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Old 03-13-2011, 07:32 AM
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O/T ? about FL need some help

I know it's off toppic but I am considering relocatin the familt to Florida for my work. Is anyone here familiar with the Clermont/minneola area? Is it a good place to raise a family? Are both generally good areas to live? I'll be working at the United States Penitentiary in Coleman and those areas are about a midway point between Disney and my work. The houses seem cheap, is there another reason for that other than the housing market taking a crap? any info or suggestions about surrounding areas would be appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:41 AM
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Im in Orlando, so I cant really comment on those areas, but Florida as a whole, took a bigger hit than probably anyone. The house my parents bought 2 years ago was sold for over 700k in 06. they paid 350k. Now it's worth about 250k. Florida took a big hit. I wish I knew more about the locations that youre talking about though. I know where they are, just not too much info on them. I know the east side or Orlando well. And Winter Park area.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:21 AM
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how is the winter park area?
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:55 AM
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for the most part it's good. There is one part in particular Id stay out of, maybe 2, but for the most part, its real nice. It is kind of difficult to get around in trucks like ours. Traffic is always there for the most part. But, it is a nice little place. It's known for its money. Most ppl make good money. Its usually either pretty well off, or poor. There is middle ground but not as much.
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Areas not to bad it's just like any other city area in my opinion. If your looking for a house its the best time to buy down here. My parents moved here in 88 and the prices were dirt low. If you got a house in my area between 99-07/08 you got screwed when the market took a dump. Everyone down here left to TN and say they love it. So the areas a little more empty for you. Its good for your kids when they get older because Disney is always looking for people & so are the other parks. I have a few buddys up there. Sorry for rambaling.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:05 AM
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Areas not to bad it's just like any other city area in my opinion. If your looking for a house its the best time to buy down here. My parents moved here in 88 and the prices were dirt low. If you got a house in my area between 99-07/08 you got screwed when the market took a dump. Everyone down here left to TN and say they love it. So the areas a little more empty for you. Its good for your kids when they get older because Disney is always looking for people & so are the other parks. I have a few buddys up there. Sorry for rambaling.
you are right about cheap. we're probably cheaper than anyone right now.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:52 AM
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Clermont's not too bad, got a lot of lakes around it and it's just as busy as Orlando IMO. Minneola has a high Hispanic population and is also a high crime area from what I've heard. Move a little north of Coleman and you shuold be good.
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clermont has my vote if u are going to move anywhere. Or i would move a little closer to centrel florida
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Thanks for the replys guys, very helpful. Not real concerned about traffic as I'm coming from the philadelphia area. I'm sure traffic there isn't anywhere near what it is here. I just want a good place to raise a family with decent property taxes. 4500 a yr here. a good place to ride atv's(comletely illegal in the entire state of nj where I am now, also illegal to take your truck offroad, crime rate is horrible even in good areas, and houses are about 160,000 for 1000 sq/ft home even in this terrrible market.) We are pretty set on Clermont because of proximity to Disney and work at United States Penitentiary Coleman (about 30 to 40 mins to both, opposite ways. Any more cooments greatly appreciated
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