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Old 02-12-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Who are these ppl? I have no idea. Most newbies to the state are your typical...NY, NJ and foreigners.
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Supposedly the level of fraud and crime in the Miami area is high (have heard this from a number of people). This would be white collar fraud, racketeering, drugs rings, etc.
Is this true, and if so, is it just tolerated because of all the cash it brings in?

(I hate to say it, but the entire state seems to have quite the reputation for a lack of..........morals, let's just say...)

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Old 02-12-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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Supposedly the level of fraud and crime is Miami area is high (have heard this from a number of people). This would be white collar fraud, racketeering, drugs rings, etc.
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I like Florida for the climate, but hate Miami for the reasons mentioned, then this does not say much, since I do not like big cities. I really like Naples the most, but I find Clearwater more affordable. This rings most true when it is a winter get-away home.
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Old 02-13-2016, 05:51 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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So who are these people coming in and going in a few years?? Big money from other states and countries? Regular people who don't know what they are getting into?.
It's a little of both.
I've met countless people who stay less than a year.

As far as big money: lots of investors, and wealthy people from outside the state who can afford to own multiple properties.

I watched a documentary on Florida going back to the early 1900s.
It has always been "the plan" of Florida to attract wealthy people who can afford multiple homes.
("Regular people" moving here, who can only afford one home and considered working class was never part of the big plan.)
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Miami is comparable now to Sydney Australia if you ask me. A true global city.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Supposedly the level of fraud and crime in the Miami area is high (have heard this from a number of people). This would be white collar fraud, racketeering, drugs rings, etc.
Is this true, and if so, is it just tolerated because of all the cash it brings in?

(I hate to say it, but the entire state seems to have quite the reputation for a lack of..........morals, let's just say...)

Tax fraud, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, medical fraud...list goes on...
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Miami is comparable now to Sydney Australia if you ask me. A true global city.
What do you mean by this? I know that since the early 60s the Cubans have made up a huge percentage of the population in the Miami area. (I believe they are now the actual majority?)
Is there a large contingent of illegal aliens in southwest Florida also?
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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What do you mean by this? I know that since the early 60s the Cubans have made up a huge percentage of the population in the Miami area. (I believe they are now the actual majority?)
Is there a large contingent of illegal aliens in southwest Florida also?
What does that matter? The Cuban-American community took what was a small beach retirement city (Miami), and transformed it into an international globally renowned metropolis. Why are you bringing illegals into this conversation?

And yes, there are illegals in Southwest Florida, as well as large LEGAL immigrant communities. The rich retirees would be helpless without them.
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:50 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I agree it must seem more secure and safe than many Central American countries. I also detected a large Eastern European presence; is that correct? And how many people are we talking about?? It takes ALOT of foreign nationals moving in to support a CVS or Walgreens on every other street corner, in a 20,000 square mile area.......
Well, with Big Pharma booming along as it is, I'm not surprised. Plus the CVS and Walgreens seem to serve as general quick
stop stores with the other merchandise they carry.
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Old 02-13-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Well, with Big Pharma booming along as it is, I'm not surprised. Plus the CVS and Walgreens seem to serve as general quick
stop stores with the other merchandise they carry.
I was just using them as an example. The point is that the scale of new development (commercial and otherwise) in the area is astounding. Who is paying to build all of these places, and then who is paying to shop in them or be customers there? For the residential, who is paying to buy them?
Billions upon billions of dollars are not sunk into development without a return.
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