has written 15 SperlingViews. Currently, Tony is living in Ocala, FL and has a little something to say:
My name is Tony. I am married and have a 1 year old. I have lived in Florida for my entire life (30years). South Florida where I spent 26 years is a nasty place to live, overcrowded, overbuilt, etc. We briefly moved to Fort Myers for about two years bought and sold a home at the peak of the boom. Fort Myers is a very nice place to live. However, We found it to be very expensive and the HOA'S were very yuppyish and strict. We moved to Ocala 2 years ago and enjoy it very much. It is quiet and slow paced. We even get 2 weeks of winter up here (hahaha) uilike the 2 days of winter in South Florida. Anyone moving to Florida needs to checkout Ocala.
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Crime from KC Posted On: 7/15/2008 10:27:54 AM
Based on what I have read, the crime from Kansas City does not spill over into the Overland Park/Olathe area. Is that correct? Do residents fear that happening. 10-15 miles is not that far away. I realize most crime happen at bad times in bad places but stuff can always spread.
Thanks for your input
How are the schools? Posted On: 6/29/2008 7:22:33 PM
Is the schools system in Greenville any good. I hear good and not so good things about it. Any parents, teachers, or recent grads out there? We are looking to relocate from Florida (Ocala, Marion County). High school kids here do not even get homework. Maybe things have just change fro when I was in school...I am only 30. I just want to live somewhere that is safe and I do not have to pay thousand for private school.
smoking Posted On: 6/18/2008 5:24:55 AM
Is public smoking (restaurants etc.) allowed in Greenville/ South Carolina?
smoking Posted On: 6/18/2008 5:22:50 AM
Is public smoking (i.e. restaurants etc.) allowed in Noblesville/Indianapolis/Indiana?
Flooding Posted On: 6/11/2008 6:01:16 AM
I would like to know how bad the flooding is around the Noblesville area, is is in the residential areas? How often does severe flooding occur.
Flooding Posted On: 3/21/2008 9:12:21 PM
How does the central part of the state (i.e. Indianapolis and Noblesville) compare to the southern portion regarding elevation, waterways, and of course FLOODING!! We are thinking of relocating to Indiana.
Topographically Challenged Tony
Flooding Posted On: 3/19/2008 7:26:05 AM
I have seen tons of flooding in Missouri recently as I guess we all have. Is Kansas/Overland Park prone to seasonal flooding? Also, there are quite a few posts on this site theat give me the impression I will have to battle for my son not to be around and influenced by a bunch of snotty kids parented by a bunch of shallow adults. I just want a nice safe place with good schools to raise my kid(s) but if I have to constantly deal with "Timmy has xyz" then I am not so sure. I want him to aspire to be well off but not a jerk about it.
Does anybody have examlpe of just how expensive it is in OP or just how yuppish people are?
Sorry to be longs winded but coming from so far (Ocala, FL) to check things out. I would hate to have my hope crushed.
re: Living in Ocala - 2/7/2008 Posted On: 2/25/2008 7:10:44 AM
Hey Bill, I am currently an Ocala resident. Being a realtor, do you have an opinion our our local housing market and if so could you share it.
Taxes and weather Posted On: 2/25/2008 6:57:43 AM
We are thinking of relocating from Florida. We are looking for a great place to raise our family. We also have lived here our entire 30years and would like not to have 85 degree Christmas Days. I would like to know about property and any other significant taxes and driving in the winter. I know the driving will be an adjustment.
winter and taxes Posted On: 2/19/2008 12:31:43 PM
I am thinking of relocating to Overland Park. I wanted to know, how are the property taxes? Sales taxes, etc? Also, how are the driving conditions during the winter. We will be moving from North Florida, so I know it will be an adjustment. How big and how long of an adjustment period will there be is the million dollar question.
Thank you Craig Posted On: 2/15/2008 9:37:39 AM
Thank you for you informative response. If you do not mind me asking, do you have kids? If so what is your opinion of the school system?
WINTER Posted On: 2/11/2008 7:21:58 AM
We are thinking fo relocating from northern Florida to the Midwest. Kansas is on our list. We have one child (so far) and the school system is horrible here. We have read some good things about the school around the Overland Park area. However, we would like to know just what the winters are like and how the driving condidtions are? We know it will be a huge adjustment but we are willing to try something different. We lived in Miami for the first 27 years and the last three here in Ocala. We jsut want away from 83 degree Christmas Days.
re: Mauldin weather - 5/11/2007 Posted On: 1/2/2008 1:11:22 PM
Does it snow at all even a few inchs? Also do you have school age children and/or what do you here about the school system/private schools
weather and driving Posted On: 1/1/2008 5:33:13 AM
Hey everyvody, my wife and I are thinking of relocating to the Indianapolis area. Our main concern is winter driving conditions and weather (i.e. snow fall). We have heard the term "black ice" use for some northern states, does Indiana qualify? Also I have seen an average snowfall of about 25 inches. How often are there blizzrd conditions? We have lived in Florida our entire lives (30yrs) and are looking for a change and a better place to raise our family. We would love to see the color change in the fall and maybe get a white Chirstmas.
Roadways & Education Posted On: 12/31/2007 12:10:05 PM
We are thinking about relocating to Indiana, we have heard great things about the educational system in the Noblesville area. We have one child and the school system in Florida is horrible. So we plan to leave. However, we are concerned with winter driving. We here about "black ice" and and people that have come here from up north say it is horrible in the winter. So I wanted to gets a few peoples opinoions on winter driving.