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Old 11-30-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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I have to go with Lehigh Acres.

The town itself kind of surprises me in the fact that the population fast approaches the 100,000. But Lee overall is growing.

Lehigh Acres, still, is one of the most meaningless places I have been in the United States, and the most meaningless in the state.

1. Nothing there. Houses, houses and more houses.
2. The area is so meaningless it had the worst housing scenario in the entire nation at a time.
3. No malls, no parks, no NOTHING
4. Lots of crime and riff raff from all places and races
5. Flat like a paper, which is basically because it is close to the Everglades
6. Repetitive, you can be close to Fort Myers or close to LaBelle and is the same thing all over again
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I think Port Charlotte is pretty sad to be honest with you. Nothing too great about it in my opinion.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:57 PM
 
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After Lehigh you can scoot on down to Immolkalee and then Golden Gate Estates. And for a treat you can go past another, as you described,"meaningless" community, Ave Maria. It's at the upper price range of meaningless though..... Lots of people living in these communities. I guess it's not meaningless to them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Jasper, FL

(Along with the rest of the Panhandle)
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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I have to go with Lehigh Acres.

The town itself kind of surprises me in the fact that the population fast approaches the 100,000 mark. But Lee overall is growing.

Lehigh Acres, still, is one of the most meaningless places I have been in the United States, and the most meaningless in the state.

1. Nothing there. Houses, houses and more houses.
2. The area is so meaningless it had the worst housing scenario in the entire nation at a time.
3. No malls, no parks, no NOTHING
4. Lots of crime and riff raff from all places and races

5. Flat like a paper, which is basically because it is close to the Everglades
6. Repetitive, you can be close to Fort Myers or close to LaBelle and is the same thing all over again

This also describes Deltona.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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Sebring, FL. People joke around about FL being God's waiting room, but there are cores of young people in some of the larger (Orlando, Miami, Jax, Tampa etc) and medium-sized cities (Melbourne, Daytona, Gainesville/Tally obviously).

Not so in Sebring. It's in the middle of the state and it's deader than dead

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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Sebring, FL. People joke around about FL being God's waiting room, but there are cores of young people in some of the larger (Orlando, Miami, Jax, Tampa etc) and medium-sized cities (Melbourne, Daytona, Gainesville/Tally obviously).

Not so in Sebring. It's in the middle of the state and it's deader than dead
Totally agree. Sebring even makes the little town of Dade City (where we lived for 12 years) look vibrant! And it's just so far from anything. At least it's prettier (IMO) than Deltona or Lehigh (previously mentioned)
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Any town on U.S. 301 north of Ocala
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Any town on U.S. 301 north of Ocala
Yep. Waldo the famous speed trap. Starke, the home of ol sparky the electric chair
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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At least Sebring got some racing... but yeah it is kind of boring too. I believe towns in North Florida (including the city of Jacksonville) reflect more of a Georgian/Alabaman (i.e. Southern) culture which for some may make them more boring than places like Lehigh and Sebring. But Lehigh and Sebring are kind of close to vibrant areas; Fort Myers itself as it goes will eventually become a large metro area...
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