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Old 02-08-2021, 08:40 PM
 
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Hey there,


I've been debating moving to Central or North of Central Florida to get some land, maybe 3 to 5 acres with a house.


I'm not too sure what counties would be great for a conservative Christian like myself.


Would like to settle down with my fiancee, so we're thinking in about 2 to 3 years from now to find a spot in this area of Florida.


I tried looking already, and it seems like the Orlando area is mostly houses with house lots, etc, but not really like any land deals with what I want. I mention this because I already live in the Orlando area already within a rental house, but am wanting some land later on to settle down in. I kinda just want space at this point, and to be honest, its a bit annoying how everywhere around me, they just keep building houses next to each lot, etc.



Any ideas of what counties to focus in on?


I ask because I'd want a decent school system as well, but I wouldn't want to be too too close to an urban area either as I work remotely, so I don't really need a city nearby. Also, I know hurricanes are a thing down here in Florida, so I'm ok with this as I moved from the Nashville area, and prefer the 1 week warning instead of the usual 2 hour tornado warning every other month.


With the hurricane point in mind, I don't really want to be too too far north in Florida like Fort Lauderdale, since it seems like that area gets pummeled by hurricanes all the time. Kinda want something a bit stable with a storm shelter to match just in case.


Thanks, hope yall are doing well.
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Old 02-08-2021, 09:00 PM
 
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You're in a MUCH better place in TN than you would be here.I wouldn't move.

Rural FL tends to lack solid broadband access, so that would present a problem. You'd need to be near a town of some size at least. For what you seek, your best bet would probably be the panhandle, or some north central counties like Bradford, Columbia...maybe Putnam.

I'd still say stay in TN though.
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:36 AM
 
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OP given your criteria and wanting to work in a quality school district check out Gilchrist County (around Trenton) and Union County (around Lake Butler). Both are ranked within the top 10 school districts in the state and are located in interior north-central Florida in areas not affected by hurricanes often.

https://www.schooldigger.com/go/FL/d...30/search.aspx
https://www.schooldigger.com/go/FL/d...90/search.aspx
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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Although Alachua County leans strongly democratic, due primarily to the university’s influence, the small cities outside of Gainesville are conservative. High Springs is rural and its schools have a very good reputation.
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Old 02-18-2021, 03:58 PM
 
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You're in a MUCH better place in TN than you would be here.I wouldn't move.

Rural FL tends to lack solid broadband access, so that would present a problem. You'd need to be near a town of some size at least. For what you seek, your best bet would probably be the panhandle, or some north central counties like Bradford, Columbia...maybe Putnam.

I'd still say stay in TN though.

I already moved though, so I'm already in central Florida in the Kissimmee area.


I actually have learned a lot from other people online too in rural Florida in that you can actually utilize cellphone internet to beam a directional antenna to gain internet access if you have a cell tower nearby for areas without bigger ISPs.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:15 AM
 
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Hey there,


I've been debating moving to Central or North of Central Florida to get some land, maybe 3 to 5 acres with a house.


I'm not too sure what counties would be great for a conservative Christian like myself.


Would like to settle down with my fiancee, so we're thinking in about 2 to 3 years from now to find a spot in this area of Florida.


I tried looking already, and it seems like the Orlando area is mostly houses with house lots, etc, but not really like any land deals with what I want. I mention this because I already live in the Orlando area already within a rental house, but am wanting some land later on to settle down in. I kinda just want space at this point, and to be honest, its a bit annoying how everywhere around me, they just keep building houses next to each lot, etc.



Any ideas of what counties to focus in on?


I ask because I'd want a decent school system as well, but I wouldn't want to be too too close to an urban area either as I work remotely, so I don't really need a city nearby. Also, I know hurricanes are a thing down here in Florida, so I'm ok with this as I moved from the Nashville area, and prefer the 1 week warning instead of the usual 2 hour tornado warning every other month.


With the hurricane point in mind, I don't really want to be too too far north in Florida like Fort Lauderdale, since it seems like that area gets pummeled by hurricanes all the time. Kinda want something a bit stable with a storm shelter to match just in case.


Thanks, hope yall are doing well.
Most of central/north central FL is conservative Christian so you shouldn't have any problem.
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Old 02-19-2021, 12:35 PM
 
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Visit a few of the churches to see if you are comfortable with their style.
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:28 PM
 
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If you live your faith you should be comfortable anywhere.
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:49 AM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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If you live your faith you should be comfortable anywhere.
Definitely this. Also the OP either worded something incorrectly, or he needs to brush up on his Florida geography before he claims to be actually living here.

He says:

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With the hurricane point in mind, I don't really want to be too too far north in Florida like Fort Lauderdale, since it seems like that area gets pummeled by hurricanes all the time. Kinda want something a bit stable with a storm shelter to match just in case.
Fort Lauderdale is in SOUTHEAST Florida, not north of central Florida.

So either he actually doesn't "want to be too far SOUTH in Florida" and simply mis-worded the sentence, OR he doesn't know that Ft. Lauderdale isn't north at all.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:53 PM
 
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Definitely this. Also the OP either worded something incorrectly, or he needs to brush up on his Florida geography before he claims to be actually living here.

He says:



Fort Lauderdale is in SOUTHEAST Florida, not north of central Florida.

So either he actually doesn't "want to be too far SOUTH in Florida" and simply mis-worded the sentence, OR he doesn't know that Ft. Lauderdale isn't north at all.

You're absolutely right, I meant Tallahassee.


Honestly, I haven't really been around, just been working from home and haven't done anything nearby. We moved to be near my partner's parents so I don't know the state too well.
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