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Old 02-29-2016, 11:48 AM
 
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Don't move here. If you believe you do, go watch about 10 hours of the Dukes of Hazzard non-stop then ask yourself "do I really want to expose me and my family to that kind of mindset?" You cannot imagine the degree of backwardness in north Florida, south Alabama, south Georgia in mentality, politics, everything. There is nothing here on your day off unless you like to go to state (Florida State) football games and get drunk. There is zero culture except for big trucks with big tires flying confederate flags going mudding (look it up) or going to the Civil War reenactment. The KKK has infiltrated the police departments. They plot murders on former black inmates here. You'll get the enjoyment of driving past slaves quarters that the locals keep up to date as shrines to the good old days. Google the Tallahassee Police Department and you be amazed at the incompetence and corruption and conspiracy to violate innocent people of the US Constitutional rights. One night a police Sergeant came to my house and told me my dog was barking too loud. I told him it wasn't my dog as my dog was in the house and our nearest neighbor was 200 yards away. He said it didn't matter and he was going to come back with his gun and shoot and kill my dog, or just poison him. Go read about the 2000 presidential recounts and how the local judges tried to hand pick their buddy judges to hear the recount lawsuits and how one of their corrupt attorney's petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to change election law AFTER the election, forcing the US Government to intervene through the Supreme Court. Yep, these white trash rednecks in the courts here almost overthrew a presidential election because they wanted their democrat in office. The corruption is that blatant. Meth is everywhere, including in the police. Do some research and see how many local police are on their way to federal prison for corruption, which is everywhere. The main employer is government at various levels. I am convinced that in the real world the average southerner here would be unemployable, and I worked for the state. Billy Bob is a deputy sheriff while his sister Ellie May works for the Attorney General while his other sister June Bug is a deputy sheriff and their father is the old racist hillbilly idiot Boss Hawg State Attorney and on and on and on. You get the picture. The weather is miserable between May and September with 100% humidity and 100 degrees. Then it's miserable again from December to February with freezing cold. The allergies here are horrible from the live oak trees and the palm trees they locals bring in to attract sucker tourists into believing they are native (they aren't). In one of the counties the young people in the county got enough votes to force the county commission to remove the CSA Stars and Bars that flew beside the US flag at the courthouse. So the commission replaced it with a different CSA flag. It's just that kind of mentality here. Absolute inbred at all levels. Someone suggested Alabama. Yeah like that's a big improvement. Alabama judges are right now openly defying federal law. Read your history. It is always the United States government, through the US Marshals, US Army, or federalized national guard, that have to come to the deep south to force deep south state governments to stop terrorizing their own citizens by violating their state and US civil rights.


I highly recommend the Asheville or western NC area. If you're lucky enough to live in Elko NV why not move to Spokane or the southwest. But do NOT move to the land of the inbreds where it is always 1930 and always will be.
You do realize western NC is in the South and Appalachia. Sorry you had some bad experiences, get your ass on a plane and move to Seattle!
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:59 AM
 
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Don't move here. If you believe you do, go watch about 10 hours of the Dukes of Hazzard non-stop then ask yourself "do I really want to expose me and my family to that kind of mindset?" You cannot imagine the degree of backwardness in north Florida, south Alabama, south Georgia in mentality, politics, everything. There is nothing here on your day off unless you like to go to state (Florida State) football games and get drunk. There is zero culture except for big trucks with big tires flying confederate flags going mudding (look it up) or going to the Civil War reenactment. The KKK has infiltrated the police departments. They plot murders on former black inmates here. You'll get the enjoyment of driving past slaves quarters that the locals keep up to date as shrines to the good old days. Google the Tallahassee Police Department and you be amazed at the incompetence and corruption and conspiracy to violate innocent people of the US Constitutional rights. One night a police Sergeant came to my house and told me my dog was barking too loud. I told him it wasn't my dog as my dog was in the house and our nearest neighbor was 200 yards away. He said it didn't matter and he was going to come back with his gun and shoot and kill my dog, or just poison him. Go read about the 2000 presidential recounts and how the local judges tried to hand pick their buddy judges to hear the recount lawsuits and how one of their corrupt attorney's petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to change election law AFTER the election, forcing the US Government to intervene through the Supreme Court. Yep, these white trash rednecks in the courts here almost overthrew a presidential election because they wanted their democrat in office. The corruption is that blatant. Meth is everywhere, including in the police. Do some research and see how many local police are on their way to federal prison for corruption, which is everywhere. The main employer is government at various levels. I am convinced that in the real world the average southerner here would be unemployable, and I worked for the state. Billy Bob is a deputy sheriff while his sister Ellie May works for the Attorney General while his other sister June Bug is a deputy sheriff and their father is the old racist hillbilly idiot Boss Hawg State Attorney and on and on and on. You get the picture. The weather is miserable between May and September with 100% humidity and 100 degrees. Then it's miserable again from December to February with freezing cold. The allergies here are horrible from the live oak trees and the palm trees they locals bring in to attract sucker tourists into believing they are native (they aren't). In one of the counties the young people in the county got enough votes to force the county commission to remove the CSA Stars and Bars that flew beside the US flag at the courthouse. So the commission replaced it with a different CSA flag. It's just that kind of mentality here. Absolute inbred at all levels. Someone suggested Alabama. Yeah like that's a big improvement. Alabama judges are right now openly defying federal law. Read your history. It is always the United States government, through the US Marshals, US Army, or federalized national guard, that have to come to the deep south to force deep south state governments to stop terrorizing their own citizens by violating their state and US civil rights.


I highly recommend the Asheville or western NC area. If you're lucky enough to live in Elko NV why not move to Spokane or the southwest. But do NOT move to the land of the inbreds where it is always 1930 and always will be.
1. You say there is "zero culture," in Tallahassee, but then go on to list things that count as culture (football, drinking, automobiles, etc). Germany is a country with a drinking culture that loves football (a different kind) and automobiles with quite a bit of a black eye for its 20th Century racial history, would you say Germans lack culture? Sure, I don't agree with a lot of southern iconography, but to say the area is lacking culture or only trashy rednecks is a bit too broad of a brush.

2. Are you really bringing up the 2000 election that is over a decade and a half old?

3. Do you really think nepotism only happens in the south? I was born in NY, and it happens there just as much as it happens here. Want proof? Read how Donald Trump inherited his billions, or "open a history book" and see how the Kennedy family ran Massachusetts for years or the Roosevelt family ran New York Sate.

4. You're really going to attack live oaks and palms? What else are you going to do, attack residents for having non-native puppies and kittens that also trigger your allergies? Also, here is a link to an extensive list of both native and non-native palms that can grow and do grow in North Florida:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep359
And here is a link to a map that shows how live oaks are native to pretty much all of Florida:
http://eosmith.com/wp-content/upload...s-Combined.jpg

5. The feds always have to save the south huh? That's weird, because the riots in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, and New York all happened in cities and states that were never part of the Confederacy, yet the protesters were pretty upset about how the local governments and police were attacking and killing unarmed black men. But sure, dig up sixty-year-old narratives to keep telling yourself that the south is the only racist part of America, or that the federal government needs to only save the south from its local officials and their corruption.

I'm sorry this poster has had a miserable time in Tallahassee, but anybody looking to move here should know that it used to be known as "The Berkeley of the South," and while that may not be entirely the case these days, Tallahassee (and almost any mid- to large-sized city in the south) has experienced an explosion of growth and diversification since the 1970s. Will you see rebel flags and pickup trucks? Absolutely, but it is getting to be rarer these days and given Tallahassee's record for voting in nearly every major election for about twenty years, I doubt you'll feel like you're living in some ultra-conservative wasteland.

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Old 03-04-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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I think you've watched too many episodes of Green Acres, dahling. Farming is very, very hard and complicated work, and if you've never done it before, well, you'll end up w/ that corn that Oli-vah grew that looked like sticks. That's if you're lucky. Seriously, I can't see this working. Maybe intern on a farm for while and see what you're getting into. I am not even going to list the things that could and will go wrong, and that's with experienced farmers!
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:11 PM
 
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I think you've watched too many episodes of Green Acres, dahling. Farming is very, very hard and complicated work, and if you've never done it before, well, you'll end up w/ that corn that Oli-vah grew that looked like sticks. That's if you're lucky. Seriously, I can't see this working. Maybe intern on a farm for while and see what you're getting into. I am not even going to list the things that could and will go wrong, and that's with experienced farmers!
No I haven't watched any episodes of Green Acres. Believe me I know all about the hard work farming!! I grew up on a farm where we grew most of our vegetables, had some fruit trees and farm animals.
I remember my parents always working hard and not having time for us kids. I left for a big city in my 20's.
But I've always missed the fresh organic food. So now I want the same experience for my children.
I'm sure we'll make some mistakes starting a farm in a new place regarding weather and/or soil type.

But thanks for your concern.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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Don't move here. If you believe you do, go watch about 10 hours of the Dukes of Hazzard non-stop then ask yourself "do I really want to expose me and my family to that kind of mindset?" You cannot imagine the degree of backwardness in north Florida, south Alabama, south Georgia in mentality, politics, everything. There is nothing here on your day off unless you like to go to state (Florida State) football games and get drunk. There is zero culture except for big trucks with big tires flying confederate flags going mudding (look it up) or going to the Civil War reenactment. The KKK has infiltrated the police departments. They plot murders on former black inmates here. You'll get the enjoyment of driving past slaves quarters that the locals keep up to date as shrines to the good old days. Google the Tallahassee Police Department and you be amazed at the incompetence and corruption and conspiracy to violate innocent people of the US Constitutional rights. One night a police Sergeant came to my house and told me my dog was barking too loud. I told him it wasn't my dog as my dog was in the house and our nearest neighbor was 200 yards away. He said it didn't matter and he was going to come back with his gun and shoot and kill my dog, or just poison him. Go read about the 2000 presidential recounts and how the local judges tried to hand pick their buddy judges to hear the recount lawsuits and how one of their corrupt attorney's petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to change election law AFTER the election, forcing the US Government to intervene through the Supreme Court. Yep, these white trash rednecks in the courts here almost overthrew a presidential election because they wanted their democrat in office. The corruption is that blatant. Meth is everywhere, including in the police. Do some research and see how many local police are on their way to federal prison for corruption, which is everywhere. The main employer is government at various levels. I am convinced that in the real world the average southerner here would be unemployable, and I worked for the state. Billy Bob is a deputy sheriff while his sister Ellie May works for the Attorney General while his other sister June Bug is a deputy sheriff and their father is the old racist hillbilly idiot Boss Hawg State Attorney and on and on and on. You get the picture. The weather is miserable between May and September with 100% humidity and 100 degrees. Then it's miserable again from December to February with freezing cold. The allergies here are horrible from the live oak trees and the palm trees they locals bring in to attract sucker tourists into believing they are native (they aren't). In one of the counties the young people in the county got enough votes to force the county commission to remove the CSA Stars and Bars that flew beside the US flag at the courthouse. So the commission replaced it with a different CSA flag. It's just that kind of mentality here. Absolute inbred at all levels. Someone suggested Alabama. Yeah like that's a big improvement. Alabama judges are right now openly defying federal law. Read your history. It is always the United States government, through the US Marshals, US Army, or federalized national guard, that have to come to the deep south to force deep south state governments to stop terrorizing their own citizens by violating their state and US civil rights.


I highly recommend the Asheville or western NC area. If you're lucky enough to live in Elko NV why not move to Spokane or the southwest. But do NOT move to the land of the inbreds where it is always 1930 and always will be.
Wow! That's sounds pretty bad! Are you sure about being it that bad?? I believe that there's still a lot of nice people in the south!!
I noticed that you want to move to Dayton, Nv. Well it isn't the prettiest place in Nevada but people are pretty nice.
Hope you'll be happier here!
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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There are a lot of posts here that are totally negative and inaccurate. People tend to first write negative things, before talking about the positives.

Tallahassee is a great city, and a nice place to live.
Thank you TD!!
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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Good luck in your search and I safe travels to wherever you decide to relocate to. However, I can't let you leave this forum thinking that much doesn't grow in the summer in Florida. Growing in Florida is pretty much year-round depending on the region of the state you're in and what you're trying to harvest. Contrary to CD opinion, there's not much that won't grow in Florida.

Florida Crops in Season
That looks very good! Thank you!
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:25 PM
 
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I know this is the Tallahassee thread, but consider Thomasville, Georgia, its just up the road from Tallahassee. Both towns are nice. That area has some of the best farmland around. I suspect you can find a 30 acre plot and house in your price range. Good luck.
Thank you Southern man! I haven't find anything in our price range in Thomasville. But we are also looking in the Athens area and north Ga.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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I just left Tallahasse for Alabama and agree with others that it likely is not a good fit for your wish list. I loved it for my purpose- finishing my career. It is a really nice place to live. Part time work is hard to find because of the high percentage of university and college students who are also looking to work. Properties are hard to come by. In addition, property taxes are very high and there is little cultural activity. Think lots of irrigation for growing in Florida and sandy soil, but I have seen beautiful raised community gardens in Tallahassee. You might try Thomasville, GA as someone stated or think Alabama. The people in Florida's small towns can be, as anywhere else maybe, very insulated, and may not consider you a neighbor if you don't have generations of roots there. I know of a professional who had to leave because the locals squeezed him out. On another note, IMOHO, the medical service in northern Florida leaves a lot to be desired. For that you may want to be closer to central Florida. The quality of schools can be iffy. The better schools may not be near farmland. Would you consider homeschooling? That would be my choice. I would suggest you consult weather patterns and stay out of tornado allies, etc. when you do purchase, and plan your emergency options. Alabama has tornados. Florida has hurricanes. Another option is Marrianna, Fl. Lots of farming and raising cows. This is about an hour west of Tallahassee and puts you about 45 min from the beach at Panama City. You might find farm property also in Monticello, FL on the east side of Tallahasse about a 30 min drive. So from your list you might want to prioritize wants, and settle for anything else. All the best.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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I just left Tallahasse for Alabama and agree with others that it likely is not a good fit for your wish list. I loved it for my purpose- finishing my career. It is a really nice place to live. Part time work is hard to find because of the high percentage of university and college students who are also looking to work. Properties are hard to come by. In addition, property taxes are very high and there is little cultural activity. Think lots of irrigation for growing in Florida and sandy soil, but I have seen beautiful raised community gardens in Tallahassee. You might try Thomasville, GA as someone stated or think Alabama. The people in Florida's small towns can be, as anywhere else maybe, very insulated, and may not consider you a neighbor if you don't have generations of roots there. I know of a professional who had to leave because the locals squeezed him out. On another note, IMOHO, the medical service in northern Florida leaves a lot to be desired. For that you may want to be closer to central Florida. The quality of schools can be iffy. The better schools may not be near farmland. Would you consider homeschooling? That would be my choice. I would suggest you consult weather patterns and stay out of tornado allies, etc. when you do purchase, and plan your emergency options. Alabama has tornados. Florida has hurricanes. Another option is Marrianna, Fl. Lots of farming and raising cows. This is about an hour west of Tallahassee and puts you about 45 min from the beach at Panama City. You might find farm property also in Monticello, FL on the east side of Tallahasse about a 30 min drive. So from your list you might want to prioritize wants, and settle for anything else. All the best.
This may be true in the Panhandle, however Jacksonville has great medical services including Mayo Clinic, Baptist and St Vincents Hospital systems as well as a Level I Trauma center at UF Health( formerly Shands Hospital).
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