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Old 02-16-2009, 03:33 PM
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My family is moving to Florida within the next six months. My husband's job is relocating him and we are not famaliar at all with Florida. We have had several people talk about different places to live. His job is going to be located near Lake Okachobee(?) and we are looking at either Stuart or Moore Haven. We are from a small town in Texas about 1 1/2 hours from Dallas. We are looking for a rural town. We are not city people we would like to be in the country with acreage and we would also like to bring our animals. We have a very small school which consist of about 1000-1200 students K-12. My daughter is in the 7th grade will be 8th grade by the time we get there. Would also like to know what sports are available and what the schools are like and which would be best. She is an A-B student but needs a little extra help. If anyone could help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 03-02-2009, 10:51 PM
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Aww, I'm sorry no one helped you on this question. Maybe if you posted it in the Florida Forum you'd get help. I can't help you further. Sorry.
Good luck in finding what you need.
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:39 PM
Location: Boardman, OH
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My family used to vacation not far from there in Lake Placid, which is a nice little town.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:01 PM
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Lake Placid is a nice small area. But i dont know if you can get any real "small town" life in FL. I live in south florida which is almost its own state, LOL. My opinion may be jaded, but reality is, Florida doesnt provide that good holesome small town feel. Anything is within 30 min driving distance MAX. Animals shouldnt be a problem in that area. I cant pin point where to direct you, but just know the schools will be MUCH larger, probably 1000 per grade, keeping in mind there are 4-5 schools in each city. Good luck with your move. Sorry i couldnt be of happier info.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:00 AM
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I live outside of a small town in North Florida called Ft.White. Has elementary and high school. 20 miles to a bigger city with shopping. Much woods, between 3 rivers. Lost of fishing, tubing. Housing less expensive in Columbia, Gilchrist and Sawannee counties. Hope that helps some.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:44 AM
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Default Try Central Florida?

I currently live in Central Florida, in Polk county, its not real small, but there are areas that have acreage, farms/ranches, polk city is a good place that you would be intersted in.. dont know how long of a commute to Lake Okachobee.. but look into Polk county florida
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:48 AM
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Much of the Lake Okeechobee region has a rural feel, especially west of the lake. Moore Haven is a small quiet town, but Clewiston is somewhat bigger with more conveniences, although by no means a large town. In either case, you would need to drive to Ft. Myers or W. Palm beach for major shopping outlets.
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