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View Poll Results: Do you like Florida's climate overall?
Yes 88 57.52%
NO, way too hot & humid! 63 41.18%
Not sure 2 1.31%
Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-16-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: New York City
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You know, asking this question in the Summer, especially in SOUTH Florida, is going to elicit a totally different response than any posting made during the WINTER.

Go back an look.
I said "OVERALL"
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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Orlando averages 109 days of 90+ degree temps. That speaks for itself, dont you think?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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I checked "yes" since it could be a lot worse. Sure there are many days when I long for cool breezes. I still have my winter coats (and I've lived here for 15 years!) in case I ever go back. On the other hand, the winter months are wonderful and walking on the beach at Christmas sure beats shoveling snow and chopping ice off my windshield.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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There are no nice trees in Florida, the foliage is the ugliest on earth and also there is no real grass, it is disgusting and makes you itch, all because the climate is so oppressive that nothing nice will grow there. You can't grow tulips or any nice flowers either. Also, those average temps are very misleading. If you notice the temperatures exceed the average 9 out of 10 days. For example, look at the ten 10 for Orlando that someone posted. The winters are not to die for at all, I spent several Christmas's down there with air conditioning on and everyone miserable. The heat and humidity are unbearable from April until October. In October you get two cooler blasts for about two days a piece, the rest is horrible. Novemember about ten days of cooler weather, by March it's not as hot as summer but uncomfortable to do outdoor events in the sun. All in all the climate is awful, and completely misrepresented by Floridians, especially realtors. The *** is up!!!
So much wrong in your post I don't know where to start.

No nice trees in Florida? Nothing nice grows here?

I will not even comment on that part of the post since it is just nonsensical.

I am guessing you did not do too well in math class. Temperatures generally will exceed and also fall below the average because it is the AVERAGE. If you are trying to say that the average is not true because the temperature is higher then the AVERAGE will go up.

Now even the winter is too hot for you. Did you ever think that maybe you are just a *****?

Yes the climate is misrepresented by everyone. I have seen the errors of my ways and after 19 years here I am putting my house on the market because I just came to the realization that it is too hot here. Thanks for helping me figure that out.

You have yet to answer my question. You said Realtors gloss over things like weather to make the sale.
Please explain how to gloss over weather and how to do it to make a sale.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Orlando averages 109 days of 90+ degree temps. That speaks for itself, dont you think?
Yes it does speak for itself.

It says that Orlando averages 109 days of 90+ degree temps.

Do you see as it saying more?

If it does what does it say?
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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A lot of us were aware of what the climate was like before we moved here and don't have a problem with it now that were here.

I still don't understand the ones who moved here by choice, as adults, and act like they were deceived into moving here and blame others for their own naivete. When you read that glossy timeshare brochure, you understood they were just trying to sell a product, right? Adults are responsible for their own decisions and research. There's always going to be hype.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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A lot of us were aware of what the climate was like before we moved here and don't have a problem with it now that were here.

I still don't understand the ones who moved here by choice, as adults, and act like they were deceived into moving here and blame others for their own naivete. When you read that glossy timeshare brochure, you understood they were just trying to sell a product, right? Adults are responsible for their own decisions and research. There's always going to be hype.
I agree with you. Intelligent people research carefully before they move, so they won't be surprised in any major way. Florida has a warm climate - that's why many of us want to move there full time. This is no newsflash. City Data has the climate data - just read it.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:32 AM
 
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There are no nice trees in Florida, the foliage is the ugliest on earth and also there is no real grass, it is disgusting and makes you itch, all because the climate is so oppressive that nothing nice will grow there.

You can't grow tulips or any nice flowers either.
Lol!

In my yard I have half a dozen species of Palm trees, Hibiscus, two varieties of banana trees (one that gives fruit, one that does not), birds of paradise, bougainvillea, crotons, bromeliads, flowering bushes I cannot even identify, jasmine, sea grapes... and we used to have a star fruit tree.

Down my block there are oak trees, HUGE banyan trees, and pine trees, mango trees, orange trees, and lemon trees. Several of the homes in the neighborhood have been featured on HGTV and other programs, one in particular remarked for its landscaping.

Sounds to me, however, like you lacked the imagination to live somewhere that didn't resemble the boring topography of the midwest and central plains states.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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I agree with you. Intelligent people research carefully before they move, so they won't be surprised in any major way. Florida has a warm climate - that's why many of us want to move there full time. This is no newsflash. City Data has the climate data - just read it.
Or better, visit here in August. It should only take one day to get the picture for those who aren't totally thick.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Hrrm... living in urban big city north though, i.e. chicago, nyc, boston, philly, dc...don't really have to deal with shoveling snow, driving in it... it is really a non factor. The city has snow plows and cleans the streets. If you were living in middle of wisconsin or something...yeah, I can see why you wouldn't want to do that.
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