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Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

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Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

Hi,

Been to Apalachicola and adored the ambience, people, ocean and want to re-create it in a new place. Anyone know of anything similar in the US -- or even abroad?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

If you liked it so much why not just go back?

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2. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

Am very much considering it -- even considering moving there. Just wanted potential alternatives. Thanks

Edited: 22 April 2017, 20:21
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3. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

Maybe Cedar Key? It is much smaller and with no real beach.

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4. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

Thanks, Art622. I really appreciate the idea.

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5. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

The historic district of Fernandina is similar and better in some respects. The problem down here is lack of health care and fairly weak infrastructure. It's not a good place to live if you are elderly or disabled. To see a specialist you have to drive to Panama or Tallahassee which is a strain when you're sick. With only one home health agency with only one aide and one nurse our elders really have to rely on their families and neighbors for assistance. Not a great place for employment opportunities. The fishing industry was for many years the primary industry but that has become in the last twenty years a dwindling to near extinct industry. When hit by storms and the road gets washed away it's really hard to manage. Think long and hard about moving here unless you have the means and good health to make it worth the move.

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Cape Cod, MA
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PFootlocke -- Thank you so much for considering all sorts of things. As I am getting older, all should be considered. But, the fact that there is someone like you to keep track of all this, to me, is awesome. I would like to live in a community where people care. Thanks you very much.

Edited: 23 April 2017, 20:52
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7. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

To be honest I work in health care so it's always on my radar! Franklin County has a lot of very caring people!

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8. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

We have searched and searched and nothing comes close to Apalachicola/St George Island/Cape San Blas. Our second favorite is Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida (Jekyll Island/Cumbrland Island/St Simons Island within driving distance). Our third favorite but only during the offseason with less crowds is Anna Maria Island, Florida (Cortez closeby for fresh seafood). We love the area of Cedar Key/Homosassa Springs/Tarpon Springs/Weeki Wachee Springs, but no real beaches. Navarre Beach, FL is also a less populated option off 30A between Pensacola and Destin.

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9. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

Hard to find a town the size of Apalachicola that has so many cool things to do but in our travels to find such a town these come close...

Bluffton, SC

Beaufort, SC

Fairhope, Alabama

Breaux Bridge, LA

Todos Santos, Mexico

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10. Re: Any place in US similar to Apalachicola?

Before the hurricane I would have suggested Rockport Tx but now ??? Eureka Springs Arkansas is interesting. Have been to the 4 US locations above. Love Beaufort, lived in Fairhope 25 yrs. There you have good medical care, good grocery shopping. Love the food at Breaux Bridge...not much else.

Apalachicola is special

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