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Old 01-02-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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I currently live in ATL and have for many years. I recently had some traumatic events take place and am looking for a change in scenery. I'm 34 yrs old with a wife and 2 kids so a family oriented place is important to me. Also, I'm tired of living in a big city so a small town environment would be fantastic. I would like to avoid northern FL and the panhandle as well. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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What type of work do you do? Do you have a job lined up? that's your starting point. Any other way of looking at it is foolish.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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What made you decide that Orlando out of all places in Florida was the place to go? It's a rather large state with many cities as family-oriented as Orlando, some even more so. Many choose Orlando out of some vacation experience they once had, so bear in mind vacation and everyday life will differ significantly. Posting in the Florida forum will more likely receive balanced feedback versus "chamber of commerce cheerleading" for one town.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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If it's a change of scenery you're looking for you should consider one of the coastal communities such as Brevard County. Orlando really doesn't look that much different from ATL from a scenery standpoint. To get the more tropical, beach environment you have to go to the coast or further south.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Do you have a job lined up? that's your starting point. Any other way of looking at it is foolish.
Go where the job takes you.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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If it's a change of scenery you're looking for you should consider one of the coastal communities such as Brevard County. Orlando really doesn't look that much different from ATL from a scenery standpoint. To get the more tropical, beach environment you have to go to the coast or further south.
yup. Brevard is nice. Within an hour from Orlando and you get the scenery.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Forest Hills, New York, NY
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If it's a change of scenery you're looking for you should consider one of the coastal communities such as Brevard County. Orlando really doesn't look that much different from ATL from a scenery standpoint.
I don't think the OP literally means he's looking for a change of scenery as in trees & landscape because he mentioned wanting to move due to traumatic events recently occuring (although I could be wrong).

But as much as I tend to hate on Orlando, I think if you're able to get a job lined up of course, it is a great place for someone that's looking to raise a family. There's nice neighborhoods with good schools, things for families to do, parks, etc. Just sucks for a young, single person.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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But as much as I tend to hate on Orlando, I think if you're able to get a job lined up of course, it is a great place for someone that's looking to raise a family. There's nice neighborhoods with good schools, things for families to do, parks, etc. Just sucks for a young, single person.
There are many other such areas in the state of Florida as well that don't have the Mickey-Ear representation. I bring that up because many seemingly can't see past that, including the OP....who started a "Thinking Of Moving to Florida" thread in the Orlando Forum only.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Forest Hills, New York, NY
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There are many other such areas in the state of Florida as well that don't have the Mickey-Ear representation. I bring that up because many seemingly can't see past that, including the OP....who started a "Thinking Of Moving to Florida" thread in the Orlando Forum only.
Well maybe he posted in other city's forums too..why you giving him a hard time? He's just looking for advice.

He mentioned he didn't want anything in the northern part of the state (including the pan handle), so I think semi-decent size cities to consider would be Orlando, Tampa, & then Miami (obviously much larger). With Miami being as large as Atlanta, he wouldn't want to do that..and then I think Orlando would be better to raise a family than Tampa. When I personally think of all the coastal towns..from Daytona to Melbourne to Port St Lucie to West Palm Beach to Boca Raton on the east coast and Clearwater to Sarasota to Ft Myers on the west coast..they're either much older of a population (northern retirees much??) or just so boring you're over them in a month.

Again, this is all IMO.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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When I personally think of all the coastal towns..from Daytona to Melbourne to Port St Lucie to West Palm Beach to Boca Raton on the east coast and Clearwater to Sarasota to Ft Myers on the west coast..they're either much older of a population (northern retirees much??) or just so boring you're over them in a month.
That may be what you think of them, but there is certainly some differences. Ft Myers, Clearwater, Daytona, Melbourne and Sarasota etc are "bigger" than Port St Lucie, Vero Beach etc. and also seem to have a bigger young population IMO
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