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Old 05-15-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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I currently live here in Florida and was considering relocating out of state for several reasons. I have considered North and South Carolina, as well as Tennessee; however, when it came right down to it...my heart is still here in Florida. I am just not happy with my currently location, so I am looking into a more "fitting" area here

I have 3 children that attend school and although they are not the greatest schools, my children seem to be doing wonderful. My kids are not into "league sports", that is they enjoy playing with friends outside the house but not into the whole outdoor team play. They are huge into basketball, biking, skate boarding, throwing a baseball back and forth, swimming and running around when it is not too hot. They enjoy karate and ballet (my daughter obviously), fishing, boating, art etc...

My husband is NOT into the beach scene and my kids and I enjoy visiting maybe 5x a year but we all really enjoy the forest, hills, more "natural" type living. We considered Mount Dora, Ocala, De Land, and Crystal River for possible relocation spots but would really appreciate local knowledge and suggestions on where to look.

Our ideal spot would be a bit less humid than Central Florida with trees, culture, family friendly where you could go for walks at night and be friendly with your neighbors. My boys and hubby are avid fisherman on the lakes and love the thought of camping. My daughter and I are obvious females and like to shop

I know this is lengthy but the more info I provide the better idea you have to suggest possible locations for me to check out. So thanks for the help, I would like to stay in Florida because this is home...I just have to find the right neighborhood to settle the roots
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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I am going through the same thing myself. I want to get out of Southwest FL so bad.... i will possibly be going to Melbourne in the next 3-4 weeks.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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How old's your daughter? Because if she hasn't hit third grade yet, there's a pretty cool charter school she'd probably love:

NFB Académie (http://www.nfballet.org/New%20NFB%20site/Academie.html - broken link)

Ft. Walton might work for you- lots of gub'mint land, and Eglin AFB has a big parcel here about the size of Delaware that has about half its land open for recreational use.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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You sound alot like myself. I played the game of endless beaches and sand in my shoes. From what you describe you are looking for northern Florida or at least close to Ocala. This area has got trendy but ther are plenty of areas in that vicinity that offer good schools and small town feeling without the "Red Kneck" or lack of culture areas. There are alot of places in that area that are not any differant then Midwest towns, with all the family values, they just talk slower.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:44 AM
 
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I currently live here in Florida and was considering relocating out of state for several reasons. I have considered North and South Carolina, as well as Tennessee; however, when it came right down to it...my heart is still here in Florida. I am just not happy with my currently location, so I am looking into a more "fitting" area here

I have 3 children that attend school and although they are not the greatest schools, my children seem to be doing wonderful. My kids are not into "league sports", that is they enjoy playing with friends outside the house but not into the whole outdoor team play. They are huge into basketball, biking, skate boarding, throwing a baseball back and forth, swimming and running around when it is not too hot. They enjoy karate and ballet (my daughter obviously), fishing, boating, art etc...

My husband is NOT into the beach scene and my kids and I enjoy visiting maybe 5x a year but we all really enjoy the forest, hills, more "natural" type living. We considered Mount Dora, Ocala, De Land, and Crystal River for possible relocation spots but would really appreciate local knowledge and suggestions on where to look.

Our ideal spot would be a bit less humid than Central Florida with trees, culture, family friendly where you could go for walks at night and be friendly with your neighbors. My boys and hubby are avid fisherman on the lakes and love the thought of camping. My daughter and I are obvious females and like to shop

I know this is lengthy but the more info I provide the better idea you have to suggest possible locations for me to check out. So thanks for the help, I would like to stay in Florida because this is home...I just have to find the right neighborhood to settle the roots
Hard to go wrong in the lake county area or the area just south of Ocala. Maybe the prettiest part of Florida.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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I live in Mount Dora and love it. It is such a cute little town. The nice thing about living here is that it is only about a 30min to 1hr drive to Sanford, Orlando, Altamonte, etc.
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