A HOME FOR $80,000?

Hunter's Creek, FLMedian family income: $87,801

What was once just a swamp in central Florida has turned into a thriving community of 12,000 residents.

While Hunter’s Creek isn’t incorporated — the county runs the schools and police and fire services — John Rasnic, the head of the Community Association, said “we think of ourselves as a town.”

Anchored by the Hunter’s Creek Golf Club, the sport is a big attraction here, but so is access to Orlando’s theme parks and the Atlantic Ocean beaches — both of which are just a short drive away.

While many of the homes lining the fairways cost $300,000-plus, there are plenty of affordable alternatives. Condos are particularly good deals lately. Many were converted from rentals during the housing bubble. Now, banks are selling them at “fire-sale prices,” said Rasnic. 

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