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Old 12-07-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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CCc girl..Sebring itself is not too rural unless you get out of town a ways..Arcadia on the other hand is very rural, just an old town center, with most of the stores closed up. Lake Placid is a very pretty town between the two. Loads of small lakes and hilly as well. The downtown has murals painted on the sides of most buildings and it's a really neat little town. Check it out. Naples? Very expensive...one of the highest cost real estate places in the state. The area south of rte 60 in Lake walls never developed too much, still mostly small town redneck, but as I said, it's what you make of it. Check housing costs etc on Zillow and Trulia, and also get some birds eye views of Lake Placid. My old basketball coach from 45 years ago lives there...great fishing and slow pace.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Ueah I am beginning to dig my heels in regarding Naples, it's waaay to busy during the 'season'.

TY !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:00 AM
 
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My aunt and uncle live in Lake Placid, on Lake_June-In-Winter, aka Lake June.

Their site is not rural, but it is a lovely place.

They're not the easiest folks to please but they really like it there.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:53 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Thanks BBLW. I like the area but mom is making noises about the frive, she wants us two hours from Miami and it's not looking good.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Have you checked into Davie at all. I used to go riding out there and you could ride ur horse to the store. I don't think it's that rural any more... Not sure....it still is horse country. You'd be close to mom.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Ugh, I really don't want to be that close to the Miami metro area, it will kill my DH. I need to keep this rural feel we have here, no visible neighbors, minor traffic even though we're an old house right on the roadside, no noises from neighbors except woof, moo, and the occasional gunshot or chainsaw.

I don't expect to replicate our town population 650 (yes, you read it right, 650) but I need for it to seem like we're still remote. We have two horses so we need acreage and a barn anyway.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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CCc girl....Lake placid is just about 2 hours from Miami...Rte 27 goes right down the middle of the state and right thru Lake Placid..it goes directly into Miami, thru the outskirts of FT. Lauderdale and Davie. There are hardly any lights except when you go thru a few small towns. Mapquest it if you like. Davie is no longer Davie, it's suburbia with shopping centers a ton of highways(10 or 12 lanes) and traffic city. I used to do some work down that way and still go down once a year to see my tax guy in Plantation. either way, good luck
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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My parents have a house down in Ocala that they live in in the summer and they enjoy it. Personally, I like Ocala but as a young professional I would be crazy there.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Now she wants to put us in Jupiter Farms. Ugh, too close to civilization.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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The only current house/property listed in Ocala for $489,000 is this one~

12239 W Highway 328, Ocala, FL 34482 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com®

If you look at the history, you'll see that at one point, it was listed for 249,000 so you could use that as a bargaining tool. The house looks nice/moderate and there is 30 acres with it so I'm not sure if that's what you're referring to.

Have you considered doing a search and lowering your prices since your dollar will buy a lot more in Ocala then it will in NY and you won't have to worry about high taxes or going back to work? There are 2,703 houses listed in Ocala that are under $200,000. Good luck to you!
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