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Old Apr 28th 2008, 12:46 am
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We are a British family moving to Florida from the west coast within the next few weeks. We have narrowed our search down to the Northeast and in particular St Johns County as we have been recommended this area as a low crime and good schools area (we have 2 young boys, aged 5 & 9). We intend on renting initially while we look around at property (6 months?). Can anyone recommend towns/cities not too far a commute from Jacksonville, we have already looked into Fruit Cove/Switzerland and that seems a lovely area from what we can see on the web but we have not been there. We are looking for a predominately caucasean population of either young familes and/or older folk with a community atmosphere, friendly, open-minded people who would be happy to have 'foreigners' as friends! Are there many brits in the Jacksonville area? Would be grateful for anyone's opinions based on experience? Thanks a lot in advance!
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Nothing better than doing a tour around your selected areas


get detail of the various area here

http://www.city-data.com/city/Florida.html
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ADVICE WANTED!
We are a British family moving to Florida from the west coast within the next few weeks. We have narrowed our search down to the Northeast and in particular St Johns County as we have been recommended this area as a low crime and good schools area (we have 2 young boys, aged 5 & 9). We intend on renting initially while we look around at property (6 months?). Can anyone recommend towns/cities not too far a commute from Jacksonville, we have already looked into Fruit Cove/Switzerland and that seems a lovely area from what we can see on the web but we have not been there. We are looking for a predominately caucasean population of either young familes and/or older folk with a community atmosphere, friendly, open-minded people who would be happy to have 'foreigners' as friends! Are there many brits in the Jacksonville area? Would be grateful for anyone's opinions based on experience? Thanks a lot in advance!
Something just seems wrong here!
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Something just seems wrong here!

Game on...........
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Something just seems wrong here!
Oh no they didn't!

Oh dear, if that's the requirement then they are indeed in for a rude awakening. Tsk...tsk.
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Oh no they didn't!

Oh dear, if that's the requirement then they are indeed in for a rude awakening. Tsk...tsk.
a big slap also

why not

'a predominantly pleasant middle income area'

than blatant racism
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ADVICE WANTED!
We are a British family moving to Florida from the west coast within the next few weeks. We have narrowed our search down to the Northeast and in particular St Johns County as we have been recommended this area as a low crime and good schools area (we have 2 young boys, aged 5 & 9). We intend on renting initially while we look around at property (6 months?). Can anyone recommend towns/cities not too far a commute from Jacksonville, we have already looked into Fruit Cove/Switzerland and that seems a lovely area from what we can see on the web but we have not been there. We are looking for a predominately caucasean population of either young familes and/or older folk with a community atmosphere, friendly, open-minded people who would be happy to have 'foreigners' as friends! Are there many brits in the Jacksonville area? Would be grateful for anyone's opinions based on experience? Thanks a lot in advance!


If you're looking for a "predominately caucasean population" my advice is to look further up North. Like........Vermont.
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If you're looking for a "predominately caucasean population" my advice is to look further up North. Like........Vermont.
You evil thing, lol. What a trade off. Beautiful weather for a shit load of storm. Whatever happened to being open minded?
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You evil thing, lol. What a trade off. Beautiful weather for a shit load of storm. Whatever happened to being open minded?
I'd move to Vermont in a second (even if there were some darker than me's there).... You couldn't pay me enough to live in FL!
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I'd move to Vermont in a second (even if there were some darker than me's there).... You couldn't pay me enough to live in FL!
Ditto! However I'd stop right as I got in the Northern Virginia area on the way up 95. I'll visit ya though.
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Originally Posted by hurkemnl View Post
ADVICE WANTED!
We are a British family moving to Florida from the west coast within the next few weeks. We have narrowed our search down to the Northeast and in particular St Johns County as we have been recommended this area as a low crime and good schools area (we have 2 young boys, aged 5 & 9). We intend on renting initially while we look around at property (6 months?). Can anyone recommend towns/cities not too far a commute from Jacksonville, we have already looked into Fruit Cove/Switzerland and that seems a lovely area from what we can see on the web but we have not been there. We are looking for a predominately caucasean population of either young familes and/or older folk with a community atmosphere, friendly, open-minded people who would be happy to have 'foreigners' as friends! Are there many brits in the Jacksonville area? Would be grateful for anyone's opinions based on experience? Thanks a lot in advance!
I've seen Heidi and the Sound of Music - that area's full of caucasians, I never saw one latin-type or black person in either. you'll be fine
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I'd move to Vermont in a second (even if there were some darker than me's there).... You couldn't pay me enough to live in FL!

There are plenty. One of the stops on the underground railroad.
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Races in Jacksonville:

White Non-Hispanic (62.2%)
Black (29.0%)
Hispanic (4.2%)
Two or more races (2.0%)
Filipino (1.4%)
Other race (1.3%)
American Indian (0.8%)
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What is up with people today?
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What is up with people today?
Some people are more up front with their thoughs

I don't see a problem ....
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