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Old 03-25-2011, 01:33 PM
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Well after scouring over these boards for over a year we got sudden news my husband was being transferred to the central Florida area. Now we have 3 weeks to move down there from PA!

I am pretty stressed and everything I had previously decided about where I would move has changed a bit . I need lots of help with choosing a safe area. I homeschool so schools are not a issue. Just safety and being within 15 minutes of the Disney parks . We want to keep it under 1,500 max so we can save to buy a house . We are looking for a home and not a townhome or condo. We dont care about pools .

Originally I wanted Celebration but you cant much over a townhome / condo and thats if you look really, really hard .

Then we looked at the townhomes in Windermere . But the townhomes just didnt appeal to me. I cant see myself in one. We just need more space and have to much stuff to be comfortable. Plus I hate being crammed against another house.

What about Davenport ? I have heard mixed things . I know the schools are bad but I HS so thats a mute point . How is the crime ? When I looked at the stats on here it shows as if its somewhat below the national average . But yet I have heard some bad things so I am confused .

How far would you say it is to the parks / Celebration ?( friends there) Would you say it feels safe ? Where do people that live in Davenport shop ? Are the shopping areas nice ? If not how far to nicer ones?

Most of the homes I have looked at appear to be just under the four corners area . Seems like you get a pretty nice home there for the money . But thats what makes me worry .

Any help or advice please. I am panicked about how fast we have to move so please please post as much detail as you can. Thanks a ton !

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Old 03-25-2011, 02:24 PM
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Davenport is well over 15 minutes from Disney. Try Dr. Phillips, it will tough in that price range, but you should find some options.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:56 PM
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I agree, Dr. Phillips or Winter Garden off Daniels or Maguire would be better optionis. Davenport would never be my first choice.
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