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Old 11-05-2007, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Lake County FL
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Dear Wsforchrist,

Please describe your idea of the best place? Beach? Family? Historical? Friendly? Florida is a very diverse and large state. I would be of interest if Central Florida is your choice. How ever everyone has a different idea of life and what constitutes Best Place. I live in Mount Dora and Mt. Dora is considered “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine for the last 2 years.

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Old 11-14-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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Default Moving to Florida

I disagree with alot of what everyone is saying. Florida is for certain people and I am actually moving there in six months. I like fast paced and hot weather and living is not so different then say where I live which is inOhio. I am paying 825 for a two bedroom and in florida i found a nice one bedroom for 695. Pay isn't to hot around here either. Jobs are leaving and moving south. So I say go for it. You will never know till you try.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Property prices are going down fast, florida-no-fault expired so no more mandatory car insurance.
No fault was reinstated. A last-minute deal. Crist is a socialist. Dump him.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:43 AM
TCK
 
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
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Default I miss income in FL

I was always on production in FL and made $15 to $27 an hour in South FL.
In New Mexico I made $9 to $14 same field. I say make your money in FL and move somewhere else.

My homeowners in FL was $2000 in 2001 for a $85K house which sold for $133,00. My homeowners here for a $250,000 house is $400 a year.

My car ins. is more expansive here in New Mexico because of all the DWIs.

In summary, I found FL to pay good for medical field.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Florida {The Sunshine State
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It depends. How much do you make? Will you be the only one with income coming into the house???

In my opinion, if you want to move to Florida, the Panhandle is the best. The cost of housing is low. I live in a small city called Chipley, which is an hour west of Tallahassee. Here, the cost of living is reasonable. South Florida is very high though. Chipley is located in Washington County. Low crime rates. Warm weather. Everyone knows evryone type of community. Last year, Chipley High's grade was B. They grade the schools. There's a beach about an hour away in Panama City Beach.


If you want to move to Florida, try to Panhandle.
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Port Orange, Florida
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first of all, no offense to poster, but this is another post you have to take with a grain of salt, because, once again, someone wants to categorize THE ENTIRE STATE OF FLA.

i can combat basically everything you just said, in an unbiased manner.

1. the poster above says to reconsider an entire state if you want to raise a family. i dont even know what to say. my wife and i are very good ppl as well as our families (most of which live here in fla). go up to nc (not picking on nc, just giving facts) where the most % of kids live with their grandparents because the parents could not take care of them, due to alcohol abuse, drug abouse, neglect. meth labs and drug abuse are rampant in rural western nc.

to say to raise a family elsewhere is rediculous. the state of fla is big. not every city is like miami.

2. traffic. yes, the entire state of fla is crowded with way too much traffic (no, not really). have you ever considered the fact that 75% of floridians live on just 25% of the land??? do you think the rest of the state is really that crowded where 75% of us dont live??? are you trying to say there is not one small town in fla???

3. angry drivers everywhere. although i disagree, i think in many areas, ppl do drive with no manners. i credit most of this, to the new yorkers and tons of others moving here and driving the way they are used to driving. it wasnt always like this...

4. a lot of spanish in fla? yes. just like cali and tx. but saying nobody speaks english south of orlando??? pretty far-fetched, dont you think??? fla's hispanic population is about 20% last time i checked. but for some reason, they seem to love south fla and orlando.

5. 100 degrees and humid all the time. humid all the time? no. humidity hasnt been high in 6 months or so. it is awesome here for 6 months out of the yr, warm for a few, and hot for a few (summer). it is just as hot other places in the u.s. as it is here in fla. you know why northerners/snowbirds dont move to northern fla? too cold in the winter.

6. i've never been off the road, and if i did, i'd shoot their tires out.

7. taxes and insurance costs are less in missouri? of course, you live in central missouri!!!

i am not bashing you in any way, movealot, just showing how things can be misinterpreted. everyone likes to exaggerate a little, but making sure ppl know what is true and what is a stretch...

i've never been off the road, and if i did, i'd shoot their tires out. LMFAO!
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Port Orange, Florida
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OMG! This is the funniest and yet most truthful thing I have heard in along time. As a native Floridian I can not help but to laugh out loud! That made my night, thanks!

Wait where are the Chicago-Florida and New York-Florida parts at? I want to move to one of those two areas? can you help a sista out...4 real...
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Port Orange, Florida
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Right now Florida makes no sense at all.
OMG...LMFAO!
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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Yeah, I'm one of the ones leaving within the next 12 months. I'd like to stay, but just can't do it. Live with increasing crime rate, awful public schools, and unaffordable housing...cant do it anymore.
don't move to NC, you'll be very disappointed! 3 years later and I'm moving back to FL
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Do you live in Daytona? Hubby and I are planning to move there but there is almost no feed back on any of these forums. I would love to have a Daytonian to speak with directly. Thanks
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