04-01-2011 02:09 PM
As far as I know its not too bad. The place that has been high these days is lakeland. That being said...we do have a sheriff that is cracking down on all the nonsense.
04-03-2011 05:51 AM
I bought 3 homes in Davenport with the intent of relocating there from Connecticut when I retire.
One house for each child and one for us. Because of the recession there are MANY bargains available.
All of the homes I purchased were around $100,000 each BUT just 3 short years ago were selling from $225,000 to $250,000.
I can tell you that there is a sense of community in Davenport (lacking in CT) because most homes are in subdivisions with homeowner's associations and everyone is a stakeholder
I've done alot of research, it is a slow paced area but convenient to everything, including Disney, 5 hospitals within a 30 minute drive including one right in Davenport.
Homes from $40,000- $400,000. Restaurants, shopping malls (Posner Park), recreation
There are retirement communities there if that becomes a necessity. Because you're inland there is less damage potential from hurricanes.
Crime and taxes are both low despite what others may tell you.
The ONLY negative (and this is common in Florida) is a mediocre public school system.
If my kids decide to relocate and have a family of their own, we'll have to evaluate whether or not to use Charter or private schools
04-11-2011 10:03 AM
have just been reading your report on davenport, and we find it very interesting and would like to say thanks
we live in UK and find it very difficult to see through certain sale tactics that realtors will tell you.
04-11-2011 12:54 PM
Its a neat area because the town is not too busy, but is close enough to the big cities that have all the tourist like areas. Let me know if I can do anything... oK?