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Old 03-21-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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Just inquiring about what the area of Florida you decided to move to and why.
I have met some pretty cool people on here so far (you know who you are LOLOL) and I hope they add their comments as well
This forum has given me a great insight about allot of things and I LOVE IT!! (I have done other research as well, of course, about what parts of Florida I would like to move to)
Knowledge is power right?
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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Just inquiring about what the area of Florida you decided to move to and why.
I have met some pretty cool people on here so far (you know who you are LOLOL) and I hope they add their comments as well
This forum has given me a great insight about allot of things and I LOVE IT!! (I have done other research as well, of course, about what parts of Florida I would like to move to)
Knowledge is power right?
Still checking, but probably the Central East coast near Cocoa beach and that vicinity. Less crowded both Summer and Winter. Kinda ignored by Snow Birds and in Summer the main inflow is from Orlando and that area.Yes hot in Summer, but sea breezes and mild Winters in general. Cost is also reasonable.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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West Davie (Fort Lauderdale). It's a perfect mix of rural with some farms and horses, but in an urban area with everything South Florida has to offer. So we get a more laid back feel, great schools, farmers markets, parks, along with an acre of property, but just a few minutes from everything.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Sandy beaches...
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That one week of deep freeze in Dallas during the 2011 Superbowl did me in. My initial FoB (Florida or Bust) plan was just that, not any place specific other than somewhere that had no cold weather in Florida so that eliminated the panhandle. I started with job interviews in the Weston area north of Miami. When I told my boss of my FoB plan, he helped arranged for a transfer to a branch location in St Pete. I knew nothing about Tampa area at the time so told him that I'd do a recon trip and will make up my mind in 6 months. Took the family to DisneyWorld that one Xmas in 2011, stopped by Tampa/St Pete for 4 days to check around and made up our mind to move that following summer.

I'd have to say the longer I've been here the more I like it. Coming up on 4 yrs now this summer. So many things to do between here and Orlando that we haven't had a chance to go visit further south yet.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:10 PM
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I'm a native who hasn't lived in FL for over 6 years, but I grew up in Tampa and it's a pretty balanced city. I also like Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale. Can't go wrong with either of them. But as far as cities go, I prefer the makeup of those 3.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous South Florida
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I live in Wellington, FL. It is a "village" of about 60,000 people located in west Palm Beach County, inland of West Palm Beach. Back in the mid-late '90s, my husband and I used to vacation frequently in Hollywood Florida and always planned on moving there. Loved it b/c it was midway between Fort Lauderdale & Miami. Had an opportunity to buy a condo there for like 20K on the intracoastal but didn't (now its worth $$$).

Fast forward 15 years - after hurricane Sandy in late 2012, birth of our baby in Jan 2013, and the monster Feb blizzard of 2013, we decided we were done with CT. Decided we needed to look for an area with A-rated schools & Hollywood did not fit the bill. Read a Money magazine article that listed Wellington FL as one of the top 100 places to live in the country. Came for a visit and was blown away by the gorgeous lush landscape, immaculately clean streets & parks, family-oriented atmosphere, and top-rated schools. Moved here in May 2015 and LOVE LOVE LOVE every minute of it. My only regret is that we didn't move down here sooner
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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Awesome you guys!! Thanks for sharing!! ��
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:53 PM
 
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I moved to Broward county, Pompano Beach almost 8 years ago, liked it but it got expensive so I moved to Lee county which is the Fort Myers area. I had vacationed in the Fort Lauderdale area and loved it which is why I moved there, but anywhere in south Florida is better than the northeast where I grew up.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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We live in Ormond by the sea zip 32176. We choose this area because you can find affordable houses where you can walk to the beach. Our weather is comfortable, more comfortable than the mainland and Ormond Beach has a lower incidence of hurricanes than most areas along the coast. The surfing isn't as good as some places like Coco Beach, but we weren't thinking of how good the surfing is at the end of the street when we were looking for a house - silly us.

We like having places like Lagerheads with outdoor seating and free live music near by. We get high speed internet and there are lots of hospitals and doctors near by, this is a good place to grow old. We don't have any kids in K-12 so we don't care that the school's suck.

Our other criteria for the area was it is in either Florida or Hawaii and it met that criteria too.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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We live in Ormond by the sea zip 32176. We choose this area because you can find affordable houses where you can walk to the beach. Our weather is comfortable, more comfortable than the mainland and Ormond Beach has a lower incidence of hurricanes than most areas along the coast. The surfing isn't as good as some places like Coco Beach, but we weren't thinking of how good the surfing is at the end of the street when we were looking for a house - silly us.

We like having places like Lagerheads with outdoor seating and free live music near by. We get high speed internet and there are lots of hospitals and doctors near by, this is a good place to grow old. We don't have any kids in K-12 so we don't care that the school's suck.

Our other criteria for the area was it is in either Florida or Hawaii and it met that criteria too.
Yes, that is what I want---comfortable climate, outdoor entertainment, relaxed environment and I don't care what the schools are like since my kids will be all out of school by the time I get there (within the next 2 years)
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