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View Poll Results: Do you like living in Florida?
Iíve lived here for most of my life, and I like it 17 19.54%
Iíve lived here for most of my life, but I dislike it 13 14.94%
Iíve moved here, and I like it 45 51.72%
Iíve moved here, but I dislike it 12 13.79%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-15-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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Florida has really changed but not for the better. Growing up here and leaving then moving back to raise my kids and for them to experience my Florida of the 70's and 80's when i was a little kid is just a dream.
The influx of Northeasterners have ruined this once great state. Kids from New York spitting in my kids 3rd grade teachers face. Telling my kids that Christmas is fake. We live in one of the best school districts in Florida here in Seminole county and it is going to *****. Take your liberal, unhappy asses home to your congested cesspool.
They have already ruined there part of their world! And 2/3 of this once great state.
You do realize people from the North have been moving down South before the 80s AND 70's and like always these kind of post becomes South VS North! its getting old
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Rockledge, FL
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Probably because of the uniqueness of FL.

A lot of people get caught up in some kind of dreamworld where they see FL as this magical place where all is good all the time, the beaches are great, people are out blowing bubbles and skipping down the street. They see sunshine and sunsets.

They move here and find out that it is the same as anywhere else. Work, shopping, cooking, cleaning. Day to day life. They also suddenly realize that in the south it gets hot. They suddenly realize that there is no winter here like it was back home. It stays warm all the time (except for cold fronts). They realize they miss snow in Christmas season. They realize that the people the knew most of their lives dont live here. They miss their local supermarket.

Then they become very resentful. Their sunshine and rainbow dreams turn into reality.
They learn to loathe every minute in FL and all they think of going back to where they came from because the reality of FL is nothing like their dreamworld FL. They feel they were mislead, conned an taken advantage of by everything in FL. They decide the doctors are not good, the supermarkets are lousy, there are too many old people, people dont know how to drive, the heat, the humidity, they find that people really dont care to meet them or befriend them. They get paranoid and think that everybody is out to screw them over, they develop a sense that FL is a "dump" filled with criminals, crime, drugs and poverty. This leads to a very unhappy person.

By the time they realize they havent landed in dreamland it is too late. How could they return home after complaining for years how lousy it was there and how they couldnt wait to get out of there and go to FL.
How do they explain to everyone that they made a mistake? They cant get their old jobs back,. a lot of them burned bridges leaving Hometown, USA. That puts these folks in quite a situation.
^^^^ This is a great post. I think

A big reason why I chose to move here from MN was that my wife grew up in FL. She has wanted to move back for a long time and she turned out just fine. The opportunity came up where we could move down here while I kept my same job, which takes a lot of the scariness out of a move.

I grew up in this bubble thinking MN was the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I think you get a little of that wherever you grow up, I'm sure there's a psychological explanation for it. The culture of the state started to annoy me, and my wife had been annoyed by it for years. There is a lot of pretentiousness there: Minnesotans are better people because of the winter we endure, education, etc. I'm not really that type of person.

The people I work with in my office are all transplants from all over the country, some have been here for a few years, others for 20+ years. They all say the same thing; they wouldn't move back to their previous states. I think that says a lot.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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We only moved to Florida for employment. When my husband can retire in 2 years, we are leaving.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Central NJ
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We only moved to Florida for employment. When my husband can retire in 2 years, we are leaving.
Why are you leaving??
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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We only moved to Florida for employment. When my husband can retire in 2 years, we are leaving.
Bu-bye y'all.

I left LI 4 ys ago and have never looked back.

It thrills me when people DON'T want to move here or if they want to leave.

Who needs grumpy neighbors?
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Whispering pines, cutler bay FL.
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I grew up in Elizabeth NJ and hated it there. We moved to Miami in 1978 and loved it in the 80's and 90's. Then it was different when Andrew hit and a lot of Florida long timers left the area. I still love Florida but Miami is no longer for us but have to wait it out for another 12 years for retirement. After then we are moving to Lakeland county or somewhere less hectic in Florida.

We have a family lot on a lake in Sebring and we really loved Mount Dora so I think in retirement we will either build on that lot or moving to somewhere in mid to north Florida.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:15 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I grew up in Elizabeth NJ and hated it there. We moved to Miami in 1978 and loved it in the 80's and 90's. Then it was different when Andrew hit and a lot of Florida long timers left the area. I still love Florida but Miami is no longer for us but have to wait it out for another 12 years for retirement. After then we are moving to Lakeland county or somewhere less hectic in Florida.

We have a family lot on a lake in Sebring and we really loved Mount Dora so I think in retirement we will either build on that lot or moving to somewhere in mid to north Florida.
I can understand the logic of spending one's "productive" years in a city like Miami, then moving somewhere else in the State for "retirement". I think about it too, and travel often through the lakes area in central Florida.

Unless some misguided idiots decide to split the State apart.

The history of the State of Florida and its role in Euro-American/Caribbean history is quite fascinating, and it's a shame that it is not part of the core curriculum at an early stage (I know of only one high school, private, that has a specific course dedicated to Florida history), instead they teach kids crap about pumpkins and snow. Really?

Anyway, all the best!
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