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Old 01-07-2012, 10:53 PM
 
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Hello everyone!

I'm single, retired with two dogs, and currently living in the Western U.S.. I need to move by the first of April, and I want to live in a country area, relatively close to the Gulf Coast, and not more than an hour drive from a major airport. I've found some homes on small acreages in the Dunnellon area that fit my budget. However, I've just read on a post that Dunnellon is full of drugs, drunks, and 4-wheelers that drive up and down the roads day and night. One of the homes I'm considering is in the Mini Farms area, and the other is slightly southwest of Dunnellon on an acre. I won't be able to visit the area I move to ahead of time, so I seriously need advice! Thanks so much in advance to anyone who can help.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Default Couldn't be any more wrong...

Dunnellon is only about 15 minutes from Ocala. Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa are only about 1 1/2 - 2 hours away. Gainesville is less than 1 hour away.

Don't believe all of the hype of drugs, drunks and 4-wheelers terrorizing people. I have lived in the area since 1980 and went to High School in Dunnellon. All cities/towns have some issues in certain areas but don't paint the entire area with the same brush. Most areas are very quiet and peaceful. Don't be afraid to ask a local realtor to find specific areas for you.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:23 AM
 
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need to know about wild animals snakes gators ect
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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If you are in Florida, everyone deals with wildlife in some form or another. Most critters avoid people at all costs and such confrontations are rare. Yes, snakes and alligators are abundant but they are not likely to bother you.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
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LIved in Dunnellon and hated it, but then I was always a suburban girl! Never saw a snake but plenty of bugs. Spiders and scorpions are the things I hate the most! And yes they are big, and yes they do bite. We lived in Rolling Hills section, as far as wildlife, from my house I had seen, racoons w/and w/o family, birds of prey. (If you have a very small dog be very careful with them, as my Vet said the birds can and have scooped small pets away) Florida panther, armadillos and varied other wildlife.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:11 AM
 
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thanx but i have big dogs not scared yet
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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My parents live there and have lived there for the last 30 years. I practicaly grew up there. It is a nice and quiet town. Everything closes at 8 pm. I have never seen drugs, drunks or anything else that resembles what you say. Alot of retirees live there. If you like small town life then it will be for you. You got the Rainbow river, Withlacoochee and not far from the coast. You will be okay.
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