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Old 03-25-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach
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Bruce, sounds like we will be house hunting in Vero at the same time ! We are flying down on the 6th of April and staying til the 11th, hoping to find our dream home ! (I don't think we will be "in competition" for the same houses, as we need at least 2200 square feet, and want a pool).
We are staying at the Surf Club hotel, which is literally across the street from our Realtor's office. It's a family-owned hotel on the beach, with reasonable rates and nice rooms.
Good luck on your visit ! I hope we both find the ideal retirement homes !
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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Unhappy did not find home

Well, the vero trip is over. Vero Beach is nice and out of our price range. Vero "mainland" is in our price range but too much a typical beach town environment. We looked at many homes and builders and GHo and DiVosta were the top 2 for our liking and waterway village was my favorite. But, they are almost sold out with only a couple in current phase. (Sales lady said they were selling homes every other day).

She did not know why homes were selling that fast; but, basically everywhere we looked for new homes they were selling like hot cakes. (Same conditions, selling rfast, exist in Venice/Divosta). We also looked at the cost from jacksonville to Vero and Port St. Lucie West. Nothing "spoke to us" when we looked at the area.

But, Fort pierce did speak to us in a very negative way. Crime, Gangs, run down, dirty and looked like it stopped progressing in 1950.

We are back to the internet to look at other areas.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Well, the vero trip is over. Vero Beach is nice and out of our price range. Vero "mainland" is in our price range but too much a typical beach town environment. We looked at many homes and builders and GHo and DiVosta were the top 2 for our liking and waterway village was my favorite. But, they are almost sold out with only a couple in current phase. (Sales lady said they were selling homes every other day).

She did not know why homes were selling that fast; but, basically everywhere we looked for new homes they were selling like hot cakes. (Same conditions, selling rfast, exist in Venice/Divosta). We also looked at the cost from jacksonville to Vero and Port St. Lucie West. Nothing "spoke to us" when we looked at the area.

But, Fort pierce did speak to us in a very negative way. Crime, Gangs, run down, dirty and looked like it stopped progressing in 1950.

We are back to the internet to look at other areas.
Did you only look at new houses? There are many "almost new" houses that can be had for a bargain. As for Ft. Pierce, yeah and? Is Atlanta a shining example on a hill? Be serious.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach
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I am surprised you didn't like the mainland area of Vero Beach. One of the reasons we like it is the lack of a touristy atmosphere. If it is a "typical beach town" what other towns are you comparing it to ? It is certainly nothing like Daytona Beach in atmosphere (or at least, my memories of Daytona Beach as VERY touristy). And I agree with Harry, there are some very nice "nearly new" homes at good affordable prices.
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