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Old 12-18-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Long Island, New York
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My wife, myself and my severly disabled adult step-son are looking to retire to an area in Florida with good retirement condos/condo communities where good health care services are readily accessible.
I became disabled a couple of years ago too as a result of an on-the-job injury so obviously " golf oriented " condo communities are of no interest to us although we would like a condo community with a swimming pool, recreation center, etc.
Can anyone recommend any good areas in Florida that would fit our needs and also recommend which specific condo communities/developments/developers are reputable & sought after and which are not sought after & disreputable ?

Thanks - DK
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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My wife, myself and my severly disabled adult step-son are looking to retire to an area in Florida with good retirement condos/condo communities where good health care services are readily accessible.
I became disabled a couple of years ago too as a result of an on-the-job injury so obviously " golf oriented " condo communities are of no interest to us although we would like a condo community with a swimming pool, recreation center, etc.
Can anyone recommend any good areas in Florida that would fit our needs and also recommend which specific condo communities/developments/developers are reputable & sought after and which are not sought after & disreputable ?

Thanks - DK
Have you ever thought about the Northwest Florida panhandle -- more specifically the Scenic 30A and the Beaches of South Walton? We do have golfing opportunities but that's not all we have.

In between the Scenic 30A & Destin, you will find the Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast hospital. Here is a quote from their website page:

"Nine out of 10 patients at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast say they would "definitely recommend" the hospital to others, according to the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey that captures the patients’ perception of the care they received. Sacred Heart's rating by patients regarding their overall experience was the highest among hospitals in Northwest Florida and ranks among the top 1% of hospitals nationwide. [/SIZE]
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You will also have Bay Medical in Panama City (about 1 1/2 hours east) and you have Pensacola's medical facilities about 2 hours west. Plus you are about 5 hours north from Gainesville, Florida where you have an abundance of medical assistance.

If you find that you might be interested in our region of Florida, we would be more than happy to share more information with you.

Best of luck in your search!
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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Orlando area, there are many communities that fit the needs you are asking for, question is price range.

Just visited a community today with basic amenities (pool, workout, gated) just down the road from 2 hospitals, they have 3 bedroom condo villas (single floor unit joined to each other).

I will IM you details.

Hope this helps
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Fort Myers FL/ Ottawa ON
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My neighbourhood might be worth looking at. Most of the townhouse condos are 2/3 story, but there are some flats, some on the main floor, with zero stairs, if that is an issue. Otherwise there are many single family homes of one story construction to choose from at various prices, starting in the low 200s, and you can get what looks like a palace to me for 450k with a private pool.

The new regional hospital has just opened a few miles up the street and there are many medical specialists in the area. Miami/Fort Lauderdale as well as Tampa is 2 hours away, if you need something special.

The builder is a local Naples old money family (Stock Construction) that has won "best builder" in South West Florida awards for a few years running...although partly because very few are building and selling.

No golf. Some tennis and the town centre has a lap pool, resort pool, tiki bar/restaurant, pub restaurant, ice cream parlour, club house restaurant, exercise centre, library/computers, theatre with movies.

convenient for afternoon trips to Fort Myers beach or Downtown, Naples, Sanibel and Captiva, Gaspirilla.

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