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Old 02-19-2007, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Pasco County
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You are right. That is a concern for you. I was just trying to make you happy!

And most retirees are wonderful people. However, I did see an unusual amount of grouchy retirees in southwest Florida. I think the traffic and lack of good service really got on their nerves. I also think they enjoyed the weather, minus the hurricanes, and being around other retirees.

That is my unbiased opinion, for what it is worth.

I sure hope that you enjoy your retirement wherever you go!
I am quite happy.
I am already enjoying my retirement but I will enjoy it more when I don't have to deal with bone chilling cold and ice anymore.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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I am quite happy.
I am already enjoying my retirement but I will enjoy it more when I don't have to deal with bone chilling cold and ice anymore.
There are alot of areas to get away from the bone chilling cold that are much more stable then Florida.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Pasco County
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There are alot of areas to get away from the bone chilling cold that are much more stable then Florida.
You really can't seem to get away from bashing Florida, can you?
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:46 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would think the jobs would include tourism,medical and teachers,of all the the articles I've seen as of late that is where help is needed especially in s.florida
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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You really can't seem to get away from bashing Florida, can you?
I have been here all my life and will be here the rest of it too. I'm not bashing Florida.I don't see why you think I am. Its just southern hospitality. If you like I can give you a sales line about how its paridise and the roads are paved in gold. Or I can tell you what I know.

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Old 02-20-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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Default untrue:

fla probably has the best economic situation in the entire u.s., and have heard this for a few yrs now. look, all i can do is compare it to other places i have lived, and i cant tell you that i make more money here than when in nc, and my wife makes about the same. everyone complains about the wages in fla, and although they arent the best, this is the south. not many states down here pay that well, it's just the way it is. i guess if you want to make lots of money, move to nyc, but you may pay 2500 for a small crappy apt
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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Default stuart, fl

I would like to know follwoing things about Stuart.

1] Population Size.

2} Is it growing ? growth rate?

3] Housing cost for 3000 suare feet homes.

4] Quality of public schools.

5] Are hurricanes a major trouble?

6] Is home owner insurance very costly? can you get one ?

7] finaly The Good, The Bab , The Ugly about Stuart.

Thanks

RAj
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Default Potentially misleading information...

Getting a job in Florida (at least in South Florida) is not a problem...the problem is, what type of job, in what industry, and what is the compensation? Salaries (at least for white collar jobs) in the major FL metro areas lag far behind other metro areas, but the cost of living in Miami, for example, is much higher than other areas such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Minneapolis, just to name a few.

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I just read an interesting article on AOL Money. Forbes.com has issued a list of the 100 best cities for getting jobs in the US. According to the article, the following cities in Florida are in the top 25. Jacksonville is #3, Orlando is #4 and also in the top 25 are Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
The rankings were based on a number of factors such as, unemployment rates, job growth, median household income and cost of living.
I was surprised because on the Florida threads, we have been told that the job market is terrible, that income is low and the cost of living is high. Apparently Forbes does not see it that way.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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Because Forbes is on crack, they have all idiots that determine ... I live in Florida, the jobs suck cost of living Is killer expensive ..
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:57 AM
 
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Because Forbes is on crack, they have all idiots that determine ... I live in Florida, the jobs suck cost of living Is killer expensive ..
Ummm, more like this thread is five years old...
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