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Old 04-16-2016, 04:11 AM
 
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...and my instincts tell me that Florida is not the paradise now that it was in the 1960s. I need evidence to tell him same. (Of course, part of my reluctance to move to Florida could be fear of "culture shock" as I am originally from Oklahoma)
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Old 04-16-2016, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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...and my instincts tell me that Florida is not the paradise now that it was in the 1960s. I need evidence to tell him same. (Of course, part of my reluctance to move to Florida could be fear of "culture shock" as I am originally from Oklahoma)
I grew up in NE Ok and now live in Pensacola. Love it. Can go to beach any day I want. Mild winter. Fresh seafood.
Every place has its pros and cons -- every. place.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
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...and my instincts tell me that Florida is not the paradise now that it was in the 1960s. I need evidence to tell him same. (Of course, part of my reluctance to move to Florida could be fear of "culture shock" as I am originally from Oklahoma)
why don't y'all just come here for an extended vacation to get an idea of what it is like now. Maybe you will change your mind. What part of Florida did he live in as a child?
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:55 AM
 
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Hialeah and Melbourne
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
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Hialeah and Melbourne
both have changed to the point where its probably almost unrecognizable
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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I grew up in NE Ok and now live in Pensacola. Love it. Can go to beach any day I want. Mild winter. Fresh seafood.
Every place has its pros and cons -- every. place.
I agree, my grandparents and parents tell me alot of the panhandle reminds them a little of florida in the 1960s. very nice beaches, much slower pace and friendlier people, that "seaside" town was built because the architects family was from alabama and visited florida alot int he 1960s and wanted something to remind them of the seaside towns of florida in the 1960s. sort of like disney and celebration. seaside certainly doesnt have 1960s prices though for homes
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:53 AM
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I was not alive to know what FL was like back then, but as with anywhere else, places change. Tell him to visit before deciding to move back. Many times people are shocked when going back to a certain area after even 15-20 years.
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:30 PM
 
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Native born Floridian here who grew up in South Florida in the 1960s. There are still a number of areas that retain the feel of that era through either contained growth or having not had it appear yet as the the flow of overdevelopment has very evidently crept northward over the years. Places like Lake Park, Juno Beach, Hobe Sound, Sebring, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Arcadia, Englewood, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Fort Pierce, Sebastian, St Cloud and Titusville are examples of towns that have maintained the feel of "old Florida" despite relative proximity to heavily populated areas.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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Why do you write in 3rd person?
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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Is there anywhere in the US that is even remotely similar to the way it was 50+ years ago? I think not. Maybe the rural Great Plains. There was nothing there then, nothing there now.
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