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Old 01-05-2012, 09:44 AM
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I am thinking of moving to Destin from Mississippi. I can't get a job in this tiny MS town at all, except the tiny bit of income I get as a bagger. My brother lives in Destin, which is how I'd have a place to live till I get on my feet. I've been a few times, and it seems like a very nice place.

My brother says it's a bit boring there though, especially during the off season. He says there's not that many people around, but my brother's used to living in a big city like Jackson.

I, on the other hand, am content with a social life making a few friends in bars and at jobs. Would Destin be a good place for a 21 year old male like me?

Since my brother lives there, I could stay with him and find a job. I've called around the businesses there and several of them said they need an extra hand, particularly the fishermen and fresh seafood shops.

I also think I might be able to make it big there. I know in the summer it is a tourist filled place. I think I could take advantage of that and eventually open up some leisure-based business for tourists. It'd be hard, but I have the motivation.

Basically, would I be bored in Destin? Would I not be able to make it there? Will I be able to make friends my age (21)? Should I look somewhere else?

As far as trades I'm good at, I've been saltwater fishing my whole life. I'm good on a boat, both fixing and captaining one. I've also known how to brew very good beer since I was underage. Other than that... I don't have many skills...

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:35 PM
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no answers?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:23 PM
Location: Santa Rosa Beach
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This area is a wonderful place to live. Your brother is correct about off season being quiet. As a local I love it during this time of the year... Quiet. Then I love when the tourists return.

There is not much industry here. Real estate is huge as well as fishing. A lot goes on throughout the year revolving around the n g industry.

Hard to say if you would be happy here. Only you could decide that. What's keeping you in MS? If you can't find a job there then move here. Commit to live here for a year. If you're not happy at that time, you can always move back to MS. That was my thought process when I moved to Atlanta in 1992. Then moved to the Destin area 7 yrs ago. There is no place else I would rather live than along the Emerald Coast!
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