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Old 04-09-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: suburban philadelphia
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St. Austine? Walton County? Which neighborhood in Windmere?
Do you live in a close knit communty with a real neighbohood feeling and great Public schools? Little league, sports, sidewalk cafes not far? Does such a place exist?
Point us to a few options friends!
We live in Philly suburb and would love to move back to Florida where we met.
But Not Miami this time!
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:12 AM
 
Location: The best country in the world: the USA
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St. Austine? Walton County? Which neighborhood in Windmere?
Do you live in a close knit communty with a real neighbohood feeling and great Public schools? Little league, sports, sidewalk cafes not far? Does such a place exist?
Point us to a few options friends!
We live in Philly suburb and would love to move back to Florida where we met.
But Not Miami this time!
Anywhere but in Central or South Florida. In Central FL, there are very few places that you can live in today that are affordable, safe, kid-friendly, and community-oriented.

Try northern FL. If you are ok with smaller towns (not the sticks) and laid back living. But seriously, stay away from Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. These areas are getting real yucky and violent and the illegal aliens are everywhere. It sucks.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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St. Austine? Walton County? Which neighborhood in Windmere?
Do you live in a close knit communty with a real neighbohood feeling and great Public schools? Little league, sports, sidewalk cafes not far? Does such a place exist?
Point us to a few options friends!
We live in Philly suburb and would love to move back to Florida where we met.
But Not Miami this time!
The northwest area of the state can provide a number of options based on your needs. The Walton, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa counties do have options for the future residents to pick from and make a decision.

I live in Navarre (Santa Rosa County) and is a superb place to live. Does provide what you are looking for.

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Old 04-09-2007, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Windermere, FL
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St. Austine? Walton County? Which neighborhood in Windmere?
Do you live in a close knit communty with a real neighbohood feeling and great Public schools? Little league, sports, sidewalk cafes not far? Does such a place exist?
Point us to a few options friends!
We live in Philly suburb and would love to move back to Florida where we met.
But Not Miami this time!
The Villages....

j/k

Orlando? Lots of stuff to do there
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:20 PM
 
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I have been searching too and found that Santa Rosa is nice. It consists of Navarre, Gulf Breeze and Pace. Lots of construction, close to Pensacola and great beaches. I heard they have on the best schools in Florida.

Spanish Fort, AL and Daphne, AL is real nice too and you wouldn't know the difference. Good luck.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Jax
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St. Austine? Walton County? Which neighborhood in Windmere?
Do you live in a close knit communty with a real neighbohood feeling and great Public schools? Little league, sports, sidewalk cafes not far? Does such a place exist?
Point us to a few options friends!
We live in Philly suburb and would love to move back to Florida where we met.
But Not Miami this time!
Of the cities you mentioned, I can only comment on St. Augustine. It is beautiful and development is moving along at a quick pace (they have a Home Depot now...that sort of thing), but there are still not many high paying jobs in St. Augustine, so many people make the commute to Jacksonville each day. The commute is either a breeze or a hassle, taking anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour...depending on who you ask
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:46 AM
 
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Look into the Daytona Beach area (specifically Ormond Beach and Port Orange). Both are really nice, clean cities with lower than national average crime and excellent schools. Plus you are within a short drive to a lot of fun activities, like the theme parks. Housing prices are not out of control and you are 10 minutes or so from the ocean. If you look up the hurricane probability stastics it's much lower than many other areas of the state. We moved here 5 months ago and like it. We first went to Tampa and I didn't like it at all... it's a big ghetto.
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