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Jaboticaba45:
I'm actually very interested in Pine Island. Seems like an acre there goes for about 100k. My parents think it's a good place too also. Can always build later.
I'll report back in several months...maybe something can happen! Hope to stop by the island when I'll be down.

nullzero:

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--- Quote from: brian on May 30, 2023, 04:51:10 PM ---Oh I didn't realize you were trying to turn a profit.  Yes, definitely greenhouses are not the way to go then :)

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Not really in for a profit, but hoping to get a decent amount of fruit LOL.
But still, what we do as growers up north never ceases to amaze the folks down south ;D or so they say

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My recommendation save your money buy a standard .25 acre lot in PSL (will cost 80k to 110k depending on lot). Unfrotunately the days of 10k lots is over about 10 years ago. Make sure its 5mi or less near intercoastal or near river or canal.

You can do coconuts, mangos, and most things. Never gets colder then 32f really. Plant closer to edges of lot and in backyard. Plan to build after money saved up. Live or rent out home in future.

Mangoes and coconuts are bullet proof if you time the plantings during start of rain season.

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Thanks for the info.
I've stopped several times in the area on the way up and down the coast.

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No problem, you can also buy homes with already mature fruit trees. I just got one with at least a 20 year old seedling lychee, longan, also has a jabo, and mature mangoes.

Problem with Pine island is the hurricane risk and insurance costs. In Port Saint Lucie a CBS home in a non flood risk area can be insured for under 2k a year.

nullzero:

--- Quote from: Jaboticaba45 on May 30, 2023, 10:32:54 PM ---I'm actually very interested in Pine Island. Seems like an acre there goes for about 100k. My parents think it's a good place too also. Can always build later.
I'll report back in several months...maybe something can happen! Hope to stop by the island when I'll be down.

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Another thing about Pine Island is elevation. Average elevation is 7ft above sea-level which is lower then Miami average at 11ft. Port Saint Lucie has 23ft average for comparison. Of course it is going to be property specific.

Jaboticaba45:

--- Quote from: nullzero on May 30, 2023, 11:29:39 PM ---
--- Quote from: Jaboticaba45 on May 30, 2023, 10:32:54 PM ---I'm actually very interested in Pine Island. Seems like an acre there goes for about 100k. My parents think it's a good place too also. Can always build later.
I'll report back in several months...maybe something can happen! Hope to stop by the island when I'll be down.

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Another thing about Pine Island is elevation. Average elevation is 7ft above sea-level which is lower then Miami average at 11ft. Port Saint Lucie has 23ft average for comparison. Of course it is going to be property specific.

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Thank you also for this. Definitely another factor to consider when looking at potential properties.

nullzero:

--- Quote from: Jaboticaba45 on May 30, 2023, 11:34:40 PM ---
--- Quote from: nullzero on May 30, 2023, 11:29:39 PM ---
--- Quote from: Jaboticaba45 on May 30, 2023, 10:32:54 PM ---I'm actually very interested in Pine Island. Seems like an acre there goes for about 100k. My parents think it's a good place too also. Can always build later.
I'll report back in several months...maybe something can happen! Hope to stop by the island when I'll be down.

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Another thing about Pine Island is elevation. Average elevation is 7ft above sea-level which is lower then Miami average at 11ft. Port Saint Lucie has 23ft average for comparison. Of course it is going to be property specific.

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Thank you also for this. Definitely another factor to consider when looking at potential properties.

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No problem, I did the research extensively when I bought a home a while back. Proximity to airports, major metro, crime, infrastructure condition, amount of land, and ability to grow some good tropical fruit crops outside with no protection, and cost of real estate.

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