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Old 02-01-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Hello, we currently live in Punta Gorda, Florida. We have two children and the median average age is 60. Looking for an area that is good for young adults raising children. Any one love their neighborhood?
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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Lake Mary, Winter Springs, Lake Nona

Hope this helps,
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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Hello, we currently live in Punta Gorda, Florida. We have two children and the median average age is 60. Looking for an area that is good for young adults raising children. Any one love their neighborhood?


NE Tallahassee, and yes I love it.

Very child/family oriented neighborhoods here. I see elementary school age kids walking to school.

In this day and age, walking to school. And a A+ rated school too.

Tallahassee has a relatively young and educated population (college degrees at twice the national average - around 50%!)
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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I just happened to read your post above. My husband will retire in Sep 2011, and we both want to live near the coast. We are currently live in Bakersfield Ca. I know you probably thinking why we are not choosing to move 3-4 hrs south to be close to the beach . Here the reasons: 1 housing down in LA is extremely expensive, you have to have ton of money to live near the beach, and for 300,000. Dollars house you can only get a shack in a bad neighbor hood. So could you give us some info where is a reasonable place near the coast in Florida to live. We have a 13yrs old son, my husband is correctional officer, and I am a hair dresser and a permanent makeup artist. We don't want to live in a very rural area, because I will continue my career and my husband will want to find a second job. so we want to be about 20- 30 mins outside the city. Thanks
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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Check out West Lake Worth in Palm Beach County(lake charleston, smith farms, Journeys End are some good neighborhoods). It was rated number 2 awhile back by Newsweek for affordable places to live with good schooling. You can get a very nice home for under 300k and it's only 15 minutes to the beach.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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NE Tallahassee, and yes I love it.

Very child/family oriented neighborhoods here. I see elementary school age kids walking to school.

In this day and age, walking to school. And a A+ rated school too.

Tallahassee has a relatively young and educated population (college degrees at twice the national average - around 50%!)
I don't know why but I always got the impression you lived west of the city. Do you live completely outside of Tallahassee? What do you think of say Woodville area south of the city? There seems to be a lot of property available south of Tallahassee.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Right now is a great time to find a house in Florida. Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte circle Charlotte Harbor that leads right to the gulf of Mexico. The water is beautiful. Right now you can get a small house on the harbor for around 300-400. If you want a newer house, there are beauties under 300 but within driving distance to many beaches. Cape Coral has many forclosures but busy with high crime. I would think you would want to go punta gorda and north to Sarasota county.
Best of luck
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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SW Florida really tends to have the highest ages by far in the state, and even as close as Sarasota would let you meet up with younger families.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:10 PM
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NE Tallahassee, and yes I love it.

Very child/family oriented neighborhoods here. I see elementary school age kids walking to school.

In this day and age, walking to school. And a A+ rated school too.

Tallahassee has a relatively young and educated population (college degrees at twice the national average - around 50%!)
Listen to Strel, the city doesn't pay us to say these things.

Its cause its true!

Tallahassee is the only place for families.
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