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Old 07-08-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Hey everyone, im a rather new poster here but ive been reading the city data for a few months now. I was curious about a lot of you that live in florida who may have came from area's that are mountainous and/or from the north. I live up in pa and obviously its a huge change to go from rolling hills, mountains, to something very flat. Im just wondering, did you end up getting used to it and liking it or was it a problem to where you really considered moving out of there? Im looking for a place with a lot of nice weather and i cant decide if I want to be in florida or cali, ive been to both for only a few days at a time. But anyway about the flatness, how was your experience?
SWFL is very flat & not much in the way of trees. I don't really count palm trees for they are more decorative than purposeful. We were stationed in central TX for some years & that was about as flat as flat can get. I never got use to the flatness of TX or SWFL. Just not me. I am sure many get use to it, though.

The NW part of FL has some rolling hills & is actually sort of scenic IMO.

I love the southern coast of CA. We have family in Del Mar. Look to the front & there's the ocean. Look to the back & there are the rolling hills & moutains off in the distance. It's beautiful in that area of CA. But, that beauty comes with one heck of a high price tag.

We live in a very hilly & scenic area of NEOH & have 4- 150+yr old maples in our back yard. Gorgeous in the spring, summer & fall. I am a mountain/tree person more than a beach person. I prefer to take vacations to such places as the Rocky Mountains, Napa Valley & Jackson Hole. Beaches really don't impress me much. So, it's gonna depend on what you like!
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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We live in VA and are considering a move to FL and we talk all the time about how flat the landscape is in Florida. HOWEVER, the really cool thing is because it's so flat, there are all these great cloudscapes! I'm a photographer and love clouds in particular. When we're down there I'm always stuck by these great clouds and my husband pointed out that there are no hills/mtns to conceal them -- all I see is sky and couldscapes.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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Hey everyone thanks for the responses so far! Im definitely going to look more into each one, im heading down florida at the end of the month here so im going to try and look at as much as possible. The thing for me is, im in my 20's, no kids, not married, i own a business so I want to basically build where i move and be able to run that, it has to do with painting industrial parts and muscle car/off road parts, so trying to see where the best area's would be for that first. I really like the idea of the cali hills but the expense is really weighing on me. Do any places remind you offhand of the place im looking for possibly? I think northern florida would certainly be where i'd go if i were to be down there.

There are some hilly areas in the northern part of the orlando metro around hiawasse and apopka vineland.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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Crestview in Santa Rosa County has some nice hills. Ocala area also has beautiful, rolling hills. Also, Appalachia area is pretty.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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I like the flatness. Long days for one. In CT the sun set so early over the hills, here you have sun for maximum time. Easier to drive in a straight flat line too. When I went to CT in January I felt closed in by the hills.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Fla
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Clermont has hills
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: cocoa florida
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i live in cocoa florida 10 minutes from kennedy space center and 35 minutes to orlando , i live 41 ft above sea level right by the indian river one of the few hills in florida but it's great, not like the adirondacks of new york, or the beautiful hills of california by lower taxes and access to nice beaches and great people
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:02 AM
 
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Crestview in Santa Rosa County has some nice hills. Ocala area also has beautiful, rolling hills. Also, Appalachia area is pretty.
I meant Apalachicola
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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When I was at the beach a couple days ago . . . I saw some beautiful mountains. Then my wife slapped me and pooof they were gone! !
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:59 AM
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What are you guys talking about. Tallahassee is the best Hilly place in the state, it is built on 7 large hills, the whole city is very hilly and beautiful, not to mention we have 5 canopy roads which is unmatched.
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