I do take advantage of the homesteading exemption, assessed valus is 73K, I'm taxed on 25K, millage is 21.9906. 2011 taxes were $747.
Considering I can live within a few hours of here, Punta Gorda is well within my commuting range - even if fuel goes to 10$ a gallon.
Are their homes for sale in your neighborhood? You can send me an off group email if needed.
I could live on an acre and ideally share it if they would allow a 'utility' building built so I could store my RV on one side and have a workshop/bathroom/small living area on the other. I've self vowed to take a week a month traveling this year, spreading out from home starting with closer distances and radiating outward. Building - Pinellas county won't allow it, or getting what I want here is too costly when the Florida codes are considered. Estimates for having it built are way over 125$ a ft2 for a basic no frills building shell !!
Where you are sounds like a perfect place. I don't know how bicycle friendly your roads are, but 6 miles isn't even a warm up ride.
--- In email@example.com, "books72001" <books72001@...> wrote:
> Forgot to mention re: city living.
> I work at home so do not have to travel far for work.
> The area that we live in has a community park on the water
> (everyone lives on the water in this area), with a boat ramp
> and anyone that wants (and can get the gov't permits) can
> build their own dock. We wouldn't be able to have this
> in the city or if we did the RE taxes would be out of this
> world. We pay no taxes on the park or docks.
> For the price one can't go wrong.