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Old 03-07-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Fairhope, Alabama
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Not happy with all this growth in South Alabama. When I moved here it was a nice charming rural area with only a few thousand people. Now it's getting crowded with cracker box subdivisions with strip malls & bland chain restaurants everywhere. A real shame greedy developers got to ruin our rural lifestyle with their urban crap. Don't even feel southern anymore because of all this growth.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Fairhope, Alabama
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Figured I'd ask about the Florida panhandle because this seems like the only southern part of Florida left. I drove through parts of central Florida & it was nothing but rude yankees & endless urban sprawl.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Florida is one of the fastest growing states. Sorry.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:46 PM
 
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Not happy with all this growth in South Alabama. When I moved here it was a nice charming rural area with only a few thousand people. Now it's getting crowded with cracker box subdivisions with strip malls & bland chain restaurants everywhere. A real shame greedy developers got to ruin our rural lifestyle with their urban crap. Don't even feel southern anymore because of all this growth.
There are some rural areas West of Ocala to Gainsville and even some East of there. Not a lot of growth in these areas.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The central to western panhandle has its share of sprawl, especially along the coast.

If you want non-growth and southern, try the US 19 corridor from a few miles south of Tallahassee to maybe Chiefland or Yankeetown (yeah, I know) or about between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, probably excluding Lake City. I remember pulling off I-10 for gas over there, and it seemed like Mississippi.
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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There are a lot of non-growing/slow-growing areas. US27 from Clewiston north through Lake Wales, US17 south from Lakeland through Arcadia, US 60 west of Vero Beach to east of Brandon and US98 north of Crystal River on up to Crawfordville represent some of the largest sections.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: West Florida
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I was recently out working in Trenton. Nice rural town with a southern charm. I don't see it (or neighboring towns) getting any major development in the near future, as most growth is focused in areas surrounding the major cities (Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, and to an extend, Ft Myers.)

Other than that, places in the Panhandle along I-10 such as Madison and Monticello should fit the bill.
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