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Old 05-30-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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I've been researching Florida for a possible move. Noticing that homes and taxes in Milton and Pace are so much cheaper than other parts of Florida. We are looking for good schools with close proximity to beaches. This seems to fit the bill. What is the catch? Can anyone give information on these areas? good or bad.
I was looking at St. John's County. Much more expensive.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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Santa Rosa County schools are considered better than Escambia County (Pensacola), but it's still Florida. They are certainly not great.

Pace and Milton have a somewhat transient population due to the heavy military presence in the area.

The Panhandle is just cheaper than peninsular Florida. I don't know that there's a "catch" per se; the culture is just a bit different. The northerners that relocate to the panhandle tend to come from the Midwest rather than NY and the Northeast, so they don't have as much cash to drop on a house. Some people get scared off from the panhandle because they say it's more "southern" culturally. I guess it probably is in some ways, but it's still Florida and therefore slam full of transplants.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. I think we'll check it out. Schools were rated much better than ours in NJ. Our high school was rated a 3. Still researching. I was just surprised at the price difference.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:28 PM
 
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I think some of the price difference has to do with the fact that West Florida is still a bit "undiscovered" by outsiders compared to the peninsula. Also, winters can get cold (by FL standards) in the panhandle. I guess maybe that keeps some folks away.

Also, Pensacola is a decent sized city. It has more than enough amenities for someone like me, but it's no Orlando/Jacksonville/Tampa. Maybe people who are used to being near NYC or Philly feel like the panhandle is backwater.
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Old 06-02-2017, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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It's also a bit further from beaches (even a different USDA gardening zone than the coast proper) and north of the hard growth boundary created by Eglin reservation. Lots of people see south of Eglin as more desirable and Destin to Gulf Breeze prices compared to Crestview to Pace prices reflect that
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