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Old 03-08-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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It's finally starting to get warm here, Karen. Except today. But Tuesday and Wednesday were both in the 60's. I haven't heard any robins yet, but two of my friends have seen some. We might even hit 70 by Wednesday and/or Thursday next week!
I too saw deer, there were two standing about 15 feet from my deck Tuesday night when I went out to put the pork chops on the grill. They stayed awhile too, they didn't seem afraid. I startled them a little when I came out, and they did retreat another 10 feet or so so that they were just at the edge of the woods. It was dusk, so we couldn't see real well, but there was movement next to them, and we noticed they had a fawn with them! It was very cool.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Sounds like a very nice lot. Its always better to build what you want in the long run. Did you stick to the south gulf cove area or somewhere else.
We're still stuck on SGC, and it's only 2.3 miles from our daughter and grandson! We ALL love that!
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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It's finally starting to get warm here, Karen. Except today. But Tuesday and Wednesday were both in the 60's. I haven't heard any robins yet, but two of my friends have seen some. We might even hit 70 by Wednesday and/or Thursday next week!
I too saw deer, there were two standing about 15 feet from my deck Tuesday night when I went out to put the pork chops on the grill. They stayed awhile too, they didn't seem afraid. I startled them a little when I came out, and they did retreat another 10 feet or so so that they were just at the edge of the woods. It was dusk, so we couldn't see real well, but there was movement next to them, and we noticed they had a fawn with them! It was very cool.
Sounds beautiful, Jill...Our herd consisted of 4 full sized deer and 2 fawn twins........love that! It's supposed to get down in the 40's here tomorrow, after 60's today and yesterday......of COURSE!! We have TWO
people coming to look at our house tomorrow....might RAIN, too! (sighing) Whatever! That's life, right?
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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I've noticed SGC has some great deals on homes and lots, good for you guys! I just don't like that long boat ride through all the canals and the locks to get out into open water.

Doesn't Destin get a lot of spring breakers? Not that I'm against young girls in skimpy bathing suits, it's all that puke all over the sidewalks every night
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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You have a point about the canals and lock. But with my health and gas prices going up pretty soon I will just be boating inside the lock. I really don't go out in my boat that much any more. I like the area for being on the water and very little population for Florida. Every where else is just so busy.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:21 AM
 
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You have a point about the canals and lock. But with my health and gas prices going up pretty soon I will just be boating inside the lock. I really don't go out in my boat that much any more. I like the area for being on the water and very little population for Florida. Every where else is just so busy.
Yes......that is our intention also......to mostly stay within the lock. The lagoon is big enough for lots of boating, along with riding the canals......nice and leisurely.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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I'm looking to retire in about 5 years or more and anticipate doing so in Florida. I live in Orange County now and definitely don't want to get caught in heavy traffic like we have here. On the internet, I'm finding that I like Port Charlotte and Destin, although I'm sure both of quite different. Has anyone been to both and if so, can you give me some additional advice on either place.

I like some of the canal homes I'm seeing in Port Charlotte but also attracted to the white sandy beaches up in Destin. With Destin area, I also like being fairly close to military bases since I'm retired from the Navy and can make use of their facilites. But I'm still a bit torn and would appreciate anyone's response who in more in the know than I am.
Last year my husband and I took a 9 days vacation in Punta Gorda and fell in love with the city. We started looking for cheap houses and 2 days later, we found one in Port Charlotte. We owned the house since October of last year and found that everything we needed from shopping, hospital and fishing are close by from our area. Although, I am still working and currently live in Northeast Ohio, we love to drive any time we can get away from the cold weather and enjoy our home in Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda would have been nice but the cost of housing were more expensive than Port Charlotte. We purchased our single family home, built in 1980, renovated and modernized after the hurricane, 1348 sq ft, 3 br, 2 baths, with over a 3rd of an acre, above ground swimming pool, hot tub jacuzzi for $55500. Our neighborhood is so great where few of them keep an eye on our home while we're away. So far, we are very fortunate to find the place and can't wait until I will retire in 4 years and reside in Port Charlotte permanently.
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