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Old 03-21-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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I have a friend who's Family owns a home in Tamarac (The Mainlands) and have been offered the home at a phenominally low price as a favor if I want it, but would really appreciate some info on the area. Was told that area is relatively safe, but it's basically made up of alot of elderly people, but I am primarily concerned about being in a relatively safe, nice area, so have no problem living with the elderly, and driving to some local area's for some nightlife fun, and traveling to the beach. Thank You, all your info and input would be gratefully appreciated,
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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mainlands of tamarac are those all white houses with age 55 and up restrictions. Its safe and quite.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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Are there any other area's that you can recommend in Tamarac that are not necessarkily 55 and over, or have restrictions, rules, and regulations. Can you be more specific by suggesting area's by from what street to what street and so on.
Thank You
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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Tamarac just sucks, just like Margate and a few other western, badly designed 70's communties.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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Tamarac just sucks, just like Margate and a few other western, badly designed 70's communties.
Which cities don't suck in your opinion?
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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I have a question. I moved into one of those Tamarac 55 and over sections a couple of years ago, with my partner, who's over 55. I was only 45 at the time. The rules are that one person in the house has to be over 55 and no one may be under 18. My question: why would any childless adult over, say 30, NOT want to live in a place like this: it is so wonderfully QUIET!! And you never have to fear your car or property being vandalized. I guess I'm coming from a perspective of someone who fled an urban neighborhood in a big city, where I hated having to hear the kids playing basketball or skate boarding outside my window or people cranking up their car stereos to have an impromptu street dance. I don't need to socialize with my neighbors, I have other friends, so my ideal neighbors are people whose presence I'm barely aware of, but who I know are nonetheless, keeping an eye on my property when I'm away. Guess what - I have those neighbors here! I don't know why anyone would complain about a town 'being full of old people' unless you're one of those jackasses who wants to violate everyone's rights with his noise. If you want loud music and sexy people, get in your car and drive to a disco.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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I had always wanted to move back to FL, since I lived here briefly in my 20s. After the housing market went bust and there were all kinds of deals around, I started spending a couple of my days on vacation going around with a realtor, looking at all kinds of houses for sale in the Ft. Lauderdale area. I looked at both houses and condos in North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Coral Springs. By far the best deals were the little 2 bedroom houses in the Mainlands of Tamarac. The HOA fees are far cheaper than condo fees and the houses cost less than a tiny condo in a northern city. To me, living here is like heaven.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Which cities don't suck in your opinion?
I'll go with EAST Ft Lauderdale for 100 Alex!

Tamarac, Margate, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Lauderhill, Plantation all are badly designed he11holes that could use a good category 5 hurricane cleaning. Want nice west Broward areas, then look at Parkland/Weston.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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I have a question. I moved into one of those Tamarac 55 and over sections a couple of years ago, with my partner, who's over 55. I was only 45 at the time. The rules are that one person in the house has to be over 55 and no one may be under 18. My question: why would any childless adult over, say 30, NOT want to live in a place like this: it is so wonderfully QUIET!! And you never have to fear your car or property being vandalized. I guess I'm coming from a perspective of someone who fled an urban neighborhood in a big city, where I hated having to hear the kids playing basketball or skate boarding outside my window or people cranking up their car stereos to have an impromptu street dance. I don't need to socialize with my neighbors, I have other friends, so my ideal neighbors are people whose presence I'm barely aware of, but who I know are nonetheless, keeping an eye on my property when I'm away. Guess what - I have those neighbors here! I don't know why anyone would complain about a town 'being full of old people' unless you're one of those jackasses who wants to violate everyone's rights with his noise. If you want loud music and sexy people, get in your car and drive to a disco.
Yeah but there are downsides to "elderly community living:"

1. Busybody neighbors that are always worried about keeping up the high community standards....aka Condo Commandos
2. Ambulances arriving all hours of the day/night because someone has "fallen and can't get up!"
3. Lack of parking when the coroner blocks 3 spots picking up another stiff after the family from "up north" called in a welfare check to the local PD only for the cop to see flies on the window sills.
4. Looking at them! Can you imagine being 30 and going out to the pool to see all 70-80-90 year olds lounging around the pool?

Nah, you can save all the money in the world but I wouldn't want to live in God's waiting room....
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