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Old 03-27-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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I would like to move early next year. I am 47 y/o female - no children. I am looking any where between Ponte Verda Beach to Atlantic Beach - maybe a bit inland. Looking for a small town feel but close enough to shopping and gyms. I work in the financial/brokerage field - so close enough commute (30mins?) to financial area. I don't hang out in bars- so that type of area does not appeal to me. Looking more for laid back and active (yoga, walking, biking) area. Also what is the dating scene like in these areas?

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Old 03-30-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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If was single and looking for a laid back fun lifestyle, I would say Ponte Vedra Beach or Jax Beach.

That area predominantly because you are not that far from great shopping and the beach!

Mandarin has nice a community feel, IMHO, but not that close to the ocean. Sorry but I have no clue about the dating scene. You might want to go online to some of the dating sites and scope out where the cool people are from!
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: PVB
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I agree Ponte Vedra Beach or Jax, Atlantic or Neptune Beaches. My PT lives in Neptune and loves it. Jax Beach is party central on the weekend but there are plenty of options away from that area. As far as the dating scene, try Match or one of the other online sites. Good luck.
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:01 PM
 
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You may want to look closely at Neptune Beach, west of 3rd St. you'll find quiet neighborhoods, easily bikeable and close to the beaches if you want to go for a drink or enjoy the sand.
Another option might be intracoastal west - the San Pablo Rd. area. Close to everything, but quieter and less expensive than beachside.
Will you be renting or buying?
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:18 AM
 
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You may want to look closely at Neptune Beach, west of 3rd St. you'll find quiet neighborhoods, easily bikeable and close to the beaches if you want to go for a drink or enjoy the sand.
Another option might be intracoastal west - the San Pablo Rd. area. Close to everything, but quieter and less expensive than beachside.
Will you be renting or buying?
I plan to rent for at least 1 year. Then decide if I like it or not. I recently moved to Austin and am giving myself 1 year (wish I gave myself less time). Dont like it here at all.
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Old 04-02-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: GA
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My aunt and uncle live in Marsh Landing, area by Ponte Vedra Beach, she grew up there and really like that area, nice and quiet neighborhood and just an easy bike ride or walk to beach! I have a friend that lives in Atlantic Beach and she really likes it there as well, maybe not as partyish as Jax Beach proper area but close enough to walk or bike down to for nightlife!
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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I plan to rent for at least 1 year. Then decide if I like it or not. I recently moved to Austin and am giving myself 1 year (wish I gave myself less time). Dont like it here at all.
What about Austin don't you like?
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:43 AM
 
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What about Austin don't you like?
Inland, hot, liberal. I can go on.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:58 AM
 
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Inland, hot, liberal. I can go on.
People are not very friendly here. They pretend to be but are not. And it's like Suburban Sprawl on steroids! A city without character.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Compared to Minnesota (if you aren't a native Minnesotan anyway) they are like your best friend here. The area I moved into has pretty nice neighbors. Some stopped by an introduced themselves while I was unloading stuff. One place in Minnesota, even after a year, I had no idea who one of my neighbors was. I stopped by several times to introduce myself but they never answered the door. I gave up waving to them when I saw them outside.

So far the biggest downside I see is not a very active art and cultural scene. I think maybe Minneapolis was pretty good in these areas specially on a per capita basis.
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