Indian Acres

Jul 7, 2007 Full story: Cecil Whig 447

“The commissioners don't want to get into it until the decision stands”

Campground not intended for permanent tenants, judge says By Eugene Paik epaik@cecilwhig.com A recent court decision could leave hundreds of Indian Acres residents homeless in the winter. via Cecil Whig

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Jenn

Jersey City, NJ

#1 Oct 4, 2007
Does anyone know when these people have to be out?
Eileen

AOL

#2 Dec 11, 2007
Has the Judge made any ruling yet on where his decicion about the permanted people living here all the time.
DONNA MCFALL

Cherry Hill, NJ

#3 Mar 15, 2008
Leave the older people alone! The ones who have put $$$ in the park model homes that dont have children vandaling our sites.... We need them there to take care of OUR investments
Not all are dirt balls, living with 4 kids in an RV that has no running water,get rid of them! some of us have very nice properties, SET The rule......no one under 18 permitted to reside in the park! Only people 55 and over year round, It does not take a rocket scientist to figure it out..its MY Property I BOUGHT IT I'LL GO THERE WHEN I WANT! No ONE WILL TELL MR DIFFRENT. Set the rule be done with it, the decent people should not be punished for the "trailer trash"
its my HOME away from HOME!
northeast mom

Hermitage, TN

#4 Oct 24, 2008
not all people with kids are trailer trash.i have always had a beauiful home ,and i have 5 grown kids AND 2 LITTLE ONES LELFED. and it's not fair if one goes they all go.but they should do something with all these drunks ,running around the park.if they want to drink do it in your yard.or gett arrested.
Property owner

United States

#5 Oct 28, 2008
5 grown kids, 2 little ones? Come on people this is whats going on in here. Raising kids in a camper. How would you like to be a kid and someone asked you, where did you grow up at?! I visit my place quite often but dont live there and I raised my kids and not in a camp ground. There is pillheads, crack heads, juvenile partying, vandalism, break ins. Lets get real people, if you got kids get them a house in society with water, heat, peace of mind. And watch your kids instead of just letting run around not knowing where they are. Just this weekend I saw kids far from there residents with no shoes or shirts on. Where are your kids?
northeast mom

Hermitage, TN

#6 Oct 30, 2008
to property owner ,hey nut ,no one said i rising my kids in a camp.no this is not going on in here.I own two homes.i live in a 4 bedroom house and rent the other one .and i always know where my kids are.and what about you .are you still in the camp this late in the year.
Indian Acre Year-rounder

Henryetta, OK

#7 Dec 27, 2008
Seiously, a lot of you people must not know what goes on in the Acres. I'm an 18 yr old male that resides in teh acres with my mother, and my younger brother of 16. There are all the bad people that live in the acres, but at the same time,y ou cannot blame children for most of the misdeeds done. I've met some people, well into their 30s that get drunk on a daily basis, and end up doing stupid things. And for those who say "Just go out and buy a house," maybe you haven't realized that life is not that simple. Now that the economy is slowly slipping into a recession, it's so hard to get a stable working job to afford such a place. My mom cannot work due to disability, so me and my younger brother have to work jobs just to buy groceries. And to the property owner that said he saw kids with no shoes or shirts on, if you think about it, it was the Weekend, and you were probbaly in the summer, so I don't see what the problem is.
river walker

Franklin, TN

#8 Jan 8, 2009
it's not kids ,it's drunks.do something about the drinking all over the place.this park is for everyone to enjoy ,not just the drunks.
Mary McDonnell

Key West, FL

#9 Jan 15, 2009
My former tenants now live there full-time. He works full time and makes a good living. His wife is a druggie whose habit he has to supply. Has her son, his whatever she is and baby living there too. He may also take drugs. That is all I know about the inhabitants of Indian Acres, but it is surely enough to understand Indian Acrees is not UTOPIA.
I A Property Owner

Barnesville, OH

#10 Jan 15, 2009
I bought my place in Indian Acres w/ a 30yr. coventional mortgage. Its a park model w/ a nice addition. When the appraisal was done on the property it was listed as a stick built home with manufactured home elements.2 bedrooms with a fenced in yard. How would you like to pay a mortgage on a place and be told when you can go there?

As far as partying and drinking goes well 99% of that kicks in on Memorial Day weeekend. Big deal.Thats where a lot of people go during the summer to party and relax. At least they are not out on the highways indangering peoples lives. I don't drink but they don't bother me.

Btm line, the State made a ruling years ago considering the status of Indian Acres and now the County want to throw out a lot of good people that have made nice investments in the park.
northeast mom

Franklin, TN

#11 Jan 18, 2009
I want to buy there.but all this talk about drunks ,druggies,i think hard not to.I have kids.
PA Vacationer

Whitehall, PA

#12 Jan 29, 2009
My wife and I have owned property in Indian Acres for 6 years and have enjoyed the relaxed environment and the "vacation" we get 2 weekends per month. All the talk about drugs and drinking might be happening, but we don't look for it and it's not that "out in the open". I admit on holiday weekends it gets a little crazy, so we avoid going on those weekends. The pool is great, the boating is great, the realxation we get is great...all for an affordable price. If you focus on the good stuff, you won't regret it.

Since: Nov 08

Easton, MD

#13 Jan 30, 2009
I have been to Indian Acres, and it is a nice community. Let the ones who lived there a long time stay, and get rid of the rift raft. I enjoyed visiting my friends down there.
Pa Camper

Warminster, PA

#14 Feb 1, 2009
I found Indian Acres on web a while ago and am curious. I'm wondering if there are any lot owners who would be interested in renting out their lot for a few weeks this summer so I could see if it the place for me before investing in a property. Is there a way to find these owners? Also where else could I go to find lots for sale. The website has had the same listings for ever and I'm sure there are alot of other lots for sale at better prices.
sam

Vineland, NJ

#15 Feb 2, 2009
i was there right before christmas as i've heard that my friend that has been missing is staying in there drugged up. her name is brittany peart and you can google her to look up her case that was in the cecil whig a few times. if anyone has any information on her at all... please contact me or her father jesse. please.. we just want to know that she is alive and ok.
Longtime cecil resident

Rising Sun, MD

#16 Feb 2, 2009
Indian Acres was zoned for seasonal use (i.e. campground). It was NEVER intended for people to settle year-round. Every few years authorities they go in and send eviction notices, and each time the Indian Acres residents cry unfair.

PA-Camper : Do NOT buy there if you're looking for a place to permanently live. There were even cases of sellers trying to dupe people into telling them it was ok to live there year round. People bought and moved in, then found out the truth.

Who cares about zoning? Anyone who has to deal with zoning themselves. What good is zoning law if nobody is going to follow it?

I don't know if the situation has changed, but part of the problem also was the campground residents were not assessed the same property taxes as someone who was living in the county year-round. Indian Acres residents not only settled permanently but they started sending their kids to public schools from there. So they get a bargain in "seasonal" property taxes while my own home's property tax went up 15% in one year ?!

I know people don't want to hear it, but this place is zoned CAMPGROUND/SEASONAL. It's crazy to think one has some special right to move into a campground year-round.
sam

Vineland, NJ

#17 Feb 3, 2009
MISSING
Brittany N. Peart
1/24/86
5'2"
110 lbs.
blue eyes
ANY INFO YOU HAVE TO HELP US GET BRITT HOME SAFELY!
please note: we do not care what she's in to or who she's doing it with. we just want to know that she’s alive and safe. we dont want to start any trouble for anyone.<br style="display:none" gauntlet_tokenizer_reserved= ""/> if she chooses to go back to that life, we will let her, but at least we will know that shes ok and that we tried! please help us find our missing friend
Pa Camper

Warminster, PA

#18 Feb 3, 2009
I'm not looking to live there permanently. I am a teacher so I have off summers and I'm looking for a affordable seasonal campground. Buying at IA seems like a good alternative as long as I use it for a few years. Also, at retirement, I plan to spend half my summers up here and winters south so it would be great to have a place to come back to. I would prefer that it was zoned and enforced seasonal/campground. The talk about permanent residents, drugs and drinking are making me nervous about investing at IA. Thanks for your input.
Concerned

United States

#19 Feb 8, 2009
Indian Acres is for most part occupied full time by seniors who have resided there for many years. Some for 25 or 30 years. They have been allowed permits to build homes there. Enforcement of the zoning laws will put 400 people homeless. They have used all of their retirement money and believed they could retire there. These homes have year long running water and are for the most part beautifully kept - they live just like anyone else. They have no were to go and have made a comfortable life for themselves without relying on government assistance. There are no programs or housing assistance for them. Please let them live out their days without worrying about being homeless
sam

Vineland, NJ

#20 Feb 9, 2009
in the search for my friend i heard from 5 different people, at least, that indian acres was the place to look for someone on drugs or running from the law. while my friend is in no trouble we are not sure if she's on anything either. my guess is it's pretty bad in there if all these people know that's the spot for trouble makers. a man that had to be aorund 50 was all messed up in the gas station down the road and told me that my friend was in there.. that they all go there to get fucked up. the only reason i stopped at the gate was cause i wanted them to look at her pic to see if she was in there.. if it werent for that i could have went right on through. i dont think anyone should be kicked out... but that place obviously needs to be cleaned up of it's drug abusers and all. we feel as though my missing friend may be in there and no one will help us. she needs help and her dad has moved here from florida to find her and no one will give us a definite answer.

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