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Old 08-08-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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Hi Folks
I am relocating to Quincy Fl, I found a nice place there called ingram's marine by lake talquin , I need an honest answer is it a safe place and has a good neighborhood.
Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

WAL
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:09 AM
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Wal, you should be fine out there, Its fairly rural and forested.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Its a mixed bag but in the end I would be comfortable living in that area.

Gadsden County is very poor with social issues that tear at your heart, county government is not a model of efficiency and the school system is not the best. But on the other hand the landscape is very beautiful with rolling hills and thick forests and over on the west side of Lake Talquin you will be fairly well sheltered from the bad stuff. If you like to boat the lake itself has a lot of dangerous stumps so people pretty much idle along and then fish but it is a easy run down to Apalachicola Bay and its phenomenal natural areas. Access to good grocery shopping and medical care is not a plus. It'll be country living.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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TD*,Squiffynole thanks a lot for your reply, the place seems pretty good however as you mentioned exactly Gadsden county seems very poor with social isuue
thanks
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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It's a pretty city, but I'd never live there.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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Ferret111, thanks a lot for your Post, being unemployed for a time makes you accept any job even in Afghanistan. But If I may ask why you should never live there?
thanks
Wal
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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While the core of Quincy is a nice place, there isn't much there and you'd find yourself driving over to Tallahassee for a lot of things, especially nightlife and culture-type activities. It's not a bad drive, but you might as well live in Tallahassee. And, like other people have mentioned, Gadsden schools are usually pretty lackluster. I belive it was the only F-rated school district in Florida, but I'm not sure. I'll post some pictures of Quincy later so you can see what downtown looks like.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:38 PM
 
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Washington Street.

Washington Street (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferret111/5476526179/ - broken link) by ferret111 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ferret111/ - broken link), on Flickr

US 90.

Quincy Co'-Cola (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferret111/5435460112/ - broken link) by ferret111 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ferret111/ - broken link), on Flickr

The Piggly Wiggly.

The South's Finest (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferret111/5344543415/ - broken link) by ferret111 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ferret111/ - broken link), on Flickr

The Leaf Theatre. Notice the two separate entrances: one for blacks and one for whites.

Leaf (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferret111/4104237848/ - broken link) by ferret111 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ferret111/ - broken link), on Flickr
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Downtown Quincy is attractive and there are many wonderful Victorian style houses on the north edge. I have always heard that when Coca Cola started up in Atlanta someone came down to Quincy and sold early stock offerings which generated local millionaires and some great architecture. But as has been suggested when it comes to good quality grocery and other shopping and medical care you will need to drive to Tallahassee.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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ferret111
you are absolutely right in every word you wrote, thanks , appreciated
Squiffynole, i already relocated to Quincy three days ago at the same time I drove to Tallahassee two times, lol
thanks a lot for your priceless information
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