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Old 02-01-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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I'm thinking about retiring and moving to Mt. Dora. Does anyone have any information on it? The rental apartments, crimes, and the overall area. It's beautiful and seems laid back but I wanted more information before making a decision.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Ocala, Fl
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Me and my husband have been looking into moving to Mount Dora for almost two years now. The only problem I seen so far is the home prices and new homes with high H.O.A fees, plus taxes are very high. It looks like you can get a decent house for like 300k. That is a lot of money and we want to pay less. I would like to know from people who live in Mount Dora the good areas to live verses the bad areas. I know it is a small town, we have driven threw there a bunch of times and even looked at homes with a realtor, but my realtor cannot tell me the bad/good areas. She just told me "go with your instinct". We will be moving there most likely the end of 2016, possibly early 2017. 21flip21, I know this does not help you any but I am looking for some advice etc myself about the city.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:51 AM
 
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FloridaDragon, when you mention high taxes in Mt. Dora, what taxes are you comparing them to? Ocala's or ???
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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Well, there is mainly one "bad" area, which is boxed in between East of Donnelly, North of 5th Ave, West of 441, and South of Limit.
Aside from that, there are minor pockets of "rough" areas but are mostly limited to single blocks. The majority of the town is "good," and you can easily find homes for rent (good homes) away from HOA areas. I'm not sure about apartments, but I know you can find small, nice rental houses in places like Dorset and Mountclair.
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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What does "rough" areas mean?
Like a few blocks of full blown hood/ghetto?
A few houses with Camaros on cinder blocks on the front lawn?
Dudes with mullets chain smoking on the porch drinking beer?
A few blocks of brown lawns or not as well kept homes?
I'm Really curious because I read this a lot about decent/good towns with "rough" areas so I just really would like to know what rough means.
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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What does "rough" areas mean?
Like a few blocks of full blown hood/ghetto?
A few houses with Camaros on cinder blocks on the front lawn?
Dudes with mullets chain smoking on the porch drinking beer?
A few blocks of brown lawns or not as well kept homes?
I'm Really curious because I read this a lot about decent/good towns with "rough" areas so I just really would like to know what rough means.
Pretty much everything you mentioned.
The boxed-in area I mentioned is hood/ghetto.

The few blocks I mentioned would have your shirtless dudes with mullets chain smoking on the porch drinking beer and brown lawns.

They're easy to spot, and easily avoided.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Ocala, Fl
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Taxes in Mount Dora are more then most of central Fl taxes. I have been looking in many cities for years. My Realtor I have in Mount Dora said taxes are higher because of all the down town events etc. She has lived there for 30 years.

Last edited by floridadragon; 12-20-2015 at 07:16 PM.. Reason: Forgot to add what realtor said.
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