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Old 08-25-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Miami North (Orlando)
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Yikes. We used to drive to and from Okeechobee once a month for............ I dont know........ 6 or 7 yrs... none of us ever had a problem (thank God).
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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Yikes. We used to drive to and from Okeechobee once a month for............ I dont know........ 6 or 7 yrs... none of us ever had a problem (thank God).
Well obviously, if someone died they won't be posting here.

That's how I used to think until I saw that crash anyways. Hope you never have to see such horrible thing.
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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I was contacted today to interview for a Physical Education position in a juvenile detention school in Okeechobee, FL. I am going to take the interview, but I have some questions about this area as the areas I wanted to move to were all places with a city (Hillsborough, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade county). Would a single male in his 20's like anything about this area? I researched it and it looks to be pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Also, I guess if it is very country it would be somewhat of a shock to me seeing as I have lived in NJ and now DC (which I hate) and am trying to move to Florida. If all goes well, I will probably take the position because it will at least get me to Florida and then I can worry about getting a better position in one of the counties I want to be once I am down there.
Speaking as an Okeechobee resident, may I just say there is nowhere else on Earth more beautiful than Okeechobee. We are far from the mall, yes sir about 30 miles or so from the closest one, but as "a single male in his 20's", how important is that to you?
Is there anything you might like about the area? Well, you decide:
We have fishing, boating, golf, camping and bowling.
We have local shops with lots of character and, if you prefer, we have Super Walmart. We have wonderful local restaurants and we have McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and more. We have Churches of every faith. We have service organizations like the Moose, Eagles, Shriners, Masons, VFW and American Legion, to name but a few. We have several fitness clubs or gyms. We have bars and karaoke and pool tournaments and darts games. We have the Brighton Seminole Casino down the road and around the corner.
We have rodeos and parades and community activities. We have charitable organizations who host contests and parties to raise funds for needy families in our county.
We have cows (lots of cows) and REAL cowboys. We have beautiful scenery and the second largest freshwater lake in the United States. We also have some of the nicest people you will ever meet in your life.
We have good drivers and lousy ones. Just like anywhere else.
We also have schools. "A" schools, if you're familiar with Florida's grading system. And they need teachers. Good ones. Are you a good one?
Come on down. You'll love it. You won't want to leave once you get here. There's plenty to do and more to see and kids who need you. What more can you ask?
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot -- we also have a city. Okeechobee is the name of the lake, yes, and the name of the county. But it is also the name of the City at the top of the Lake. A smaller city than Miami or Washington, DC, but a much friendlier one, too, I'd have to say (having visited both of those other places).
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Come on down. You'll love it. You won't want to leave once you get here
That is the problem, no one leaves once they are in Okeechobee. This place is no good for professional's that want better for their life. Take it from me, I was born and raised in Okeechobee. The majority of people in Okeechobee are weird. A few good ones yes, the rest are well...I can't quite put my finger on it. I had to move back here for a brief time and am counting down the days until I'm gone forever!
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Virgin Islands
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If you want to take the plunge, do it. You can spend the weekends in Miami, Tampa or Orlando. You will be pretty bored M-F though. I can see your point, you would view this job as a stepping stone.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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Well, I like fishing, and then, I like fishing again.
So, how about, say, business in Okeechobee?
Like, convenience/gas station type business?
In my limited capacity, this is the only industry I can afford to run a business there, before fishing in that great lake.
This site was a great help when I decided to move to Ft. Walton Beach area about 2 years ago, from CA.
2 years ago I started my retail business here. But this area failed me, or I failed, or should I blame the BP spill, I'm not sure.
Okaloosa County is a great military "town of peace". I’ll miss it.
Now, I have been thinking about moving to Okeechobee area, running a gas station/convenient store.
How is School there?
I hope I'm not in the wrong forum.
I sincerely request your tips.
Thanks city-data.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:36 AM
 
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There are actually two such businesses that I believe are for sale right on the main road. One closed this year and the other almost two years ago, I think. Both are at the south end (nearest the lake) of town, outside city limits.
We have several already, but they're pretty well distributed and spread out to cover the area.
I'd recommend coming out for a visit yourself before making a decision about that.
As for the schools, Okeechobee schools have consistently gotten that "A" grade from the State.
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