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Old 02-25-2007, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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I agree about Daytona, also. It is very scary and rough. Several decades ago, I used to occasionally go there with my boyfriend for car events and such and used to be disgusted and scared with all the creepy low-lifes there. Looks like it hasn't changed. And I hate that people drive on the beach! That's just wrong! It has a "carny" type atmosphere, and I definitely wouldn't want to be anywhere near it during bike week!
glad I missed that. Naples has beautiful beaches. I recall Vero Beach also. And of course Palm Beach-a nice safe place to have an upscale lunch.

Daytona sounds like Ft Lauderdale- ever heard of Jamaican Pizza? lol- My husband refused to stop and eat anywhere there- I think we ended up at Don Shula's.

sunny.
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:00 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I'm sickly fascinated by Miami, but will probably never live there. If I had a driver and a bodyguard, I'd explore every inch of it.
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:03 PM
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Location: Tampa Bay
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I have to say Fort Myers, of course; however, I'm sure there must be some other city that is worse (just trying to be optimistic! ha ha) Thank God I don't know where that city is because that would mean that I had actually lived there as well, and I am barely surviving Fort Misery!
We use to live in Fort Myers a few years ago and now live in the Nashville, TN area. I agree with you 100%, but why are you still living in Fort Myers?
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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I'm sickly fascinated by Miami, but will probably never live there. If I had a driver and a bodyguard, I'd explore every inch of it.
You'd certainly need both of those things to explore every inch. There are parts of this city that I wouldn't dare venture into even during broad daylight.

I was fascinated by this place for the first few days that I was here, then the novelty faded. The reality is that aside from being dangerous, choked by traffic, way too humid and despite the fact that people in this city are the rudest I've met, this city is basically just ....boring.
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania and Florida
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Default Fort

Fort Pierce... In fact any city in Florida that has the word 'fort' in it as a rule..
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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We use to live in Fort Myers a few years ago and now live in the Nashville, TN area. I agree with you 100%, but why are you still living in Fort Myers?

I am still here because I own a place that now cannot even be sold for what I owe on it; therefore, there is no option of just selling it and "taking a loss on it" ( I SO WISH I could!) because I do not have the $20K+ that it will take to pay off the mortgage lender. Also, I cannot rent it out for what it runs me every month but would be willing to rent it out for whatever reasonable rent that I could get. The market is bad here right now. Really bad. However, that being said, I am seriously contemplating taking a big financial leap - getting a job and a place to live elsewhere - and hoping to be able to keep both places going . . . just to get out of Ft. Misery. Glad you got out and hope you're enjoying Nashville.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:14 AM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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If I had unlimited capital I would probably enjoy living in Miami for two months during the high season, and then live at my other properties the rest of the year-lol.

Since that is not the case, I would say Ft Lauderdale- dirty, traffic, messy; just a very unpleasant place which changed so much since I first saw it in 1989.

sunny

Been traveling down to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale since the 90's, and YES, it changed so much, and NOT for the better!
I remember where friends of mine used to live....quiet, middle class, nicely upkept neighborhood. Several years later, I went there and "cruised" around, looking at it again. Boy was I shocked, and disgusted. Everything was run down, project like, and I didn't see any white faces at all anymore.
Dubious guys standing on the corners of the street, undoubtly making some sort of "deals".....
I got out of there as fast as I could, didn't feel I should be there, nor do I belong there. Felt very uneasy to the point of being downright scared!
What the heck happened, that it could change so much in a matter of years????
All and EVERY major city is getting so bad..... you name it, and they all have major problems.
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Meyers...etc. Even itty bitty towns (in comparison!) like Port St. Lucie and Ft. Pierce...major drug traffic, pot grow houses, huge gang activity...... HELP!!!!
The only hope is, it will be cleaned up, and will get the cities and towns back to where they ought to be, for the safety of everybody!

Some of these towns and cities used to be absolutely breathtaking, stunning and beautiful. Please, bring that back........ ;-(,

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Fort Myers? I like Fort Myers. Ever been to Chiefland?
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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don't much care for Miami either-used to drive down there 2x a mth with me ex-Hialeah and Miami Springs,boy has it changed. Do like visiting bayside,south beach,& coconut grove-visiting. Some rough areas in miami though liberty city,opa locka. Don't care much for Ft.Pierce either-lived in Jensen Beach on Indian river drive-beautiful drive up to Ft.Pierce. Area just got too pricey for me as a single mom-would love to go back. Considering the west coast-in eastern NC now for 6 mths and miss florida terribly-any suggestions? Maybe the Carolina coastal area. thanks for any input.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:58 AM
 
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I expect the answer to be Miami.

But love to hear all of your perspectives.
I would say Hialeah (near Miami). Miami itself is not so bad, in fact a community like Weston which is not Miami per se but very close is great.
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