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Old 12-02-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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it would destroy the natural beauty of the state.
Shaking my head... soooooo much of the beauty of the state has already been destroyed and it continues...
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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I always chuckle when people claim there is no good jobs, yet there is nothing but decent single family homes for miles and miles. Who do you think buys these homes?
Having worked in construction for over 25+ yrs, building these houses and meeting many of the homeowners. I also chuckle when people complain about so called "only low pay jobs" in florida.
I have been in subdivision after subdivision with 200K plus houses. Then people tell me that only retired people with northern money buy those houses. Yet the homeowners I met were young families with kids, usually coming to Florida from transfers out of state.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Shaking my head... soooooo much of the beauty of the state has already been destroyed and it continues...
Depends on where in the state you are. S. FL surely has been destroyed however, where I am there are thousands of acres of wildlife preserve which will never see development. Going east from here there are miles of undisturbed FL. S. FL isnt representative of the whole state. Its just a small part of it all. Get away from there, north of Ft. Pierce, and a different view opens to you.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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Depends on where in the state you are. S. FL surely has been destroyed however, where I am there are thousands of acres of wildlife preserve which will never see development. Going east from here there are miles of undisturbed FL. S. FL isnt representative of the whole state. Its just a small part of it all. Get away from there, north of Ft. Pierce, and a different view opens to you.
Apparently you have never heard of the Everglades.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Apparently you have never heard of the Everglades.
To be fair, Spring Hillian DID say that S.FL was obviously environmentally destroyed.

I agree that Spring Hill is surrounded by areas of undisturbed natural beauty. The Green Swamp is one of several areas that comes to mind.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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To be fair, Spring Hillian DID say that S.FL was obviously environmentally destroyed.

I agree that Spring Hill is surrounded by areas of undisturbed natural beauty. The Green Swamp is one of several areas that comes to mind.
South Florida has the 3rd largest protected national park in the USA. In fact, it really only exists as a park for the purpose of protecting it. It takes up most of South Florida. It seems absurd to suggest that South Florida is "destroyed" and lacking in natural beauty when almost the entirety of South Florida is a massive protected world heritage site . And that doesn't even take into consideration countless areas in the Keys.

Spring Hillian said where she is "Spring Hill I presume" has thousands of acres of preserve in the area.... and that South Florida is "surely destroyed"... It's comical. Everglades National Park is 1.5 MILLION acres........ Entirely in South Florida. And that's just the park. It doesn't include Big Cypress or the management areas, which nearly doubles the size and so much more than even that. Even the little Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge is 150,000 acres....
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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South Florida has the 3rd largest protected national park in the USA. In fact, it really only exists as a park for the purpose of protecting it. It takes up most of South Florida. It seems absurd to suggest that South Florida is "destroyed" and lacking in natural beauty when almost the entirety of South Florida is a massive protected world heritage site . And that doesn't even take into consideration countless areas in the Keys.

Spring Hillian said where she is "Spring Hill I presume" has thousands of acres of preserve in the area.... and that South Florida is "surely destroyed"... It's comical. Everglades National Park is 1.5 MILLION acres........ Entirely in South Florida. And that's just the park. It doesn't include Big Cypress or the management areas, which nearly doubles the size and so much more than even that. Even the little Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge is 150,000 acres....
Yes. I agree with you.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Apparently you have never heard of the Everglades.
Sure I have. Last time I saw the Everglades was when I flew into Ft. Lauderdale. Looking down I could not belive the number of houses I saw out in "the middle of no where". They looked like they were sitting on small islands surrounded by water. The closer we got to the airport (and lower to the ground) the density of houses increased dramatically. Less than 1/4 of the Everglades is under federal protection.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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Sure I have. Last time I saw the Everglades was when I flew into Ft. Lauderdale. Looking down I could not belive the number of houses I saw out in "the middle of no where". They looked like they were sitting on small islands surrounded by water. The closer we got to the airport (and lower to the ground) the density of houses increased dramatically. Less than 1/4 of the Everglades is under federal protection.

Such nonsense.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Such nonsense.
You are disagreeing on what I saw with my own eyes?
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