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Old 02-23-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Moving to Florida can you keep your RV at your house

I am looking to move to Cape Coral Florida and it seems a lot of areas will not allow you to store a boat or RV outside of your property either in the back, side, or driveway. Does anyone know an area in Cape Coral or other parts of Florida that will allow this? If not where does everyone who lives there keep their RV? I am looking to buy a House, not a condo, and trying to stay away from communities to avoid Do's and Don't's

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Old 02-23-2015, 08:20 PM   #2
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Sorry to pass on what I know about Central Florida Wicked1....MANY communities down here are "Deed Restricted" with Homeowners Associations. Typically NONE of them permit trailer/boat storage at your home and at best SOME permit it only if completely hidden behind a fence. I know of at least 1 place down around the Disney area that is tailored towards RV folks and they have garages that are large enough to park a reasonable sized rig in, but that is not typical. Unfortunately the normal storage is on a Boat/RV trailer lot somewhere and the current typical rate, outside and uncovered is somewhere around a $60-$100 per month at least in Central Florida. I know there used to be one inside/covered storage place in town...but it carried a premium price tag. I know nothing about the Cape Coral area, but would believe on what I have seen in my travels around the state that conditions and restrictions must be about the same...hit or miss on being able to find a NON-HOA place to live where you can park what you want...

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Old 02-23-2015, 11:19 PM   #3
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I would call Cape Coral southwest Florida, but [ebemis] is correct. Florida loves HOAs to shift infrastructure maintenance costs from the county to the owners. We are restricted to having the trailer in the street for no more than 12 hours per day and any trailer has to fit in your garage.

We just bought a place with no HOA and enough room for our 5er after our HOA-controlled house became problematic. Several of our new neighbors have trailers/Class "A"s sitting on their properties. Our former storage lot was in Christmas, FL and was charging $58/month for a fenced stone surface lot.

Wikipedia describes Cape Coral as "Founded in 1957 and developed as a master-planned, pre-platted community" which means it is likely restricted.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:24 PM   #4
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Deed restrictions are available online on the State of Florida, at least for newer communities. The department that handles them just posts the scanned documents. If an older community ever files covenant revisions, they have to post the entire document anew, I believe.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:02 AM   #5
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Cape Coral is Southwest Florida ( Coral Springs is Southeast Florida ) but in either place you would need to stay away from deed restricted subdivisions that prohibit RV parking. Some Florida incorporated cities also have RV restrictions. The further away you are from the urban areas, the more likely you can park an RV on your property.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:34 AM   #6
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I'm exploring areas in Florida and have found that maybe its easier to find less restricted communities as you move off the coasts and in rural areas like Lake City and maybe the Moore Haven area. I know. I'd rather be on the coast also.
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We live in Ft Myers next to Cape Coral, in a restricted HOA and we have to store our Roo about four miles away. There is areas around FM that are unincorporated and you're able to keep your trailers at the house. You have to search accordingly and of course with enough cash you can find what you want.

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We are in Daytona Beach in a HOA deed restricted community. We pay $85 a month to store our Rv in a secure area nearby. There are several closr by that would be less, but I like the security. There are older communities they storage is allowed at the home as mentioned earlier. There are also small acreages nearby, old and new, that do not have restrictions. If I were moving to Florida again, that would be my first choice.
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You will need to look at subdivisions that are not deed restricted or have HOA's. Florida is a very diverse state. It's not all beach and Disney World. Most of the state is rural. We live on eleven acres and have no issues with our TT or tractor, visiting daughter with her family's ATV, etc. Some communities do have space for their residents to store their boats and TT's. You just need to be specific with your realtor.


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