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Old 02-15-2004, 01:00 PM
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Pros and cons of living in area Ft. Myers to Naples. Boating and as a parent of high schooler. Will be down there this weekend on two interviews with possible relocation only months away.
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Old 02-15-2004, 01:35 PM
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You will definitely need to pick up another Pantera, since you will be able to use it nearly every day of the year!
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Just got back fro visiting family great place !!!But the traffic would kill me!
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Don't have any kids so can't help you there, but the boating is as good as it gets. You can still get good deals on waterfront property just north of Ft. Myers, the Port Charlotte area.

We have four major offshore boat races here. Two in Sarasota, one in St. Pete, one in Ft. Myers.
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Thanks guys , will try to look at some water front property . DanB thanks and will take you up on that!
The wife is worried about the school systems
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BearPaw:

We recently relocated to Naples. We decided to send the kids to private school. The research we had indicates a statewide high school graduation rate of approximately 60%. Further, only 60% of those graduates go on to a 4 year college. College attendance is certainly not the only indicator of success. However, it does provide an indication of the quality of the schools.

One of the reasons we chose Naples had to do with the schools - both public and private. Other reasons are proximity to culture, probability of property appreciation in the future, crime rates.

So far, we are really enjoying Florida. It's really tough to beat the weather. Traffic is problematic only during January to March (we have spent a good deal of time here previous to our move). The summer heat is no more bothersome than our previous location, NJ. Let me know if you have any questions. I'd be happy to help in any way I can.

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If you are going to live as determined by school system, you most likely will end up in Tampa.

I've done the research and Pinellas and Hillborough counties are among the best.

See you there this summer!

PS - you will spend and extra 100k for the privlege, though.
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Pros and cons of living in area Ft. Myers to Naples. Boating and as a parent of high schooler. Will be down there this weekend on two interviews with possible relocation only months away.
The biggest problem living in that area.... Old people on big adult tricycles going 2 mph... abreast.... down the street..
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