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Sunday, January 04, 2009

It really should be about quality of life....

I was reading an article in today's Palm Beach Post (online edition) about the number of folks leaving south Florida. As a central Florida real estate agent I know that many of my clients have been folks who have "fled" the south Florida area as well as the winter wonderland known as "the northeast!"

Why are people fleeing? OK, fleeing may be too harsh Why are people leaving? Because....

Its all about this thing called quality of life!

I have read many articles and surveys about quality of life. What is it? They all have differing criteria used for the their specific purpose (slant) but I believe quality of life is an individual thing. Only you know what constitutes a high quality of life.

Here in Brevard County, Florida, specifically the Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Cocoa Beach areas where I live and work I see it as...

  • ease of commute
  • low crime rate
  • Outstanding schools
  • lots of recreational opportunities
  • easy access to excellent dining
  • good golf (a recreational category of its own)
  • educational and personal development opportunities
  • opportunities for religious expression
  • reasonable tax rate (taxes can always be lower!)
  • excellent municipal services

If you are relocating to Florida, check us out. Our quality of life is among the best!

Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge Florida proudly serving Viera, Suntree, Rockledge, Suntree and all of the central Space Coast! Call me at 321-693-3850 or email me at

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