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Old 12-22-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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i had heard mid-decade previously, but the trend is there nonetheless. NY is only getting growth from NYC. People are fleeing the rest of NY state.
So you will flee a state with 8.0% unemployment to one with 10.0%? Who needs a job when you can have sunshine and warm weather? Again, unless you have a nice retirement nest.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Default Census: Florida is getting younger

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Yep, you will get all the rich, retired baby boomers. not families.
I'm sure there are a lot of retired baby boomers on the way, but according to the Census FL is getting younger. Official stats in the link below

FL is a great place to live for all ages. Old reputations take a while to fade


Census: Florida is getting younger
Census: Florida is getting younger | HeraldTribune.com
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Yep and those immigrants are changing the demographics of a lot of S. Fl. Yes, the feds to like to hand it out to immigrants.


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Plenty of immigrants come to Florida from South and Central America without a pot to pee in ... it is geographically close, climatically similar, and the ethnic distribution is desirable in some areas of Florida. And who needs handouts from Florida - the Feds give out plenty.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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So you will flee a state with 8.0% unemployment to one with 10.0%? Who needs a job when you can have sunshine and warm weather? Again, unless you have a nice retirement nest.
Plenty of young people have been fleeing so far. Nothing lowers your UE rate better than having a population trying to flee as quickly as possible. North Dakota has a great UE rate because no one wants to live there. People who are desperate enough for good-paying jobs have been moving there though with good success.

Flight of Young Adults Is Causing Alarm Upstate - New York Times
Top 10 States People Are Fleeing - Yahoo! Real Estate
The Lost Generation: NYC losing young people to cheaper cities - am New York

Young people have been probably heading to TX or the Carolinas more than FL I imagine, but the trend is still there nonetheless. NY, especially the areas outside of NYC, has a hard time keeping people in its borders.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Add 5 more to the list.

Not retired b-c of age and moved here 6 months ago.


And LOVE IT!
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Plenty of young people have been fleeing so far. Nothing lowers your UE rate better than having a population trying to flee as quickly as possible. North Dakota has a great UE rate because no one wants to live there. People who are desperate enough for good-paying jobs have been moving there though with good success.

Flight of Young Adults Is Causing Alarm Upstate - New York Times
Top 10 States People Are Fleeing - Yahoo! Real Estate
The Lost Generation: NYC losing young people to cheaper cities - am New York

Young people have been probably heading to TX or the Carolinas more than FL I imagine, but the trend is still there nonetheless. NY, especially the areas outside of NYC, has a hard time keeping people in its borders.
As has FL, as a lot of the college grads are headed out of Florida for jobs.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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Great! Hopefully my property value goes up a little more so I can get out!
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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As a recent NY-FL transplant, here's our story. We decided to move here primarily because of weather, cost of living issues, taxes, and the fact most of our families (not to mention our best friends) live here.

When we came, I had a job, but it sucked, so I recently started a new one I think is going to be a keeper. My wife did not, but she, too, has found one that she likes. My earning potential is a bit less than what I left in NY, but the lower taxes, tolls, and parking, not to even mention housing, will more than make up the difference, though it will take some time to reach my targets.

We love it here. The scenery, the weather, the social scene, the nearby resorts, you name it. Lacking employment issues that literally cause homelessness, we're here for good.

Yes, the summer heat and bugs can be brutal, but that's why god invented AC, swimming pools, and Off.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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Didn't know god invented those? Did Jesus request those? Lol
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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Plenty of young people have been fleeing so far. Nothing lowers your UE rate better than having a population trying to flee as quickly as possible. North Dakota has a great UE rate because no one wants to live there. People who are desperate enough for good-paying jobs have been moving there though with good success.

Flight of Young Adults Is Causing Alarm Upstate - New York Times
Top 10 States People Are Fleeing - Yahoo! Real Estate
The Lost Generation: NYC losing young people to cheaper cities - am New York

Young people have been probably heading to TX or the Carolinas more than FL I imagine, but the trend is still there nonetheless. NY, especially the areas outside of NYC, has a hard time keeping people in its borders.
I worked with a special needs homeless teenager in Naples. They lived out of their car when they lost their home. His Dad was a construction worker who was out of work after the housing bust. He couldn't find another job, including fast food, Lowe's, etc., etc. He got a job in North Dakota and they moved in a matter of days. Apparently, the JOB meant more to them than warm weather and sunshine. BTW, they were native Floridians so it was going to be MAJOR change for them.
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