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Old 01-05-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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Interested in learning about this topic from folks who have experience in this matter. Would like to hear your thoughts and experiences, good or bad. I am retiring soon and this appears to be a reasonable option for housing. Also, any thoughts/ideas on the social/dating scene for a 62 year young, straight male would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Go to Mobile Home Village and you can read about the different mobile home parks. www.mhvillage.com

My parents live in a 55+ mobile home park in Punta Gorda and have been there over 10 years. The always lived in a regular single family home in NY but moved here part time and loved the community so much, they decided to make it a permanent move.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut & North Port,Fl.
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Default we truly love our park

we love our park , that is in North Port, and there is so much to do there it is mind boggling
if you would like information just direct message me and I will give you more info..
we are not permanent residents yet but we have owned our home for 5 yrs ,there are alot to choose from~good luck
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Interested in learning about this topic from folks who have experience in this matter. Would like to hear your thoughts and experiences, good or bad. I am retiring soon and this appears to be a reasonable option for housing. Also, any thoughts/ideas on the social/dating scene for a 62 year young, straight male would be appreciated. Thanks!
You are going to need bear repellent to keep the women off you. Prepare to have a lot of fun dating
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:26 AM
 
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You are going to need bear repellent to keep the women off you. Prepare to have a lot of fun dating
Thanks much, TamRE, grandmallie, and blueherons for your thoughts.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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thank you grandmallie for the information. vinnie
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut & North Port,Fl.
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no problemo!!!hope you found it helpful
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Ventura, CA
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Hey - that's just what I'm looking for. I'll be reading your posts! I got some good info. from Grandmallie. I think it's quite affordable in the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte area too. Don't know about the dating scene for me but good luck in that area. I'm sure you won't have any problems since the number of women in Florida is far greater than the men - LOL.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Get yourself a convertible, bottle of suntan oil , a nice looking tropical looking shirt, about 15 copies of your keys to your home, and you'll be a regular Don Juan

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: North Port
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Ask about the yearly ground rent fee's !..how often can they go up. My Mom has lived in a 55+ community and her ground rent is over $4000 a year. With home prices as low as they are, it would have been cheaper to own a home and pay the taxes.
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