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Old 08-07-2009, 05:59 AM
 
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My wife is a doctor and I am a dental hygienist, it seems like a very calm area, on city data they have very good schools, low crime, affordable housing, your in the central and you have the option to go any where, sarasota, miami, orlando, it seems like a good place to raise your family.

any opinion on this area guys?
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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Your OP doesn't include important factors such as what is "normal" to you -- i.e. if you're used to small town living, or are from a big city. If you're used to living in the South, Midwest, New England or CA. What ages are your kids for school? These are all important factors which will weigh heavy on your responses and decision.

Without this info, generally speaking, Sebring and Lake Placid areas are agricultural areas. This means there are lots of migrant workers there for seasonal agricultural work. Lake Placid has lots of second homes/cabins for sports (esp. skiing/fishing/jet ski) enthusiasts who spend time there from their main homes in other parts of the state.

During the real estate boom, many of the farms were bought out by developers and focused on retirees. There are plenty of mobile home parks there.

The sidewalks roll up pretty early and there's not too much to do besides grocery shop, go to an occasional rodeo or an event sponsored by the city/county or civic group such as Elks, Jaycees, etc. Don't even know where you can eat after 8pm unless you consider Wendy's, McDonalds or Pizza a decent meal. This is EVERY DAY life there.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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yes thats the only problem there is nothing much to do there, but I dont know why all of the new developers of homes only concentrate in the beach areas, or orlando tampa, but you can see in the map the ony place where there is no nice homes or developments is in sebring.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: 84737
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It is hot and stormy
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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yes thats the only problem there is nothing much to do there, but I dont know why all of the new developers of homes only concentrate in the beach areas, or orlando tampa, but you can see in the map the ony place where there is no nice homes or developments is in sebring.
Um, aside from retirees paying cash, what type of house do you think the local workforce can afford on a mortgage working in the fields, as a store cashier, at the feed supply, etc.?

Even if there are some management and professional jobs in the county, there wouldn't be much demand to make it worthwhile for developments you'd see in larger markets or on the coast. There's too much competition, especially right now.

After all, what's there to do and who's gonna buy?

Um, most people like trips to the beach in Florida as part of the lifestyle (not that they especially live adjacent to it). If you lived in Sebring, going to the beach would be a full day trip (not just an excursion)!

On the other hand, you probably could become excellent at water skiing, if you lived on one of the lakes.

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