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Old 01-15-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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Just wondering if there is any type of public transportation in Belleview, Florida.
This can be a bus system (city), or perhaps a shuttle-type bus service on a limited schedule.
Also, can someone tell me a little bit about the 55+ mobile home community called Golden Pond?
Any response would be appreciated. Thank You.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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In Belleview, it's limited to Bubba and his open pickup truck.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Gibsonton, FL
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Default Belleview, FL

We have been considering a move to Belleview simply based on its description online. I would love to hear from anyone who can give me more information about this little town. Your honesty is appreciated.

Thank you,
Ollieburger
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Sure,

What specifically is it that you need to know ? As far as the original question, there is no public transportation there.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Driving on SW 484 near Marion Oaks Manor, I saw a very-very-very old couple driving toward me on the wrong side of the road. That reminded me of an episode in South Park. Anyone in the area who thinks of putting out a fleet of passenger vans with a set of routes as a private venture, would probably make a bundle because many of the residents of the McCommunities are so old, they can hardly see and would love to just be able to go to a store without menacing others in a motor vehicle. Also, used cars are overpriced in Ocala and many young people would take advantage of the service. So, if anyone has the bucks to invest in such a venture, it's almost a no-brainer.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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A lot of the larger communities have local buses/shuttles for their residents to go shopping. The costs to operate a private shuttle service would be expensive with insurance, vehicle costs, maintenance, state licensing, fuel costs, etc. Not an easy prospect for anyone.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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I've seen those shuttles - poor old folks have to brave the roads on their own to go outside the set route. The shuttles take them to places where the community-admins have kick-back agreements and where prices are higher. But, the retirees chose such a McLife. The youth, however, are limited to sharing rides or staying in one place. Sure, business is never easy. Easy money is somewhere in the vacinity of Broad St and Liberty Plaza amidst capital venture firms and investment banks - all others have to work.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Easy money is somewhere in the vacinity of Broad St and Liberty Plaza amidst capital venture firms and investment banks
I live off of Easy Street in Ocala (aka 19th Ave. Road and Martin Luther King Blvd.) does that count? Seriously, that is the name of the road.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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I've been meaning to ask the locals as to who named the streets in the region. I'd like to see the person who names streets "avenue road" or cross-streets like 89th Ln and 89th Lp. Even dring on some dirt roads washed out and overgrown with weeds, I noticed grand names like Boulevard-road - even ATV's can't go through, but it's a boulevard - funny. GPS has a field day deciphering directions in some places. Asked a mailman - they don't even deliver to some places, just use a mailbox bank on a paved road. For a guy like me looking for seclusion in the middle of civilization, it's great - but getting a pizza delivered may be a problem.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I think the entire state of FL is notorious for this very thing. Doesn't have to make sense and I doubt it is unique to FL. Trying to understand it is like asking, Why do we drive on a Parkway and park on a Driveway ?
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