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Old 12-22-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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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
That only works if you like endless Summer. Not everybody does, you know. THAT is really Florida's biggest selling point: the weather. If warm weather isn't your cup of tea, it will not appeal to you.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I agree with you 100%. But why would anyone relocate to here in the first place knowing that it is "endless summer"?


quote=Jo48;22233921]That only works if you like endless Summer. Not everybody does, you know. THAT is really Florida's biggest selling point: the weather. If warm weather isn't your cup of tea, it will not appeal to you.[/quote
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I would have to give the invention stuff to the minds of great humans
who invented it.

I am a NY transplant too. Same reasons basically.

We've loved it here for 24 years so far.


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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, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Do you have any statistics on that? How about a link that mentions a trend of graduates moving from FL and where are they going for these wonderful jobs that must await them there?




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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, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach Fl
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This country is in a mess and I believe people who have lost jobs and homes figure " We are thisclose to homeless, why would we want to be homeless in Chicago ( insert any city here) we might as well be homeless in the Sunshine State" They sell what they can, take what little they have and head south. They have nothing to lose - poor is poor no matter the locale.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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This country is in a mess and I believe people who have lost jobs and homes figure " We are thisclose to homeless, why would we want to be homeless in Chicago ( insert any city here) we might as well be homeless in the Sunshine State" They sell what they can, take what little they have and head south. They have nothing to lose - poor is poor no matter the locale.
Warm and poor is probablly better than cold and poor.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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I agree with you 100%. But why would anyone relocate to here in the first place knowing that it is "endless summer"?


quote=Jo48;22233921]That only works if you like endless Summer. Not everybody does, you know. THAT is really Florida's biggest selling point: the weather. If warm weather isn't your cup of tea, it will not appeal to you.[/quote
In my husband's case, surprisingly a job. Weather wasn't in the picture at all. After 7 years in Florida, he is talking about when he retiries moving to Pa. He said he doesn't want to go back to NY because of it's politics! lol
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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I agree with you 100%. But why would anyone relocate to here in the first place knowing that it is "endless summer"?


quote=Jo48;22233921]That only works if you like endless Summer. Not everybody does, you know. THAT is really Florida's biggest selling point: the weather. If warm weather isn't your cup of tea, it will not appeal to you.[/quote
Follow the job; whether Florida, or North Dakota.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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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.
Good for them. I would do the same thing if I had to. Everyone is making $$$ out there
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Following the job is not a good way to live ones life.

Then you are living to work instead of working to live.

Maybe want some would want. Not I.



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Follow the job; whether Florida, or North Dakota.
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