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Old 12-06-2006, 10:55 PM
 
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Ok so here is the situation. I am a registered nurse with Intensive Care Unit experience. My fiance hates living in Waco, Texas, so we are considering moving to Florida.
We want a nice town ( 75,000 - 150,000) that has low crime, rent that is affordable and nice, a good size hospital, and possibly a lake or river. My fiance is wanting to possibly get into the park ranger type of work. I would perfer to stay near the panhandle.
We know very little about the state, except that we do not want to live near the Miami or Jacksonville area.

PLEASE HELP TEXAS COUPLE WANTING TO MOVE TO FLORIDA.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:14 AM
 
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Look at Gainesville. It is a university town with 4 hospitals, the VA, Alachua General, North Florida Regonal, and Shands, the University hospital.

Being a University town with lots of young people it does have a high crime rate but many of the small rural town outside have more low crime demographics and are an easy commute to town.

There are several state forrests and parks and the Ocala National Forest is near by and the University has a lot of enviromental and forrestry spin offs.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:51 PM
 
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I second the Gainesville recommendation, it sounds just like what you are looking for.
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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If you want to stay in the panhandle area, you may want to check out Tallahassee since it's the largest city in that area with the university and state offices. Maybe do a search for the local newspaper in Tallahassee to check out housing costs, etc.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:41 PM
 
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I hope your finance doesn't mind making less than $12.00 an hour, because being a park ranger in Florida doesn't pay very well. UF has quite a few research centers that hire technicians, but jobs are not well paying and the work is research type of work. The field research work is really hot in the summer. If he likes working outside, there are many landscaping jobs most anywhere. Look on myflorida.com for job listings with the state and University of Florida web site for listings for the research centers.
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:06 PM
 
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Well we looked into gainesville the crime thing scared us. We were thinking pensacola or Oscala. Does anyone know how far Oscala is from a bigger city? This is a dumb question where is the UF at?
Thanks
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Well we looked into gainesville the crime thing scared us. We were thinking pensacola or Oscala. Does anyone know how far Oscala is from a bigger city? This is a dumb question where is the UF at?
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The University of Florida is in Gainesville. Ocala (no "s") is a bit south of Gainesville, maybe an hour or less on I-75. Probably 75 miles to Tampa and about that much, maybe a little less, to Orlando. Pensacola is on the border of Alabama. I didn't think Pensacola was all that large...but I've really never looked into that area to live. Florida State University is in Tallahassee. Tampa has a university. Orlando has the University of Central Florida. Miami has universities. Jacksonville has a university. Those are pretty much your larger cities and all have universities. Actually, Gainesville is smaller than the others but has a great university!
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Help, I move from Miami to Deland, Fl, Big Mistake, Deland is a very small old town, with rivers, that is all it have, it is very nice place to visit it is very old small town, thanks god for Stetson University we can see young kids, there is no jobs, it is very limit, is dead land, Deland is close to Daytona Beach, taxes are very high, they still pay under the minimum $6.50, but housing is very cheap comparing with Miami. I love Miami by Aventura is the most beautiful place to live, but my husband doesnt want to go back to Miami. It is just my husband and me no children, and we are in our 50's but we enjoy the city,so we would like something close by a city, or some area that is not so limited, we enjoy dancing ballroom, salsa, and more I like nature, beach and want to get into yoga. I lost my job after I move from Miami to Deland, so it is just my husband working, he have his own business in pool maintenance, and he also teach to certified people to work for commercial and residential pool. We would like to Move, but we don't know which way to go, we though maybe TEXAS? does any one have a better idea?

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Well.. consider your options, right now Texas isn't so sunny right now with our state budget crisis but if you do moved to Texas, welcome. right now I'm looking to move to Florida hoping something will pop up.
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