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Old 11-22-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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Its just the culture and the superficiality of the area. Its not that there are a large supply of well paying jobs with $100k incomes. Probably in debt up to their eyeballs. But want to look the part. Its sad really. My wife and I - and I'm just saying this to illustrate a point, but I can almost guarantee make more than most of them, and we dont have that stuff. Gotta be in debt I bet.
Doubtful that many are in debt, those people chauffeuring their kids to Pine Crest or St. Andrews far from it, many are my clients and have very HNW.

Median household income in Boca is $70K, people like that are not sending their kids to Pine Crest or St. Andrews and if they are going to Spanish River, they surely are not doing it in a brand new $40K+ luxury car. $70K for a family in Boca will barely pay for living expenses and food, just enough for two people to live comfortably driving average cars.

Most likely their parents work for the county, PBFR or Boca FR and/or in Medical where the incomes are much higher. If your making $125K + Overtime which is typical for PBFR, then it's feasible. It's no joke that getting a job with PBFR is lucrative and you do not need to go to school for 4 years and a mass a ton of student loan debt to get the credentials to try for it...
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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My family owned various businesses in different parts of Alaska throughout my life. Each time they sold one they would retire and we would move. Eventually, they would get bored of not working, so we would go into business again somewhere in Alaska and this process repeated twice, well actually three times, but by the third time I was already living on my own, so I didn't go with them. Some of the places we moved to was Seattle, Australia and Orlando. We have family in Seattle and thought it would be a nice transition from Alaska to the Pacific Northwest. We were getting tired of the gloomy weather in Seattle, so we were thinking about moving again. Orlando was a city on our list because we used to live in Daytona Beach and always found the people in Orlando to be friendly and the thought of warm weather sounded appealing after Seattle. However, my parents were also considering moving to another country, so we spent two months traveling around Australia and New Zealand and ended up choosing the Gold Coast of Australia. We moved there on a four year business visa. I was in high school during this time. We loved Australia very much, but long term, I wanted to live in America eventually and my parents didn't want to live a 14-20 hour flight away, so they said we should move back to America, so we don't have to pay international tuition rates. We ended up moving to Orlando. Once I graduated high school, I went to college out of state and then eventually transferred a couple years later to Florida Atlantic University considering I was still a Florida resident. Essentially, I've moved every 2-3 years since I was 12 years old for one reason or another. They've been good experiences though. I've always found good and bad in every place and it's made me become very open to all types of people, personalities, cultures etc. I'm sorry about the run on paragraph, but I just woke up and don't have the patience right now to structure it lol.
So I take it you never lived in the Tri-state area then? Or anyplace in the Northeast? If you did, then you would find people here to be...well a typical should I say?
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:52 AM
 
Location: US
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So I take it you never lived in the Tri-state area then? Or anyplace in the Northeast? If you did, then you would find people here to be...well a typical should I say?
Nope, I've lived in various cities in Washington, California, Alaska, Florida and Australia. I have some friends that live in NYC, Boston and Washington D.C. though, but I've never spent more than a month straight in the Northeast.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:02 PM
 
Location: it depends
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Florida is way ahead of California. Four hours, to be precise. When it is lunchtime in Florida, California is just sitting down to breakfast. The big edge? You can start drinking four hours earlier in Florida.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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Florida is way ahead of California. Four hours, to be precise. When it is lunchtime in Florida, California is just sitting down to breakfast. The big edge? You can start drinking four hours earlier in Florida.
3 hours...
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Florida is way ahead of California. Four hours, to be precise. When it is lunchtime in Florida, California is just sitting down to breakfast. The big edge? You can start drinking four hours earlier in Florida.
Dude, learn time zones.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Born:Homestead, Florida/Raised:Olney, Maryland/Living In:Port St Lucie, FL/Daytona Beach, FL
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oakland california and miami florida(minus south beach) are the same to me. i went to oakland and felt like i was still in miami.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Doubtful that many are in debt, those people chauffeuring their kids to Pine Crest or St. Andrews far from it, many are my clients and have very HNW.

Median household income in Boca is $70K, people like that are not sending their kids to Pine Crest or St. Andrews and if they are going to Spanish River, they surely are not doing it in a brand new $40K+ luxury car. $70K for a family in Boca will barely pay for living expenses and food, just enough for two people to live comfortably driving average cars.

Most likely their parents work for the county, PBFR or Boca FR and/or in Medical where the incomes are much higher. If your making $125K + Overtime which is typical for PBFR, then it's feasible. It's no joke that getting a job with PBFR is lucrative and you do not need to go to school for 4 years and a mass a ton of student loan debt to get the credentials to try for it...

Yup, this is true. I've got family there.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Having lived in both, I LOVE Florida much much more.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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Then debate an almost 40 year old with over 15 years experience in his field. Your bullet points are ridiculous, save for formal education (which, frankly, I feel everyone should have before jumping to a new state). Who the hell moves with $200k in the bank? Maybe 10% of the 1%ers. There are good jobs here for educated people who don't have a ton of experience, or "solid" professional connections. Hell, headhunters are a dime a dozen down here and are way more aggressive about scouting than where I moved from (DC). Min. 25+ years hard work including weekends (wtf was the weekend part thrown in for??)??????? That basically encourages old people to move down here. We're all stocked up on those. No thanks.
Who even HAS 200K in the bank? And if one did have that kind of money it would be in various investments and not sitting in a bank. I moved to FL with 10K and got a job waitressing the first week until I found something in my field. I am not saying Florida is the greatest and pay seems to be much lower here than in the Northeast but housing is generally much less expensive too.

Not everyone needs to live the high life with 200 grand sitting around and all the other requirements listed. Some people are happy just to be in the sun and live a fairly simple life. What is wrong with that?
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