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John Hargrove    655

It needs it, for sure. The upside is the total lack of traffic makes getting around easy. That said, there are numerous roads that aren't even PAVED let alone have sidewalks. 

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Tim3167    37

It's funny, I live in Oakland right on the West Orange Trail and walking hasn't been an issue. I can walk right into downtown Winter Garden on the trail without issue.

My biggest issue is the interesection of Oakland Ave with old 50. It's a disaster not helped by the test drive routes of all the new car dealerships up 50 in Lake County.

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John Hargrove    655
3 minutes ago, Tim3167 said:

It's funny, I live in Oakland right on the West Orange Trail and walking hasn't been an issue. I can walk right into downtown Winter Garden on the trail without issue.

My biggest issue is the interesection of Oakland Ave with old 50. It's a disaster not helped by the test drive routes of all the new car dealerships up 50 in Lake County.

Yeah I guess I tend to agree. When I said it "needs it", I mean the place just generally lacks dedicated pedestrian pathways outside of the trail. But the lack of traffic, and general sleepiness of Oakland (how long will that last?) makes walking around fine. It's good to see Oakland getting out in front of the issue, though. Growth is inevitable. Prices are rising in the area quickly. Especially for us renters.

 

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prahaboheme    673

The Oakland main square is oozing with charm. As the city grows, I hope they find ways to not only preserve it but also enhance the offerings. A well heeled restaurant and a coffeeshop would work brilliantly here.

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Jernigan    1007

What intersection is the square at? I'm not familiar with Oakland at all but this thread intrigued me and after a quick Google Ariel search I saw 2 marked civic buIldings a few blocks apart but couldn't make sense of it 

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John Hargrove    655
17 hours ago, Jernigan said:

What intersection is the square at? I'm not familiar with Oakland at all but this thread intrigued me and after a quick Google Ariel search I saw 2 marked civic buIldings a few blocks apart but couldn't make sense of it 

It's easy to miss. It's basically a roundabout with a couple tiny 1 story buildings next to it. But charm is the right word. 

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.556661,-81.6280934,3a,75y,0.12h,87.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svCkWIJDok0PSzqgvqduk8A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

 

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codypet    128

So a source close to the Turnpike Authority told me that the widening of the Turnpike from SR 50 north is happening soon which means we'll lose the WOT R/R bridge and the replacement bridge is not going to be anything special in the looks dept partly because the county won't maintain it. I'll miss it. Photo

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spenser1058    836

This is sad - WG lost one of its iconic water towers to Irma. Especially sad for me is that South Lake was where my granddad worked.

The WG water towers were much more authentic than the Earful Tower at Disney MGM ever was *sigh*.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-water-tower-collapse-20170911-story.html

From the Sentinel

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prahaboheme    673
5 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

I like them too aside from those absurd prices. It will be interesting to see how these sell in WG.

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