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Old 02-21-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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WOULD YOU MOVE TO THIS AREA? Need input on the pro and cons. thank you,
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach
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Lived there. Wasn't a good experience for us... But that was our experience.

Pros:
*the school my children went to in the "R" section was great when it first opened
*a very clean town- nice landscaping, no trash, new houses- beautiful
*nice public library
*finally opened target and many more nice stores- after I left, ha

Cons:
*never go to Goomba's pizzaria, lol.
*it's hard to find a job
*the city is crazy about parking on your own property- my husband parked his work truck and trailer in the backyard behind the fence, and still got citations...
*there's really nothing to do there
*designed for retired- this may be good for other people, but they treated us very poorly, even though we were very polite, respectful neighbors- no loud parties or trashy yard, kept our kids under control unlike other parents, but it didn't matter, they did not like us because of our age and complained about it in front of us to each other like we weren't even standing there.
*graffiti spraypainted on our street, vulgar and gross!
*attempted break in at our house, and the little old couple across the street
*drugs running in and out of the neighborhood.
*CRAZY DRIVERS- worse than Atlanta! And half of them should have their licences taken away because they are too old to drive safely. Scary.

We lived in the "R" section, and it was nice when we first moved there, but really went downhill over the few years we were there. I've heard so many nice things about the other side of town- "C" section, "F", and "B". If you can afford it- the Hammock Dunes Community is very nice, The Plantation Bay, Grandhaven, The Palm Coast Plantation, The Sanctuary, these are all very wealthy gated communities. The Chief of police told us the "R" section was the worst part of the town and got that way over only the last year, and to steer clear of it. We decided to move to the beach.

If you move there, just please be careful where you choose! Your experience could be better than mine, just a friendly word of caution.
Good luck! ~Audrey :-)
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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I would not move there, I would be bored out of my mind.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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Use the search tool on this forum. There are several Palm Coast threads.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: NE FL
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PC is definitely not an Orlando. Thank Heaven! Definitely a slower pace, small town feel. Mother Nature all around with many really nice parks with the Intracoastal and the beach right at our door. There are organized sporting, cheerleading, dance activities for the kids.There are some plays/musical events that come to Flagler/Palm Coast Auditorium otherwise we have to go to Daytona's Peabody Auditorium or Ocean Center unless you want to drive to Orlando or Jax. for really big name events, which we have done.

Traffic is definitely more than it used to be 11 yrs ago along with the crime and the drug problem. We've raised 2 kids here and haven't had any problems with crime or the neighbor/retiree problems mentioned by Audreyonthebeach and we weren't retirement age and still aren't. We live in the "B" section. "E" section is also very nice in addition to what "Audrey" stated. Finding a job is hard right now so if interested in whatever town you choose, make sure you have a job. Good Luck!
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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Palm Coast is a horrible place to live. It's an endless sprawling maze of ugly, cookie-cutter stucco houses with no character. And most everyone there is from NY or NJ. The city has absolutely no character, it's like the Twilight Zone. Nothing but a steamy heap of rotting Yankees.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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[quote=FSUMike;7583296]Palm Coast is a horrible place to live. It's an endless sprawling maze of ugly, cookie-cutter stucco houses with no character. And most everyone there is from NY or NJ. The city has absolutely no character, it's like the Twilight Zone. Nothing but a steamy heap of rotting Yankees.[/QUOTE

No, it's a steaming heap of rude New York & New Jersey triple dippers (retired, "disabled," & social security,) and all their children and their childrens illegitimate children, so the kids receive financial aid.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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palm coast is a horrible place to live. It's an endless sprawling maze of ugly, cookie-cutter stucco houses with no character. And most everyone there is from ny or nj. The city has absolutely no character, it's like the twilight zone. Nothing but a steamy heap of rotting yankees.

lol!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Palm Coast should not be called a city, it is a subdivision, and a bad one at that, in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast FL
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I've tried to stay away, but I couldn't. It seems like most of the people here HATE Palm Coast. We've lived there for about 6 months now and we love it. My son loves school and he has a phenomenal teacher. We love the school, church, neighborhood, parks, the beach, the activities. There's not exactly a lot of night life, but that's not anything that we took advantage of elsewhere. I think Palm Coast is a great place to raise a family. It all depends on what you're looking for. If family bike rides and walks in beatiful parks turn you on, then you might want to consider it. If you like lots of night life and fancy boutiques, keep looking.
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