Onyx, my advice for those under 60 who move to Florida is simple. Where can you find a job? You can then narrow your home search based on that.
No area of Florida is completely safe from Hurricanes... then again, neither is anywhere in New Jersey, they just don't happen as frequently there.
If it happens that you're a software programmer who can work anywhere she wants, I would suggest the west coast. Low crime rates, good medical care, etc. Very popular with retirees. Unfortunately, for you it could be a bit sleepy, so try to be by a bigger city like Sarasota, Tampa or Fort Myers, so you can at least hit the town occasionally. I highly recommend the dog beach at Venice... much as though my dog is afraid of the waves.... more
There are 9 available units in Gulfstream Gardens. The prices range from $65,600 up to $145,450. If you would like information on these properties, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. I can also send you recently sold listings too.
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