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Old 03-25-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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Pretty places there
No state income tax and cannabis friendly, also.
Win-win.
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Old 03-25-2017, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Maybe I'm just more impressed by the mountains and the views from the rolling hills. To me it makes it more picturesque than most of Florida where it's just flat. I will admit that most people from California that come to Florida to comment on how green everything looks. There's a lot more foliage in Florida and it does make the land pop out. When you look at the beaches, though, to me the mountains in the distance and the beach rock formations that they have even nearby Los Angeles like Malibu or Laguna Beach, but especially in places like Big Sur, I mean those beaches look like they're from another planet. You have these big tall rock pillars jutting out of the sand everywhere and little pools all around. There's nothing like that anywhere in Florida. Those beaches to me look better than any beach in Florida. If you just walk around any rocky outcropping or mountain it looks better than most walks around Florida.so do think Florida does have nice palm tress and beautiful streets and nice cities. California has palm trees too, but Florida looks nice and is much more affordable.
Seems to me you like rock

Eons ago FL was under water.

The mountains in CA were caused by the forces of plate tectonics. This process causes plates of the Earth's crust to collide, resulting in uplifting of the land, great earthquakes and major geologic instability. It ls still happening today. The Grand Canyon is the result of a sinkhole. CA has several geographies from vast deserts to heavily forested to mountains so in CA people can choose what they like.
People tend to enjoy various geographies and climates. It is the fortunate that get to choose.

FL is unique compared to the rest of the U.S. mainland so it is silly to compare FL to anywhere else.
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Old 03-25-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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No state income tax and cannabis friendly, also.
Win-win.
Cannabis laws are changing around the country at a fast rate. FL recently voted medical marijuanainto law. I would bet personal use laws will come to be soon.

CA certainly does have a state income tax. In fact CA is one of the most heavily taxed states.
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I think it has more to do with having an established population. So many of the Floridians are either from somewhere else and still feel ties to their own former places or are young and haven't really developed a culture. I think with time, Floridians will find what they have in common. I said that things "might be changing," because certain things like the Orlando City sports team and its strange popularity might be the kind of thing that gets people excited and creates some form of culture. It's not a big deal, though. Honestly, I like that Orlando doesn't have a culture in a way. There's more freedom and it's a bit more relaxed. I'm not necessarily saying it's a bad thing. In some ways, it's perfect for tourists that come to Orlando because it just kind of accepts any culture, since it doesn't have anything developed.

Now that you bring up Key Lime Pie, I do like Key Lime Pie. Also, Publix is a Florida thing and Publix does have good stuff.
Maybe you didnt find in & Out Burger, but here is a link that might clue youn into Orlando culural offerings;

http://www.visitorlando.com/things-t...e-and-history/
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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Cannabis laws are changing around the country at a fast rate. FL recently voted medical marijuanainto law. I would bet personal use laws will come to be soon.

CA certainly does have a state income tax. In fact CA is one of the most heavily taxed states.
He was referring to Washington state.

Things are changing quickly. WA has a slew of other taxes to make up for no income fax from what I hear. Fl might be legalize recreational at some point
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Cannabis laws are changing around the country at a fast rate. FL recently voted medical marijuanainto law. I would bet personal use laws will come to be soon.

CA certainly does have a state income tax. In fact CA is one of the most heavily taxed states.
sorry - thought u meant CA
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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He was referring to Washington state.

Things are changing quickly. WA has a slew of other taxes to make up for no income fax from what I hear. Fl might be legalize recreational at some point
thanks.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:07 PM
 
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Seems to me you like rock

Eons ago FL was under water.

The mountains in CA were caused by the forces of plate tectonics. This process causes plates of the Earth's crust to collide, resulting in uplifting of the land, great earthquakes and major geologic instability. It ls still happening today. The Grand Canyon is the result of a sinkhole. CA has several geographies from vast deserts to heavily forested to mountains so in CA people can choose what they like.
People tend to enjoy various geographies and climates. It is the fortunate that get to choose.

FL is unique compared to the rest of the U.S. mainland so it is silly to compare FL to anywhere else.
I just notice that people from the West, not just California, tend to be very connected to their land and geography, in a way that Floridians don't tend to be. You don't see most people talking about the beauty of the swamps and trees. Most Floridians are trying to hide inside air conditioned houses and avoiding mosquitoes.

That being said, I do think that Florida's weather is great, especially if you come from the north. The thing is, Southern California specifically has arguably better weather. Los Angeles has a dry heat that doesn't frizz up your hair and evaporates your sweat quickly. It doesn't rain often. It's a desert. So, the weather is good almost everyday. Florida's weather is much hotter and humid. That being said, I kind of like the hot, humid heat too as long as I drink lots of water. I prefer it over the cold weather.

I mean, personally, even though I have friends in California and they argue that it has better weather, better landscape, bigger city, more access to culture and more access to concerts and festivals, etc., more access to outdoors stuff, I don't think I'd want to go there. Not just because of the higher price tag, but I prefer the slower pace of Florida. Like I said, I've known many people who have left Florida because they wanted more outdoors stuff. Places like Colorado, have the hiking, but also have a totally different culture of drinking and bars. I very much enjoy the Florida attractions, weather and like being indoors in air conditioned, so it works for me.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:51 PM
 
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I am the only person who doesn't like Florida? I have lived in Florida for the past ten years after my parents moved us here because my dad got a job transfer. It was fine at first but I am not sure if I have gone crazy or maybe I am not a Florida guy but I honestly don't like living in Florida anymore. The population in Florida is a bit of a melting pot. Living here has allowed me to meet someone from every state- Even Alaska and Hawaii! Everyone I have ever met has one thing in common; They love Florida and think it's the best place they have ever lived and they hate their home state.

When I mention I don't like Florida, I receive the strangest looks, gasps and get told I am insane. People always ask "How can you not like Florida? It's the best state in the country!" "We have beaches and Disney World!" But I honestly don't like it. I feel like there has to be something else out there in the country or the world. Florida simply can't be the only good place. I also get told I am immature when I mention I don't like Florida. I've been told this by neighbors,my parents friends, teachers, college prof., co-workers, etc.
(I am 21 so perhaps it's because I am Young and I haven't left the state since I moved here 10 years ago).

What I hate about Florida is that it's nothing but one giant Suburb. Florida has nothing but Subdivision, after subdivision and miles and miles of close together suburban houses. A lot of these subdivisions are giant and when you are a kid without a car you are trapped in them. Even with a car they are still a pain to drive through. There aren't any lush forests to explore or any hills or creeks or mountains. It's nothing but rows of houses, golf courses and man made lakes. Also the grass is thick as hell and the only natural terrain is swap with fungus in the water. No crystal clear lakes.

When I lived in upstate New York we had our own private property on a few acres. It was great. I was able to practice hockey outside in the winter, I could hit baseballs off the Tee in the summer, fish without even leaving my property. The lakes and rivers were crystal clear (you could drink from them without worrying about getting sick or Amoebas) There were plenty of lush forests to explore, mountains. It was nice. Here there are neighbors everywhere. It sucks. I hate the lack of rural areas in Florida too.

I also hate how crowded Florida is. It takes forever to drive anywhere due to how crowded the roads are. That combined with bad traffic, bad drivers and bad roads. Florida is just so crowded. Everyday there is a car accident, everyday I am stuck in Traffic due to an accident or simply by too many cars on the road at once.

I also I am not really a bar or club going guy and I don't drink often but this seems to be a big reason people move to Florida. A lot of people say they love Florida's lax alcohol laws (especially people from the Carolinas, PA, New Jersey and the family from Utah I know) and it was a big reason for them moving here. It seems like most people I meet regardless of age the only things they want to do is drink every weekend or go to night clubs. Also what's with people in Florida sitting in their driveways drinking? (Even my parents find this strange).

I am the only who feels this way about Florida? I've meet someone from every state and it seems all them hate their home state and insist Florida is the best. But I just don't buy it.

I'm still in college so it will be a couple of years before I can leave but I hope to be a military officer and see a little bit of the world. (Though I get told I am selfish and immature for wanting too). I find myself dreaming about visiting places such as Wyoming, Montana or even Alaska. Or returning to Upstate New York or New Hampshire. (I love visiting NH as a kid).
Got to give credit where it's due. Florida is hands down the most overrated state in the Land. It's nothing but suburbs of swamp land and dirty mosquitos + alligators. When one talks Canyons, Deserts and Mountains - your talking Cali not overrated FL.
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Got to give credit where it's due. Florida is hands down the most overrated state in the Land. It's nothing but suburbs of swamp land and dirty mosquitos + alligators. When one talks Canyons, Deserts and Mountains - your talking Cali not overrated FL.
What do you do with canyons and mountains? Deserts dont seem very appealing.

Are you saying CA doesnt have mosquitoes ?

Yes. Tons of gators in FL lakes rivers and swamps. All part of a diverse environment. Have you ever canoed ot kayaked any FL spring fed rivers?

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