BY  Mike Miller Updated January 6, 2024

The rapid population growth and unchecked development of the past half century have left us long time Floridians saddened for the Florida we have lost. 

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Our state seems to be changing faster every year. We remember the way it was and wish it were still the same.  Since that can never be, we created this website to help you find off the beaten path places that still have that “Old Florida” feeling. 

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  1. Port St Lucie, Florida: Large Master Planned City

    May 20, 24 10:25 AM

    Port St Lucie Aerial
    Port St Lucie, Florida is a large planned city on the east coast.

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  2. Robert Is Here: Far More Than Your Average Fruit Stand

    May 20, 24 09:58 AM

    Robert Is Here Exterior
    Robert Is Here is a world class fruit stand in Florida City on the edge of the greater Miami metro area.

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  3. HavAnnA Cafe of the Everglades | Chokoloskee, Florida

    May 18, 24 07:19 PM

    Havanna Cafe of the Everglades in Chokoloskee focus on seafood with a Latin touch.

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  4. Alligator Alley. A Road Trip Across The Everglades

    May 18, 24 11:33 AM

    Alligator Alley Map
    Alligator Alley is an east-west extension of I-75 that runs from Naples to Fort Lauderdale.

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  5. Yankeetown, Florida: Where Elvis Followed That Dream

    May 18, 24 10:00 AM

    Follow That Dream Elvis
    Yankeetown, Florida still treasures the days back in 1961 when Elvis Presley was in town to make the movie "Follow That Dream".

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  6. Steinhatchee, Florida. Scallops, Fishing and Small Town Charm

    May 18, 24 09:46 AM

    Steinhatchee Florida Riverfront
    Steinhatchee Florida is an Old Florida fishing village at the end of the road about 1.5 hours by car west of Gainesville.

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  7. Our Favorite Florida Small Inns, Motels, and Hotels

    May 15, 24 09:49 AM

    Magnolia Plantation Gainesville
    Florida historic yet modernized small inns are a pleasant alternative to the big chain hotels and motels. Many are off the beaten path.

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  8. 23 Florida Historic Hotels: National Register of Historic Places

    May 14, 24 04:47 PM

    Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel Postcard
    Many Florida historic hotels have been upgraded and renovated. Have fun staying in lodging that is on the National Register of Historic Places

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  9. Useppa Island and Cabbage Key - Reminders of Old Florida

    May 14, 24 11:18 AM

    Useppa Island has been the location of luxury resorts for more than 100 years, and is currently the location of the private Useppa Island Club.

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  10. 14 Best of Florida's 1,000 Freshwater Springs

    May 12, 24 09:24 AM

    Silver Springs State Park
    Florida has more freshwater springs than any other state in the country. A day trip here can give you a place to swim and see manatees and more.

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