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Old 04-26-2007, 05:19 PM
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i searced pennysavers daytona for villaggio and saw a 3/2 for 1,000 a month with first months rent free and it was from a realty company. I don't think i can post the commerical realty link here but it is on the pennysaver site.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Nirvanagurl View Post
I wanted to ask , before reading here I had found a apartment complex on my own and want to see if anyone has heard anything about it, its in Daytona, by the big Mall , Its called Lake Forrest Apartments, the photos of it are just so gorgous, I wonder if anyone ever had a friend or family live there that has any stories about it or information

I am still looking at Port Orange though, so far the problem is unless the websites just arnt updated, so far I am not seeing any 3 bedrooms!
I do know someone that lives in the apartments by the mall. She likes it and loves the area because it's so close to everything.

By the way... you said the "big" mall... I have to laugh because it's actually the smallest mall I've been to. It's much smaller than the malls in any other area I've ever lived in before.
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Old 05-14-2007, 02:04 PM
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go either port orange or ormond beach area.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:17 PM
Location: Port Orange
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Port Orange is a great place to live and raise a family. It's safe, has great schools, and it's only a few miles from the beach.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:33 AM
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Wink I can relate-can u help me?

I'm living in MASS. 40 yr old female-grew up in til 13 but now been living in the same apt for 15 yrs. I have a friend in Ormand Beach and by reading your post I have the same concerns also w Anxiety Disorders/depending on how life's going. I don't drive either n need to find or would love to find an apt by the beach walking distance, safe and with public transportation for my doctors appts. i have Rheumatoid Arthrits. I see you posted this some time ago can u please help me with some advice on how to do this alone w 2 kitties, i want to find a place (sec 8) n grab my laptop n kittties n get on a plane and just start over relaxed with early mornings by the beach .
Sincerely, I dont want to rot here when i could be where I want to be happy. Winters here are most depressing n this summer in my apt is just as bad.

Originally Posted by Nirvanagurl View Post
Ok I posted here before but I want to get a little more specific about what I am looking for and hopefully get more answers!

I have been reading through the posts on these areas, but I need to get a more clear idea of some things.

Ok my family... me , my husband, 2 kids (ages 7 & 12 )
are looking at transfering to that area from Carson City, NV , for his work.

I do not drive ( long story..phobia..ect, I might someday but not right now)

So my first priorities are school bus stops and public transportation
I would also really like to finish school, some of that I could do online but atleast a community college or public transportation, even if its a long ride , to a community college would be great!

My second big need is to feel safe, I dont want to live in the middle of gang wars and drug deals and a total ghetto, ..but at the same time, I do not have to live in a fancy white picket fence area either, I dont mind diversity, I just dont like drug lords and violence. I am a adverage Jane, my husband a adverage Joe techinically we are probabbly lower middle class, blue collar, think the Roseanne Barr show kind of people. We have no problems with blue collar neighborhoods, but like I said I do have a issue with living in the middle of a ghetto/high crime/violent area espically with my children.

I do not need their school system to be the best in the country, my kids are smart and I teach them alot myself, I do need them to be around other good hearted kids and a safe bus ride/walk to school.

I would like to move into apartments/townhomes/condo, I do not want to come right down and move into a house right off the bat, And I would like the apartment complex/Condo area to be pretty, I am a nature loving person and I love trees and that has to be the thing about Nevada I hate the most is the lack of green and trees, its literally started to drive me insane, I am orginally from central IL and I miss parks and trees and flowers so much I could cry sometimes!
But it dosnt have to be a giant apartment complex, infact for me I prefer small complexs.
I dont need it to be gated either, I live in a gated one now and I am not impressed.
Having a washer and dryer hook up would be nice and we would need a 3 bedroom no more then 1200 a month.
But the lower the better for sure.
Swimming Pool would be great, but isnt the end of the world if we dont have one.

My husbands main jobs will be out of Daytona, but where we live now he is all over NV and CA so he is very used to driving up to a hour or more back and forth from work, so we do not need to be smack dab in Daytona
But because I do need some sort of public transportation and school bus and all that I am not sure where to look because I am not sure how rural some of these other areas are, But I am trying to research the ones I hear the most about, Flagler Beach, Ormond, Port Orange, Palm Coast, New Smyria Beach, ect ect
I think St. Augustine might be a bit too far to start off at, but I could be wrong about that.
If its got what I need then I would look into it, just not sure how far of a drive that is for sure in the mornings during work traffic.

Mostly it is the public transportation that worries me and finding a apartment complex near it and with a bus stop.

So I would be totally grateful for tips and ideas and any information on any of this at all

meanwhile I will be studying the other threads still!

Thank you so much!
I am so grateful for the internet!
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:41 AM
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Wink Thankyou for your post

How about the Ormand Beach Area I just replied to another post about to Nirvana please read my story and situation.

Originally Posted by john1963 View Post
i moved here to port orange from downtown atlanta and downtown nashville. I don't drive either, i prefer to live downtown and save the money. I also wanted a crime free area as it was getting pretty dangerous walking around in those cities. After extensive research i decided to move to port orange cause it is one of the safest cities in florida according to the crime stats. It is also a very clean and beautiful small town.
After looking at many apartments, i moved into park at countryside on village trail because the #17 bus stops at the front door and then goes 3 miles east to the beach, then goes along the beachside for 6 miles to the main bus terminal. Unlike the other bus routes, the #17 runs very frequently as it is the main bus along the beach. I can be at the beach in 10 minutes or at the main bus terminal in central daytona beach in 30 minutes.
There are 2 other apt complexes on this route, one is victoria gardens which i would not reccomend, and the other is club at sugar mill which is very nice, but it is rent controlled and you can not make more than like 28-32,000 yearly to live there...it depends on how many people live in the apt...but the rent is very cheap...like 600 for a brand new luxury 2 bedroom apt. The elementary school is practically across the street.
Anyway, after extensive research, that is what i did and it worked out great...i'm in a small beautiful crime free town with quick bus access to the beach and transportation hub.
good luck
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:52 AM
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I mad a qoute not sure if i reply-
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:30 AM
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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Please read the following threads, which may be of interest:



Hope this help your decision!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:05 AM
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The #17 bus stops running around 7PM on Sundays.
So what do you do then if you need public transporation
after 7PM?
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