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Old 01-28-2013, 10:15 AM
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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Originally Posted by Vikingen View Post
My what????
Don't be too shocked - Mr Sunshine is british, so you never know.
Mrs. Sunshine would probably be a tad more shocked than you though!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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gotcha....its like the old joke

pupil 'maam maam how large is uranus'
teacher ' smaller than mars'..............

theres always the great one asking someone to page Hugh Jarse (try saying it quickly..)

i wont say the rude one
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:38 AM
Location: Vik
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Originally Posted by Big House View Post
Don't be too shocked - Mr Sunshine is british, so you never know.
Mrs. Sunshine would probably be a tad more shocked than you though!
I`m not shocked, I`m just flattered..it`s been a while since anyone said my body parts were hot
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:50 AM
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Deep Creek is a mixed bag, depending on what you want from a housing community. It is part of Punta Gorda. It does not matter that it is north of the river and geographically should belong to Port Charlotte, the developers arranged for it to be legally part of the City of Punta Gorda. So it is.

Deep Creek is primarily a residential community with very few businesses in its borders. Those that are there pay a very high price to be there. It is deed restricted so if you don't mind rules about how long your trash container can sit at the curb on trash days or how many centimeters high your grass can be or what your mailbox has to look like or how many plants you must have in your front yard and you don't mind retirees with nothing better to do than drive around with clipboards, cameras and rulers to make sure not a violation is in sight, Deep Creek is the place for you.

Deep Creek is the very demonstration of "big brother" with how many restrictions and requirements they have for how you can live in your home and if you could ever make changes to it. However, everyone who is there chose to live there and submit to all those rules.

I'd just recommend getting a realtor to help you find a home for rent or sale there. Deep Creek has a rule that signs in yards can be no bigger than a business card so when a home is for sale, the sign is ridiculously small and no one can read it. On the bright side, the neighborhood is diversifying. There's still the people who measure their home value by the color of their neighbor's skin and they're a drag to live around but I suppose that generation is dying off slowly but surely.

The parks are very sparse in Deep Creek. I can think of one off-hand. For that big of a residential area, that's not very good, especially since there's an elementary school just outside of it that has been named after it. There is not much in the way of public amenities to speak of. In my previous comment, I mentioned Jockey Club in North Port. That area is much prettier, friendlier and has amenities for the community to enjoy. You get something for your money. There is nothing like that in Deep Creek.

There's a variety of different housing available in Deep Creek. There are apartments, duplexes and single family homes. There is age-based housing for elderly and assisted living facilities. I would call any of the prices reasonable for what they are. The misconception that more rules somehow makes an area safer or better allows the area to increase its pricing but it is not any safer or better. In fact, in many ways, it is worse than parts of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.

Lots of people live there, though, so it's not like it's impossible to live there or anything.
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