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Old 06-23-2008, 11:40 PM
 
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I have a job op' and I am trying to be proactive. Are there any nice condo rental areas with a gulf view? Any areas to avoid? Any night life or is it dead? Is it a good place for a single guy?

Any and all info is appreciated
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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It all depends on what you are looking for. The beach area is nice for some nightlife..
There are nice restaurants too on the beach.
As far as condo's with a gulf view, I am sure there are plenty to go around now with the way the real estate market is down there. Check the local mls listings for that area.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:13 AM
 
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Default Estero/Gulfcoast Mall

There is no night life downtown. In fact, just this week a couple of more bars closed for good downtown. The new hotspot is by the Florida Gulf Coast College off of treeline at the New Gulfcoast mall. Although, the Bar Louie was just ticketed for serving after 11:00 p.m. My husband and I went out for his birthday (we are in our 40's) and literally could not find anywhere to eat after 10:00. We got last call for food at Carabbas. Big deal. One of the clubs in Naples just got in trouble for having girls dancing on the bar. If there is an accoustic guitar playing outside very softly, they will be forced to stop at 10:00 p.m. The old people complain about every little noise and then the bar gets cited. All the young people I know in their 20's travel to South Beach or Tampa and get a hotel room if they want to have fun. There is little chance of getting a taxi here either. It's not great at all for any one in their 20's or 30's who are single. But if you must move here, again, try by the Gulfcoast Town Center. Or just move to tampa.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:16 AM
 
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Default Average age: 65 and up

This is a retirement community. We are 51 and 44 and are considered young here. All the young people go to Miami or Tampa to party on the weekends. If you are young, you will be miserable here. My daughter (26 )and her boyfriend came down and couldn't find a single thing to do. We ended up driving down to key west for one night just so they could have something to do.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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I find plenty to do here and I'm 26... and not miserable. Then again, I don't live here thinking that this is South Beach. After living over there I am glad it is on the other side of the state. I grew up on the east coast of FL for many years and went to school and lived in downtown Boston, MA (where they close the bars at 2 AM and very few places serve food later then 11 - which doesn't make sense for a city of 650,000 people).

There are other places that serve food until 11 or 12, including Kona Grill, Friday's, Chili's, etc. etc. The choices are limited with food but there are plenty of bars open late. Remember that in some "wonderful" areas of this country and even this state they close bars at 10 or 11. That I would have a serious problem with.

P.S. the average age is not 65 or up. I take that back... it is in Naples.

"One of the clubs in Naples just got in trouble for having girls dancing on the bar." - That was Sushi Thai and they didn't have a permit for that. If you saw the hideousness of what was on the bar dancing you would have been glad they put an end to that. I'm still scarred.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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There are definitely alot more older people here than you would even think when you move down..I moved down here 2 years ago, and I am 30 now, and it was a bit of a shock....when I want to have fun, I go to Fort Myers Beach...it is inexpensive..they have some great (and not so great) bars that are open late, and the crowd is young....that's where the young of FM go nowdays....
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