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Old 03-23-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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Hi folks,

Just stumbled across this forum and it looked like it had a lot of folks with useful info.

I'm considering moving to Clermont from NY and was wondering what folks thought about the area?

The lakes are very appealing, I Like the rolling hills. Seems to have quick access to Orlando if needed. I've seen some reports that crime is a bit higher then the rest of the area. But I'm not sure if that is due to the explosion in population in the area? It seems like the town itself is still struggling some to catch up with the recent growth.

How are the high schools? I've read posts about extreme over crowding?

I would be looking in the IT field for a new job. I have a feeling that most folks are commuting to Orlando for such positions?

Any areas to go 4wheeling etc?

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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It is a bit father out, home prices have come down a lot out there. It depends on where you are going to work and how much of a drive you want in the morning.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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looking at 30-40 minutes to most things on the west and north side of Orlando I'm assuming?

What about the town itself? I'm looking at older residential areas in the Clermont area. Not the housing complexes that have been build in the last 5-10 years.

I looked at a few last month that seemed to be in decent areas. Lot's of business growth in the area it looks like.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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We moved to Minneola (right on the Clermont line) a little over a year ago and like it here. It's much quieter than most other places and the hills and breezes are nice. It is becoming more developed but still is fairly uncrowded. My husband works in the Metrowest area of Orlando and it takes him between 30-35 minutes to commute. The lakes are fine but keep in mind they get so hot in the summer that there are advisories to stay out of them due to bacteria growth. And alligators! We are located, however, just over an hour to a gorgeous beach on the east coast and about 90 minutes to the west. Crime, at least in our neighborhood, is pretty much non-existent. We have 8 policemen who live here simply because it's so safe. From what I understand schools are good but VERY crowded. We have a preschooler and a baby so this is a big concern for us.

Good luck!!
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Oh, and the town of Clermont is very cute with a small downtown and a few restaurants and shops. It's also right on the lake which has a nice trail for walking and biking...
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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Most of the better I/T jobs seem to be either in the downtown core or up in Lake Mary/Longwood?Heathrow/etc.

I wouldn't move here without a job unless you have at least six months of living expenses plus security deposit and first months rent plus moving costs.

I/T is definitely one of those fields in this area that you really need to know someone or be working with a great headhunter to get into.

I live within the city limits of Clermont, and am very happy here. There are a few streets in the downtown Clermont area that are to be avoided, but it's overall a good place to live.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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Thanks for all the info. From what I've seen I like the area. I hadn't thought about the lake temps getting so high that bacteria growth would be a problem. I've heard good things about the Lake Mary area. I do need to consider school systems with our 15 year old.

I'd like to keep the commute to 45 minutes or less if able.

Did I mention is snowing right now? UGH....
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Clermont Fl
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Thanks for all the info. From what I've seen I like the area. I hadn't thought about the lake temps getting so high that bacteria growth would be a problem. I've heard good things about the Lake Mary area. I do need to consider school systems with our 15 year old.

I'd like to keep the commute to 45 minutes or less if able.

Did I mention is snowing right now? UGH....
It's not a problem the lakes are fine I like clermont but because of your job I would look at lake marry
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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Any further thoughts on best areas to live in Clermont or Minneola? Looks like housing is very reasonable in the area and haven't seen a lot of conversation on this area in the forums...typical concerns, good schools, safe area, etc.
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