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Old 03-08-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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I'm on a serious and expensive quest to find a city with the following criteria, although born and raised in a small city in Central Florida and as my occupation as a private pilot and self employed since the late 80s. Having lived out in California early in my career, I wanted to go back but my ailing father and elderly mother need me relatively close to home, also the west U.S. coast seems way more expensive over-all today and not sure if it's worth a move to Calif. My folks live in a small city in Central Florida. Semi-retired. I fly privately. No children and single and 52.

MIA or Miami International Airport offers the most flying options and would love to live in Coral Gables, but having rented a condo there, the lack of daily english got to me after a while. I wanted to live in Coral Gables baldy and found a great deal. I almost purchased my dream house but could not pull the trigger because the area seems populated [and dominated to some extent] by latin immigrants who choose to communicate in spanish.

* Adult areas meaning no major universities
* Within 1 hour of a major international airport
* Decent people who have manners
* I want to hear english
* Semi affordable housing (budget $500,000) condo or house
* Would consider living on a golf course
* Near the beach is nice .....
* Six hours driving plus/minus to Central Florida

Thanks in Advance you all.

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Old 03-08-2015, 11:58 PM
 
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I'm giving the following cities serious consideration.

* Islamorada, Marathon or Key Largo
* Tequesta
* Ponte Vedra
* East Fort Lauderdale
* Jupiter Island [condo]

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Old 03-09-2015, 01:27 AM
 
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I'm on a serious and expensive quest to find a city with the following criteria, although born and raised in a small city in Central Florida and as my occupation as a private pilot and self employed since the late 80s. Having lived out in California early in my career, I wanted to go back but my ailing father and elderly mother need me relatively close to home, also the west U.S. coast seems way more expensive over-all today and not sure if it's worth a move to Calif. My folks live in a small city in Central Florida. Semi-retired. I fly privately. No children and single and 52.

MIA or Miami International Airport offers the most flying options and would love to live in Coral Gables, but having rented a condo there, the lack of daily english got to me after a while. I wanted to live in Coral Gables baldy and found a great deal. I almost purchased my dream house but could not pull the trigger because the area seems populated [and dominated to some extent] by latin immigrants who choose to communicate in spanish.

* Adult areas meaning no major universities
* Within 1 hour of a major international airport
* Decent people who have manners
* I want to hear english
* Semi affordable housing (budget $500,000) condo or house
* Would consider living on a golf course
* Near the beach is nice .....
* Six hours driving plus/minus to Central Florida

Thanks in Advance you all.
Boca Raton fits the bill perfectly. Virtually everyone speaks English. It's an affluent area. You are next to the beach, between two international airports and not too far from MIA.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:50 AM
 
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Boca Raton fits the bill perfectly. Virtually everyone speaks English. It's an affluent area. You are next to the beach, between two international airports and not too far from MIA.
Except for the presence of Florida Atlantic University which presents a student body of around 31K. I think Tequesta would probably be a better fit given it's similar qualities minus the students.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:58 AM
 
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lol, why is having a university seen as a negative?

Boca prob would be great...but Boca isn't even an English name, and it has a university, so strike that off the list.

How bout Naples, FL?
Plenty of older people, no university, affluent and English speakers are in no short supply.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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lol, why is having a university seen as a negative?

Boca prob would be great...but Boca isn't even an English name, and it has a university, so strike that off the list.

How bout Naples, FL?
Plenty of older people, no university, affluent and English speakers are in no short supply.
Boca Raton is 80% White and most of that population is affluent. Although, I didn't read the part of the university. Most students live around the university and not in a $500k neighborhood, so I don't think it would cause a headache, but up to the OP.

Naples could work too.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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Sarasota, Clearwater, Tampa, Venice all would fit your criteria. Predominant language on West Coast is English.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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Boca Raton fits the bill perfectly. Virtually everyone speaks English. It's an affluent area. You are next to the beach, between two international airports and not too far from MIA.
Boca Raton is pretentious and I don't care for the people there. Thanks anyway.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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Naples could work too.
Naples is on the older side. Not much to do there. Retired area. Been there also. Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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Sarasota, Clearwater, Tampa, Venice all would fit your criteria. Predominant language on West Coast is English.
I considered Tampa or Sarasota but I have no contacts there and the area is generally older with more retired people than say the Florida east coast but thanks.
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