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Old 04-14-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Do you think there is a place that is kind of like the Keys in the early days...
undiscovered? With Palm trees?
Probably wrong thread.

But I was thinking maybe 30 minutes inland from most beaches?
Maybe there is, somewhere in the state that most folks never heard of. I don't know where that would be, though.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Do you think there is a place that is kind of like the Keys in the early days...
undiscovered? With Palm trees?
Probably wrong thread.

But I was thinking maybe 30 minutes inland from most beaches?
lol, no.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:26 PM
 
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Last I heard, he moved to the NC mountains.
2013 he bought his 3rd house in Palm Beach:
Jimmy Buffett Purchases Third Palm Beach Home For $1.3 Million - Forbes
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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i'm sure he owns a few houses
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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Do you think there is a place that is kind of like the Keys in the early days...
undiscovered? With Palm trees?
Probably wrong thread.

But I was thinking maybe 30 minutes inland from most beaches?
Have you tried the MJ triangle in NorCal. They have the stuff you like.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:35 AM
 
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I think JB owns homes in FL, CO, MA and probably a few other places.
What people don't realize is that Buffett didn't luck into his life by sitting in the sand and playing beach music. He worked his ass off to get where he is. He took the right risks, got lined up with the right people, had some luck, etc and things worked out well for him.
But, for every Jimmy Buffett, there's a dreamer playing acoustic guitar at Sloppy Joe's who can barely afford to feed himself.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:40 AM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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I like Jimmy Buffets restaurant in Asheville NC.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:02 AM
 
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I like Jimmy Buffets restaurant in Asheville NC.
While the décor and environment of the restaurants is cool, the food sucks!

Anyplace that has Tilapia on their menu is basically saying "we're too cheap to use a good fish, so we're going to use this farm raised, bland, non-descript white fish because it's cheap and people think it has an exotic name"

I hate places that have Tilapia on the menu!
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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A reality check and a plan are the two important factors. If someone is in a minimum wage no benefits job where they are, they are not going to morph into executives by moving to FL or anywhere else.



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There are. I'm not sure what your question is, or if you wanted to hear these types of stories. But there are plenty of those stories here in the Keys, the Mecca of Beach Bums (which is sad, because we have almost no public beaches in all 100+ miles, and none of them are open after dusk, but beach bums never bother to research that).

Most of the time, in the whole of Florida but especially SFL, it doesn't work out, and ends up becoming somewhat of a nightmare. There is a ton of competition for low-skill, low-wage, no benefit jobs, and also for affordable safe housing - so much in the Keys that both barely exist at all, even for locals. A lot of people end up becoming homeless and desperate, and have a lot of terrible stories of assault or other dangers they encountered while desperate for a job or place to live. Many people resort to doing sexual favors just to keep the "beach bum" lifestyle in SFL, which is never actually worth the sacrifices made. I see offers online for this all the time, both from those who will give to get a place to stay, and from those who will receive in return for crashing on their couch. It's hard to go back home and admit defeat after the dream dies. And, in truth, many people cannot even afford to leave - many people are always begging on Craigslist for free rides out of town to go back where they came from, and they post for months and months with no offers given. I find it especially irritating that most of these people have several pets, or just got a brand new puppy while they're living on the street and obviously can't afford to properly feed or care for the animal given that they can't even find a way to put a roof over their own heads.

Dreaming is great, but laziness, ignorance, or selfishness are not. And there is a distinction to be made here. People just need to put in the effort to do a little research first and make a plan, before pursuing the dream. I'm not sure why that is too much work for so many people.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Do you think there is a place that is kind of like the Keys in the early days...
undiscovered? With Palm trees?
Probably wrong thread.

But I was thinking maybe 30 minutes inland from most beaches?
Not anymore. Discovered and developed a long time ago.
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