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Old 07-14-2007, 08:14 AM
 
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I'm hearing a lot of negatives about relocating to Florida. Is there anything positive about it? We're looking for a safe, reasonable place to live (isn't everyone) Any suggestions anyone???
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:28 AM
 
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I'm hearing a lot of negatives about relocating to Florida. Is there anything positive about it? We're looking for a safe, reasonable place to live (isn't everyone) Any suggestions anyone???
Well, my area is hardly reasonable, but I actually have very few complaints about my area. Zero crime (seriously, not a single reported crime in here or around me since I have lived here!),pretty good schools, low levels of traffic congestion, quiet, close to the city amenities, tropical aura, diverse and well educated populace, and, well, you pay for all of this. Lol. And the job market is quite weak.

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Old 07-14-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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Florida is a great place to live. If your from NY, NJ, CA, or the Boston areas now is the time to move here. Why stay in the cold ?
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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Houses are not selling here at the moment...its a buyers market.

I love where I live, its halfway in between Daytona and Orlando. Its green year around, the weather is wonderful. When your friends are shoveling out the snow in December, you will still have shorts on with the windows open letting in the nice breeze...in the distance you will hear the sounds of children playing AND the sound of the ice cream man.

Just the other day my daughter up and decided she was going to the beach that day with a friend...its about 45 minutes away from us.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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I'm hearing a lot of negatives about relocating to Florida. Is there anything positive about it? We're looking for a safe, reasonable place to live (isn't everyone) Any suggestions anyone???
This all depends on what your used to and what your looking for. As far as reasonable prices,you better stay to the northern part of the state. As far as safe,well it isn't as bad as some people may portray on this forum. Like anywhere,you have your good areas and bad areas in every city. Personally,if I could afford it I would move north,but that's because the older I get, the more I can't take the unbearable heat 9 months out of the year down here in S.Fl..Also,the pay scale down here just isn't as high as it should be,unless your a lawyer,doctor or CEO.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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Well, my area is hardly reasonable, but I actually have very few complaints about my area. Zero crime (seriously, not a single reported crime in here or around me since I have lived here!),pretty good schools, low levels of traffic congestion, quiet, close to the city amenities, tropical aura, diverse and well educated populace, and, well, you pay for all of this. Lol. And the job market is quite weak. I am in the Weston area, by the way. If you want to know more just reply .
With all due respect, Weston is one of the top places to live in south Florida but according to figures by Money Magazine you had 3105 incidences of crime in Weston in 2006. No one has zero crime, you even have a few registered sex offenders living there.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Most of the negativity about Florida is related to the hyper-inflation in structural costs since the 2004-2005 period, induced by the credit/real estate bubble and the hurricanes (i.e. house buy prices and homeowners insurance).

This debacle has been a palpable drag on the state's economic competitiveness.

If you are a cash-laden retiree from the northeast, for example, you should not be significantly affected by these issues. If, however, you are on a budget, or you plan on forming and expanding a business, Florida's appeal has been significantly compromised over the past few years, and you have to make your comparative calculations very carefully.

The safety issue has already been addressed.

What do you mean by "reasonable"? Cost of living, quality of life, amenities for retirees, job market, quality of education, quality of health care, competitiveness for a small, productive business, opportunities for loan sharks, some combination of the above, what?
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Well, my area is hardly reasonable, but I actually have very few complaints about my area. Zero crime (seriously, not a single reported crime in here or around me since I have lived here!),pretty good schools, low levels of traffic congestion, quiet, close to the city amenities, tropical aura, diverse and well educated populace, and, well, you pay for all of this. Lol. And the job market is quite weak. I am in the Weston area, by the way. If you want to know more just reply .
Yah, you may have a lower crime rate in your area but it is because Weston is so far west, next to the Everglades. The criminals don't want to drive that far.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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Yah, you may have a lower crime rate in your area but it is because Weston is so far west, next to the Everglades. The criminals don't want to drive that far.
Oh come on, Davie, Cooper City, Plantation, Sunrise all my surrounding communities have low crime rates ! Then again, the low-intelligence petty thieves from Dade seem to love the Sawgrass Mills, where the effective Sunrise police force takes care of them .

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Old 07-14-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Oh come on, Davie, Cooper City, Plantation, Sunrise all my surrounding communities have low crime rates
Those cities are far west too.
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