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Old 12-25-2011, 01:11 AM
 
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I am a native floridian. I was born in Miami and mostly lived in Marion County. Three years ago my hubby and I packed up our kids and moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I bought my first (and last) house last March and never plan to move back to Florida ever again. I no longer have any family there anyway other than my sister in South Florida.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I am a native floridian. I was born in Miami and mostly lived in Marion County. Three years ago my hubby and I packed up our kids and moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I bought my first (and last) house last March and never plan to move back to Florida ever again. I no longer have any family there anyway other than my sister in South Florida.
Why do you not want to move back to Fla? What is it about OK City that you like that you apparently did not get in Fla?
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Really - I agree with TriMT^^. Living an upscale lifestyle like that must have been horrific.

All I can say is I'm a native, born and raised and grew up quite poor, but feel lucky and wealthy to be able to live in such a desirable place. As Tri said, there are millions in the country who would willingly trade places with you.
I doubt they would want to trade lives with me. They wouldn't last very long in my job serving crackheads in south St. Pete all day every day, year after year.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I would never live in New England either. But your really making a mistake not considering the mid-west. It's awesome out there.
It snows there. I saw snow once and I'd prefer to never see it again.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Um, there's alot of stuff to do up there. If you like the big city, hello, Chicago. And there are barely any rednecks in the mid-west. They are more concentrated down south.
Many people from the midwest, that would be me, do not consider Chicago to be the midwest. Location maybe, but not culturally. Chicago is its own thing. Stating Chicago is the midwest is like stating NYC is NY. It is misleading to people who have no clue about the place or surrounding areas.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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I think wherever you're from, it's a good idea to move around a little to see what the rest of the world is like instead of relying on these boards to paint a picture for you. If for no other reason, it might make you realize what you had wasn't so bad or it will no doubt broaden your horizons. Vacations don't count. You can't get a feel for where you are from a Marriott and Epcot's Mexico isn't really Mexico.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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I think wherever you're from, it's a good idea to move around a little to see what the rest of the world is like instead of relying on these boards to paint a picture for you. If for no other reason, it might make you realize what you had wasn't so bad or it will no doubt broaden your horizons. Vacations don't count. You can't get a feel for where you are from a Marriott and Epcot's Mexico isn't really Mexico.

I agree with you. A lot of people won't be bias if they finally get a chance to see what the other part of the country has to offer they will be amaze. When I move to Florida to worked with the state park service I was amaze at the beautiful beaches, fishing and the amusement parks. Like most states there are parts that are better than the rest. Honestly the only places I like the most in Florida was the Panhandle, Fernandina area and Key west. Those areas were the most beautiful to me and less crowded where I worked. When I had to travel to Central Florida and South Florida area to work I met so many rude people and couldn't believe how crowded and crazy people where in these areas. But I like Florida and when I retire the Panhandle or Fernandina area is where I want to live. Florida is not the place for me right now and I'm traveling and working looking at other places until I retire. I'm also 23 so I'm young and not in a rush lol.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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No place is "paradise" it all depends on what you like and who your with. If living in a condo top story looking over the ocean doesn't make you happy i don't think anything will. Florida is way to big to judge as a whole. Arizona is just as hot as Florida without the "water" lol... good luck.. It's ok to want change but to bash a state you have lived in your whole life is just dumb.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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I'm assuming the OPS issue is weather. Mine is education and job related, I'd love to live somewhere else but ummm I CAN NOT Do the inclamite weather1
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Native born and lived in FL for 27 years in the central FL area. Moving out was the best thing I ever did, I just went back to FL for Xmas and it reinforced my decision to leave.

I could go on and on about things better here, but I guess the weather/humidity and total lack of outdoor activities are the main reasons why I moved out
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