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Defuniak Springs
Defuniak Springs
Florida
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DeFuniak Springs is a city in Walton County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,089 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Walton County.

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Because I live in a rural area about 20 miles outside of Defuniak Springs or Geneva, AL, it's mandatory a person have a vehicle. There is limited transportation options for those who AREN'T handicapped, low income or elderly. Most jobs for seniors seem to be the local Walmart. I've not seen a lot of seniors at other establishments in town. Supposedly there is to be more expansion with the population expected to increase 10 fold in the next 5 - 10 years. But at the same time, my age is working against the younger generation just graduating.
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Because I live in a rural area about 20 miles outside of Defuniak Springs or Geneva, AL, it's mandatory a person have a vehicle. There is limited transportation options for those who AREN'T handicapped, low income or elderly. Most jobs for seniors seem to be the local Walmart. I've not seen a lot of seniors at other establishments in town. Supposedly there is to be more expansion with the population expected to increase 10 fold in the next 5 - 10 years. But at the same time, my age is working against the younger generation just graduating.

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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.

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