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Old 06-15-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Good morning, all. My husband and I moved back to Florida (Pinellas County-Palm Harbor) a few years ago. We knew Pinellas County is the most densely populated county in Florida, but it is now intolerable for us. So. Many. People. I know, too, that Jacksonville is large, but I still prefer it. In this area there are a lot of retirees and 55+ communities. Based on what I have found, the Jacksonville area doesn't have much in this type of housing. First, is anyone aware of 55+ communities in Jacksonville (not apartments/condos)? Second, I noticed that many people inquiring about locations in the Jacksonville area have school aged children, and we do not. So schools are not an issue for us. I like the St. Johns area, but if we moved there it would not be for the school system. We prefer a "slower" paced area, away from the bustle of school activities, actually. Thoughts? Many thanks. Pam
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Old 06-15-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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Good morning, all. My husband and I moved back to Florida (Pinellas County-Palm Harbor) a few years ago. We knew Pinellas County is the most densely populated county in Florida, but it is now intolerable for us. So. Many. People. I know, too, that Jacksonville is large, but I still prefer it. In this area there are a lot of retirees and 55+ communities. Based on what I have found, the Jacksonville area doesn't have much in this type of housing. First, is anyone aware of 55+ communities in Jacksonville (not apartments/condos)? Second, I noticed that many people inquiring about locations in the Jacksonville area have school aged children, and we do not. So schools are not an issue for us. I like the St. Johns area, but if we moved there it would not be for the school system. We prefer a "slower" paced area, away from the bustle of school activities, actually. Thoughts? Many thanks. Pam
https://www.55places.com/florida/com...bb-ponte-vedra This is near Jacksonville
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:13 PM
 
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the cascades in World golf Village is a 55 plus, It's St Johns county but very convenient to 95 and many restaurants and shops and a Publix.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:15 AM
 
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Dell Webb Pointe Vedra. There are a few popping up in Ormond beach and Daytona also. But beware of High CDDs. We looked at Dell Webb and the new homes were way more expensive than the resales. Also the New ones in PV are Stick Built, the older ones (Not that Old) are CB, a way better construction medium for this Area.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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As a person that is over 55 I find the desire to live in a specifically over 55+ community curious. This is not a criticism. I guess I just don't really understand what your getting in a 55+ community. Is there a financial benefit? or is strictly you don't want any children around? Because if it is just the children not being there, it seems you could open your horizons to many places. For example I live on Amelia island. Now we have lots and lots of developments that have very stringent rules and are full of almost exclusively retired people. You drive through any of these places and find well manicured homes and nothing but older folks there. I suppose maybe there could be a child or two, there is no sign of them. Why would developments like this not be on your perspective list?
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:27 AM
 
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As a person that is over 55 I find the desire to live in a specifically over 55+ community curious. This is not a criticism. I guess I just don't really understand what your getting in a 55+ community. Is there a financial benefit? or is strictly you don't want any children around?

No not for the kids, one still gets visiting grandkids playing about. It is for the amenities only in our case. We do not want our own pool anymore but want access to one. 25,000+ sqft clubhouse, We want tennis, resort style pools, indoor and outdoor, social clubs, library, Café and bar all on the property.

Some are better than others. But most of the new ones are like the ones you get at a Sandals resort. We currently live in a regular country club community but the clubhouse is really just for the golfers to sit around in after golf and the pool is really not better than ours in our yard. Also the food is not good and the social clubs seem to be only for the toffee nosed geriatric ladies that seem to congregate there.


The Only issue we are finding with the newer 55+ places is they mostly inland in Florida or in the overcrowded West Coast and South Florida areas. We want to be at least 5 to 10 mins from the beach, We are lucky now as we can walk to the beach, if we want to (When it is cooler) as it is only a couple of miles. Once on the beach there are lots of breezes, inland is like a sauna in Florida in summer (Now), even if it is only 10 to 15 miles inland.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:32 AM
 
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Well if you have enough money you might enjoy living at the plantation, which is a resort but also they have all types of property from huge homes to condos on and off the water. I don't think it is 55+ but there are really no kids there.



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