SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > Living in Florida
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Living in Florida Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
11-13-2013 01:11 AM
imasaluki
Re: Living in Florida

This thread is chock full of good info. Thanks all around to the contributors. It will help immensely in the future.

I learned to sail in Port Charlotte Harbor. I definitely like the area!
11-12-2013 10:24 PM
luv4sailin
Re: Living in Florida

Housing prices vary widely around the country. $1 million buys a mansion in some areas and a nice 1 bedroom apartment in Manhattan. But the West coast of Florida, outside of Naples, has quite good value for ones dollar.
11-12-2013 09:31 PM
xymotic
Re: Living in Florida

Quote:
Originally Posted by denverd0n View Post
Wow! I'm very surprised to see that listing. Frankly, I have to wonder if there is something wrong that they aren't saying, since it is priced well below other homes in the same general area. Of course, it may be that they just need to sell ASAP and they are smart enough to realize that doing that requires them to price it low.

All I know is CA/Wa... That's a million plus easy. Heck, if it was 80' of shoreline and a dock it'd be more than that here.
11-12-2013 09:19 PM
TJC45
Re: Living in Florida

So you want to live in Florida?

As posted big state, lotsa different demographics. Everything from chic to redneck.

Just know that if someone offers you a good deal on some real estate at the Red Neck Yacht Club - say no!!!! But it might be a fun place to hang out for a few hours!!!! ( wear old clothes)
11-12-2013 06:42 PM
minnow1193 I would second that on the job end. Not sure what you are looking for, but wages for blue collar work are terrible here. Not sure about white collar or science jobs, but would be good to find something before you move.
11-12-2013 05:07 PM
ShoalFinder
Re: Living in Florida

It's a good time to buy in Florida. The housing market has not come back- not by a long shot. It is going to take a long time because the bubble here was insane compared to actual values. Especially when you take into account the "sunshine tax" which means that jobs in Florida pay less than comparable jobs outside of Florida. Incomes here simply aren't what you find in Northern VA and certainly not close to incomes on the Northeast. The cost of living here is much lower than those areas but the incomes are, too.

The job market is very soft, so my advice is to nail down work before you think about nailing down a home.
11-12-2013 05:07 PM
aparksat
Re: Living in Florida

Wouldn't live anywhere else

I live by st augy and it's just a great place to be around, if you have a little cash that is
11-12-2013 12:18 PM
Mechsmith
Re: Living in Florida

I'd check out Pine Island, Matlacha, Punta Gorda and N. Ft. Myers. I have had some good times there Climate good, and with the real estate collapse more affordable than some other spots.
11-12-2013 12:06 PM
travlineasy
Re: Living in Florida

The average home price in the Port Charlotte area is just over $200,000 and those that I looked at in the 230,000 category would sell for about $450,000 in my part of the world.

Gary
11-12-2013 11:52 AM
denverd0n
Re: Living in Florida

Quote:
Originally Posted by xymotic View Post
So after Algee posted this I did a quick look, I really only found one place but with 80' of deep water access It's actually quite nice.

18670 Arapahoe Cir, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.comģ
Wow! I'm very surprised to see that listing. Frankly, I have to wonder if there is something wrong that they aren't saying, since it is priced well below other homes in the same general area. Of course, it may be that they just need to sell ASAP and they are smart enough to realize that doing that requires them to price it low.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.