Thinking of moving to Palm Coast
open minded

Winter Garden, FL

#123 Oct 16, 2009
If anyone does the right research they won't move to Palm Coast! We are in our late 40's and early 50's and Palm Coast stinks. They are a few good people here but the employers and employment suck. All the employers here are crooks. Florida is an at will state and the employee has no protection.
We have been here almost 3 years and it has been hard to find decent employment. I even went back to school and it means nothing. For every one job there are 500 people wanting it. If you have a steady income from retiring you will do okay here but cost of living is high.
We are considering putting our house on the market and getting out! Palm Coast is an awesome place to live but you cannot survive here.
Check out employment in whatever you do for this area. Renyt is really high so if you can buy you are better off. We got our house in the W section for half of what rent was a month.
Be careful who you become friends with. People come and go here so much that it is very hard to make friends but if you do be careful,they will toss you to the wolves in a heartbeat!!

Good luck to you!

Since: Jun 09

Hollywood, FL to PC

#124 Oct 16, 2009
openminded - I'm not sure where you are coming from, but compared to South FL the rent is super cheap here! I got a 4 br house built in '06 for the monthly price of a 2 br apartment in Ft. Lauderdale. There is good reason for this... there's not much to do here, and EVERYTHING to do there. There is a reason this place isn't the yachting capital of the US, but still... If you have a good job that you are moving here for (our case), or if you are looking to retire, this is a very nice place. Clean, quiet, golf, nature trails, etc.
That said, I can see where your attitude may be different as a homeowner looking to sell. NOBODY wants to move here. There are TONS of empty houses in my neighborhood (also the W section), and the real-estate seems to be run by a bunch of half-witted Russians. I am not predjudiced, just saying... even looking for a rental proved to be a chore. Thankfully we found a house still owned by its original builder, and not taken over by one of the many rental companies who have no doubt bought houses on the cheap from people like you who were looking to get outta here. All I have to say is, the schools are okay, the yards are pristine, and rent is cheap (compared to what we're used to), and I am learning to deal with the lack of restaurants, shopping, and sidewalks! I would never buy here, as the market will take longer than most to revive. That is just bad advice.
open minded

Winter Garden, FL

#125 Oct 16, 2009
new to pc: Palm Coast is a great place to live no doubt about it. but compared to where I am from (Michigan) rent is high here. I love the rules, it keeps the place in perfect condition and I don't have to look at junk cars in my neighbors yard, but, and it is a big but, the is no employment here. They show on the internet that Palm Coast caters to people in our age bracket and thats not true.
And most employers here are scam artists. They know that Florida is an at will state so they use that to use employees. There is no punishment for them but as the employee you are screwed. It has not just been one company that has done this it has been several. I know many people who have dealt with the same. It is sad.We do not really want to leave but we have to survive and Palm Coast does not care about us or they would try to bring in options for employment!
If you have employment you are lucky! read the Daytona News Journal and you will see the unemployment rate has risen again for this county.
If they want people to live here and pay taxes and so forth they need to bring in some employment!!

Since: Jun 09

Hollywood, FL to PC

#126 Oct 16, 2009
Yes, agreed. Strongly. Palm Coast IS a strange place, and there are no jobs here. We moved here for a good job at the new Florida Hospital in Ormond Beach. It may even be in Volusia County, which means all the jobs created at the new hospital can't count for Flagler.... but, hopefully families will and have looked to PC to find a residence. The commute is not that far. BF says it's about 20 mins. I personally still don't have a job, and there are few places in my field (hospitality) hiring right now. Everywhere else I've lived in FL, this is the beginning of "season" and everyone is hiring. PC is kinda dead. You would never know that there is money here, as some claim. Anyway, coming from Michigan I can understand your complaints about the employers. I am born and bred Floridian, so I don't know any different. It's dog eat dog here.
family of 5

Wilmington, DE

#127 Oct 22, 2009
so how was your move? are you happy with the area? we are moving next week to palm coast from Pa...
xCalmPoaster

Helen, GA

#128 Oct 23, 2009
I've lived in ormond beach since 1978 moved to palm coast(Calm Poast) in 1989. IT SUCKED then and it SUCKS NOW. Moved back in 1992. Lots of spoiled punks with nothing to do except tear peoples property up. Of course the starving realtors will feed you BS and tell you how great it is...They want to sell you a house. Back when ITT owned it they sent out flyers to Puerto Rico, NYC, Jamaica, and other places advertising cheap land in a great community. And all it did was attract all kinds of transplant douche bags. Since then it's been sold off and has become an actual city that's now struggling to survive. But rest assure it will make it thanks to the Russian Mafia that's infiltrating the community. And let's not forget the cocky NY mob Narc in the witness protection program that owned and italian resturaunt and beat the hell out of someone for complaining about his Calzone. Stay out of that Sh-t Hole and move to a real town.
Art Frost

Ormond Beach, FL

#129 Oct 23, 2009
Its cold in Ky wrote:
My family and I are thinking of moving to Palm Coast. Any advice that anyone could give would be helpful. Thanks!
My advice would be to not move to Palm Coast, the city council is a bunch of jerks. The stormwater situation is horrendous. Their aren't any good resturants. Red light cameras are everywhere. Our Vice Mayor hit a car in the Publix grocery store parking lot, over $1400 in damaged, moved her car, went in shopping, and then left the scene. Charged with leaving the scene of an accident; instead of Hit and Run, they dropped all charges against her and she is still serving as our vice Mayor. I moved here 3&1/2 years ago, and my property value has dropped $30,000, and I have done $25,000 worth of improvements to my house. The weather is nice compared to KY. I moved here fron TN. Palm Coast was the fastest growing city in the U.S. for the 3 years of 2005,06 , and 07. I Truely wish that I would have moved to somewhere else. The city council members all have their heads stuck up their butts; they must like the view!
rhweir

Moss Point, MS

#130 Nov 4, 2009
Unless you have an income, don't move to Palm Coast. It's not for working folks unless you want to be in a service industry and those jobs are hard to find. Too many displaced Mass and NY folks here with no work or education or skills. This is for the retired or people with an independent income.
John

Avenel, NJ

#131 Nov 8, 2009
Moved to Palm Coast in 2001,rented a house and built a new house in the C section. Were not there long and in 2005 sold the house and moved back to New Jersey. Thats right higher property tax, state income tax and high everything else. Why? Because other going to Daytona for the races there is not much to do in the area. Our kids had to be driven to their friends homes which some were 10 miles away. Dont let anyone kid you nothing is within walking distance for adults or kids. We are retired but you better check out the jobs there before you sell your house and go because if it was bad then it has to be very bad now in 2009. In New Jersey we are near everything. Before the kids were old enough to drive they walk to the Burger King, Pizza place, Johnny Carinos, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesdays and Barnes and Noble. Cost more money to live here but there is more service.
Answer

Nashville, TN

#132 Nov 14, 2009
palm coast sucks period. lived there for 3 years and nothing but bunch of wanna be rejects from new york and wanna be gangbangers. i knew each one of them and they all doing time and thats where they deserve to be but bottom line is if you want you kids to pop pills and do drugs then palm coast is heaven for them.
NTPC

Plano, TX

#133 Nov 14, 2009
What kind of drugs are we talking about here? Hard drugs, or smoking weed?
Answer

Nashville, TN

#134 Nov 15, 2009
NTPC wrote:
What kind of drugs are we talking about here? Hard drugs, or smoking weed?
i am not even gonna answer an ignorant question like that from an ignorant person..

whats difference between hard drugs and weed? drugs is drugs...and odds are that you live in pc and are one of them.

Since: Jun 09

Hollywood, FL to PC

#135 Nov 15, 2009
Actually, that comment was posted by me. I didn't feel like logging in at the time because I only had a few minutes while my 9-month-old daughter was napping. If you look at my previous posts, you will see that, YES, I do live in PC. We just moved here, and are trying our damnest to make a life out of it. As you know, it is tough to do here. Especially coming from South FL, where we were near everything, and within walking distance to a whole town center. I have tried to have a good attitude about this, and have looked for some kind of support from the people on this thread but, honestly, I mostly get comments from complete assholes like you. You do not know me. Do not assume anything about me.
Now that we got that out of the way... I don't agree that smoking weed is the same thing as using methamphetamine or shooting heroin. The latter two are (or can be)real addictions, and lead to robbery, erratic behavior, and suicide. Smoking weed does not fall into this category. Some group it with all "drugs", and I am trying to figure out if you are one of those ignorant people who do so. Like I said, just trying to get an idea of what I'm dealing with, since I don't know anyone here. You say you know them all. Each of them. Birds of a feather.....
CEC

Helen, GA

#136 Nov 16, 2009
new to PC wrote:
Actually, that comment was posted by me. I didn't feel like logging in at the time because I only had a few minutes while my 9-month-old daughter was napping. If you look at my previous posts, you will see that, YES, I do live in PC. We just moved here, and are trying our damnest to make a life out of it. As you know, it is tough to do here. Especially coming from South FL, where we were near everything, and within walking distance to a whole town center. I have tried to have a good attitude about this, and have looked for some kind of support from the people on this thread but, honestly, I mostly get comments from complete assholes like you. You do not know me. Do not assume anything about me.
Now that we got that out of the way... I don't agree that smoking weed is the same thing as using methamphetamine or shooting heroin. The latter two are (or can be)real addictions, and lead to robbery, erratic behavior, and suicide. Smoking weed does not fall into this category. Some group it with all "drugs", and I am trying to figure out if you are one of those ignorant people who do so. Like I said, just trying to get an idea of what I'm dealing with, since I don't know anyone here. You say you know them all. Each of them. Birds of a feather.....
Well i for one wish you luck. The drugs sold there are just the same as anywhere else... I agree with you about weed...and that's easy to get anywhere. If you plan on making a history there for yourself and your daughter then get involved in the community and the politics. Palm Coast still doesn't know what it want's to be when it grows up yet. DON'T assume that because of all the churches and we know there is tons of them, that it's some sort of utopia. Personally i think "more churches, more corruption."
Stephanie

Daytona Beach, FL

#137 Nov 18, 2009
I think the most important thing here as opposed to how children feel, how you feel, how things look, jobs whether existent or non existent (and believe me, if you call them enough, they'll hire you, people want dedication not quick hires), I digress - Anyway,

Go to the City of Palm Coast website reference Chamber of Commerce and read up on the CODE Enforcements.

I had no problems getting a job, I had no problems with the community - But I do have problems with age old Code Enforcements which prevent me from doing what I want with my house - I have to ask "the Man" of Palm Coast for a permit before I can remove a dead tree from MY yard that I paid for. Perhaps the city should be removing things from my yard, why should I pay them, I've already invested in their city.

The Code Enforcements in this city are ridiculous - I'm warning you now.
Stephanie

Daytona Beach, FL

#138 Nov 18, 2009
Oh right and I can't park on my yard without hiring some contractor and getting a permit in order to make a solid base for my car to park on my yard.

Oh and I can't park on the swale in between the hours of 1 am and 6 am.

OH and you can't let your grass get taller than two inches (darn, St. Augustine grass is already that thick naturally)- And trust me I've seen them pull out a measuring stick on another house in my section.

No yard sale signs permitted unless you have a permit. You have to get your own sticks and signs, but they may only be placed in the ground and not on city property.

No equipment trailers on your property for any longer than three days or you will be given a violation. This means, no landscaping trailers - work trailers (and I mean, not trash pieces of things, I'm talking clean, well kept things).

You may not put up your own fence, you must hire a contractor and also have a permit to do so.

The purpose of the Code Enforcement Board?

"promote, protect and improve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Palm Coast."

I think they should take the citizens out of their statement and put in -

"promote, protect and improve the look of our community because we're self-absorbed old people representing the Code Enforcement Board as a VOLUNTEER SERVICE and the citizens (other than the volunteers of the Code Enforcement Board) of Palm Coast are all unsanitary and unsightly that we must micromanage how you wipe your ass."

Start paying me for my house and my yard and my trees and hey, I might just consider respecting your stupid asses.
jimmythebull

Winter Haven, FL

#139 Nov 18, 2009
the whole palm coast city government is corrupt.they all need to be replaced. the FBI needs to investigate and check the books.
Living in Palm Coast

United States

#140 Nov 19, 2009
Its cold in Ky wrote:
My family and I are thinking of moving to Palm Coast. Any advice that anyone could give would be helpful. Thanks!
I have lived here since 1998. There are gangs here. Crime is on the increase.. Buy a gun and keep an eye on your kids. don't leave the house unlocked and be careful who you talk to. Hope you love liberalism and high taxes. 8880
rhweir

Moss Point, MS

#141 Nov 24, 2009
re: Living in Palm Coast
Ormond Beach, FL
If you live in PC, why would you say you live in Ormond? Anyway, depends on the section. If you live in P, R, most of B or the south end, you're going to have trouble. Lots of hardcore welfare people in P and R and a lot in the duplexes in B. They're coming here from Daytona and surrounding areas as well as , NY, NJ and the NE for the cheap rents. Problem is, no work for folks with little or no job history, education or skills. Nice place to retire but avoid P, R and B and the south end and get a quality security system. Keep up your property and no problem with code enforcement. Nice things are no strip joints, adult businesses of any type and strict zoning. Nice, uncrowded, clean beaches. Restaurants stink. Realtors are thieves! Be careful if you buy or rent. Ask lots of questions.
Hey

Farmville, NC

#142 Nov 25, 2009
Does anyone know the Lambersons?

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