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Old 04-04-2018, 12:21 PM
 
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Hi,

My family and I are looking to relocate to the Palm Coast area in July from PA. I have a sophmore/junior son and the other two are graduated. I was hoping to find out about the area as we have yet to visit until May. How are the schools? The family life around the area? Crime? My son is also very interested in animals. Are there iguanas like more south? Aliigators? Snakes? What can we expect as far as wild life there?

I appreciate all of your help and answers!

Thank you!
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Shelton, Ct
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I'm moving there from Ct at the end of the month and have spent some time there beforehand. I could be wrong but from what I gathered there are gators but not in great numbers. What you need to be more mindful of are cottonmouth snakes (water moccasins) when your near water, i.e. canals, drainage ditches, ponds, etc. Also check bushes before you go stomping through them. There are rattlesnakes also.
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:04 AM
 
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No iguanas, no pythons that I know of. There are a lot of snakes in the area. The most common venomous snakes are cottonmouth snakes. There are also several types of rattlesnakes and coral snakes. Palm Coast does not have storm sewers in residential areas. Instead, it has a series of ditches, canals and swales. Water remains in many of these drainage devices for long periods. The snakes are the worst in hot weather. Our house was surrounded on 3 sides by swales or ditches and the fourth side was a vacant lot of palmetto scrub. The cottonmouth were so common, we had to check the front stoop before stepping outside. I bought a high power pellet rifle to shoot them off the front stoop. My neighbor used a 9mm with rat shot. They don't just slither off. They curl up, hiss and bare their fangs. Biggest one we saw was n the Cypress Knoll GC. It around as a fire hose and about 5 feet long. I ran over a very large Eastern Diamondback on US 1 north of town, at least 6 feet. Lots of bobcats, hawks and eagles, ibis, storks, turkey's, armaillos, wild hogs, deer, coyotes, turtles, even saw nutria. There are gators in fresh water and even in the salt water canals and surf. The dunes have rattlesnakes and cottonmouths. Sharks in the Intracoastal and salt water canals and the surf. Actually, the cottonmouth issue was so bad in our yard, we sold and moved north because we now have a small child. Granted we were surrounded by woods and palmetto scrub and water. You really do have to watch where you step, the cottonmouths don't flee, they hunker down.
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:12 AM
 
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I would like to add that PC is family oriented and the schools are improving. Thtere is a crime problem some areas are worse than others. The worst areas are R, P, B and the far south sections.just be careful and check out potential neighborhoods carefully. We're considering a move back. If we do, we'll be avoiding snake habitat and high crime areas . Flagler Live is an excellent resource for information about community events, politics and crime.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast
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I have lived in Palm Coast on a freshwater canal for 21 years. I have seen exactly ONE cottonmouth about 10 years ago. We have water on 2 sides and a vacant lot next door. Don't let people scare you.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:29 AM
 
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We live north in St. Augustine. PC is OK, we like the "C" section on the intracoastal. PC is getting very crowded though. Grand Haven and PC Plantation are nice also. Make sure you buy a concrete or concrete block house.

For all the wimps that worry about snakes, gators, hurricanes, may we suggest that you stay home. They really do not bother the locals. Live and let live, they were here first.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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We have friends who live in the C section on a canal. They do have snakes in their yard, but they also have a great dock for their boat and a manatee that hangs out across the canal. Also a lanai with a swimming pool. Seems like a great way to live to me!
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