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Old 03-25-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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We are looking to relocate our family to Florida from the northeast. Our criteria are mild weather, very good schools, family community, low crime, access to cultural activities, and good sports programs for the children. Coming from the northeast, our price range for a home is 600 - 900k. We looked at Weston and areas near Orlando. Please provide your thoughts for a great place to raise our family. Thank you.

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Old 03-25-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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We are looking to relocate our family to Florida from the northeast. Our criteria are mild weather, very good schools, family community, low crime, access to cultural activities, and good sports programs for the children. Coming from the northeast, our price range for a home is 600 - 900k. We looked at Weston and areas near Orlando. Please provide your thoughts for a great place to raise our family. Thank you.
Regardless where you are thinking, take some time to look at the panhandle.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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Any specific towns/areas?
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I think that anywhere in the PH would be great. There are alot of Spring breakers however.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:07 AM
 
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Herezaquarter, I agree.... the most "family friendly" places I know in Florida are "New Urban" developments, such as Celebration in Orlando, Abacoa in Jupiter, and Southwood in Tallahassee.

I think, however, you may really enjoy life in Southwood in Tallahassee. At your price range, you can get an amazing house in an amazing location in a family-oriented, traditionally styled neighborhood. It's a "big small town" here in Tallahassee, but somewhere I would definitely raise kids!

Seriously, I think it's worth a look.... especially since many people are "turned off" by South Florida! Here's the development's website:

http://www.joe.com/web/TownsAndHomes/SouthWood/TownOverview.html (broken link)
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Also look into Harmony near St. Cloud Florida. I hear they have some good things going on in their sports programs at the High School and it is also a low crime area because it is so knew. I live in Lake County and would suggest Mt. Dora because of the cultrual arts and the sports programs there as well.
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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You might be interested in taking a look at Lakewood Ranch. It's located on the line between Sarasota/Manatee county. Great schools, lots of activities for the family, sport parks, dog park, festivals, dining, medical and so much more. Here is a link http://www.lakewoodranch.com/.
Happy house hunting!
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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Take a look at Ponte Vedra.. Beautiful homes, great schools with great sports programs and a more authentic feel than a lot of Florida. Quiet beach scene, great golf (Players Club at Sawgrass) and close proximity to Jacksonville.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:34 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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there is a culture shock awaiting you in the panhandle. it beckons to show its confederate flag face! although there is mild weather, there is nothing else except georgians, alabamastans, and missippissippianses vacationing there. If you want a quiet lifestyle, have at it. I would say Orlando and north have mild winters, and anywhere south does not even get winters, so keep that in mind.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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i want to move to florida from illinois.i am a widow with 3 kids and looking for a city that is affordable and has public transportation.[mod]personal email address[/mod]

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