Some compelling evidence

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  1. SHELLY

    SHELLY SoWal Insider

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    That pretty much hits the nail on the head. Residing in "paradise" can be a chore if you have to work for a living. I had the "opportunity" to live and work in Hawaii for several years. It wasn't much fun trudging off to work and completing daily chores while all those around you are on vacation. Add to this the fact that the demographics change every week or two so you never have the opportunity to "get used to" the routine--driving habits and dining/touring habits of varying age groups and nationalities change on a weekly basis--so you've got a brand new set of problems to contend with week-in and week-out.

    Finding a job with "living wage" in SoWal is pretty much impossible unless you bring your job with you (Dr, Lawyer, Indian Chief). Full-time rental housing is nonexistent and housing prices are out of reach for working people. Service workers, including teachers, police, firefighters, A/C technicians and plumbers are at a disadvantage and shortages in these trades may eventually add to the problems in the area. Moreover, the shops and restaurants can't find employees to fill traditionally low-wage jobs which in turn cause problems for the managers/owners. The good news is this last problem, may be eliminated in the near future as the real estate industry recedes and current local real estate agents (who already have residences in the area) start looking for work.
     
  2. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    This is nothing new at all. For many, many years people have moved to the area and some of them do not find what they are looking for, such as jobs. Or they are not satisfied with a small community and need more "stuff" to do. Or they find that it just wasn't what they expected. Now, there are substantially more people moving here from all over, and I expect some of them will find that this is not the place for them.

    Sowal is a wonderful family-oriented community with beautiful natural resources. In many ways it is not the real world. It isn't a typical community in any respect. Finding friends is the easy part. Finding the right job may take time. Starting a business is always risky in a seasonal market. Finding housing takes $$. We've got Publix, but any other shopping you'll need to take a trip to the big city! That's fine with me. Got the internet. We have cultural arts galore these days if you are interested. Pretty good entertainment here and there.

    I think its perfect since we have Publix! Not everyone would agree...

    okay, not perfect - there are way too many tourists in June and July (far more than 10 years ago), and we get way too many out of town visitors at our house! other than that, its all good as it gets.
     
  3. ktmeadows

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    Thank goodness the word is out about how terrible the month of October is in SoWal! :D
     
  4. iwishiwasthere

    iwishiwasthere Beach Fanatic

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    Glad to hear some positive thoughts. My belief is EVERYTHING is better at the beach....rain, cooking, laundry. The place calms me unlike any other. Glad to know the arts are accessble. What about medical care?
     
  5. DBOldford

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    Excellent medical care at the new Sacred Heart Hospital near Destin. Pensacola also continues to offer very good medical care, at the same hospital.
     
  6. Miss Kitty

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    I remember one year when we were staying at Seaside, it was raining (I love rain at the beach!) and I just picked up the broom and started sweeping up sand and with a big grin on my face, I thought how wonderful my life was!!!! That's being under the spell of SoWal, for sure!
     
  7. ecopal

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    In regards to local medical care we have a new wonderful MD right on 30A in Seagrove Beach.

    I went to him and he was very nice and he seems extremely competent. He even was generous enough to do a home visit on an elderly New Orlean's nursing home evacuee (a friend's mother).

    Our friend says he was very kind and gentle with her and was able to get instant rapport and cooperation. She was a potentially difficult patient who is on anti psychotic medication.

    Below is from his webpage:

    Dr Bawa
    nbawa1@hotmail.com
    Office Phone
    850-231-6200

    Cell Phone
    850-428-0182
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    Sherry Adams
    Office Manager
    850-231-6200


    Dr Bawa went to medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.* He also did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.* He has a bachelor?s degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.* His moved from Chicago to Destin in August of 2004 with his wife Shruti.* Shruti is a fashion designer and has been instrumental in creating this web page.* Doctor Bawa recently moved his clinic to Seagrove beach.* He is currently the only Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician on Highway 30A.* Seagrove Beach is*less than*14 miles from Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin.*

    Dr.* Bawa is experienced in managing patients with numerous chronic medical problems including diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, renal and liver problems.* He is on staff at Sacred Heart Hospital and works closely with the specialists there in taking care of patients in the Destin and Panama City area.*

    http://www.drbawa.com/
     
  8. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    yes, we are blessed with Sacred Heart Hospital right in Santa Rosa Beach. It's a small hospital, but it has brought a good deal of advanced health care right to our community. The best digital mammogram ever! no pain! what else could one ask for?
     
  9. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    it's almost October. one word. RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :eek:
     
  10. Diane4145

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    Dr. Bawa is my Dr. and I couldn't recommend him, or them, enough! :clap_1: Sherry(Assistant) and George(Physicians Asst) and Dr. Bawa, have such genuine concern and compassion, for all! :wub: I am recovering from work related injuries, have been jerked around by Zerick(Work Comp Ins Co.), :nono1: but the Seagrove Beach Medical Clinic, has really cared. :D


     
  11. ecopal

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    Dr. Bawa has his own practice now-he is no longer with George Roll PA at the Seagrove Beach Medical Clinic.
     
  12. Diane4145

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    Oh no! :shock: Where is he now? I'm sure that his website will indicate this, huh?


     
  13. drbawa

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    The phone numbers listed above are incorrect. Please note the correct number:

    Dr Bawa's Clinic
    850 534 4170
     
  14. flyforfun

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    I ditto what Joe has to say! :clap_1: Still, with stocks, you never know who is cooking the books, and unfortunately small traders don't have a chance without inside information. There is not enough oversight and accountability for me to ever feel secure owning stock. Until they start giving crooked CEO's the electric chair or life without parole, the stock market is always just one investigation or a terrorist attack away from a crash. I will take my risk in beach property any day, especially the white stuff!
     
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