Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

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Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

Post by captkenroy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Any suggestions. Young family with a grade school grandson and Jr High Granddaughter. Close proximity of good schools preferred. Safe area a must.

Whole family avid fisherpersons.

Of course, this isn't for me. I'm older than dirt. My son and his family will be moving real soon. We just found out. I sure hate to see them leave Crystal River.

Thanks for good suggestions.
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Re: Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

Post by JohnYaksJax » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:49 pm

Hello CaptKenRoy and thanks for showing us that you are still involved with Kayak Fishing!!! Long time since I have heard from you, but your are one of the originals in here...you joined back in 2005 when this site was just starting up!!

There are some nice new areas for your family to settle down in...AND....there are some that they should avoid!!
Hopefully some people in here will add content to this thread, and when you start coming over here to the "East Coast" please let me know and I will fish with you!!
Take care.....JohnYaksJax

PS: Anyone interested in good advice on kayakfishing on the Left Coast should pester Capt.Ken and I am certain that he will provide some info for you.....

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Re: Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

Post by Nfreytag » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:09 am

I live on Fleming Island which is east of Camp Blanding. After searching for decent area to buy a home with good schools for the kids I would highly recommend the Fleming Island or St. Johns area. Both have great schools and are close to St. Johns river and beaches. There are also a lot of private schools in the area. Hope this helps.

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Re: Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

Post by tadpole » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:18 pm

The area from Oak Leaf Plantation around to Fleming Island is a good start, with ready access to some beautiful fresh water. (I would avoid the Blanding Blvd corridor, though - lots of traffic and all commercial.) If salt water is a must, he'll have a long drive to work.

St. Johns County schools may be a bit higher ranked than Clay County, but I think Duval lags behind both. Just an impression but a good realtor would have the facts.
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Re: Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

Post by southernCeltic » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:03 pm

Fleming Island is my vote.Lived here for 30 years. East of US 17 you can get a bigger yard if that's what you want. We have an acre. West of 17 you have some nice, newer areas with a lot of deed restrictions if that suits you.You can get a super nice house for about $250,000. Mark T
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Re: Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

Post by captkenroy » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:14 pm

Ever hear of Edgewater Landing? I think it is a new sub. in the Green Cove Springs area.

Elevation really concerns me. Flood zones are not my bag. I'd love to live on a mountain on the seashore with miles of woods out my back door. Throw in a Trout stream while you are at it. New Zealand comes to mind. Sort of a long commute to Blanding, though.
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Re: Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

Post by Nfreytag » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:45 am

I would love to have some ocean front property in the Rocky Mountains as well. As far as elevation goes your insurance company will be the first to tell you if flooding will be an issue. I am less than a block from the river and it supposedly isn't a flood zone :scratch:

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