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Old 08-23-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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My partner and I are thinking about relocating from the NY/NJ area to Florida. We are both professional women in our 40's and are not looking for a "party" atmosphere...

We would like to move into an area that is gay friendly, with a family atmosphere, cultural and recreational activies nearby, also being near a major hospital would be a plus.

The top of our priceline would be about 300k

Can anyone suggest any areas of Florida that fit this criteria?

Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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Lake Worth, in Palm Beach County.

Large, active gay population (major Pridefest celebration every April), lesbian owned coffee shop - the name changed recently, for unknown reasons, to Mother Earth coffee, but it was Les Beans.

Very new-age, liberal, hippie laid back feel. Yoga, organic market, professional theatre, art galleries, and 15 minutes from downtown West Palm Beach.

JFK Medical Center is 15 minutes from downtown Lake Worth.

Paul
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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My partner and I are thinking about relocating from the NY/NJ area to Florida. We are both professional women in our 40's and are not looking for a "party" atmosphere...

We would like to move into an area that is gay friendly, with a family atmosphere, cultural and recreational activies nearby, also being near a major hospital would be a plus.

The top of our priceline would be about 300k

Can anyone suggest any areas of Florida that fit this criteria?

Thanks!
Wilton Manors, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: South Carolina bound
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My partner and I are thinking about relocating from the NY/NJ area to Florida. We are both professional women in our 40's and are not looking for a "party" atmosphere...

We would like to move into an area that is gay friendly, with a family atmosphere, cultural and recreational activies nearby, also being near a major hospital would be a plus.

The top of our priceline would be about 300k

Can anyone suggest any areas of Florida that fit this criteria?

Thanks!
I would suggest South Tampa ) It definitely fits within your price range. South Tampa is very accepting and one of the best places in Tampa to live. We have the 3 day pride event here and many LGBT activities & venues. Hyde Park is located there which is an upscale area with many wonderful restaurants, nightclubs, shops, etc.
I know that Tampa General Hospital is rather close to this area as well.
Good luck with your search!!
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Pensacola
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Pensacola Area is Very Gay Friendly we have the Pride Weekend Every Memorial Day and Thousans show up for it, very nice area and in your price range, the Beaches are Awesome
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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I second the Lake Worth/West Palm Beach area. In particular, Southern West Palm Beach and Northern Lake Worth.

In WPB, neighborhoods to look into:

Grandview Heights, Flamingo Park, Southland Park, South of Southern

In Lake Worth:

College Park, Parrot Cove
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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On the Gulf Coast - Sarasota Florida - especially areas around downtown and Siesta Key. Also St. Petersburg.

Sarasota has loads of cultural amenities, very sophisticated and cosmoplitan little city without being too snooty, lots of artists live here, plenty of great food in the form of restaurants and markets, and some of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see. I have a lot of gay/lesbian friends here, they just love it.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Pensacola is kind of an odd duck- there's a sizeable G&L population and also a pretty sizeable extremely conservative fundamentalist streak to the area (Pensacola Christian College, the Brownsville revival crowd) but save for the occasional street preachers over by Cordova Mall, the two groups never seem to cross paths much.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I second the mentioned S. Tampa and St. Pete area.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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Tallahassee has a large lesbian community too, I think, at least for its size.

I mean numbers. Not large lesbians.
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