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You can find whatever you need right here in this community without having to drive to other nearby communities, unless, of course, you are looking for more variety. It has that small town feeling that makes everyone feel right at home and want to stay. Public transportation has been tried but can't presently be sustained but people find other ways to get around. There are many facilities available for older individuals and the hospital is one of the area's best, continuing to get better. Schools are plentiful, turning out the leaders of tomorrow in areas of agriculture and the latest technology. It's growing.
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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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