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Old 02-14-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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We are moving from Michigan to the Orlando area for our jobs. I'll be working with someone out of Melbourne and my husband will have all of FL for a territory but needs to be mainly in Orlando, Tampa and Miami. We have three young boys and I'm very used to lots of parks and family friendly area's where we are now. We want to stay within 15 miles of a Costco since we do alot of shopping there and I would love it if I could find an active cycling group or at least a cycling friendly area.

We need to stay under 200k for housing and for the sake of my inlaws who will be helping me with the kids while I get my business moved, it needs to be as white of an area as possible. Please don't harass me for it, it's just the fact of the matter that I will never hear the end of it from FIL if there is a high black population.

I would love to find a small town feeling like we have here, but there don't seem to be so many small town area's there like there are up here. Any help would be greatly appreciated, it's so hard looking for a new place to live without being able to go there a lot first!
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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Clermont. I think it fits every single one of your requirements except maybe Costco. WOuld you consider dropping Costco for BJ's? There's a BJ's right in Clermont.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:28 PM
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I think Seminole Co is a good choice with kids and schools. We have Cotsco but also Sam's and Bj's. Melbourne maybe quite a hike. Do you have a problem with commuting?

As for cycling, you could try meetup.com

We only have 3 Cotscos. One in Altamonte Springs, Winter Park and South Orlando. In your price range, I think being closest to Altamonte Springs is going to be your best bet. Therfore, you could live in Longwood, Lake Mary, Winter Springs, Casselberry or Altamonte Springs.

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Old 02-14-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look there. ; ) I'll have to check out Costco, as long as it's not owned by Walmart (just Sam's Club is right?) that might work. I don't have to go to Melbourne but once a week or every few weeks so the drive is fine. I hadn't thought of meetup.com, I think there was a cycling group in Orlando so I'll have to check and I know that I found a rails to trails project so maybe it will go through one of those areas. Thanks!!
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:59 AM
 
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Oops, sorry--I didn't catch that you'll be actually working in Melbourne. Scratch Clermont then. But it is THE place for cycling.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Dr. Phillips - GREAT AREA & SCHOOLS!

Check it out for yourself.
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