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Old 06-11-2006, 12:11 PM
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Default Best place to live / boat / work / play IN FLORIDA

Since a lot of you guys are down here and google sucks for this kind of thing ... where is best?

We are thinking of somewhere between Palm Beach and Miami, but we may not even end up moving.

Has to be south of Orlando.
Has to be on one of the coasts - I think I'd prefer ocean, but Gulf may be OK.
Has to be somewhat reasonable (oceanfront condo or river / canal home) at or under $1mil.
Not too crowded.
Not deserted.
Plenty of fun $hit for two young people to do.

Any links to real estate would be nice too.
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TAMPA--hands down.

Job market is excellent, housing choices are braod and reasonable and good value for $$ spent and boating/fishing doesn't get any better on any count.

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To make sure my gut feeling was correct, I recently checked some MLS data to compare residential sales in Tampa for May of 2006 as compared to the same period a year earlier. May of 2005 had 1437 residential properties change hands as compared to 983 in the month just ended. If I am calculating correctly, ...(more)

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To make sure my gut feeling was correct, I recently checked some MLS data to compare residential sales in Tampa for May of 2006 as compared to the same period a year earlier. May of 2005 had 1437 residential properties change hands as compared to 983 in the month just ended. If I am calculating correctly,
My Brother worked on the database for this site that may be helpfull for doing research:

http://www.zillow.com/
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I enjoy a vacation in South Florida, but I would never live there

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TAMPA--hands down.
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I would have to say Tampa also. Basically Tampa. St Pete, Clearewater, Tarpon, etc. great Boating. I was on some beautiful islands yesterday. Saw plenty of beautiful scenery.
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its not bad here in the Port Charlotte area. Here in BSM i have the marine about a half a mile down the road.
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