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Old 07-24-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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There was an active hurricane season in 2004=
Taken By Storm, 2004 storms Hurricane Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne ravaged Florida
Didnt do much to slow down Floridas population growth.
If you want to slow Florida growth make the place really expensive,get rid of the beaches and turn the climate cold.
I knew a number of folks who moved out of Miami after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Not that many of them moved out of Florida though, most moved inland or further north on either coast in Florida. They for some reason assumed that hurricanes could only hit the southeast FL coast, but then along came the storms of 2004 and 2005, ie, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Katrina, Rita and Wilma, and showed us hurricanes can hit anywhere and affect anywhere in Florida, even inland.
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: -"`-._,-'"`-._, ☀ Sunny Florida ☀ ,-"`-._,-'"`-.
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The only thing that'll slow growth is a sharp downturn in the economy and an active hurricane season where 2 or more hurricanes make land fall in FL--- that'll slow the growth down a bit.
Was there a drop in the Florida population growth after 2004/2005?
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Was there a drop in the Florida population growth after 2004/2005?
I think you're right.
Not exactly sure when it happened, but think it was around then when more people moved out than moved in.
Maybe it was after Wilma
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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"If we don't build it will they stop coming?

People move here because they are tired of shoveling snow, they like warm weather year round, Florida has no state tax and special perks for seniors.


But I am concerned when I see more and more green land being turned into subdivisions and our wildlife having no place to go.


Meanwhile with all this "growing" my area of Florida has a shortage of affording housing (I'm not talking Section 8). Seems like the only thing being built is more and more expensive HOA gated communities and nowhere near enough apartment complexes. The powers that be definitely cater to the rich; we have a community near me that was built recently where the houses START at $1 million.


But try to find a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment or condo to rent and we're talking over $1,000 a month where a few short years ago it was easy to find a 1 bedroom for around $600.
The rents you mention were the same as my experience last spring when I visited the Tampa/St Pete area. I looked at quite a few 1 bedroom apartments and 1 bedroom condos, and everything was over $1,000. And not good places, older complexes with beat up appliances, etc. Not great and overpriced. Plus, AC would be on top of that.

The developers building higher end condos and homes in FL follows a national trend. Many desirable areas across the country are lacking "affordable" housing options for middle class wages and seniors' middle income retirement pensions. Developers want to cash in by building high end condos, upscale apartment complexes and higher end single family homes. As long as there is a population willing to spend big bucks on housing, it won't change.

I think the idea of "cheaper living in Florida" that many posters have mentioned is relative to where you are coming from. FL seems less expensive in some ways (property taxes, real estate) than the northeast or west coast, but not that different from the midwest in terms of overall COL. Escaping the snow, however, is likely the #1 reason for many people to move from the north to the south.
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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I'm not sure where you go the idea that people do9n't discuss this??? I mean, have you looked at the forums? It seems as if that's all that's discussed sometimes.

But, it's warm, cheap (where we are anyway), and there's a beach. Just try to keep people out w/ those attractions.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:35 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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I will add that many people who do move to FL complain about the lack of a community feeling in FL. Not all of them, but it definitely exists. Florida is more of a fake friendly, and also many people who do move down here aren't really interested in making friends. A married couple might move to FL and find that problematic. That's one of the negatives with the state being so transient I guess.
Agreed.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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It's warm and cheap. That's about it.
And..Florida is located out east, which makes it an easy transition for much of the US. Just head south on I95 or I75 for a couple days max, and then palm trees!
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
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And..Florida is located out east, which makes it an easy transition for much of the US. Just head south on I95 or I75 for a couple days max, and then palm trees!
And you can just hop on I10 for a couple days!
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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Another way to decrease Floridas population if that is your wish would be to ban all Air conditioners.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:11 PM
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Another way to decrease Floridas population if that is your wish would be to ban all Air conditioners.
Yes! Let's see how many people like the humidity then.
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