Spring Hill....a good place to live ??

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Thomas

Des Moines, IA

#1 Mar 27, 2011
My family and I are strongly considering moving to SH. We are typical middle aged, middle class people with two girls ages 5 and 9.

How is the school system there, and is the Police Dept good at keeping the area safe ??

Thanks for any serious feedback !!

Have a Blessed Day ;-)
GOSH

Inverness, FL

#2 Mar 27, 2011
Thomas wrote:
My family and I are strongly considering moving to SH. We are typical middle aged, middle class people with two girls ages 5 and 9.
How is the school system there, and is the Police Dept good at keeping the area safe ??
Thanks for any serious feedback !!
Have a Blessed Day ;-)
ARE YOU FOR REAL

SPRING HILL IS IN HERNANDO COUNTY

HERNANDO COUNTY IN FLORIDA

FLORIDA IN US of A

IF YOU CAN READ YOU KNOW - US of A IS THE GREATEST

but SPRING HILL is a developed town in BACKWOODS FLORIDA

----- HENCE, MONTANA IS BETTER
Resident

Inverness, FL

#3 Mar 27, 2011
Hope you have a job waiting for you. Although the unemployment is down to 13.9 we are still 2nd in the state for unemployment. Schools are OK, not great, we've had several teachers lost due to inappropiate relationships with students.

Here's the link for the sheriffs dept. you can see what people are getting into hot water with here.

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/records/
The Truth of the Matter

Inverness, FL

#4 Mar 27, 2011
Hi. Watch out for the advice you may get here. Some of it is very incorrect, twisted and hateful to the area and FL in general.
Look at this way: If the posting is too wild and imaginative, it is.
There was a good question though: What do you plan to do for work? Job transfer? Retiring?
The schools are decent. You can check the ACTUAL ratings at various websites and you should do so.
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is very well respected.
They do a great job. We have a new sheriff who seems more intent on moving on drug crime and has done several major raids recently, among them a pharmacy that was taking phony scripts. Do take a look at the crime stats and the crimes committed. Most are not too big a deal. Shoplifting, bad checks, drug possession.
Over all, its a nice place to live. Its not a city, its not a town. Its a huge subdivision with smaller subdivisions within.
Lots of retail. Services abound! You will want for nothing so long as you can afford it.:-)
The Tampa metro area is creeping in and has been for years, since they built the Suncoast Expressway. Its a lot busier here now than it was 20 years ago, that's for sure.
Thomas wrote:
My family and I are strongly considering moving to SH. We are typical middle aged, middle class people with two girls ages 5 and 9.
How is the school system there, and is the Police Dept good at keeping the area safe ??
Thanks for any serious feedback !!
Have a Blessed Day ;-)
Neither Sweet nor Sour

Inverness, FL

#5 Mar 27, 2011
Only way you'll end up with a valid opinion is to develope your own.

Get what info you need from the internet, local newspapers, and people you can do face to face with.

Stay away from realtors; they lie because of their personal profit lost because of lost market.

Some folks want people to come and buy homes from those folks. They also lie.

Other's lie because they can't accept the changes they got stuck with.

If you can come and visit - see for yourself - then you can blame or compliment yourself.

Me - I like it here, I'm not sweet or sour but I've got bucks, yes, and I've live in US, South America, Europe so I roll with the punches and the Roses.

Oh! Developing area?----- One hell of a lot slower than NY Metropolitan Area - Commuting into bigger cities here is with you behind wheel ----
Detroit might be good comparison.
Why

Haines City, FL

#6 Mar 27, 2011
Why leave a charming southern town like Daphne(been there) to come here?

Spring Hill is subdivisions and strip malls,no town center, you have a lovely town center where you are.

It has none of the charm you currently have.Mostly transplants who are not overly friendly.

Brooksville is somewhat similar to what you have but not as nice as Daphne. It has a town square and some nice older homes and some rolling hills.

SH would be a major downgrade from where you are.
TURNED OFF BUT WHY

Inverness, FL

#7 Mar 27, 2011
Why wrote:
Why leave a charming southern town like Daphne(been there) to come here?... SH would be a major downgrade from where you are.
SEE ....... NICE TO FIND AN " AIN'T " TOSSED AT YOU

MANY FOLK HERE DO SEEM '' TURNED OFF '' BUT AGAIN WE MUST ASK ''WHY''........
Thomas

Des Moines, IA

#8 Mar 28, 2011
Thanks for the replies !!

We're really just looking for a change and a warmer, year round, climate.

We are not wealthy, but we're OK. My wife has her own cleaning business, and does well. I have been in Law Enforcement for 15 years, and I need a change. I'm leaning towards getting somewhere with a warmer climate and starting a Lawn Care / Landscaping business.

Priority to us is community safety and schools for our girls. All other factors play second fiddle to our girls.
The Truth of the Matter

Inverness, FL

#9 Mar 28, 2011
Lawn care companies/landscaping biz's are a dime a dozen here.
Lots and lots of grass/lawns and lots of people doing it.

Thomas wrote:
Thanks for the replies !!
We're really just looking for a change and a warmer, year round, climate.
We are not wealthy, but we're OK. My wife has her own cleaning business, and does well. I have been in Law Enforcement for 15 years, and I need a change. I'm leaning towards getting somewhere with a warmer climate and starting a Lawn Care / Landscaping business.
Priority to us is community safety and schools for our girls. All other factors play second fiddle to our girls.
Why

Haines City, FL

#10 Mar 28, 2011
Thomas wrote:
Thanks for the replies !!
We're really just looking for a change and a warmer, year round, climate.
We are not wealthy, but we're OK. My wife has her own cleaning business, and does well. I have been in Law Enforcement for 15 years, and I need a change. I'm leaning towards getting somewhere with a warmer climate and starting a Lawn Care / Landscaping business.
Priority to us is community safety and schools for our girls. All other factors play second fiddle to our girls.
I would stay put. Too many people move here and think they can start a lawn care or pool cleaning business. This area is over saturated with them.

Your wife would have to start from scratch with a cleaning business trying to get clients. We get flyers all the time for such services, again more supply than demand.

What about health insurance for your family? You have that through your current job(and as LEO you have good coverage), you have to insure yourself when you have your own business. That is quite expensive for a family of four.

The climate your in is not that much different from here. And again your area is a lot prettier.

It would be very foolish IMO to leave a secure job with benefits that you're vested in to move here when you have children to support.

And to work outside here in the summer months is BRUTAL.
Master

Inverness, FL

#11 Mar 28, 2011
Thomas wrote:
Thanks for the replies !!
We're really just looking for a change and a warmer, year round, climate.
We are not wealthy, but we're OK. My wife has her own cleaning business, and does well. I have been in Law Enforcement for 15 years, and I need a change. I'm leaning towards getting somewhere with a warmer climate and starting a Lawn Care / Landscaping business.
Priority to us is community safety and schools for our girls. All other factors play second fiddle to our girls.
NICE TO HAVE A DREAM

and so do most who surface in the county

or were unfortunate to have dreamers for parents

few don't awake to a nightmare

Stick with what you have; imagination can choke one

You seem like Mr/Mrs Average; bothing extremely special, luck and skills you will hurt
Resident

Inverness, FL

#12 Mar 28, 2011
"Why is right on the money with their reply. Summers here are a buster, many lawn care guys make $8.00 to $10.00 a hr. There's more landscapers and pool cleaning companies and everyone is trying to get that next customer. Also Hernando Cty has 1,700 active sinkhole claims according to a sinkhole company I spoke with, all you see are cement trucks throwing yards and yards of cement into the ground. Because we have sooo many sinkholes we pay premium prices for homeowners insurance, my insurance this year was $2,350, and thats if you can get insurance, if not you have to go with the state, Citizens, which will cost you a bundle.

Either way, good luck to you.
quick math

Inverness, FL

#13 Mar 28, 2011
come

visit

enjoy

go home

======

dream when you get older

keep your 'solid life' now

1st order - protect kids present solid life
The Truth of the Matter

Inverness, FL

#14 Mar 28, 2011
And the reason sinkhole insurance is so high is because most of those 1,700 active "sinkhole" claims are bogus. When was the last time you recall a "catastrophic collapse"? One in my memory here. People who have a crack here or there call in a "sinkhole repair" company. They drill. They find "voids". They sell you cement. Lots of cement.

If you drilled a hole in a board the bit is going to go right through it, right? Same with a "sinkhole".
You bore into the ground, get below the limerock and wow, you find a void. Duh.

If the insurance companies would fight this fraud then we wouldn't a: have so many sinkhole claims. b: have lower insurance rates.
Resident wrote:
Also Hernando Cty has 1,700 active sinkhole claims according to a sinkhole company I spoke with, all you see are cement trucks throwing yards and yards of cement into the ground. Because we have sooo many sinkholes we pay premium prices for homeowners insurance, my insurance this year was $2,350, and thats if you can get insurance, if not you have to go with the state, Citizens, which will cost you a bundle.
Either way, good luck to you.
The Truth of the Matter

Inverness, FL

#15 Mar 28, 2011
The people running the equipment make 8-10 an hour, while the owners of the companies do a whole lot better than that. Summer in FL is hot, whats the question about that? Its the southern most state in the continental U.S.
Resident wrote:
"Why is right on the money with their reply. Summers here are a buster, many lawn care guys make $8.00 to $10.00 a hr. There's more landscapers and pool cleaning companies and everyone is trying to get that next customer. Also Hernando Cty has 1,700 active sinkhole claims according to a sinkhole company I spoke with, all you see are cement trucks throwing yards and yards of cement into the ground. Because we have sooo many sinkholes we pay premium prices for homeowners insurance, my insurance this year was $2,350, and thats if you can get insurance, if not you have to go with the state, Citizens, which will cost you a bundle.
Either way, good luck to you.
The Truth of the Matter

Inverness, FL

#16 Mar 28, 2011
Realtors lie? About what?
Neither Sweet nor Sour wrote:
Only way you'll end up with a valid opinion is to develope your own.
Get what info you need from the internet, local newspapers, and people you can do face to face with.
Stay away from realtors; they lie because of their personal profit lost because of lost market.
Some folks want people to come and buy homes from those folks. They also lie.

Other's lie because they can't accept the changes they got stuck with.
If you can come and visit - see for yourself - then you can blame or compliment yourself.
Me - I like it here, I'm not sweet or sour but I've got bucks, yes, and I've live in US, South America, Europe so I roll with the punches and the Roses.
Oh! Developing area?----- One hell of a lot slower than NY Metropolitan Area - Commuting into bigger cities here is with you behind wheel ----
Detroit might be good comparison.
quick math

Inverness, FL

#17 Mar 28, 2011
The Truth of the Matter wrote:
Realtors lie? About what?
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about anything which will 'sell the w---re the house' such as

'The school is wonderful' or 'you get free coffee at 11-- ever morning' or maybe 'nobody but nobody under 35'.....

school is 12 miles away, no water to make coffee, neighbor is 17

grow up folks - realtors are people and like to eat; yes have tough job; some realtors, most, are essentially honest but lies can be evasive answers with distorted facts or distortions
gasping for breath

Inverness, FL

#18 Mar 28, 2011
The Truth of the Matter wrote:
Realtors lie? About what?
<quoted text>
WARN US BEFORE YOU TRY TO SOUND INCREDULOUS - SORRY IF YOUR WORLD AIN'T A REAL WORLD - BUT IT IS A VERY REAL VERY CRUEL PLACE AND 'THE BUYER BEWARE' IS THE WORD MOST OF US LEARN BY AGE 7*

ENOUGH SAID

.
* 7 WAS THE AGE OF REASON AS TAUGHT BY THE GREAT TEACHERS - THE JESUITS
The Truth of the Matter

Inverness, FL

#19 Mar 28, 2011
My world is very real. But no matter what, even in my world, phonies suck.

gasping for breath wrote:
<quoted text>
WARN US BEFORE YOU TRY TO SOUND INCREDULOUS - SORRY IF YOUR WORLD AIN'T A REAL WORLD - BUT IT IS A VERY REAL VERY CRUEL PLACE AND 'THE BUYER BEWARE' IS THE WORD MOST OF US LEARN BY AGE 7*
ENOUGH SAID
.
* 7 WAS THE AGE OF REASON AS TAUGHT BY THE GREAT TEACHERS - THE JESUITS
The Truth of the Matter

Inverness, FL

#20 Mar 28, 2011
Really? Emm. Sounds like a misinformed buyer to me.
quick math wrote:
<quoted text>
about anything which will 'sell the w---re the house' such as
'The school is wonderful' or 'you get free coffee at 11-- ever morning' or maybe 'nobody but nobody under 35'.....
school is 12 miles away, no water to make coffee, neighbor is 17
grow up folks - realtors are people and like to eat; yes have tough job; some realtors, most, are essentially honest but lies can be evasive answers with distorted facts or distortions

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