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Old 12-27-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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It might be good for retired people. But even the most pro-Florida people know that cheap homes, "warm" weather, more space, and laid back comes at a price. Florida is not some paradise or utopia.
Everything has its compromises. Many people unfortunately overlook that very basic truth

Imo the culture, restaurants/food and weather in many parts of cali is preferable to here, but the absurd taxation, regulation and housing col more than tips the scales for me to live here, especially at a similar salary.

If I was a double-digit millionaire+, I'd pick cal in a heartbeat but if I'm going to make similar money in both places and I have to support myself and my family on that salary, FL wins for me.

I could probably make more money in ND, MS, or LA....but then I'd have to live there
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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It might be good for retired people. But even the most pro-Florida people know that cheap homes, "warm" weather, more space, and laid back comes at a price. Florida is not some paradise or utopia.
Do you know where we could find paradise or utopia?
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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It might be good for retired people. But even the most pro-Florida people know that cheap homes, "warm" weather, more space, and laid back comes at a price. Florida is not some paradise or utopia.
Which would also be true of anywhere else on this planet as well.
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:20 PM
 
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Everything has its compromises. Many people unfortunately overlook that very basic truth

Imo the culture, restaurants/food and weather in many parts of cali is preferable to here, but the absurd taxation, regulation and housing col more than tips the scales for me to live here, especially at a similar salary.

If I was a double-digit millionaire+, I'd pick cal in a heartbeat but if I'm going to make similar money in both places and I have to support myself and my family on that salary, FL wins for me.

I could probably make more money in ND, MS, or LA....but then I'd have to live there
I could afford CA/SoCal but left. Too hectic, and regulated and then the traffic.
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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It might be good for retired people. But even the most pro-Florida people know that cheap homes, "warm" weather, more space, and laid back comes at a price. Florida is not some paradise or utopia.
Retired folks compromise less than 20 percent of the FL population. How about the other 16 million people??
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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OP, I love the idea of this thread, seeing that other thread posted about people leaving.


I can't wait to move there myself.
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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OP, I love the idea of this thread, seeing that other thread posted about people leaving.


I can't wait to move there myself.
I love it here, been here 7 and a half years and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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I know NYC got 70 degree weather for Christmas Eve but that was just a fluke,

I remember 15 degrees in the middle of December many years ago.
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:01 PM
 
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You forgot one=THE BEACHES.
Exactly, warm tropical clear blue waters certain times of the year.

and you don't have to be a millionaire to live near the beach. I rented a small apartment and lived for 3 years 2 blocks from the beach for $750 a month.
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:08 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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It might be good for retired people. But even the most pro-Florida people know that cheap homes, "warm" weather, more space, and laid back comes at a price. Florida is not some paradise or utopia.
Well I don't understand why you are still on here complaining about Florida when you already left. Maybe you should see a therapist.
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