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View Poll Results: What sunny beach state would you rather live?
Florida 40 23.67%
Hawaii 52 30.77%
South East Texas 8 4.73%
Southern California 69 40.83%
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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Which of these sunny beach areas would you prefer to live and why?

I vote for the Sunshine State. Second choice would be between South Texas and Hawaii, I would probably choose South Texas as I wouldn't want to deal with the insanely high COL of Hawaii, and I wouldn't want to live on an isolated island for too long. But the Big Island might be the exception.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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In terms of beaches?

-Hawaii
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-Florida
-SoCal
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-Texas


In terms of climate, variety of topography, and what appeals to me as a place to live?

Either Hawaii or SoCal. Hawaii is definitely the most beautiful state I've ever seen, the food is amazing (so fresh), and the culture is intriguing. I've been to Maui and the Big Island which are both awesome and I definitely look forward to my next trip there to see a different island as they all have their own unique character. It's expensive, but given the opportunity I'd love to live there for a good long while, the Aloha spirit is unmatched.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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1/ Hawaii
2/ California

I could never live in Florida and would consider Texas (Austin or DFW area).
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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SoCal only.

The other places are way too hot imo.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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None really, but if I'm just looking to hang out by the beach and do whatever else...

Hawaii
Ft Lauderdale/Miami
SD
LA
Tampa/St Pete
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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There's so many factors to consider.
Hawaii is by far the most gorgeous of the options..... weather, beaches, etc. However, it's insanely expensive, it's isolating, and it's so freakin far away from everything.

Southern Cal is beautiful as well, but then again-- I find their beaches to be rather chilly. The water is cold and it never really gets nice and warm by the beaches, always that constant nip in the air. If I wanna do the whole "day at the beach thing" I dont want to be cold..... bathing in cold water.

Florida-- I think the beaches are gorgeous, however the topography is flat and a bit boring. Miami and Fort Lauderdale do indeed have amazing beaches with beautiful warm turquios water, swaying palms, the whole 9 yards. The west coast of FL has some beautiful beaches as well.


South Texs-- I'm sorry, but is just plain FUGLY. The beaches are brown and so is the water. It's flat and gross, I dunno.

I guess Florida, then Hawaii?? for me....
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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1/ Hawaii
2/ California

I could never live in Florida and would consider Texas (Austin or DFW area).
Had no idea Austin or the DFW area had sunny beach climates!
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: 'Bout a mile off Old Mill Road
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The Gulf Coast of Florida is the best place to live if you're a beach person who loves year-round warm, sunny weather and doesn't want to live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The beaches in Southern California suck compared to the beaches in Florida, and you couldn't pay to live on the Gulf Coast of Texas--I'd rather live in Alabama, to be honest.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Hawaii if I had the necessary tools $. Spring in Hawaii, summer in WA, ID, MT, AK and an apartment come fall in San Diego.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Lol what's with the hate on Texas beaches? That area is pretty nice actually.
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