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Old 05-03-2007, 12:51 PM
 
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My family is looking to moving to Florida. We have 3 young children, about to start elementary school. We are looking at Vero Beach and Jensen Beach. Also, possibly Palm Coast or St. Augustine.

Which one is better for good schools and family friendly activities? What type of family and recreational activities are available?

Also, which parts of these towns/communities have the best schools? Which preschools do you recommend?

Thanks!

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Old 05-13-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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My family is looking to moving to Florida. We have 3 young children, about to start elementary school. We are looking at Vero Beach and Jensen Beach. Also, possibly Palm Coast or St. Augustine.

Which one is better for good schools and family friendly activities? What type of family and recreational activities are available?

Also, which parts of these towns/communities have the best schools? Which preschools do you recommend?

Thanks!
Happy Mother's Day! Well of course I'm going to say Jensen Beach Not that familiar with Vero Beach-although it's not too far away. I think Vero Beach has more of a senior feel to it. Jensen would be more family oriented-IMO. Jensen Beach Elementary is an excellent school-my son attended K-5 there. Its an A rated school for many years now. My son did very well in their accelerated reader program and finished #2 in the spelling bee. He also enjoyed the playing in the local little league for years (i miss that )

Not that familiar with the daycare centers-its been awhile. My son attended Stuart Country Day (Stuart is just a few miles south) and I was very happy with it. There are quite a few too choose from.

Jensen Beach also has a brand new high school too-2nd yr open i think. The girls softball team had an unbelievable yr last year-i've been gone for almost a year now-but i'm sure they are still doing awesome,

Jensen has some great places to dine! Every thursday they have "jammin Jensen" that's pretty neat-music, arts, crafts etc. Very popular downtown event. I also loved that the beach was so close. Really miss Jensen.

Good luck to you - pm me if you like. are you planning to rent or buy? I know a couple that are selling their home-it's great-with a nice pool and great view-and again good luck to you-I'm jealous
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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oops you asked about preschools-not daycare center. I think Stuart Country Day would qualify-my son took computer classes there, definetly an emphasis on learning.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:24 AM
 
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Default Another idea to ponder on relocating

Good morning,
I accidently came across your posting and had to offer one other idea. Have you ever thought of Hobe Sound? It's 5 minutes from the beach and right in between Jupiter, Tequesta, Stuart, and Jensen. I lived here off of Gomez Ave for 5 years and love it. The schools are exceptional. My daughter started at the Hobe Sound Child Care Center at 3 and just graduated. She will be starting Hobe Sound Elementary which is graded A and has been awarded for their horticultural projects and awareness. They are also in the process of building The Pine School right in town which is a private school. The annual big art festival is here and they do the Thursday night stroll right in town once a month which if wonderful for families with character balloon makers, a live band, venders selling different items, and all the shops stay open. Hobe Sound also has houses for sell at below normal prices because of the reality slump so it's a great time to buy. Good luck!
Christa
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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Thanks Christa! Will definetly check into the Hobe Sound area! My son and I will be down for the 1st week of July and it's such a short drive
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:45 AM
 
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Good morning,
I accidently came across your posting and had to offer one other idea. Have you ever thought of Hobe Sound? It's 5 minutes from the beach and right in between Jupiter, Tequesta, Stuart, and Jensen. I lived here off of Gomez Ave for 5 years and love it. The schools are exceptional. My daughter started at the Hobe Sound Child Care Center at 3 and just graduated. She will be starting Hobe Sound Elementary which is graded A and has been awarded for their horticultural projects and awareness. They are also in the process of building The Pine School right in town which is a private school. The annual big art festival is here and they do the Thursday night stroll right in town once a month which if wonderful for families with character balloon makers, a live band, venders selling different items, and all the shops stay open. Hobe Sound also has houses for sell at below normal prices because of the reality slump so it's a great time to buy. Good luck!
Christa

I work in Hobe Sound and was just remarking yesterday to my boss (who lives on Jupiter Island) that Hobe Sound was what Florida USED to be like 20 years ago. Very undeveloped still. He said that there are a lot of rich large landowners who purposefully aren't cashing out like crazy as in other parts of the state, so development has always been slower paced.

You better hope Hobe Sound stays a secret! (There's a bumperstick on a car in the office parking lot I work out that says "Hobe Sound: You can visit all you like, but you can't stay!")
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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"You can visit all you like but you can't stay" that's cute I like that. I personally would not take offense to that because I have lived in that area for many years and plan on going back very soon after one loooong yr away. Have you ever eaten at Harry and the Natives?? that's a cool place, is it still there?
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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I have not yet been to Harry and the Natives..... but it's still there! One day if I have an extended lunch I might check it out. I don't live in Hobe Sound, so I have just made small explorations during lunch.... mostly to the two shopping plazas with grab and go food, lol. And when it's time to leave I just wanna get the home and not linger!
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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My family is looking to moving to Florida. We have 3 young children, about to start elementary school. We are looking at Vero Beach and Jensen Beach. Also, possibly Palm Coast or St. Augustine.

Which one is better for good schools and family friendly activities? What type of family and recreational activities are available?

Also, which parts of these towns/communities have the best schools? Which preschools do you recommend?

Thanks!


I live in Vero Beach just on the outskirts of Sebastian and my eldest has just left elementary and going to middle and my youngest is going into Elementary. They go to school in Sebastian...most schools in Sebastian and Vero Beach are grade A schools. we have lived here for almost 2 years and love it and came from Great Britain so a huge change for us...but couldnt have asked for more as my kids are very settled...infact my eldest is a straight A student and just been accepted into the IB programme in middle school....
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:22 AM
 
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This is my first post - anywhere! I have been offered jobs in Melbourne and Boca. My wife and I are planning to move to Florida as soon as our home is sold - but can't decide where! Sebastian/Vero Beach or West Palm/Boynton area.

We are in our mid 50's, love the beach and boating, have friends/family in WPB and don't know ANYONE in Vero!

Any thoughts?
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