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Old 04-13-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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I have been here for a year and I am considering moving back north soon. I am shocked at the low standards of living down here and the really bad landlords. I just can't understand it. There are no regulations here.
It's the south love protections are getting better
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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It's still the south love, protections are getting better. how do you like the cost?
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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That's what people said years ago about LA too...

You can't judge new, innovative cities like Orlando, Jax and LA based on old places like Boston and NY.
Innovative?!?! That is just about the last word that comes to mind for me when I think of Orlando. Suburban describes it much better. And to even compare ORL and JAX to LA astonishes me. Miami yeah.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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I at least beg to differ on that. Every place has history and culture. It might not have history or culture that you are particularly interested in, but those things are unavoidable by the mere fact of a place existing and having some human population--it's just everything that happened somewhere and the concatenation of the residents' behavior and beliefs, with an emphasis on commonalties at least in subpopulations.
You are correct, every place does have culture. But every place does not treasure their culture, and some places would trade their historical culture for just another cookie cutter strip mall or tee shirt shop. Yep I know, that counts as culture too I guess, subculture certainly. Now if you cling to the confederate flag more than the US flag, I suppose you could say historical culture does still remain. There are lots of horses to ride, and that's a treasure, and breakfast here can stand up to anybody's, but if you'd like to maintain your heritage with, oh, say something as simple as a St. Pat's parade, you'll be crushed unless you can get to Savannah. I figure to each his/her own. I live with an aunt who would not return for anything, while 20 years later people are still understandably laughing at my sun red face!
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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St. Augustine has culture, and a lot of history. The oldest city here in the USA. And beautiful...
Sorry, nothing left now but a tourist trap. Its Disney history, and some people like that. But it isn't really history.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Sorry, nothing left now but a tourist trap. Its Disney history, and some people like that. But it isn't really history.
What's really history to you?
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Sorry, nothing left now but a tourist trap. Its Disney history, and some people like that. But it isn't really history.
How is the oldest city in the country peddling Disney history? Enlighten us. Those buildings are old Spanish buildings, and the college there is beautiful, as is the amazing Cathedral...built in 1797. Any old city in the US is a tourist trap, so what? Both Savannah and Charleston are exactly the same way. Go to St. Augustine during artwalk on the first Friday of the month and see all of the local artists in over 20 galleries. There are charming restaurants there as well.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: right here!
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Default Pardon me?

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Yep, as I suspected, if you move to Florida and want to move back its everyone and everything elses fault.

Come on people, so Florida now has the worlds worst landlords???

How about this.

If you move to Florida and you want to move back could it be?

You did not do your research first?

Picked the wrong town?

Did not do the planning ahead of time?


NOT the landlords, the teachers, the police, the mayor, governor, neighbor, the crime or anything else. It is my fault.
Hmmmm...could it be I did my research, picked a great town, had some good experiences, and now its time to move on? Could it be that due to several natural disasters and being at ground zero in the foreclosure crisis have actually CHANGED the area where I live, and it isn't exactly the same Florida that I moved to years ago? That I used to tolerate the stifling weather because of all the other good things to offer, but now that those things have changed (My property taxes have doubled while the value of my home has plummeted -it's true! - my homeowner's insurance is crazy high, I have developed allergies over the past few years - couldn't predict that- the job market has changed - construction halted - all those folks moved on which in turn affected every other sector of the economy - I could go on and on).

I come to this forum to DO research, to vent a bit, to see if there are others who perhaps feel the way I do. As I have posted before, for those of you considering moving to FL, come on down, you can have my parking spot. Perhaps you could be grateful that we are posting our honest experiences and maybe saving you, or others, from having the same difficulties that we have had.

Please don't suggest that I (or others like me) did not do my research and I am "blaming everything and everyone else". I have changed. Florida has changed. Hurray, all of us are growing and changing. I find your post disingenuous at best and insulting at worst.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. To be honest without being toxic, which is how I feel about this place, I would say there is nothing much that Tallahassee has to offer. Jobs are low grade and low paying, whether or not you have a degree. It isn't much different now in that respect than it was before the economy tanked.

It is so stifling hot with humidity that you can see it swirling around in the street lights at night. On cooler days (yes, they sometimes do occur) you can still feel the humidity weighing down on you. There are really only two seasons-summer and winter, which is just slightly cooler than summer. The one good thing about Tallahassee (northern florida) is that it does get colder here than most other places in Florida.

The quality of life has really deteriorated in general and race relations are the worst they have ever been.

We moved away for six years to Rapid City, South Dakota. Although it was a beautiful, small town with GREAT weather and seasons, its economy was worse than Tallahassee. We did not do as much research as we thought we had done, so we felt we had to move back to Tallahassee. We regret it.

We are ready to move away again. We would love to move to New England. My husband was actually looking into a job in Shelton, CT, but after getting a few responses in the Connecticut forum, we are more hesitant. Our original desired destinations are New Hampshire or Vermont, but we are really leaning toward New Hampshire. I don't know much about the place, other than it is gorgeous and I love the way Keene looks and sounds. However, in the current economy, I am afraid to move. I wish all of those who are actually moving away to new jobs good luck, and I hope to follow in suit soon. Best wishes, all!
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Keene.... Not a lot there, not a good choice. Look around in Massachusetts, Northampton, MA is where I am from, and it is a GREAT city. Areas SOUTH of Boston are good. CT is expensive. So is RI.
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