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View Poll Results: Would you move out of FL if you could?
Yes 74 47.44%
No 82 52.56%
Voters: 156. You may not vote on this poll

Old 03-19-2015, 06:04 PM
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Well, just as the questions states: Would you move out of Florida if you could?

I personally would not. I moved down here about 13 years ago and have made a nice life for myself down here and truly feel at home here. No where is perfect and Florida has plenty of drawbacks, however I have carved out a nice life for myself down here and wouldn't think of leaving. I feel lucky to live in such a colorful city like Miami. While not a perfect city...If you have a strong sense of self to realize the place does not make you, but you make sense of the place and you carve your own space and existence, regardless of geography, then you will realize this city and state is paradise as far as weather, scenery, and the melting pot effect which brings about newness and vigor, and exotic blends of people and perspectives..
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:11 PM
Location: Florida -
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No, I wouldn't ... But, I don't understand what would keep someone from moving if they wanted to. (Could??)
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:28 PM
Location: FLORIDA
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I said yes, but there's a "but"...... I wouldn't leave FL for anywhere other than a cpl places (Asheville NC or Greenville SC). So yes, I'd move to Greenville SC but I'm not in a big hurry to leave FL. Plus I'd transfer with my company so timing would have to be perfect, etc.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:00 PM
Location: Alabama
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Yes, I left FL for Alabama and it was a great move for my family and I. I'm still only about a mile from the state line though.
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:14 AM
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I'm surprised the poll results are split almost 50 50...
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:26 AM
Location: Western North Carolina
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I could and did, to the mountains in Western North Carolina ........ sort of. I still have a house in Florida so I can visit and stay as long as I like
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:06 AM
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I also could and did, When i was young and single i moved to Canada for a job 40 years ago and other than occasional vacations never thought about moving back to Florida.
While it may seem a simple matter to move away from Florida if you dont like the place it isnt as easy as it appears once you get entrenched in the place with jobs, social aspects of family members, financial implications,Motivation.If i were in the same position i'm in now but living in Florida i'd be hard pressed to get enthusiastic about moving the family and all the stuff/baggage somewhere else just to placate some frivolous dislike i had of some aspect of Florida.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:06 AM
Location: Pittsford, NY
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When the real estate got overheated we left FL for about 5 years, it was not a great move, we came back. However what I can't stand in FL is real estate bubbles, which are local of course. We always felt FL had a super positive in being able to buy a good home for a professional, relatively new home too. But every now and then the shadow banking people come out and hand out loans and real estate rises. It is happening in CA right now, and even in FL I have seen guys handing out business cards again offering mortgages. Oh well...

Overall, we prefer FL
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:10 AM
Location: Central Florida
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I voted yes because we will probably retire to another state. Family commitments and job opportunities kept us in Florida. I don't have anything against Florida and we might return at some point. It will likely depend on where our children are located.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:19 PM
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Nope. Born and raised here, and expect to die here. I love it and there is no place else I would rather live.
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