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Old 08-10-2006, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Johnson's Neck-O'Neil, FL
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Daedlo, it sounds like you've been up that way. I've seen the city of Mayo on a map. My brother has a friend who lives in Live Oak and Mayo is nearby. Live Oak is a bit bigger then Mayo though. Do you know anything about the city of Live Oak? Is it pretty?
Live Oak is not particularly pretty. It has crime.Like Lake City obviously zero planning and rampant strip development which have made what were pretty towns twenty or 30 years ago now ugly and congested in places. There are many mobile homes on large lots outside of Live Oak and for that matter around Lake City or Starke. The landscape can be flat or slightly rolling in these parts with either planted pines or huge live oaks around cleared fields.. If it were my choice,in this area I would live in or around tiny White Springs which has great character--right on the Suwannee and hosts a folk festival each year. Not a long drive to a bigger town to take care of whatever business you need.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:33 AM
 
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How about Archer, FL or Alachua, FL?
Been there and its very rural IMO.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:51 PM
 
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Love Your Plans! We Need More Like You Down Here! I Just Came Back This Summer, I Am Thinking About Checking Into The Bunnell Area Good Luck.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:00 PM
 
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3-/2 years ago we bought 5 acres in Okeechobee County for $36,000 or $7,200 per acre. Last October 2-1/2 acres in the same location sold for $125,000 or $50,000 per acre. The price has continued to go up. There is plenty of land left in rural Florida but there is nothing left at a low price.
We've thought about the Okeechobee area but changed our minds because it's only one hospital listed for Okeechobee
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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We've thought about the Okeechobee area but changed our minds because it's only one hospital listed for Okeechobee
Interesting. How many did you expect? I'm aware of many small, rural towns with no hospital at all!

Even Port St. Lucie, on the coast East of Okeechobee and with over 150,000 residents, has only one hospital. Granted, there are also hospitals in Fort Pierce and Stuart, about 10 to 15 miles North and South respectively, but each city has only one hospital.

Most of the folks in Okeechobee come to the coast for their medical care, especially obstetrics and pediatrics -- Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee has no provisions for OB. The hospitals on the coast are only 40 to 50 miles away and are excellent.

A better reason for avoiding Okeechobee is that the movie theater has only 3 screens. Everyone goes to the coast to see movies or go to the mall, too. Plus, the closest Home Depot and Lowes, Best Buy and Circuit City, etc. are all on the coast. So, going to the coast for medical is a minor inconvenience in comparison.

(with mild tongue in cheek )
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:09 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Daedalo, thank you for the info. You just saved us a lot of driving because we thought about driving up that way if it was worth seeing.
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:21 PM
 
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So what would happen if let say someone is having a heart attack? Would you have to be airlifted to the Coast?
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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So what would happen if let say someone is having a heart attack? Would you have to be airlifted to the Coast?
Of course, not. As your own research discovered, there is a hospital in Okeechobee. But, how many do you need? I believe you said you were dissatisfied because there is only one...
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:36 PM
 
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Well Psl

I am aware that Okeechobee has one hospital, however I've never visited the hospital and I don't know whether it's equipped to handle serious traumas, heart attacks and such. That is why I asked that question about being airlifted. After all heart disease is a serious concern at any age but more so as you get older. Some hospitals are only equipped to stabilize and transfer depending on whatever insurance you may have. By the way no need to get defensive. If I've offended you by asking certain questions or making certain statement I apologize.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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You did not offend me; however, I admire consistency and accuracy.
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