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Old 03-21-2007, 03:25 PM
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Location: ~Palm Coast, Florida~
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Question Cheaper to live in South Florida??

Hello! I have been hearing that its cheaper to live in South florida because around Orlando is where everyone wants to live so its more expensive? Is this true? Are there less expensive areas to live in in South fllorida, but that are safe? If so, where are these areas?
I always thought it was way more pricey that way....

Thanks,
Jen
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Hello! I have been hearing that its cheaper to live in South florida because around Orlando is where everyone wants to live so its more expensive? Is this true? Are there less expensive areas to live in in South fllorida, but that are safe? If so, where are these areas?
I always thought it was way more pricey that way....

Thanks,
Jen
I think the further south you go the more expensive. I stayed up in the northwest Florida area and is way cheaper....
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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Hello! I have been hearing that its cheaper to live in South florida because around Orlando is where everyone wants to live so its more expensive? Is this true? Are there less expensive areas to live in in South fllorida, but that are safe? If so, where are these areas?
I always thought it was way more pricey that way....

Thanks,
Jen
Right now the taxes are not too bad. But with all the infrastructure needed and the lack of impact fees. Add to that the cost of maintaining everything.
Its just a matter of time.
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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South Florida is more expensive.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Default Definitely not

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Originally Posted by oceandreams94 View Post
Hello! I have been hearing that its cheaper to live in South florida because around Orlando is where everyone wants to live so its more expensive? Is this true? Are there less expensive areas to live in in South fllorida, but that are safe? If so, where are these areas?
I always thought it was way more pricey that way....

Thanks,
Jen
Wow! Who told you that? That couldn't be farther from the truth. If you are planning a relocation to FL, look in north FL or West Central, and good luck.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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south FL is the most expensive part of FL. North FL is still expensive compared to many other states.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:46 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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North FL is still expensive compared to many other states.
Yeah, the empty states.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Yeah, the empty states.

Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Carolinas, Ohio, Pennsylvania are far from empty. In fact no state is empty, although the midwest like Wyoming and Montana are sparsely populated for their size but strangely arent much cheaper than north FL
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Carolinas, Ohio, Pennsylvania are far from empty. In fact no state is empty, although the midwest like Wyoming and Montana are sparsely populated for their size but strangely arent much cheaper than north FL

Let me rephrase: The "empty" parts of those states are cheaper than North Florida. Not that you're going to get very far lumping all of North Florida as one monolithic area.

I'm not going to have to rehash with you the inverse relationship between "home prices" and "jobs, culture, educational, health, and entertainment" opportunities again..... AM I?!
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:05 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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You dont have to argue, let the facts speak that other areas are more affordable than any part of FL. I know someone who left FL for Georgia and her salary went up almost $10k a year and houses cost 2/3 as much with lots twice as big.
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