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View Poll Results: Where in Florida woud you land for the winter if you were a snowbird?
Key West 3 7.89%
Aventura 3 7.89%
Jupiter 2 5.26%
Vero Beach 5 13.16%
Satellite Beach/Indiatlanic 2 5.26%
Cocoa Beach 0 0%
St. Petersburg 1 2.63%
Sarasota 2 5.26%
Venice 2 5.26%
Englewood 1 2.63%
Bonita Springs 0 0%
Naples 4 10.53%
Other place in Florida - please share your choice with us 6 15.79%
Not in Florida - would you mind revealing you paradise? 7 18.42%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-18-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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If you were a snowbird, where in Florida would you land for the duration of winter?
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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It depends upon what you want. If you want to be with a lot of other retired folks I would go for a place like St. Pete or Sarasota. If you want it really warm all winter, with little to no chance of frost or freeze, you probably need to consider Palm Beach and south of there. If you prefer rural areas, you might want to consider locations in the panhandle, though winters there are much colder than in south FL. If you want a big city go for someplace like Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa or Miami, though most of those cities have a higher population of younger people and tend to be very touristy. You may have other things to consider too. We have some friends who live near Philadelphia in the summer and in FL from after Labor Day through the month of April. They chose to be in Fort Lauderdale so they would be near where the Marlins play and could go whenever the Phillies came to town, but didn't want to be in Miami itself. If you love Nascar, consider coming to my home town, Daytona!

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Old 10-18-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I would have to say Metro Miami. I love that place!
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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I would have to say Metro Miami. I love that place!
I second that opinion, plus you would have access to the only major city in Florida.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:40 PM
 
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We love Titusville because of the small town, the Cape, the Beach at the Cape, the intercoastal pier, and close prox to Orlando, Coco and Daytona.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:41 AM
 
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if i was going to be here for the winter i would pick a small town for a laid-back lifestyle (less traffic, less noise, etc). if i was coming for a vacation, i would pick a more lively area like key west or orlando. (keeping in mind that orlando and miami are the 2 most dangerous cities in florida). i also think that st. augustine is a great area for a vacation. if i was rich i would winter in the ponte vedra beach area.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Jupiter
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Hawaii...if I lived out in the west...it would definately be Hawaii...unfortunately...it has become a little tooooooooo expensive to set up a 4 to 6 month snow bird residence....
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Quiet, Quaint, Englewood. Great fishing. If it is still there a fresh bakery that makes the best key lime pies.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Ive snowbird-ed in the Panhandle in Feb and March and loved it. Highs in the 70's and lows in the 40's sunny , refreshing, and many great areas and things to do and see. Not crowded and very cordial Natives.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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My parents are thinking of doing this. We are from MN, first of all how does snowbirding work? Do they rent a place for 6 months out of the year or do they buy another place? Where do the 60ish crowd live without too many tourists and where it is warm but not too humid?
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