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Old 01-08-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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Default Name that state..

I know this is a busy site.. and not sure many will respond but i'll put it out there anyway..

We are a newly married couple looking to leave Ohio and start our lives in a new state. this is what we're looking for..

somewhere along the east coast or florida
near a beach (within 2 hrs or closer)
warm/hot weather most of the year (no or very little snow!)
low crime
not near a huge city/not a big population-- less than 700,000
not a lot of bug problems.. ex.. cockroaches, scorpions, snakes...
good schools

thats about it. we've been considering florida, until reading a lot of negatives on here. i know it sounds like a dream place to live but i do believe some ppl live in their dream area and are very happy. everyone has a place they're suppose to be..it just depends on if they find it.

if anyone has ANY suggestions, please reply.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Houston
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North Carolina
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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I'd suggest you check out Jacksonville.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply! Heard there were lots of nasty bugs like the ones i mentioned there. but what area would u suggest in NC?
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: The O
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Orlando, ft. Lauderdale, daytona beach, melbourne, palm bay, west palm beach, jacksonville, although their population is over 700,000
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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sorry kidyankee, i didnt even see your post until mine was posted already.
yeah we love the idea of florida.. kind of bummed out right now that we've heard so many bad things does jacksonville not have the same bug issue as the rest of the state? or what makes it better than say, tampa?
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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iam_floridaborn: we checked out a bunch of those areas already (except jacksonville) and we were thrown by how many replies we got about how bad crime is in florida. we were married in clearwater (sand key park beach) last oct and loved it!! but cant find an area in fl without someone mentioning how bad cockroaches are. those arent something we have to deal with in ohio.. unless you're a messy person, which we're not. same with snakes. but we still love florida.. maybe just considering it as a vacationing spot now? still open minded, maybe u can change my mind
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply! Heard there were lots of nasty bugs like the ones i mentioned there. but what area would u suggest in NC?
I would suggest Myrtle Beach or Wilmington. Myrtle Beach is something of a tourist town however, so it can get crowded at times (but nothing like florida beaches) Myrtle Beach is actually in South Carolina, but it's very nice. I live in Charlotte and almost everyone I know goes there at least once a year.
Wilmington however is gorgeous.


An advantage SC, and NC beaches have over Florida Beaches is it's cheaper, less tourists, and less crime.
Another option for you would be Virginia Beach or Norfolk. You would also see snow there in the winter.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:43 PM
 
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iam_floridaborn: we checked out a bunch of those areas already (except jacksonville) and we were thrown by how many replies we got about how bad crime is in florida. we were married in clearwater (sand key park beach) last oct and loved it!! but cant find an area in fl without someone mentioning how bad cockroaches are. those arent something we have to deal with in ohio.. unless you're a messy person, which we're not. same with snakes. but we still love florida.. maybe just considering it as a vacationing spot now? still open minded, maybe u can change my mind
I was raised in Central and South Florida, and crime is bad and the crime rates do not reflect actual crime there. Police reclassify crimes and hide crimes in an attempt to make crime not look like an issue for tourism sake.

Roaches are pretty common. I remember seeing probably 10 snakes in the 15 years I lived there, but only once in my house, and they were almost always the harmless kind.

Don't get me wrong FL is great, but I would suggest NC or SC over Florida anyday. This is coming from someone who has lived in multiple cities in both states for quite some time.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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Observation: thanks for much for your input!! i like that you've lived in Fl and have experience with what i'm asking about. we got married in Clearwater (sand key beach) this past oct and absolutely loved it!. so we started looking in the Tampa area ..Brandon i think it was called.. for some nice apts but found nothing but large crime reports. we feel like FL really could be for us.. we love palm trees and hot weather.. but the bugs and crime are definitely not our thing. we're still looking in the jacksonville area.. as of last night we found a couple luxury apts that seem to be within our budget. but again, not sure about the bugs even in N florida and the crime. we've started looking in SC... however NC is definitely not for us.. too hilly and full of mountains. we like beach. SC is a possibility if we could learn more about the safe and more wealthier areas. but i'd still be concerned about those bugs (cockroaches) that ppl are talkign about. we will check out wilmington tonight when we do our nightly research before bed haha. we're kind of on the fast track to getting out of this freezing state. but we know we need to be smart about such a big move. any other suggestions for SC? even if it's more inland?
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