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Old 12-04-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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Am thinking of retiring there. Homes seems very reasonably priced, etc. How is crime, quality of life, etc? Any info or tips would be appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Lake Talquin
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Whatever you don't drink any well water there. Rumor is it is very badly contaminated from leaking gasoline tanks.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Monticello, FL
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Madison is a very small quiet town. It is very beautiful. The country roads have huge oaks with Spanish Moss. It also has a hospital which is important for retirement. Madison only has one major grocery store - Winn-Dixie but no Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot or major restuarants. Most people go to Valdosta, GA which is about 25 miles north, for major shopping or dining out. If you are looking for a small quiet town it may be a good choice. The people that live in Madison are mostly happy to be there and stay involved in the town. I live in an even smaller town just to the west of Madison, but have some friends that live there and have spent time there. I haven't heard anything about the issue with the water as mentioned by Smalleyster. I suggest contacting the Chamber of Commerce or visiting their web site for more information.

www.madisonfl.org
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Good summary by SierraGirl. Madison is a pretty little town, there are some beautiful old houses on the north side of the downtown, the surrounding county is very rural with pastures and lots of wet areas.
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