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.
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.
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.
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.
When we go out we do a lot of ATV riding and muddin’.
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.
Here is what the tree looks like when you drive up to it. It’s rather large.
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.
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.)