New to the area in the near future....

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  1. Debbie johnson

    Debbie johnson Beach Comber

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    I may be moving to the South Walton area next year, can anyone advise me on things about all the areas along the 30A...such as, looking to rent, what areas if any, would I not consider to live in.....for safety reasons... thank you...
     
  2. Jerry Lewis

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    Stay east of Miramar Beach. We should just give it to Destin. Stay west of panty maw city Beach. We should just give it to Bama. Same for Defuniak Springs. Seaside is pretty but lots of tourists.
     
  3. Debbie johnson

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    Thank you Jerry. Yes I'm not crazy about destin or Panama City. Looking more into seaside, rosemary beach, Seagrove areas....
     
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    And we should build a wall around 30A and give it back to the gulf.
     
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    Do not discount any area based on another's opinion. Every area has its pros and cons. It's what you want that is most important. Come down, look around and then make your choice. I searced for seven months and spent time renting different places before I decided where I wanted to purchase a home. I enjoy visting every area down here each for different reasons.
     
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    Just do your homework on pricing around here. It isnt cheap.....
     
  7. Debbie johnson

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    Thank you. I plan on exploring the area next weekend and again in the near future. I don't mind tourists, as I work with vacation property management..just looking for renting in a nice area...My rent now is 1250 for a 2 bedroom 2 bath house ..so the high rent wouldn't be news to me...it is going to depend on what is Nice and yet affordable....
     
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    If you want to get an idea of rental costs in the area, you should check out recent posts in the Long Term Rental forum. Also, please refer to JodiFL's post (above).
     
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    Thank HD Lady. I have been looking on that site...getting an idea....can you tell me anything about those areas that I need to know? I was down there a few times and fell in love in with the area...btw do you own a Harley? I ride but don't own a bike...
     
  10. LarsAtTheBeach

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    Break out the checkbook. :lol:
     
  11. Debbie johnson

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    Lol. Im in Peachtree City, Ga. As of now....Let me tell ya about the money. Omg....
     
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    I would avoid any area that allows short term rentals and west of Seaside doesn't have the traffic gridlock that the east end is dealing with.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  14. Bob Wells

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    Welcome. As some have said there are pros and cons to all areas. I think your budget and what you really want as for the amenities of the area will be the deciding factor. Good Luck
     
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    Thank you. I have visited the area this past weekend...to get a feel of what is available ...
     
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    Awesome. Again welcome.
     

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