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Old 04-24-2014, 06:16 AM
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The Villages made national news lately.
Had a 65 foot by 65 foot sinkhole open up
they quickly filled it.
However it reopened yesterday.

Would you still move there?
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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The Villages made national news lately.
Had a 65 foot by 65 foot sinkhole open up
they quickly filled it.
However it reopened yesterday.

Would you still move there?
As with anything relating to Florida it's completely overexposed in the media considering how many other areas of the country deal with sinkholes. Kind of like how we're so "prone" to hurricanes but haven't had a landfall here in nearly 10 years...

Sinkholes, from USGS Water-Science School
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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The OP makes it sound like Florida is the only place where sinkholes happen. Happens all over the entire world. Yes, they are more prevalent in Florida than most states, but then again we don't have to shovel snow. Will people stop moving here or not buy homes because of the potential for sinkholes, Not !!

When Floridians hear about sinkholes, we shrug our shoulders and hope nobody is seriously hurt where and when they happen.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:58 AM
 
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I am in my 20s and I would move to the Villages if they let me.
Also, would you move to Kansas because of the tornadoes or California because of the earthquakes or Alaska because of the bears?
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I am in my 20s and I would move to the Villages if they let me.
I guarantee that it will never happen.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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The Villages made national news lately.
Had a 65 foot by 65 foot sinkhole open up
they quickly filled it.
However it reopened yesterday.

Would you still move there?

Some parts of Florida are worse than others depending on the type of soil that is there. One part of
Florida on the west coast is referred to as sinkhole alley.

Florida's Top 10 Sinkhole-Prone Counties
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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I guarantee that it will never happen.
I know there are a couple developments that allow you to be under 55, but I have also heard those areas are expensive. So if I ever move back to the area, I would look to the areas directly around it, and buy my customized golf cart and cruise the town.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:46 AM
Status: "When is MY time?" (set 3 days ago)
 
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I know there are a couple developments that allow you to be under 55, but I have also heard those areas are expensive. So if I ever move back to the area, I would look to the areas directly around it, and buy my customized golf cart and cruise the town.
They had to sell to under 55 a few years ago. Actually met some young property owners in the pool.
You could enjoy the public areas, but none of the Villages clubs, golf,pools etc unless you live there.
Back to topic, the sinkhole deepened and neighbors were evacuating.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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I guarantee that it will never happen.
Not for at least 35 to 40 more years.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Does insurance cover you if a sinkhole devours all or part of your house?
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