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Old 11-29-2006, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Hallandale Beach, FL
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Hi all, what can anyone tell me about this place? I am looking to purchase a townhome in a new community near 441 but do not know anything. Any advice good or bad would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

 
Old 11-29-2006, 05:26 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I haven't been there in awhile. I use to live in North Orlando. Apopka was the next town over. Basically, crack hotel mecca. Perhaps it has changed?
 
Old 11-29-2006, 07:46 PM
 
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Apopka has some really nice subdivisions but 1 or 2 blocks south of HWY 441 near the downtown area is really sad with houses that look like decrepit shacks. Not just a few, but blocks of shoddy homes. I'm surprised they survived the hurricanes. The reputation of that area is be careful after dark. Newer subdivisions are going up on the north west side and down 441 towards Mt.Dora. Crime is like the crime in Orlando, but where isn't there crime. Personally, if you don't care how close you are to Orlando, Mt.Dora is a lot nicer. I live in Lake county but I work in Apopka. My friends that live in Apopka like it OK.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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I agree with the above posters. Apopka has a reputation for high crime - and the home values - even in the newer subdivisions are some of the lowest in the Central Florida area. Alot of new subdivisions are being built there because the land is cheaper. But unless it's much further out from the downtown Apopka area I would'nt want to live there. My advice is to be extremely careful. Perhaps there is someone on the board who currently lives in Apopka that could give you more specific advice.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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Thumbs down Warning about Apopka.

Although it is a developing, cute community, there is a RAT problem in Apopka. Homes are being invaded by rats. It was on local TV this month.

Buyers beaware!! Get a good home inspection and call a good company to check for rats (make sure the inspector and the pest companies are insured, so you can sue if they ***** you over with a bad inspection).

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Old 11-30-2006, 03:59 PM
 
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Apopka doesn't have a rat problem but a mouse infestation in areas near Lake Apopka. I'm not sure how extensive the problem is, but not all of Apopka is having a mice invasion. I've lived in Central Florida for 25 years and Apopka wouldn't be my first choice, except maybe near the Weikiva area.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 04:02 PM
 
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I'd stay clear of the town area, but east towards Altamonte and north of Apopka towards Mt Dora are actually quite pretty areas.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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Apopka doesn't have a rat problem but a mouse infestation in areas near Lake Apopka. I've lived in Central Florida for 25 years and Apopka wouldn't be my first choice, except maybe near the Weikiva area.
Mouse, rat..... any difference as to how disgusting it is to find several of them in your home?

Apopka has some real bad areas... you have to come over and see it for yourself.

Good luck!

Christ
 
Old 12-29-2006, 05:07 PM
 
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Just my opinion...

I have lived in Apopka for almost 2 years. In the section they call new apopka near Errol Estates. I've come to find that Apopka seems to be divided, one half is nice with all new developments, new schools, and new plaza's, the other half is the less fortunate half, with lots of run down homes, and crime.

I really never have need to travel to the "bad" part of Apopka seeing the highway is 5 minutes from the house, the grocery stores are right up the road and in newer plazas, and shopping is only about 15-20 min through a very nice section of town.

As for the rats/mice problem, from the news, and speaking with families from my daughters soccer team it all seems to be not so nice section or near the lakes. I have never seen a mouse or rat for that matter in my travels here (although someone did tell me that they had several but they also lived near bear lake on the other side of the highway).
 
Old 12-29-2006, 06:08 PM
 
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What about the area of Sorrento and Kelly park rd? There's a new community being built there called Oakridge and it's by MI homes. Is that considered the nice side of Apopka? I know it's the side closer to Mt. Dora. I'm not from Florida and I'm possibly moving to that area next year so any info is greatly appreciated! : )
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