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Old 09-22-2015, 06:54 AM
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My best fishing buddy has retirement in his sights, he's retired and is wife has 2 years left. They are going to retire in Delaware where they own a 2nd. home but want to buy a condo along the east side of Florida.

They are not looking waterfront, something a little inland is fine, he doesn't mind trailering. An active adult community is fine as long as it is something where they are vibrant and alive, not holding onto there last breath.

A condo outside an adult community is fine as well, but they want to keep maintenance fees to a minimum, a couple of hundred a month or so is what they are looking at.

Budget will be in the 150-200K range, for a 2 bed 2 bath unit with a pool and small gym.

They like quiet so Miami is out.

Any towns I can advise them to focus on? If you know of a specific complex that would be great. They have 2 years to research what they're looking for. Sadly they have listed they're current home, my loss is your gain.

So: inland, quiet area but not in the boon docks, 150-200K budget, lower monthly fees, low or midrise, no "Towers".

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Old 09-22-2015, 06:59 AM
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Stuart north to Cocoa Beach. Around here some townhouse complexes have a storage section for boats or RVs. Most have restrictions.

I rented a 5th floor condo a block from beach when I moved here and it sucked living in there.

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Old 09-22-2015, 07:12 AM
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The Stuart area is great. My first thought was Anglers Cove on Hutchingson Island but that may be out of their budget.
Maybe Captain_Dave can offer more info, he's in the real estate business in that area.

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Stuart north to Cocoa Beach.
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My folks are putting their townhome in Satellite Beach up for sale. It's within their price range, 200 yards walking distance from the beach, pool, tennis court, trailer storage. It's a 2br/2.5bath with a 1 car garage.

Equidistant to both Port Canaveral and Sebastian with inshore fishing in the Indian and Banana rivers.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
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Agreed Stuart and all points North.
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... but they want to keep maintenance fees to a minimum, a couple of hundred a month or so is what they are looking at....
Is that realistic?
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Is that realistic?
It is where my parents live
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:25 AM
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Palm Coast sounds exactly what they are looking for.
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How slow do they want it ? Its 400 miles between Miami and Jacksonville ... Lots of nice places in between... but some are so slow he may want to slit his wrist after a month or so...

Stuart, Jupiter, Vero, Delray, .... Close enough o West Palm that they can still get a good meal and a night out ..

Being in Miami regularly - I think Boca is slow and boring .. but thats just me ...
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They would like Cape Coral slow if that helps you at all. They are up at 4 AM, (wife's job) and in bed by 8 PM. I often wake up at sunrise and look out my window to admire the sun rise and he's sitting there with full fishing gear waiting for signs of life in my house.

When I see him I take a dump, grab an egg throw on my shorts and it the back door, only to hear him say, I thought you'd never wake up. Mind you, I work nights.

I wouldn't trade him for the world, some one of you guys will be lucky to fish with him one day, I'm going to miss him. (I've got 2 years left) Then I have to find a new fishing friend.
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They would like Cape Coral slow if that helps you at all. .
Stuart Florida north IMHO ... South of that and it would be too hectic for them ....
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Sebastian is another nice little town to look at.
This is a common listing:
http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...3-18602?row=10
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:43 AM
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Melbourne is a really nice little surf town. Quiet, but not so quiet you couldn't find some fun if you wanted to. I love that area and Cocoa Beach too. Surfed there when I was a young buck. Agree that anything north of Stuart to Cocoa. Saint Augustine is a great place too, but might be a bit on the touristy/busy side. New Smyrna Beach is another nice little surf town.
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Palm City, Martin County, FL.
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Originally Posted by davlan88 View Post
Melbourne is a really nice little surf town. Quiet, but not so quiet you couldn't find some fun if you wanted to. I love that area and Cocoa Beach too. Surfed there when I was a young buck. Agree that anything north of Stuart to Cocoa. Saint Augustine is a great place too, but might be a bit on the touristy/busy side. New Smyrna Beach is another nice little surf town.
X whatever. It may be touristy, but I love biking/walking to the Cocoa Beach Pier and having breakfast first thing in the morning. I spend a lot of time there.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:48 AM
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Just to mention, they are not looking for waterfront. Higher costs come with being close to the water and most areas mentioned so far are on or close to the water. Anything a bit inland might be more what they are looking for.
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They're giving houses away in Titusville...well not literally.
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