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Avon Park
Avon Park
4 reviews
3 out of 5 stars based on 5 ratings
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Avon Park is a city in Highlands County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 8,836, and in 2015 the estimated population was 10,086. It is the oldest city in Highlands County, and was named after Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

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I like my neighborhood because it's quiet there's people of all ages that like there. It's a few blocks away from the elementary school, down the rode from Circle K and minutes away from Walmart and other stores and fast food restaurants.
It is a small community with little reasour for our youth
There's things for everyone in the community to do
The most attractive feature of this area is, of course, the mild winters and being a rural area, the taxes are low. However, unless you can afford the high price of a senior community, there is nothing here for the local seniors. There are no 'community' senior centers, there is zero public transportation, part-time jobs for seniors are few and employees are driven to perform well beyond what would be considered reasonable.

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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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