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Old 12-24-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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Does anyone know what these roads are for? I didn't look further to see if the roads are paved or not. Picayune state forest is listed there.

Looks like a huge planned community gone wrong.

Thanks!
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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I believe you are talking about the south blocks of Golden Gate Estates. I don't think any of them are paved but people do live out there
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Olde Naples
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Yes That's part of the original Florida landscam from the 1950's. It was called Remuda Ranch. You can look up the history of it. There are lots of paved roads out there that go nowhere. There's still a few people living out there.

There's an old road that the county used to maintain that the fed's don't. It's called Janes Scenic Drive and runs from Everglades blvd to Copeland on Hwy 29 by Everglades City. It's a fun drive in a 4 wheeler but it's full of potholes.

Right now they're changing much of it back into wetland by filling the canals and diverting the water in the Picayune Strand away from the Fakahatchee canal.

Interesting history to google.

Beth

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Old 12-26-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Yes That's part of the original Florida landscam from the 1950's. It was called Remuda Ranch. You can look up the history of it. There are lots of paved roads out there that go nowhere. There's still a few people living out there.

There's an old road that the county used to maintain that the fed's don't. It's called Janes Scenic Drive and runs from Everglades blvd to Copeland on Hwy 29 by Everglades City. It's a fun drive in a 4 wheeler but it's full of potholes.

Right now they're changing much of it back into wetland by filling the canals and diverting the water in the Picayune Strand away from the Fakahatchee canal.

Interesting history to google.

Beth
Interesting indeed.

Thank you for the info.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:33 PM
 
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I believe you are talking about the south blocks of Golden Gate Estates. I don't think any of them are paved but people do live out there
Hmm. The roads I am looking at on google maps seem to be void of any homes.

Edit: You are right that is Golden gate estates. And Beth was right as well. It was a huge scam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picayun...d_State_Forest

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Olde Naples
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Check out page 22. Look what else they did.
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/thrall...atehistory.pdf

It's always fun to know some of the history of where you live.

Enjoy

Beth
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:08 PM
 
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Check out page 22. Look what else they did.
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/thrall...atehistory.pdf

It's always fun to know some of the history of where you live.

Enjoy

Beth
The link wasn't working earlier.

It is now.

I'll take a look.

Thanks Beth!
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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Check out page 22. Look what else they did.
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/thrall...atehistory.pdf

It's always fun to know some of the history of where you live.

Enjoy

Beth
This is a great story of Florida history. I sounds so much like what has been going on this past decade with the real estate crash.

It's a little outdated for Golden Gate Estates however. A realtor told me recently that GGE is a very hot area right now. I think people from the north come here, and discover that they can get an acre or more of land with a very nice fairly new house for less than $200,000. It is shocking! People are use to big lots and big prices.

A man stopped by my driveway the other day when I was out to get the mail. He was very wowed by the area, and said he wasn't going to tell anyone about the area. I guess he thought no one else knew about the bargains to be had. He said he was from Michigan, and was looking to buy.

Last year a foreclosure house in GGE sold around 150,000, and was flipped a week later for 166,000. It was then fixed up, and sold for 270,000. The first two sales were realtor involved, and may have not been on the up and up. There was a bidding war as well.

I just witnessed a house close to mine (GGE) sell for 160,000. It was a short sale, and sold and closed within one week (very unusual for a short sale). It showed as sold on all the real estate sites with date and amount. The house was in rough shape. The owners cleaned up the lot and did repairs. On Christmas Eve it went back on the market for 259,900. All evidence of the previous sale a few weeks earlier had been erased from the real estate sites. The same realtor has the second listing as the first listing. Sounds like insider trading. Someone had pull somewhere to be able to delete the first sale from the sites.

House flippers here are still alive and well, and flipping in GGE. It is driving the prices back up. The value of my home has gone up very fast according to appraisal websites. For buyers it's bad, but for sellers and realtors it keeps the real estate economy going.

For now I believe the knife has completed it's drop in GGE. Prices will rise until another bust, and the cycle will start all over again.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Northern MN and Naples FL
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Default Thanks Beth!

Beth,
Thanks for the info - as usual, you bring a little learning to this board - I appreciate it!
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: the beach
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Mosquitos and gators~!!
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