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Old 09-27-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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We are considering Winter Haven for a long winter break and possibly looking at real estate. Any thoughts about quality of life there for a senior couple? Safe? Things to do? etc. Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Default ?

No one has an opinion on Winter Haven?
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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Winter Haven is a beautiful area. I've been there many times and was impressed. Unfortunately Cypress Gardens closed, but otherwise it's a lovely area, very quiet and serene from what I've seen.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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It's quiet and pleasant. Pleanty of seniors. I'd look at Auburndale which is the next town over, and I've heard wonderful things about it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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My grandmother currently lives there- moved to the area in the '50s to raise her family and hasn't left It's a home-y area, with lots of older homes and older establishments. It's always seemed to me as almost exclusively a community of seniors, but I'm just looking through the biased eyes of a grandkid.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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The crime rate is astounding! What the hell is going on in WH?
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Central Florida... Georgia bound...
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Default Winter Haven...

I love Winter Haven, although we'd like to have a summer home in NC. We're in Cypresswoods Golf Community. It is a very affordable, gated community. About 1100 (apts. patio homes, golf homes, and residental homes).

Please check it out when you're down here. I did notice that your post is almost a year old. So curious what you decided on. Kaci
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Central Florida... Georgia bound...
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Wanted to mention that Winter Haven isn't exclusive to Seniors. It is a vibrant community with lots of seniors. Also, Cypress Gardens may be deceased, but LEGO LAND is coming... yeah!
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Can someone tell me which area is not good to move to in winterhaven?
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