chains. Hair cuts are higher. Car Ins is higher. Drinks are higher. We paid $22 for two margaritas at Shooters on the Intracoastal because of a Costume Contest for Halloween on a Sat nite before Halloween. It is plain ridiculous. Some places you have valet only, at $9. Dolphins game cost us $166 thru ticketmaster at the top of stadium plus $25 to park. We went to a Marlins game and it cost $100 for tickets, to park, a drink each and some peanuts.

As my son says, nothing is cheap in my neighborhood. If we could sell we would move back to our Homestate, only problem is the homes there have increased, so now since the Home we had, we bought in '76, we are going to have to pay alot more, about $ 150 K more. So no matter what we do it is going to cost us.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:05 PM
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Default Wow!

If Florida is really that bad, you can come join us in New Orleans. Not!!!
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:53 PM
Location: RI
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I am going to be relocating to Florida for two reasons. To care for my elderly mother and my daughter wants to attend community college there untill she can get into FAU in Boca. I have family on the East and West coast but I have very mixed emotions coming from a small RI town. I am a Realtor by trade but ofcourse that is not an option at the moment. I will be renting somewher around Boca,Delray or Palm Beach. Any good suggestions as far as location and work?

Debbie in RI
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:49 PM
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hello Iam from Nebraska and I was thinking about moving to florida with my family. Could you tell me the best places to live that are affordabe.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:36 PM
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Tascha, try starting a new thread. It will get a lot more attention that way.
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