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Old 02-15-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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tallrick,
I would not say Hendry County is impoverished at all. Hendry County is very beautiful and I've seen alot of mini-mansions. We bought just inside Glades County (corner of Lee and Charlotte) the beginning of last year. House was built in 1996. We have property in Lee County also..and we can't wait to get rid of that. Lee is a big scam like it always had been. We like it here better..better prices and prettier. And everyone is on no less than 5 acres. We have lots of privacy (except that most everybody out here owns their own planesand take off in them from their property). I know I don't want to pay higher taxes to live in an overcrowded congested nightmare paying even higher impact fees to build and maintain new schools for everyone else's kids. But that's just me and my opinion. We paid $600 for an empty lot..most of that was for the school taxes..and we don't even have kids.

I have not been there for a few years but my area was mostly mobile homes, some pretty run down. Also isn't Clewiston kind of low income? I heard the unemployment rate in Hendry was over 10% but maybe it's old news.
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:47 PM
 
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Things are changing. Bonita Bay Group has a new community going in Hendry County..Murphy's Landing. They actually have alot of plans for Hendry/Glades Counties. Also, a new university is in the works for Hendry. Clewiston is pretty far from us..I just think the drive over there via SR 80 is gorgeous.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Well I guess my plans to move and build there are out, maybe Tennessee is the place to go? The university has been talked about since the 70's though. Perhaps I will get lucky and being 1/2 way from labelle and Clewiston will be bypassed by the development. Nothing makes me sicker than seeing McMansions sprouting up on what was pasture and/or farmland. I am goint to look up this development and stay as far away from them as I can.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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6/3 2500sq in WV on 1 acre, taxes 1200, HOI 1500. and we are in the country.

Taxes are crazy everywhere!!!!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:55 PM
 
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I've read alot of positive about Bonita Bay's plans. They do intend to keep the area quaint and rural. Most of the mini mansions are on the water. Murphy's Landing will be on the water. Personally, I am with you..I like natural Florida..not developement. I would be horribly depressed if I ever had to move back to Fort Myers or somewhere similar. Some of us just like peace and quiet (and nature).
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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Orlando...3200 square feet with pool, built in 04...taxes $4600.00 with homestead and SOH - HOI $1600. Orlando has upped our assessed value by a HUGE amount over the past two years - 70K the first year and 110K this year. Thank God for save our homes. If we sold now the new owners would have taxes of $7-8K - ridiculous!
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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Lakeland home built in 2005 2400 taxes, 900 homeowner insurance
195,000 2140 sq ft home. This is why I love Lakeland
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Oh I wanna cry. My HOI is $6482 and my taxes $3300 something with homestead. No pool. Only 1640 some sq.ft. 3/2.5 from 1956. I think it's a very young house considering I'm from 1951 and the house is 90% updated. Wish I could do that with me. LOL....
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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vpcats, what county are you in, Hernando or Pasco ? that's awful high.
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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vpcats, what county are you in, Hernando or Pasco ? that's awful high.
Miami-Dade.
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