| Annie |
re: Citrus county, FL (a better place to live?) - - 11/23/2014
We moved to Citrus County, FL from Los Angeles County, CA. And with us we moved our business as well. Since then we have bought a couple of properties, and both were sitting in limbo before our purchase. Now, the property taxes are once again being paid to the county. We are, slowly but surely, improving them to help raise property values in the neighborhood, and/or at the very least not helping in the decline of value.
It is unfortunate for us that we have learned that the neighbors living next to us are, well how can I put it, less than desirable to live next to. It's true much can be ignored, as we have been doing, however these particular neighbors are only fueled to be more of a bother and nuisance when ignored.
Another neighbor who has lived in the area for over 20 years says that those next to us have made it their job/profession to insistently lower the quality of life for those around them. Most of our neighbors are awesome and, like ourselves, wish to have and help others around them achieve a happy, peaceful existence in a clean and healthy community and environment.
After nearly three years of dealing with the bad neighbors and their destructiveness to the environment, the people and the animals in the neighborhood, it's about all we can take. We have been through court appearances and dealings with the sheriff, county officials, etc.
They have dirtied the area with garbage running an illegal junk yard. They continuously pollute the ground water with chemicals, and the air by expelling noxious gases to drain tanks they plan to scrap. They have committed larceny by raping clean the abandoned and foreclosed homes in the area. The list goes on and on and no one seems to want to do anything about it.
After threats were made, our cat went missing. Our tires have gone flat more then a few times now, I have been grabbed at in a sexually harassing manner, forced to deal with stalker behavior, they continue to encroach upon our land as well as public land too, and this is only a mere fragment of what is and has been going on.
We love our home, our neighborhood, and almost all our neighbors too, but unless the county, city, and state, in other words someone does something about the problem, we will be forced to move ourselves and our business elsewhere. I would think that the county would want to help those paying their taxes and rid itself of the dirt-bags who try and have succeeded at taking advantage of the system as much as they can and at every turn. Lowering the quality of life, liberty, and happiness of anyone around them merely for their own amusement which has been the "reason" they gave me for being such bad neighbors.
So with this all said and ranted out, cheap therapy I guess, I have only this to say. Personally, I still hold hope, but would very much like to see the support of our community to a better, healthier, more productive environment then what it can be when rogue dogs are left going wild and rabid to terrorize those around them without repercussions. I implore you, Citrus County, to protect us and yourself from such vile destruction.
Just writing this, I am left feeling quite frustrated. I would much prefer be writing a wonderful review of how amazing Florida, and especially Citrus County, is and how we are in process of buying yet more still and sitting properties to help stimulate the depressed economy and keep taxes on these properties paid. However, unfortunately my opinions have been clouded with the horrendous negativity brought to me by Citrus County's high tolerance for such bad and destructive persons. Unfortunately it may be time to start looking elsewhere for a community more interested in helping people like ourselves rather than persons like them.
We are doing our part Citrus County it is now time you too take a part in maintaining a prideful community throughout the county, not just in select areas! thank you for reading.