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Old 09-14-2016, 08:50 AM
 
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Looking seriously at moving to the Stuart/Port Salerno area from Charleston, SC within the next few months to start a business there. Wanted to hear opinions of those who do not know us, so the opinions arent tainted! We are an interracial couple - I am white, she is black - and we have 3 biracial children together. We have a few close friends from college there, but other than that, would know no one and closest family to us would be a 10 hour drive from there. I spent all last week there and found what I believe to be a great little location to start the business in Port Salerno - just north of Manatee Point on Old Dixie Hwy.
Just wanted to get others thoughts on that area, the schools, housing, etc. I dont think we would have any racial issues there because of our marriage, but dont really know.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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That area if I understand you correctly has a high concentration of Mexican/Guatemalian residents . Hard working folk . There is a bit of crime in that area as well . I think most parts of the treasure coast would welcome you with open arms
Mind telling what type of business your starting
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:53 AM
 
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We run a shaved ice business here, so it would be the same thing. Thats the beauty of S. Florida - 12 month season while here, we only have 8 months. Yea, there seems to be a mix of lower working class hispanics mixed with country club retiree's there. Will be making the call within the next few days, so....
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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My daughter used to work in that area , hard working folks and yes country clubs too ..nice resturants and lots and lots of foot traffic in the manatee pocket area ...
Like a few of the resturants there ...
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:01 PM
 
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Thats good news to hear because the business needs some good foot traffic and that was one of my concerns. The building we are looking at renting is no more than a 1/4 mile - if that - below Manatee pocket. Have also been a little concerned with the car traffic there as well. From what I am seeing, looks like the car count is about 14,400 per day in that area.
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:05 PM
 
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That Manatee pocket area around Shuckers and the other resturants is pretty busy in snowbird season ...all depends on where you will be located compared to the Manatee pocket
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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You will be fine from a racial standpoint.

Business standpoint.....you will be ok if the rent is reasonable. Get a $3000-4000 month lease and you will be broke by summer.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie
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Go a few minutes lower to Hobe Sound..

Hobe Sound is a predominantly wealthy community whose residents include such celebrities as "Tiger" Woods, Alan Jackson, Celine Dion





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Old 09-19-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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I think we are ok rent-wise. $1200 month. Not more than a 1/2 mile from Manatee pocket
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:18 PM
 
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I don't like the port salerno hobe sound area.. its too desolate.. Stuart is desolate enough
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