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Old 04-08-2012, 04:52 PM
Location: Sunny FLA
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Port Char to River Rd (Northern North Port) is an easy drive. The traffic is the main slow down. Maybe 20 minutes??? Haven't really timed it but when I go to Venice, it doesn't seem that bad. Can't help with the RE market there but others can. As long as you don't have a Hummer H1, you should be fine. But then again, I drive a compact car and filling up hurts at $40. Anything larger than that, will hurt more.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:13 AM
Location: Florida
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Friends of mine just renewed their lease in Deep Creek today. They got the rent lowered to $800 a month (was $950) for a 4 bed, 3 bath house built only a few years ago. Most of the houses there are fairly new. It is a nice area but cheap for a reason...it's in the middle of nowhere, except it's by rt.75 ramps.....if you need to travel north and south easily it is a good option.

There is a 2/2 (with carport) by me for rent for $700, sounds like the guy would take less though. Great neighborhood but the "worst house on the block" type thing. South of Edgewater in the 33948 area code....probably a little small for you and the kids. If interested PM me and I'll get the phone # for you.

Edit: "middle of nowhere" was a little harsh to describe Deep Creek...There is a Walmart and a few big stores...it's just too far from the harbor and beaches for my tastes.

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:28 AM
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Originally Posted by rnbowgrl74 View Post
I do not have the time to visit before moving in January.
Really??? No time to visit in the next 8 1/2 months? For a big move such as this, with kids involved, I strongly suggest you MAKE the time to visit so you don't end up with location regrets in your rental. Prioritize. Drive down on a Friday and spend the weekend looking around the area. Or, better yet, Vision Airlines has daily flights from your area to Punta Gorda. One hour and you're here!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:40 AM
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I am a single Mom with 3 young kids 2 in school and a full time job. I have taken a part time job on the weekends to save money for the move. Even if its cheap airline times 4 is not anymore. I have only recently moved to panama city from Cincinnati so haven't made any close friends to watch my children. I know The risks of moving without first seeing the place but for me its what I have to do. I was just asking for a little gaudiness from people who know the area. Being a rental does give me the chance to move later on when I learn more. Just wanted to make sure I stay away from the dangerous locations.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:32 PM
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If you want safe, Deep Creek is a good bet. I live in Deep Creek, and feel very safe. It is a deed restricted community, so...although there are a lot of renters in the neighborhood..they aren't allowed to trash up the place...also...almost all the homes in Deep Creek are on cul-de-sacs, so there is no pass-thru traffic, making anyone driving through the neighborhood that may be up to no good VERY conspicuous. As one posted said though, Deep Creek is strictly a bedroom community; restaurants and downtown PG are at least a 15 minute drive away. As far as rentals go, try calling 'Pine to Palm' realty. They seem to be willing to negotiate price more on the properties they represent.
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