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Old 05-06-2007, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Default Best Small Beach Town In Florida?

I currently live in Orlando, and am looking to move with my husband and two kids. We'd like a nice quaint town near the water. My husband grew up in Mt Dora, we love it there but it's a bit pricey for us and plus I like coastal. I don't really like the tampa area. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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maybe palm coast or st augustine in northeast florida
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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Personally I think Palm Coast is yuck. But that's just me.

I first moved to Ormond Beach and we stayed in an apartment until we looked around and bought a house. We bought in Port Orange. You should look there. Very nice, clean, good schools, minutes from Daytona Beach...
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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Personally I think Palm Coast is yuck. But that's just me.

I first moved to Ormond Beach and we stayed in an apartment until we looked around and bought a house. We bought in Port Orange. You should look there. Very nice, clean, good schools, minutes from Daytona Beach...

never been to ormond or daytona. what is it like? is it very southern and kinda redneck? not that that is bad or good...just curious??
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach
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Sebastian on the east coast is nice or vero beach. Small towns by the water and plenty to do!
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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thank you all very much. I'm going to check all those areas.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Flagler Beach----east of Palm Coast is lovely! No high rises allowed and A1A runs along the beach so there is nothing to block the view of the beautiful ocean!
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
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Cape San Blas, FL--no highrises, no commercialism, sugar white sand, family friendly atmosphere (can't get a tatoo or a nose ring anywhere :-) )...just a GREAT place!
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:58 AM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Cape San Blas is really neat!! How is year round living and schools in that area?
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:10 AM
 
Location: weeki-wachee
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I live in Hernando on the west coast - it is lovely and we have small beaches that you would love. It is serene here and small. Plus we have the weeki-wachee river which also gives you the fresh water plus the gulf.
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