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Old 05-19-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Backwoods, CT
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Ah, ok. Thank you.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I think it has alot to do with what point you are in your life to find the perfect spot in Florida. As i am still somewhat young at 32 and am not married nor have kids, i've only been living in Tampa for a year and a half but i wouldn't trade it for any other part of Florida let alone probably any part of the country! I am very content with my job, my salary and where i live.

This place has everything i've ever been looking for. Plus to be in a central location just hours away from any other major city in Florida is perfect for weekend trips. Now, when/if i get married, have kids, worry about schooling, living in a nice and safe neighborhood and dealing with traffic comes into play, then MAYBE i might think differently, but until that time comes i'm enjoying it as much as i can while it lasts.

I've been to other parts of Florida, and they just don't seem to compare with the Tampa area in my opinion. Granted, Miami is a fun place to VISIT, but i could never live there because the lifestyle is just too fast paced, expensive and competitive, plus the traffic is 10x worse than here. But someone younger that likes that kind of lifestyle would prefer that over Tampa anyday, so it all goes back to what i said about how it's all about what point you are in your life. I just know i'm not going anywhere anytime soon
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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I think it has alot to do with what point you are in your life to find the perfect spot in Florida. As i am still somewhat young at 32 and am not married nor have kids, i've only been living in Tampa for a year and a half but i wouldn't trade it for any other part of Florida let alone probably any part of the country! I am very content with my job, my salary and where i live.

This place has everything i've ever been looking for. Plus to be in a central location just hours away from any other major city in Florida is perfect for weekend trips. Now, when/if i get married, have kids, worry about schooling, living in a nice and safe neighborhood and dealing with traffic comes into play, then MAYBE i might think differently, but until that time comes i'm enjoying it as much as i can while it lasts.

I've been to other parts of Florida, and they just don't seem to compare with the Tampa area in my opinion. Granted, Miami is a fun place to VISIT, but i could never live there because the lifestyle is just too fast paced, expensive and competitive, plus the traffic is 10x worse than here. But someone younger that likes that kind of lifestyle would prefer that over Tampa anyday, so it all goes back to what i said about how it's all about what point you are in your life. I just know i'm not going anywhere anytime soon
Well said. Absolutely agree!!!
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:11 PM
 
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How important do you think this is? I think that Florida is such a big state and the living experiences can definitely change depending upon where in the state you live. For reference, I'm a Florida native and grew up in Tampa.

I grew up not_liking_Florida, and couldn't wait to get out. I've lived in another state and another country, and now after being away from FL for a few years I'm back to try to live here permanently. I definitely have a different outlook/appreciation for Florida now, and since I got back a few months ago I've been really exploring areas I hadn't seen before and taking road trips and such. And thus far, I have really adjusted to the humidity differently.

So I'm beginning to really like Florida but I still don't love it as a whole. In a few months, I'm moving to Orlando, because it's the best for me in Florida, but it's also a place I'd move to even if it wasn't in Florida.

Do you swear by your area? I know lots on here often talk about how they could never live in South FL. What if the whole state was like that? What do you love about your area of FL and how important do you think it is to find your spot in Florida? I know for a fact that I could never be happy in Tampa, or live there longer than a few months, so Orlando works for me. There are 1-2 other areas in the state I would enjoy living in, but they are few and far in between. I would definitely move back out of the state before moving to a city in Florida I didn't like, but I'm glad I did find a place in FL that suits me.

What about you?
and now you are what? PDF, hmm....

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Old 05-19-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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and now you are what? PDF, hmm....

Nope. I'm the one and only.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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LOL, she aint leaving Wake Co, NC. She knows what she's got.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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LOL, she aint leaving Wake Co, NC. She knows what she's got.
He.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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oh my bad!
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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oh my bad!
No problem.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:24 AM
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and now you are what? PDF, hmm....

Hahaha. Now I'm Really_liking_FL.
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