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Old 09-04-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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Upon more looking around in Palm Harbor area I ran into this really nice home that was in Ozona. Keep in mind the area I'm considering when we move is:
Safety Harbor-Oldsmar-Countryside area of Clearwater (where they all meet), Palm Harbor.

NOW, if I recall I was told this community does not have HOA's-but will most likely require flood insurance based on proximity to water I would imagine.

It seems like a very nice area however. I wonder if the difference $ wise in HOA fees vs flood insurance kind of levels eachother out?? Anybody know this? If the home is around $300K-estimate taxes to be $3k a year? Then you have insurance AND flood insurance right? Any idea of estimate amounts?

YES, it would be quite a jump to TPA-IF that is where I end up working (I'm not pigeonholing myself to a transfer only with my company) - The area is still zoned to PUHS which is very good, and we would be a stone throw away from the water and Honeymoon Island , etc...any other good beaches I would be close to there? It looks like they have a nice park Walls somethign close by as well-which has the Pinellas trail? Sometimes a commute is worth it if you can go see the sunset at a beautiful harbor area every evening and have your wknds to enjoy.

Any residents there, how do you like it? The house I looked at wasn't too big inside but had the exact open floor plan we like and the backyard was nothing short of AMAZING!!! I mean entertainment galore. Another big draw back was it was across the street from Sunderman Recreation Complex. I can't find out much about this place online-but it was a hockey rink and not sure what else it provides?

I was thinking my two teens would probably love it but it could probably be a LOT of noise/movement particularly on weekends. Drawbacks of course...but since most wknds would likely be spent at the beach and doing things it probably wouldn't be a deal breaker. Obviously by the time we get down there that house will be sold...but there may be others.

Just wanted peoples opinions on the area, particularly for a couple in mid thirties and what will then be two teen boys. Boys are very into skateboarding also so I'm guessing the park in Dunedin would be closest. What is the closest mall/shopping to Ozona? (son asked I HATE shopping!)

Ok all good bad and in between? THANKS!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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I can't tell you details about insurance cost versus HOA etc...but Ozona is very beautiful if you can afford it. I can't think of anything bad about it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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Upon more looking around in Palm Harbor area I ran into this really nice home that was in Ozona. Keep in mind the area I'm considering when we move is:
Safety Harbor-Oldsmar-Countryside area of Clearwater (where they all meet), Palm Harbor.

NOW, if I recall I was told this community does not have HOA's-but will most likely require flood insurance based on proximity to water I would imagine.

It seems like a very nice area however. I wonder if the difference $ wise in HOA fees vs flood insurance kind of levels eachother out?? Anybody know this? If the home is around $300K-estimate taxes to be $3k a year? Then you have insurance AND flood insurance right? Any idea of estimate amounts?

YES, it would be quite a jump to TPA-IF that is where I end up working (I'm not pigeonholing myself to a transfer only with my company) - The area is still zoned to PUHS which is very good, and we would be a stone throw away from the water and Honeymoon Island , etc...any other good beaches I would be close to there? It looks like they have a nice park Walls somethign close by as well-which has the Pinellas trail? Sometimes a commute is worth it if you can go see the sunset at a beautiful harbor area every evening and have your wknds to enjoy.

Any residents there, how do you like it? The house I looked at wasn't too big inside but had the exact open floor plan we like and the backyard was nothing short of AMAZING!!! I mean entertainment galore. Another big draw back was it was across the street from Sunderman Recreation Complex. I can't find out much about this place online-but it was a hockey rink and not sure what else it provides?

I was thinking my two teens would probably love it but it could probably be a LOT of noise/movement particularly on weekends. Drawbacks of course...but since most wknds would likely be spent at the beach and doing things it probably wouldn't be a deal breaker. Obviously by the time we get down there that house will be sold...but there may be others.

Just wanted peoples opinions on the area, particularly for a couple in mid thirties and what will then be two teen boys. Boys are very into skateboarding also so I'm guessing the park in Dunedin would be closest. What is the closest mall/shopping to Ozona? (son asked I HATE shopping!)

Ok all good bad and in between? THANKS!!
I don't live in Pinellas, but I know from reading on this board and from people at work, that in high school you dont necessarily go to your zoned school, I dont mean if you want to go somewhere else, I mean even if you want to go to your zone school sometimes you dont get to, maybe worth some research.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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Ozona is a very nice area.

Closest shopping mall is Countryside Mall, which now has movie theaters.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Ozona is a census designated place (CDP) in unincorporated Pinellas County surrounded by Dunnedin, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs.

There isnt anything "beautiful" about it, or at the very least no more or less beautiful than the surrounding communities. Nothing at all. I dont know where you got your info about "No HOA's", as that has nothing to do with the town (it's an unincorporated town, not a city, it has not laws or regulations, it falls under Pinellas County laws/regs). Whether or not some of the subdivisions there have or have not HOA's, who knows. There are still plenty of trailer parks there too, like most of Pinellas.

It's history is that it was a stop on the railroad in what was the great undeveloped gap between Dunnedin and Tarpon Springs up until about the mid 80's when every square inch of undeveloped land in Pinellas was built on. In other words, it has no history. It used to have a tad bit of industrial / manufacturing including a stone yard my dad's company used to buy stuff from up through the late 80's when they pulled out the railroad and the businesses died.

It's not a bad place, but to drive ANYWHERE is a chore due to it's location. And ALT 19 sucks...
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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There's not much to Ozona - I would not even consider it a "town." To me there are better places to live.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Some people see blue, others see black.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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There's not much to Ozona - I would not even consider it a "town." To me there are better places to live.
It's not, it's a CDP with a couple stoplights. I really dont get the "beautiful" comments.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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No need to fill it. I took the $150k and let it ride.


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We arent talking about spring hill, what are you doing posting in here?

Shouldnt you be filling your sinkhole?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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No need to fill it. I took the $150k and let it ride.
That buys a lot of powerball tickets, or lawn gnomes
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