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    I spent a summer in Lake placid, FL (Highlands county which is within the FL-12 on the map.  I always wondered why it wasn't built up more.  I was only 15 at the time, and stayed with relatives at a retirement comunity surrounded on all sides by massive orange groves, but it seemed a palatable place to live and nothing everglades-y like or really any negatives.  

    I guess I'm half kidding and half-joking, but much of this area seems prime for population growth there and I wonder if the high expense of the coast makes it a place for growth 20-30 years down the line.

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      jncca

      The summers must be brutal without the ocean breezes that make the summers on the coast tolerable (to the extent I'd really describe South Florida as "tolerable" in the summer.)  

      Also, from what I have been told - and DRA backs me up on this - Florida's "Heartland" is really conservative and really "Southern." So for a lot of the people who have traditionally made up a large percentage of relocating retirees, there'd be some pretty severe culture shock.

      Stuck Between Stations : Thoughts from a bottomless pool of useless information.

      by Answer Guy on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 07:24:48 AM PST

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