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Old 07-25-2012, 01:04 PM
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My husband and I always wanted to move to Florida after he retires from the military. As you can't plan in your life, my husband is gonna medical retire soon. So we already thinking about moving to Florida the next year !
We just have been to Miami on vacation. But this area is not for us. It is good for vacation and beeing a young married couple but meanwhile we do have kids :-)

So we are looking for a safe, kidsfriendly Area. As my husband is black and i am white we also want to lived in a "mixed" community. First we want to rent a house and then we would like to buy a house.

So i hope i can get a lot of suggestions, where to live good, i thought about the Tampa Area ?

Thanks alreagy for all your help !
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:52 PM
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St Augustine is nice by the beach not too much traffic quaint old part of town,
Tallahassee nice size town and being in northern Florida saves you a 4-5 hour drive if leaving the state, Several big colleges for future considerations.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:39 AM
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You'll find it difficult I think to pinpoint an area with more mixed couples and might find it easier to narrow down more liberal /progressive areas where people perhaps don't tend to be as judgmental. You might check out the Northern Pinellas County section of the Tampa Bay area....specifically Oldsmar, East Lake, Safety Harbor, NE Clearwater/Countryside or Palm Harbor. The schools are very good, family-friendly and safe areas with a lot to do in terms of activities.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:44 AM
Location: Niceville, FL
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I'd probably have a good look at areas with a heavy base presence, both for possible future medical issues, and because those communities are often 'mixed'. Tampa would be high on my list; Jacksonville would be worth a look, and I'd also make a trip through Ft. Walton Beach if you're open to a smaller metro area.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:37 PM
Location: SoCal
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Brevard county or lee county would be nice area following you description. the schools are great in Brevard, and mediocre in lee county these places are pretty diverse a large mix of retires i both areas, but there is a pretty large amount of kids in both. I would also suggest new Tampa as a great area. Jacksonville would be nice considering the fact that they have a navy base, and probably is the most diverse place that i have just mentioned. Couldn't go wrong with any of them.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:22 AM
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South Tamapa is a best place to live. But my personal favorite is St Augustine. Beautiful beaches, nice locations and the best part is peace. You will feel like a heaven there.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:56 PM
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Tallahassee for sure. Its got everything you want.

Everyone that has moved here from other parts of florida thinks its a breath of fresh air.
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