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Old 05-19-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Wherever they send me
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I'm a displaced native Floridian wanting to return back to my beloved home state. Any suggestions for a favorable locale ? I'm more interested in nature and outdoor activities than in the nightlife. Would be nice however to be within an hour drive of a large city for the occassional cultural event, job or items not found in a small rural area. Really hope to find a town that is more old Florida than a remodeled Florida.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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I'm a displaced native Floridian wanting to return back to my beloved home state. Any suggestions for a favorable locale ? I'm more interested in nature and outdoor activities than in the nightlife. Would be nice however to be within an hour drive of a large city for the occassional cultural event, job or items not found in a small rural area. Really hope to find a town that is more old Florida than a remodeled Florida.
Where in Florida are you originally from? I love your last line "Remolded Florida". I grew up in South Florida in the early 50's and it was an almost Tom Sawyer existence for a kid. Wow, did this state grow in a short time. How long have you been gone?
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Not often do I say this when someone is looking to move to Florida because my area is not a big destination for most but Hernando and Citrus County is about an hour from Tampa so you would have the cultural events and jobs available there.

We have quite alot of preserve land up here and Homosassa or Aripeka still has alot of the Old Florida feel to it.

You can go hiking in the forest or canoeing on the Weeki Wachee river. You have good shopping close by so it is not way out there and there are other things to do besides the outdoor stuff.

Floral City or Inverness could be other places you might want to check.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Micanopy, Fla.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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Where in Florida are you originally from? I love your last line "Remolded Florida". I grew up in South Florida in the early 50's and it was an almost Tom Sawyer existence for a kid. Wow, did this state grow in a short time. How long have you been gone?

I was born and raised in Polk County, outside of Lakeland. I have been gone since 1997. Polk County and Eastern Hillsborough County are the only areas I have lived in. Even though lots of Florida has been "remolded or Remodeled", I guess I still have sand in my shoes.
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