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Old 06-07-2021, 02:42 PM
 
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We have finally decide to leave California for good and relocate to Florida. We were originally looking at the Gulf Coast area but have since decided on the east coast near Palm Coast.


We would be looking for a larger home in a low crime area with a little land where can expand or build an 7-8 car garage with room for our RV. A gated community would be fine.



Not sure exactly what areas we should be looking in but any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2021, 06:29 PM
 
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Sorry we’re full! Try Georgia or Tennessee.
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Old 06-07-2021, 07:40 PM
 
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We have finally decide to leave California for good and relocate to Florida. We were originally looking at the Gulf Coast area but have since decided on the east coast near Palm Coast.


We would be looking for a larger home in a low crime area with a little land where can expand or build an 7-8 car garage with room for our RV. A gated community would be fine.



Not sure exactly what areas we should be looking in but any help would be appreciated.
Palm Coast is pretty low crime everywhere. Why are you leaving CA?
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:38 AM
 
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I have lived in Ca. all my life. Growing up here was great.Plenty of jobs and opportunities. If you wanted to work you could do well. Ca had a reasonable cost of living and taxes. In the last 20 years that has all changed. Utility costs are going out of sight, we no longer have reliable electricity, again we are in drought conditions with water rationing is on the horizon. Taxes continue to increase everywhere they can take them. We pay on an average of $1.25 more for a gallon of gasoline then you do in Florida. The yearly registration fee on my 2018 GMC was $825.00 this year plus $65.00 for the ridiculous smog check. Personal income taxes can now be as high as 13%. The traffic has increased 10 fold. While the weather is great here you spend most of the summer indoors to avoid breathing the smoke from the forest fires. Homeowners insurance is up 25% in last three years due to fire coverage. Along with all of this we have a lawless government that continually passing laws that infringe on our freedoms and liberties. While property values are at an all time high in Ca. we believe it is time for a change.
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Old 06-08-2021, 11:11 AM
 
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Yeah, you'll like it here.

$825/year for the privilege of getting in my car, sitting in traffic, and shoving $4/gal of gas into it. Lovely!
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Old 06-08-2021, 12:22 PM
 
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We have finally decide to leave California for good and relocate to Florida. We were originally looking at the Gulf Coast area but have since decided on the east coast near Palm Coast.


We would be looking for a larger home in a low crime area with a little land where can expand or build an 7-8 car garage with room for our RV. A gated community would be fine.



Not sure exactly what areas we should be looking in but any help would be appreciated.
Palm Coast is already more/less parceled out as a planned community in terms of lot size. Larger lots on the outskirts aren't always in the best of areas, especially closer to Bunnell. I would recommend more the south end of St Augustine along the 206 corridor east of I-95 or US1 south of St Augustine Shores. If you can fixate a little further north, west of Palencia over to I-95 and on the other side out past World Golf Village are some great areas as well.
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Old 06-08-2021, 12:55 PM
 
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Yes Ca really has become a cesspool and yesterday it was $4.59 a gallon for premium fuel.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:20 AM
 
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I don't think Palm Coast is what you're looking for. It's a sprawling, planned community. There are no large lots.

How close do you need to be to city amenities? How close do you want to be to the beach?
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:37 AM
 
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There's no need to be close to the city or the beach. I actually prefer a more rural area.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:54 AM
 
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There's no need to be close to the city or the beach. I actually prefer a more rural area.
In that case, you have MUCH better options than Palm Coast, in my opinion.

Are you interested in freshwater recreation? You might consider the Live Oak or High Springs areas - or is that too rural?

Also I'd recommend looking along the St John's River from Green Cove Springs going south to Palatka/San Mateo, and down to the Crescent City area.

Those are some of the more naturally beautiful parts of the state. Peace and tranquility abound.
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