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Old 09-17-2018, 02:24 PM
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Not to throw stones but anyone that moves into a new state or town should check the surrounding area they're moving into before doing so. Been here since 09 don't recall any problems at Colemen. There's also a Cement plant and a Quarry near you where you'll hear blasting sometimes.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamie Kennedy View Post
Moved to Fenney August 10, 2018. Just discovered we are a short walk (2-3 miles as the crow flies, with no natural barriers) from a Federal Penitentiary housing 7000+ inmates!! Why in the world are the Morses building so close to a long established penitentiary?? These are typically great distances outside neighborhoods. This is insane and the stigma alone should impact values in a huge way. Shame on you developers for not notifying us of this.
Actually when you look at new property purchased by the developer, they will be closer than you. Since you didn’t notice the yard lights, or the sirens from the prison that some who don’t live there have said will plague Fenney, I am guessing all is well. Most prisons are near neighborhoods in all states. When we visited in 07 we knew the facility was there, I did my research before we bought in 2010.

Along with the fences, and the woods, if there could be a break, they are not going to run to Fenney.
Just a few facts, many of those that bought in Fenney moved from different villages in TV. They knew the prison was there, and still moved.

It’s quiet and very calming in your area, we are still thinking Moving that way.
Our oldest is going to be buying when in the new area, he likes less hustle and bustle. Enjoy your new home
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamie Kennedy View Post
<snip> These are typically great distances outside neighborhoods. This is insane and the stigma alone should impact values in a huge way. <snip>
While I understand your shock, this statement simply isn't always true. If you spend some time checking other locations, you will see.
Old 09-17-2018, 03:10 PM
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I will be closing on a new home in that area in November, never gave the prison or the quarry a thought. Knew about them in advance. As others have stated if a break happens they will want to be out of the area as quickly as possible...
Old 09-17-2018, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CWGUY View Post
Google Maps says I'm 24.5 miles away and 43 minutes driving time. I knew it was there when I bought 14 years ago. I guess I just did my homework. Why would someone blame the Morses if they didn't do theirs?

James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger says....... neighbor.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:23 PM
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I've said this in other posts, but will say it again - I can't speak for everyone and of course this area is fairly large, so it may depend on what part you are in. I have been here several months, I work from home so I am in my house probably a lot more day and night than the average villager is home. As far as the prison goes, I have yet to see any lights, hear any sirens, or hear PA announcements coming from there. In other words, I experience nothing (visually or audibly) that reminds me that it's even there. I agree with the statement above - if someone escapes, they are likely wanting to get further away than Fenney, but even if they came here, what are the odds they are coming to my house. And as a staunch 2nd amendment supporter and the owner of 2 alert dogs, God help them if they do choose my door or window. As for the quarry, no explosions are heard. You feel the ground shake/vibrate for less than a second and it's over. And though they are permitted to blast 5 times a month, I have felt it twice in almost 5 months. It doesn't knock things out of place or leave any traces that it ever happened and it only happens in the daytime. At my previous home, I lived about a half mile from a train track that hauled freshly produced steel plates (heavy!) from a mill almost daily. Sometimes it would be during the day, sometimes it was at night. It was a long slow train and when it would pass, we could feel the vibrations from it and hear it meandering down the tracks. I'll take a half second shake once every couple months over that train any day.
Old 09-17-2018, 04:13 PM
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The Olympic Doctor just got transferred there--from the Detroit newspaper:

In the wake of losing two appeals of his prison sentences, Larry Nassar has been moved to a high-security federal prison in central Florida that has been described as a "safe" place for high-profile inmates.

Nassar is now housed in Coleman II United States Penitentiary, a prison in Sumterville, Florida, near Orlando, the Federal Bureau of Prisons website showed Tuesday.
Old 09-17-2018, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by VillageIdiots View Post
Not a joke - I hear that Whitey Bulger is doing his time there. If a nearby prison bothers you, don't buy in that area. I knew it was here. I also knew about the quarry - and I'm perfectly happy and secure here. To each his own.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:43 PM
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I am very hesitant to post this in fear of my property value dropping but did anyone make you aware that you bought a house in lightning alley. There are more lightning strikes between Tampa and Orlando than anywhere else in the U.S.. The most recent account I could find was an average of 2.5 deaths a year in Florida. I could not find one incident of a escaped prisoner killing anyone in Florida. I think I just heard my property value in Desoto hit the floor. Sorry neighbors.
Old 09-17-2018, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bogie Shooter View Post
Wondering if you were told about; sink holes, hurricanes, tornadoes, 90 degree summer temperatures, grown children that get in trouble and move in with grandpa, speeders on Morse Blvd & Buena Vista, sometimes long lines at the restaurants during high season...……..should I go on?
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