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Old 12-19-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hurricane Hole lot with dock.

The TURKEY CREEK subdivision located near the Ortona Lock (1 1/2 miles) was created in the 1970s by dredging and using the fill to raise the land.

About 100 building lots were created , accessed from the Caloosahatchee River which runs from Lake O to Ft Myers.

The East coast can be accessed by crossing Lake O. 48 ft air draft restriction.

The area is considered a Hurricane Hole by most folks , even a commercial marina recognized the potential and opened a storage facility about a mile away.
(River Forest Yachting Center). Florida's Indoor/Outdoor Boat & Yacht Storage & Service Facilities)

The Atlantic 100mi East , the Gulf 50mi+ West , so storms are generally far milder this far inland.

The water level is controlled by locks.

The Entrance depth is about 7-8ft and most canals were dug to 20 ft during initial construction..

The building lot at 1082 Helm Lane, zip 33471 is like most, 65 ft waterfront and 100 deep, at the end of a quiet street.

The lot has a newly rebuilt dock and electric is on the property.

The lot had a water well and septic when last occupied.

Google the location and see if you would like to join this eclectic community.

The area has nice homes many with boats docked behind.
Home owners are mostly boaters of varied backgrounds.

Snowbirds abound, many folks have built their own boats , small aircraft or custom cars.
Many have workshops and are very helpful if you have a project.

No special rules , IF you want your boat or motor home in your yard (although few do ) its legal.
With NO LAWYERS in the community ,privacy and harmony abound.

33471 is listed as Moore Haven by the post office, but most folks use La Belle for shopping, 12 miles away (the nearest traffic light!).

Downtown Ft Myers is about 50 miles away.

Come visit , out dock (we are next door) usually has lots of room.
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The TURKEY CREEK subdivision located near the Ortona Lock (1 1/2 miles) was created in the 1970s by dredging and using the fill to raise the land.

About 100 building lots were created , accessed from the Caloosahatchee River which runs from Lake O to Ft Myers.The East coast can be accessed by crossing Lake O.

The area is considered a Hurricane Hole by most folks , even a commercial marina recognized the potential and opened a storage facility about a mile away.
(River Forest Yachting Center. Florida's Indoor/Outdoor Boat & Yacht Storage & Service Facilities)

The Atlantic 100mi East , the Gulf 50mi+ West , so storms are generally far milder this far inland.

Now the area has nice homes many with boats docked behind.
Home owners are mostly boaters of varied backgrounds.

The Entrance depth is about 7-8ft and most canals were dug to 20 ft during initial construction..

The building lot at 1082 Helm Lane, zip 33471 is like most, 65 ft waterfront and 100 deep, at the end of a quiet street.

The lot has a newly rebuilt dock and electric is on the property.

The lot had a water well and septic when last occupied.

Google the location and see if you would like to join this eclectic community.Snowbirds abound, many folks have built their own boats , small aircraft or custom cars.Many have workshops and are very helpful if you have a project.

No special rulles , IF you want your boat or motor home in your yard (although few do ) its legal.
With NO LAWYERS in the community ,privacy and harmony abound.

33471 is listed as Moore Haven by the post office, but most folks use La Belle for shopping, 12 miles away (the nearest traffic light!).

Downtown Ft Myers is about 50 miles away.

Come visit , out dock (we are next door) usually has lots of room.
Larry do you know the price?
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
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"With NO LAWYERS in the community ,privacy and harmony abound."

Well, I guess that leaves me out, unless retired lawyers are allowed.
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I'm not sure it's officially listed. Zillow lists the one next door, Scroll down the page and click on the map. The estimate is 40K.

1083 Helm Ln, Moore Haven, FL 33471 - Zillow
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"With NO LAWYERS in the community ,privacy and harmony abound."

Well, I guess that leaves me out, unless retired lawyers are allowed.
Me too. Do the Rules exclude lawyers,or is it just a happy (for some) coincidence? I`m glad lawyers here don`t attract the criticism yours do.
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Seems Lawyers have an affinity for Europa style boats!
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Seems Lawyers have an affinity for Europa style boats!
Yes, we need to cover our a**es.
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Yes, we need to cover our a**es.
So now that I know no lawyer jokes right ?

ok then no Engineer jokes!!

wait I have one

A lady went to the Doctor she was told she had a t best a year to live.

The Lady said oh my what should I do

the doctor said the only thing I can think of is to marry a engineer

the lady said will that help me live longer?

The Doctor said no but it will make it seem longer
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Fred, are there gators there?
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Do the Rules exclude lawyers,or is it just a happy (for some) coincidence?
Lawyers here in the U.S. live in much more affluent neighborhoods.
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Lawyers here in the U.S. live in much more affluent neighborhoods.
Hardly. I wish I did. Lawyering in a small, semi-rural fishing town didn't pay well enough. More of an effluent neighborhood when the septic tanks malfunction.
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Craig, it would be safe to bet on it!
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Been to Fred's fine establishment. Yes to the gators; they have right of way in the canals.

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. . . . . . and most gators are lawyers, too.
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And also something that resembles a komodo dragon, boa constrictors and pythons. Gotta love South Florida near the Glades!
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There was a joke.

"Have you heard scientists are using lawyers instead of rats for lab tests? Why? Lawyers are more readily available than rats, they are easily lured with money, and there are some things not even rats will do."

It seems lawyers have a much better reputation here. May it continue. We have the odd rotten apple but he/she gets frozen out by the decent ones. Hard earning a good reputation, it takes time, but you get a bad one in an instant,news spreads fast, and a poor reputation makes for a very tough career where trust is everything. Ours remains more dedicated profession than commercial enterprise. I guess your lawyers have no one to blame but themselves, but good ones suffer too. I just finished "To Kill a Mockingbird", not sure why I never read it before. Atticus Finch is a fine example of a lawyer.
Apologies for the thread drift. Looks like the tide has it back on track.
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Gators , and all the rest of FL natural wild life abound .

When we return every fall our point is always the resort for a 14 ft Gator who enjoys the southern exposure.

No Liars for Hire are not excludes , they just dont seem to enjoy the remoteness , the golf course areas are not nearby , and pricy resturants do not abound.

Ford dealer ship locally , not Mercedes or Porsche .

So far inland the fish killers prefer either coast , where they can run outside easily.

Here most boat owners are cruisers , so a days run 55mi to the Gulf or 2 days to the Atlantic is just part of the cruise.

Zillow is interesting but not accurate , our house is listed 500 sq ft under what exists.

Our asking price for the improved lot is $75K, and anyone interested should call me at 860-346-5008 during daylight eastern time.

Some folks do not build a house , they just tie their boat up, and pump waste into a septic field , installed for a house , someday.

There are a few built homes for sale in the community , should someone want to purchase one.
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Thanks for posting the update FF. It sounds like a great spot!

We already have a slip in Maine, so buying a dock somewhere down south would make us pretty independent of any further shoreside accommodations. I like the idea of owning the land (and septic system) where one could park a car, maybe even build a small garage/shop. Sadly, the Zillow estimate of $40K was closer to what I had in mind. The double lot next door with what looks like a nice house on it sold last year for $93K, so actually $40K didn't seem unreasonable, if maybe a tad high.
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