Cabin life, part two.

Yesterday I told you all about my new running trail because I was so excited I just couldn’t wait.  Today I want to tell you about the rest of our weekend and I promise it was equally cool, but first a little history lesson.

Back in the 60’s and early 70’s the real estate industry wasn’t regulated in Florida and some land developers were able to sell lots that were divided on paper but never accepted as subdivisions by the county commission.

suburban estates brochure

An ad from the 60’s for Suburban Estates Land.

Some of these lots were located in areas that were completely covered in water and some were located in thick cypress swamps rendering them useless to anyone who hoped to build on them. These subdivisions became known as ‘paper subdivisions’ and Suburban Estates, at 10,000 acres, was the largest.

suburban estates ad from 60s

Suburban Estates in the 1960’s

Fast forward to today and Suburban Estates has become a favorite of ATV riders, motorcycle riders, hunters and many other sportsmen. If you own property in Suburban Estates, you can pretty much explore most of the 10,000 acres. We have a club, SEPA (Suburban Estates Preservation Association), and they maintain the security gate, the security cameras, the trails, and the drainage ditches plus a few other things.

riding trails in suburban estates

But what I love most about Suburban Estates is that is looks pretty much exactly like it did in the 60’s and 70’s.

trees and palms

Gully
When we go out we do a lot of ATV riding and muddin’.

muddin

4 x 4 Florida

The jeep before we gave it a mud bath!

4 x 4

A typical mud hill

We also have our very own shooting range and there is one located just around the corner from our property so we can shoot whenever we feel like it.

There are 2 areas that you can swim in. We call them South Beach and North Beach. In fact we have names for a lot of the areas within Suburban Estates such as ‘the drunk tree’, ‘big sandy’, ‘North Swamp’, ‘mud hole’, you get the picture.  Anyway, here we are at South beach.

me in holopaw

Nature lover for life!

south beach suburban estates

Little Aubrey swinging from a tree.

Here is what the tree looks like when you drive up to it.  It’s rather large.

South Beach Suburban Estates

The tree blocks off an entire area of South Beach.

There are also tons of riding trails regardless of the type of vehicle you are in but
I happen to be quite fond of all the plants, berries and trees.

florida wildflowers

Wild Flowers are all over the trail and I always pick a few. I can’t help myself.

berries

Wild Berries. We actually have blueberry bushes at our cabin. They are hella thorny though.

shaded trails

It’s so serene here. I could run or walk this trail for days.

dogs running

The dogs love it here!  Here they are on my new running trail with Aubrey.

sunsets

Sunsets are beautiful here. #UnspoiledFlorida

And that my friends is our beloved Suburban Estates.  I wish you all could experience it and hopefully my pictures are an accurate representation.

Are you a nature lover?  (I am, for life!)
Do you have a place that you love to go to that is unspoiled?  (Please tell me about it, I love learning about places that have been untouched by technology and industry.)

4 thoughts on “Cabin life, part two.

  1. This has been quite educational for sure! I totally remember when they were selling the land in Florida, and I live in Ohio! Someone in our neighborhood had bought some land and was selling part of it. Although it was in the early 80’s. Anyhow, it’s been very interesting seeing your cabin. How cool for you!! Thanks for sharing.
    I feel like we have a lot of nice camp grounds and state parks, and metroparks around us that are very natural. I mean, they have paved trails, but they are preserved, so it’s great to experience that kind of beauty.

    • They actually sold land in Flagler Estates and Suburban Estates in the early 80’s your neighbors may have purchased land in the same place, funny. We bought ours from someone who bought it in the 60’s and never once set foot on it. Crazy right?

      I have a lot of family members who live in Ohio and some of the places I’ve visited there are quite beautiful.

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