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Old 08-26-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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I scrolled thru the posts and saw pics of Lake Mary! I have to admit I was surprised as when I think Of FL I think of palm trees and sand. Even though I now live in Eugene, OR I grew up in MD just outside of WA/DC. I guess it actually looks like the east coast with the brick buildings and that older look. Out here everything is wood and with all the rain, 8mos a year continously everything gets moldy and the wood rots. Love it! I hope I am not falling in love with my past. Just love the way it looks and hey, in the part of MD I lived we did not have mountains and rolling hills. Our 200+yr old house is now an historic landmark as is most of the old neighborhood. Now I have seen pics and it is all built up, crowded with people on top of each other. The old neighborhood remains the same with all the old homes still standing. Even the pics of FL remind of it. Must be just because it was built before the westcoast and is older and much more beautiful! Can't wait to move and am seriously looking at Lake Mary. You guys are great!
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I scrolled thru the posts and saw pics of Lake Mary! I have to admit I was surprised as when I think Of FL I think of palm trees and sand. Even though I now live in Eugene, OR I grew up in MD just outside of WA/DC. I guess it actually looks like the east coast with the brick buildings and that older look. Out here everything is wood and with all the rain, 8mos a year continously everything gets moldy and the wood rots. Love it! I hope I am not falling in love with my past. Just love the way it looks and hey, in the part of MD I lived we did not have mountains and rolling hills. Our 200+yr old house is now an historic landmark as is most of the old neighborhood. Now I have seen pics and it is all built up, crowded with people on top of each other. The old neighborhood remains the same with all the old homes still standing. Even the pics of FL remind of it. Must be just because it was built before the westcoast and is older and much more beautiful! Can't wait to move and am seriously looking at Lake Mary. You guys are great!
Lake Mary is great! It has some old buildings downtown, but most of Lake Mary is fairly new in the past 20 years. There are towns closeby that are more historic. Definately not dreary 8 mo out of the year. Plenty of sunshine.
Good luck if you move here. Any questions, please ask.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:27 AM
 
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I grew up in Maryland, too. Lake Mary is really pretty.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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The characteristics of any city with higher income is low crime, expensive but nice housing, higher property tax, great schools, majority whites with minimal blacks and hispanics.

The city, whether they'd like to admit it or not, will do everything in their power to keep it that way, or else look at what's happening to Sanford.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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The characteristics of any city with higher income is low crime, expensive but nice housing, higher property tax, great schools, majority whites with minimal blacks and hispanics.

The city, whether they'd like to admit it or not, will do everything in their power to keep it that way, or else look at what's happening to Sanford.

Is that the fault of the people living there? BTW. I've been in Sanford for two weeks now for work and will be here four more. Sanford is not a bad town. I've seen a few run down areas but it also looks like an older area. The area near the mall is nice with plenty of shops and restaurants. I believe it is French Dr, or something like that, that need some fixing up.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Is that the fault of the people living there? BTW. I've been in Sanford for two weeks now for work and will be here four more. Sanford is not a bad town. I've seen a few run down areas but it also looks like an older area. The area near the mall is nice with plenty of shops and restaurants. I believe it is French Dr, or something like that, that need some fixing up.
I agree. ok: Yeah it's just areas on the west side of French Ave (17/92) that aren't that desirable. Otherwise, they've really fixed Sanford up. I really like downtown Sanford, the riverwalk, and the activies they hold there. I like the historic homes on the east side of 17/92. They've been renovating alot of them. It's also nice over by the mall. All in all, I like Samford.
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