U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-29-2015, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Dubai
5 posts, read 5,892 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hi Everyone
I am a bit confused. I know there have been a lot of posts about where to live in Florida. Was wondering if you can help me out as everyone has their own preferences.
I am in my 40's, single, have an online business and can live almost anywhere that gives me a good internet connection. I am originally from Europe and have lived in LA and also in Boston.
I didn't like LA because of the high crime and also the weather!! Yes I know - I don't like it too dry. I prefer a bit of humidity.
I liked it in Boston most of the time but I think I would prefer to live on a beach in Florida.
The sort of criteria I have for a place to live is -
Somewhere fairly upmarket
Housing budget would be a large one bedroom for no more than $2000/mth - cheaper if possible and with a sea view.
Low Crime Rate
Warm Sea
Sea views/ beaches
Community atmosphere and things to do with people from 30's - 50's predominantly.
I don't mind living in an area with younger retirees but not so much in a senior community.
Some night life
Good Restaurants
Art Scene
Access to good shopping and an airport not too far away.
Thanks in advance for any advice or comments.

Last edited by AmyMoving; 03-29-2015 at 07:05 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-29-2015, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Jupiter
1,108 posts, read 3,690,273 times
Reputation: 624
You don't mention $$$$$, but if I were in my 40's and looking to live by the beach in a fun area, I would pick Miami, Fort Lauderdale and perhaps Delray Beach. I think anyone of the three might suite your needs, but you would have to visit each to make your own mind up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
2,869 posts, read 6,409,975 times
Reputation: 2432
Rusty is right we need your housing budget.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2015, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Dubai
5 posts, read 5,892 times
Reputation: 10
Ok thanks for the responses - housing budget would be a one bedroom for no more than $2000/mth - cheaper if possible and with a sea view.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2015, 07:09 AM
 
21,201 posts, read 30,396,116 times
Reputation: 19635
Check out Sarasota, it fulfills all of your criteria.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2015, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
2,869 posts, read 6,409,975 times
Reputation: 2432
Kyle is right Sarasota would be good although it is full of retirees.

My other thought is Pinellas/St. Pete beach communities although those too are full of retirees. I don't know about housing costs there.

You have some decent options with that budget.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2015, 09:29 AM
 
15,207 posts, read 31,165,544 times
Reputation: 18380
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle19125 View Post
Check out Sarasota, it fulfills all of your criteria.
Yes, Sarasota for sure fills all your criteria. Median age is 45. Yes, there are retirees here, but many are young and very active. Beautiful beaches, lots to do, and lots of people from Europe and many countries. Also, for a small city, it has a ton of cultural amenities and in fact is nicknamed The Culture Coast. It also has a very nice small international airport. You definitely want to check it out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2015, 08:03 PM
 
2,056 posts, read 2,469,782 times
Reputation: 3799
I suspect that you might be happier in Greece or Italy from those specifications that you posted. It sounds like no place in Florida (or America) that I've ever heard of.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
8,071 posts, read 5,398,581 times
Reputation: 5654
Broward, yes it has some crime but the weather is nice and it's the most liberal area in Florida.

Don't believe the hype about Sarasota. It's a nice area but not for someone from Europe. Better check it first.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2015, 08:42 PM
 
239 posts, read 242,893 times
Reputation: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by RMD3819 View Post
Kyle is right Sarasota would be good although it is full of retirees.

My other thought is Pinellas/St. Pete beach communities although those too are full of retirees. I don't know about housing costs there.

You have some decent options with that budget.
Tampa like always and then Orlando are probably the most cosmopolitan options.. Sarasota may be better than St Pete though or you get less of that trashy feeling from everything I remember in SRQ. Theres a reason Gypsy lives there anyhow since it seems she values good schools, more services and less trash and all that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top