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Where would you live in Florida?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Illinois
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  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    61,599
    29,974
    You can always shore dive. Will you see much? Probably not. Is it worth a dip to find out? Sure, why not? In my youth, 74ish, I did a dive somewhere around Jax with a long pier. It might have been as far South as Daytona. Asked the owner if we could jump off the end. No way! But then he wanted us to go look for a nice rod and reel that were lost the day before. Yeah, so we got to jump off and it was 15 or so feet to the water. I'll never do THAT again. We found the rod/reel he was hoping for and a few more. What a blast.
     
  3. Catito

    Catito Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Palm Beach County, Fl
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    223
    Personally, I had to live in Jax. Ugh. Never again. A lot depends on the type of people you like being around. Choose your community carefully.
     
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  4. Catito

    Catito Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Palm Beach County, Fl
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  5. Barnaby'sDad

    Barnaby'sDad ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Virginia
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    994
    Woodbridge is in Northern Virginia. It’s ~$450k for a builder grade 50+ year old detached 3BR in a neighborhood that’s 20+ years past its prime.

    I waded into the housing market in that area a couple months ago and decided to throw in the towel and stick with a rental for now. The housing market is “hot,” with people lined up 10+ deep (12 offers on one house I looked at) and people willing to buy without an inspection.
     
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  6. letterboy

    letterboy Trash leaves trash ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I notice you're not saying it's not a good plan.

    letterboy for governor!
     
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  7. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    14,176
    10,515
    Compared to DeSantis, you'd have my vote without question :)
     
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  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    61,599
    29,974
    It's not a good plan, but I would still vote for you over DeSantis. I would probably support Goofy over you, but you're a darn sight better than our current Gov.

    It's amazing to me how horrible fences and walls look. Shortly after I moved here, I removed over a mile of fencing. The guy who sold it to me was amazed at how the place looks now. I paid $75k for 10.82 acres with a mobile home and 3 outbuildings. 1/4 acre lots in the Keys start at a quarter mil. I could probably sell it for a lot more now just by cleaning it up. I do have a blog here on SB about it: I finally bought a house in Cave Country! W00T!!!
     
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  9. 100days-a-year

    100days-a-year Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: NE Florida
    2,305
    760
    The diving in Jax is mostly boat but the jetties get divers looking to spear flounder or sheepshead and the rivers have blackwater diving for fossils. These fossils are from less than an hour from my house and could be dove from shore.
    Vis offshore now is pretty good, large animals are around. There are several charters but a lot of divers in Jax have boats and FB has people looking for rides or divers most boatable weekends.
    Crime is very low in most neighborhoods but very high in a few so it pays to research.
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  10. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
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    4,072
    I wouldn't mind moving to somewhere south of Jupiter Inlet and North of Miami. I'd like to be close to the Atlantic side, as I've lived on the Gulf coast my whole life. However, I wouldn't give up my gigabit fiber connection for the move. If that's not available then the location isn't worth considering. Largo, FL isn't ideal for diving but it's not terrible and we have gigabit fiber here.
     
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