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Old 10-11-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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I don't want a development, I want a real town feel. Coming from Chicago, I I love walking around my neighborhood I want a place that I can walk to restaurants, shops, even the post office. Where would you suggest that is safe and kinda hip for older-in-body-only types? Public trans! Yeah,all for that, too.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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Default Flamingo Gardens West.

My neighborhood has all the things you want at Flamingo Gardens West in Cooper City. 30,000 residents with Town Hall, Very safe. A mix of young families, empty nesters,retirees. Sidewalks throughout. Plenty of dog walkers and fitness walkers. A few small neighborhood parks with short paths. One can easily walk to Countryside shopping center with Publix grocery store the anchor. CVS pharmacy,Beverly hills cafe, The melting pot, and an Italian restaurant, dry cleaner, and haircutting place, Stein mart, UPS retail mail service, all in the shopping center. There is a Cooper City shuttle bus that will take you locally for free. It comes frequently through the neighborhood. Neighborhood community center, pool, gym and tennis courts all in easy walking distance. There are a couple of houses for sale. Best of all no HOA fees. DM if interested

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Old 10-11-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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South Florida isn't a good idea.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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Claremont, CA
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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I also recommend Dunedin, FL and Safety Harbor, FL in the Tampa Bay area.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Downtown Sarasota.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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That's another good one.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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I misread your thread. I did not realize you were interested in areas outside of Broward County.
Cooper City is definitely not hip and it is a development. Some great spots mentioned by the group.
Good luck.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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I agree with compelled. South Florida is DEFINITELY not a good idea. When I retire, I am out of here...Costa Rica or Panama for me where I will live like royalty. What would make you want to come retire down here ? Your description of what you want almost sounds fantasy like...straight out of a movie or something. That does not exist down here. Period. You may want to look into Port St.Lucie at the master planned Town of Tradition.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Costa Rica sounds like it is for us too. My buddy just came back from 2 weeks in Costa Rica.

He had some dental work to be completed and Costa Rica has American Educated dentists that do excellent dental work for almost 1/4 the amount the American dentists require.

He is in his 60's and called me from the Wwst Palm Beach airport when he came home. He said he had a blast once again he goes there 3 to 4 times a year for vacation and we live in South Florida.
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