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Posted: 4/26/2020 4:05:39 PM EDT
I start a new job in May. I have some family who is helping me out by putting me up for a few weeks to a month while I get myself settled in at the new job.

The job is on the north end of Jacksonville in Imeson Park. I'm a fan of living in a rural setting. Any housing within 30 minutes of that area?

I'm into bass fishing and it looks like the lower basin is going to be mostly brackish water. Am I going to have to drive an hour or more to get to good fresh water bass fishing in the middle basin? What are taxes like on boats?

Link Posted: 4/26/2020 4:14:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2020 4:14:58 PM EDT by _rubexx]
You will want to live on the Southside of Jacksonville, near Baymeadows/St.Johns area.....just commute to Northside for work and then hurry back to the Southside lol.

I'm in Jax now for a little while after being in Tampa for a few years, I like it here and the beaches are better than I expected

Taxes on boats I'm am unsure of but I know you should be able to find a deal on one with the amount usually being listed
Link Posted: 4/27/2020 7:47:03 AM EDT
Taxes on boats?  Other than sales tax when you buy it, as far as I know it is just an annual registration just like your car.   I pay $10/year for my canoe w/ numbers so I can run it w/ an electric trolling motor....

Link Posted: 4/27/2020 9:23:28 AM EDT
i’ll clarify. in sc, at least, there’s property tax on boats every year like on a car.
Link Posted: 4/27/2020 10:55:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fulminate:
I start a new job in May. I have some family who is helping me out by putting me up for a few weeks to a month while I get myself settled in at the new job.

The job is on the north end of Jacksonville in Imeson Park. I'm a fan of living in a rural setting. Any housing within 30 minutes of that area?

I'm into bass fishing and it looks like the lower basin is going to be mostly brackish water. Am I going to have to drive an hour or more to get to good fresh water bass fishing in the middle basin? What are taxes like on boats?

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Look up the road off of yellow bluff down maybe the black hammock area, if you go a little further north  to Yulee/Nassauville there is some nice fishing spots and there are some pretty rural areas there.
Link Posted: 4/27/2020 11:15:42 AM EDT
https://www.flhsmv.gov/motor-vehicles-tags-titles/vessels/vessel-titling-registrations/

Link Posted: 4/27/2020 12:10:14 PM EDT
i saw that and figured i had to be missing something. since had it confirmed by someone else. just registration fees annually.
Link Posted: 4/27/2020 8:23:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fulminate:
I start a new job in May. I have some family who is helping me out by putting me up for a few weeks to a month while I get myself settled in at the new job.

The job is on the north end of Jacksonville in Imeson Park. I'm a fan of living in a rural setting. Any housing within 30 minutes of that area?

I'm into bass fishing and it looks like the lower basin is going to be mostly brackish water. Am I going to have to drive an hour or more to get to good fresh water bass fishing in the middle basin? What are taxes like on boats?

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Where in SC are you coming from? An old coworker and I both left the state and came to FL around the same time. He ended up in the Jax area and I'm in the Daytona area now.
Link Posted: 4/28/2020 10:09:13 AM EDT
i’m from a small community about an hour north west of charleston. about six months ago i moved to santee, sc.
Link Posted: 4/28/2020 4:51:49 PM EDT
Gotcha, where he lives in great compared to where I'm at. He lives in the green cove springs area. I lived in Lugoff for 12 years and I'm ready to go back.
Link Posted: 4/29/2020 10:25:39 AM EDT
i’m going to try to keep my place in the lake here, because i’d like to retire here, but if i have to sell it is what it is.
Link Posted: 4/29/2020 12:58:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fulminate:
i’m going to try to keep my place in the lake here, because i’d like to retire here, but if i have to sell it is what it is.
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Definitely try, I kept my house there. Currently renting it out to a nice mil family.
Link Posted: 5/3/2020 9:09:27 PM EDT
Yulee should fit the bill.  Callahan if traffic doesn't stretch the time.  

It's a shame you don't like salkwater mud flat fishing as it's some of the best in the country.

I have a vacancy at a rental on the west side.  Not ideal but it's a roof.  Not sure of the rental markets out in the more rural areas.
Link Posted: 5/4/2020 10:19:35 AM EDT
I salt water fish, but my boat is strictly fresh water.
Link Posted: 5/4/2020 9:50:49 PM EDT
I'd definitely look around the New Berlin area. I have or have had several friends that live in the area and they speak well of it.
Link Posted: 5/9/2020 9:08:01 AM EDT
If you like really rural, Hilliard area.  St. Mary's River is fresh enough and good for small boats.
Link Posted: 5/9/2020 12:37:43 PM EDT
I still sorta kick myself for not buying a place in Hilliard. It was 5 acres with a pole barn and a pond. The house was the same size we were in, though. Hindsight 20/20.
Link Posted: 5/18/2020 10:39:00 AM EDT
Another vote for Yulee and Callahan areas. I own a condo on Amelia Island but I'm looking to buy property in the Callahan/Hilliard area to build when I retire in five years.
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