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Old 02-22-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Hi there! Looking for any and all advice as to relocating to Florida. I am a teacher, so first of all lokoing for a job. Secondly, I am single so affordable housing, (I'd probably rent for first year) is of utmost importance. And I have 2 teenagers, so I need to be in a good school district for them...I want to be close to the beach, in the nicest AFFORDABLE place possible. and SAFE! Please help.
Thank you!

Last edited by wrebar; 02-22-2007 at 11:50 AM.. Reason: typos
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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They are always looking for teachers down here. There is a major shortage. For Pasco the pay is around 33000 to start. Rent around here goes for about $600 a month that is the cheap side. You can goto Pasco county schools website for employee information. Good Luck
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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Polk county is a good choice , and rent is reasonable here and good schools
I live in Lakeland because you can get more house for your money. and less traffic.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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Default lakeland info

We are thinking about moving to south lakeland [ not 100 % decided ].
Quality of public school and cost of living is top most priority.

Could you please give detail info about, south lakeland.

1] How is this place to live and raise family?

2] How are public schools.

3] Price for approx 3000 square foot house in good neighborhood in good school district in south lakeland?

3] Property tax for abouve mention house.

4] Is getting home owner insurance a problem in this area [ I am in Georgia, My friends here scared me saying " you can not get insurance in florida or it's very expensive ]

5] crime / drugs /gangs ?

6] Is it growing. I am a pediatrician hence new babys are important to me.

thanks

Raj
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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I sent you PM . Lakeland is a smart choice for all of the above.
We love Brandon , but after moving here we see now why all our neighbors are from Tampa, Brandon area. I only wish I would of moved here in 2004.
Prices are going up too.

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Old 03-08-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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I present live and work in ill. My mind set is Fla. I will be in fla for a week in April and plan on looking for rentals..and employment.no job at this time in fla. But i am very employable...since i cant be in two places @ once how do i relocate.give notice to my employer. Look.for a new job...have place when i get there And start a job? I dont know where to start please help
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I present live and work in ill. My mind set is Fla. I will be in fla for a week in April and plan on looking for rentals..and employment.no job at this time in fla. But i am very employable...since i cant be in two places @ once how do i relocate.give notice to my employer. Look.for a new job...have place when i get there And start a job? I dont know where to start please help
wow, 8-yr bump of a thread. cdf record? I'd be hestitant about moving without a job in place. Do people rent homes/apartments to people without a job in place anyway? Seems risky if you're a landlord. Might consider getting one of those Extended Stay places first to allow you time to learn the area, find a job then find a place to live?

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Old 03-08-2015, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't know how it is now, but back in the 70s and 80s my wife could not get a job with county schools. The problem was that she had too much experience and they wanted beginners who started lower on the pay scale. She did work as a sub and full time in private schools at lower salary. This was true in Pinellas, Duval and Palm Beach counties.

Look before you leap.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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I present live and work in ill. My mind set is Fla. I will be in fla for a week in April and plan on looking for rentals..and employment.no job at this time in fla. But i am very employable...since i cant be in two places @ once how do i relocate.give notice to my employer. Look.for a new job...have place when i get there And start a job? I dont know where to start please help
Wow.

You're talking about relocating and you're asking questions like this? You need to do some serious reflection, as you're setting yourself up for some time in a homeless shelter, so it sounds.

Unless you have a substantial amount of cash stashed away to cover your living expenses while you try to find a job, you'll be on the street here. And if you're looking at teaching, you couldn't have picked a worse time to move, as none of the school districts will be hiring until the fall at this point.

I would seriously reconsider, as it's clear you haven't given this a lot of thought or planning.

RM
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:58 AM
 
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It's alright, "Very employable" but can't type...
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