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. The Villages Florida: Friendliest Home Town?

    Apr 16, 24 11:23 PM

    The Villages Florida advertises itself as Florida's friendliest hometown. Who can argue that? But is it really a town?

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  2. Florida Cracker: Pioneers in a Rugged Country

    Apr 15, 24 11:59 AM

    Florida Cracker Squatter House
    Calling someone a Florida cracker can be a compliment or insult, depending on who asks and who answers.

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  3. Boca Raton, Florida - Historic Resort and Elegant City

    Apr 15, 24 11:54 AM

    Boca Raton Resort Tower
    Boca Raton, Florida is a town that was built around the Boca Raton Resort and Club designed by Addison Mizner.

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  4. Chattahoochee, Florida. Charming Old Town With Three Rivers

    Apr 15, 24 11:53 AM

    Chattahoochee, Florida is the home of Florida State Hospital. It also has lots of camping and fishing spots.

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  5. 27 Fascinating Florida Towns at the End of the Road

    Apr 13, 24 09:58 AM

    Florida end of road towns attract the nonconformist. One way in, one way out. Maybe this what appeals to writers like Ernest Hemingway and Randy Wayne White.

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  6. Jacksonville Day Trips Within 100 Miles Or Less

    Apr 12, 24 10:21 AM

    These Jacksonville Florida day trips are within 100 miles of the city. You will learn about a variety of attractions and off the beaten path places to visit.

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  7. High Tides at Snack Jack | On The Beach Since 1947

    Apr 12, 24 12:55 AM

    Snack Jack Ocean
    High Tides at Snack Jack in Flagler Beach is an oceanfront treasure you must visit.

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  8. 101 Favorite Florida Restaurants

    Apr 11, 24 06:46 PM

    Vintage on 5th Exterior
    I have visited many Florida restaurants in my travels around the state. Here are reviews of some of them I've enjoyed the most.

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  9. Orlando Has World's Largest McDonalds

    Apr 11, 24 06:42 PM

    McDonalds Exterior
    Near International Drive, Orlando has the world's largest McDonald's Restaurant

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  10. Alabama Jack's: Fun Stop on Way to the Florida Keys

    Apr 11, 24 11:24 AM

    Alabama Jack Aerial 1987
    Alabama Jack's is a waterfront bar and grill on Card Sound Road, one of two ways to reach the Florida Keys by car or bike.

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