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Old 09-21-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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Really?! So what has run everyone off, the people who relocated there or other factors like the economy or the weather?


a heavy dose of all 3!
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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I believe as South FL got more and more developed and crowded with transplants, the natives moved more to North FL. The whole lifestyle the natives were used to changed. I can't blame them really. I also think the same will happen in parts of TN and already has. Some areas here are nothing but transplants.
Kim918, you are exactly right. and who could blame them? i was born in this state, but i prefer to leave now too. and i will also try to talk some of my family members (who are also natives) to join me.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The land of erternal summer to Murfreesboro, TN
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I guess I was just wondering that if it's the transplants who are the rude ones, then maybe it's because where they came from rudeness was just a natural way to be. When everyone is rude, it becomes acceptable behavior. But when someone is rude in an area where it didn't used to be that way, it's noticed more, because it isn't so acceptable.

Anyway, I was in Florida in May and I found folks to be very friendly and laid-back for the most part.

Maybe it's perception; I was on vacation so I was mellow, and I perceived everyone else to be mellow too.
Where were you in FL?
Southeast FL is filled with transplants from all over the world now. It's one big salad bowl! After living in TN for awhile I went back to Florida for a funeral, I went into Publix and I could feel the difference immediately between there and here. Nothing unusual happened or anything, it's just a vibe you get. I agree with your vacation comment. It's different when you are just visiting.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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I guess I was just wondering that if it's the transplants who are the rude ones, then maybe it's because where they came from rudeness was just a natural way to be. When everyone is rude, it becomes acceptable behavior. But when someone is rude in an area where it didn't used to be that way, it's noticed more, because it isn't so acceptable.

Anyway, I was in Florida in May and I found folks to be very friendly and laid-back for the most part.

Maybe it's perception; I was on vacation so I was mellow, and I perceived everyone else to be mellow too.

it depends on where you are in florida too of course. were you in northern fla by chance?
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The land of erternal summer to Murfreesboro, TN
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Kim918, you are exactly right. and who could blame them? i was born in this state, but i prefer to leave now too. and i will also try to talk some of my family members (who are also natives) to join me.
I totally understand. Give TN a shot. It is really beautiful here and the people are all very nice in general. My daughter was born in FL and she is NEVER leaving. She loves it. It's her home.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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Where were you in FL?
Southeast FL is filled with transplants from all over the world now. It's one big salad bowl! After living in TN for awhile I went back to Florida for a funeral, I went into Publix and I could feel the difference immediately between there and here. Nothing unusual happened or anything, it's just a vibe you get. I agree with your vacation comment. It's different when you are just visiting.

that's so funny. when i go to nc for a visit, then i come back to florida, i can really feel a different vibe on the roads. not too much on i-95, but when i get off of i-95 and get into orlando, i can feel my mood change, i am more alert by then, and that is when i realize just how bad it is in orlando.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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i've been to tn (eastern tn) many times. i lived not far from there at all a few yrs ago. it is nice, no doubt about it.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Where were you in FL?
Southeast FL is filled with transplants from all over the world now. It's one big salad bowl! After living in TN for awhile I went back to Florida for a funeral, I went into Publix and I could feel the difference immediately between there and here. Nothing unusual happened or anything, it's just a vibe you get. I agree with your vacation comment. It's different when you are just visiting.
I flew into Ft Myers and spent a couple of days in that area, then I drove up the coast and eventually ended up in Homosassa Springs. And it was part vacation, part research, as I am seriously thinking about retiring to Florida myself next year.

Guess I may one day be one of those hated transplants. But I'll try very hard not to be rude.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: The land of erternal summer to Murfreesboro, TN
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that's so funny. when i go to nc for a visit, then i come back to florida, i can really feel a different vibe on the roads. not too much on i-95, but when i get off of i-95 and get into orlando, i can feel my mood change, i am more alert by then, and that is when i realize just how bad it is in orlando.
It's true! I feel so much less stressed here and I am doing the exact same job. I transferred, but everything here feels way more civilized.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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i'm not a fan of ft myers at all, but homosassa springs is def different. i could see how you would meet some nice folks there for sure.
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