FLORIDA – ‘A tragedy of community relations’ plunges Bluewater into a deep dispute over future

NWFDAILYNEWS.COM:  ‘A tragedy of community relations’ plunges Bluewater into a deep dispute over future
By Kelly Humphrey
January 10, 2015
BLUEWATER BAY —  When Lt. Gen. John Crosby retired from the Army, he and his wife, Flo Anne, chose to build their retirement home on the Magnolia Plantation golf  course.“We bought a lot on the golf course because we enjoyed the camaraderie of the people we met while playing golf, and the friends we made,” Crosby said.

It’s a decision he now questions.

The Crosbys, now in their 80s, hoped to live out their years in their 4,000 square-foot home. But in 2011, John suffered a heart attack, and the couple’s daughters and grandchildren in Colorado urged them to move closer.

Eight months ago, the couple put their house on the market. Despite a record sales year for Magnolia Plantation, the Crosbys have yet to receive an offer.

They’ve lowered their price to well below market value.

They have had many people look, but when potential buyers see the overgrown, abandoned golf course directly behind the house, they balk. Read more:

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