schools_bus_422The nation earned a “C” average, but Florida home owners just got the news that their area’s reputation boasts a “B+” in comparison. That honor is good enough for fifth in the nation, and Florida took home the top honors for closing the performance gap between high earners and low income households. This further proves many local claims that the Central Florida area isn’t as prone to poorer districts reflecting poorly in as many cases as other states. The Florida School Board’s high standards for children in math, reading, and science seems to be paying off as FCAT scores increase, and now by having the honor of being the “Quality Counts” report’s recipient of 5th best in the nation.

The four states ahead of Florida on the overall rankings were…

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Everyone has heard the expression, "A Man's Home is His Castle." While some realize that phrase had its day, others haven't quite come to terms with it yet. The phrase harks back to Cicero in ancient Rome, and has a cameo in English Common Law, but in Kissimmee, Florida real estate, you can have your phrase and live it too. As of December 3, 2010 a castle luxury home is up for sale in Kissimmee, Florida just under $1.5 Million US.

Don't let its old world charm fool you. This lavish home, or castle we should say, has everything you'd expect in a modern luxury home with a recent re-model. With plenty of land, thoughtful interior design, and the ability to give you the instant one-up in any conversation about who has the most regal home - literally -…

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