U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-22-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
606 posts, read 815,378 times
Reputation: 435
Question Unincorporated

I have seen many of you use the word "unincorporated". What is this?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-22-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
8,489 posts, read 10,957,573 times
Reputation: 5397
There are certain criteria that define what a city or town is.
The other areas of certain counties that are not a city or town are refered to as the unincorporated parts of the county.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2008, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Satellite Beach, FL
145 posts, read 468,926 times
Reputation: 34
If you live in an unicorporated area you pay less property taxes and if you need the police the sheriff will show up not the city police.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
606 posts, read 815,378 times
Reputation: 435
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Peterson View Post
There are certain criteria that define what a city or town is.
The other areas of certain counties that are not a city or town are refered to as the unincorporated parts of the county.

I see so anything that is not defined as a city/town is unincorporated. Are those areas that are unincorporated desirable or less?

Many thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
606 posts, read 815,378 times
Reputation: 435
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwick release View Post
If you live in an unicorporated area you pay less property taxes and if you need the police the sheriff will show up not the city police.
Less property taxes....interesting.

Many thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
8,192 posts, read 19,286,022 times
Reputation: 6630
Quote:
Originally Posted by SummerBabe View Post
I see so anything that is not defined as a city/town is unincorporated. Are those areas that are unincorporated desirable or less?

Many thanks!
Desirability will depend on what you are looking for. Unincorporated areas tend to be slightly more on the rural side. People can usually park boats/rvs, etc. in their yard. Yards themselves tend to be a little larger, but not always.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-25-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
606 posts, read 815,378 times
Reputation: 435
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evey View Post
Desirability will depend on what you are looking for. Unincorporated areas tend to be slightly more on the rural side. People can usually park boats/rvs, etc. in their yard. Yards themselves tend to be a little larger, but not always.
"Desirability will depend on what you are looking for." Actually, I was trying to better understand what the term meant. Not that I am seeking property, etc....at the present moment. Wasn't sure if property that fell into this category was a "bad" area vs. a more desirable/upscale area. I hope this makes sense!

Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-25-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
3,727 posts, read 5,892,891 times
Reputation: 2405
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwick release View Post
If you live in an unicorporated area you pay less property taxes and if you need the police the sheriff will show up not the city police.
Is it always the case that property taxes are lower, or can the relationship vary by corporated/unincorporated area and county?

Besides law enforcement service, what other services may be affected by this difference?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-25-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
8,489 posts, read 10,957,573 times
Reputation: 5397
Quote:
Originally Posted by bale002 View Post
Is it always the case that property taxes are lower, or can the relationship vary by corporated/unincorporated area and county?

Besides law enforcement service, what other services may be affected by this difference?
Sometimes the property taxes will be higher. It all depends upon the county.

Many different service can be affected sometimes for the better sometimes for the worse. It is all on a county by county basis.

Some counties are almost all unincorporated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-25-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
8,192 posts, read 19,286,022 times
Reputation: 6630
Quote:
Originally Posted by bale002 View Post
Is it always the case that property taxes are lower, or can the relationship vary by corporated/unincorporated area and county?

Besides law enforcement service, what other services may be affected by this difference?
Being in an unincorporated part of the county will mean lower taxes because there are no city taxes.

The most common things that are different are the water and garbage services. Where I am I have county water, which costs me about 1/3 less than my in-laws who have city water.

As mentioned, it will be the county sheriff's department rather than the city police that are responsible for that location.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top