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Old 08-12-2007, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Naples
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So I'm the only one here who actually enjoys winter? I love the cold, it's so refreshing.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to move to and live in Florida, but I love my mix of seasons here in Wisconsin. Winter is probably my favorite season.
I agree too. My favorite season was fall and after that winter. I actually dreaded summers (heat and humidity) even as a child. As you can see, the weather was not why I moved here.

Hopefully, someday when my daughter has a house of her own up north, we will be spending the holidays up there.

Or better yet, LEAVE when we retire.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:16 AM
 
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I'm a Florida native but I just love the cold weather - not blizzard cold, just crisp. My whole family did (parents gone now). My sister moved to Wisconsin, been there 20 years and never complains, she hates the heat.

We bought our second home in Asheville, NC, and I love going up there in the fall - the air is so crisp and fresh, I love it when it goes down into the 30's at night with a little frost - to me that is how fall should feel.

But I enjoy it here in Central Florida, too. I like to have a change. I don't like South Florida at all - for me it is WAY too hot, and too flat. Here in Central Florida we still have palm trees, but we also have hills and lakes and hundreds of beautiful old moss-covered live oaks. I love the beauty of it.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Here in the northwest still is one of the best choices to live. The main factor is the cost of living is cheaper than south Florida. I can survive a few weeks of cold weather (light jacket) and enjoy a more calm location, less traffic and better return for my money.

$399K still get you lots more and a piece of paradise....
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/naples/listings/large/077/207003998.jpg (broken link)

Naples Florida, $350,000
1,274 sq ft
0.18 Acres


Compared to where I live

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/nhvt/listings/large/064/2667087a.jpg (broken link)

$343,000
2,052 Sq. Ft.
1.29 Acres

its a hard decision.. really it is.. I don't even need to point out the fact that the bigger house is LESS money than the little roach infested hell hole above it
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/naples/listings/large/077/207003998.jpg (broken link)

Naples Florida, $350,000
1,274 sq ft
0.18 Acres


Compared to where I live

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/nhvt/listings/large/064/2667087a.jpg (broken link)

$343,000
2,052 Sq. Ft.
1.29 Acres

its a hard decision.. really it is.. I don't even need to point out the fact that the bigger house is LESS money than the little roach infested hell hole above it

In 2003 this house sold for $350,000 in Jupiter, Florida, an amazing place. Sandwiched between Lake O and the Ocean, always a nice breeze. 2.5 acres, horses all around, yet close to top shopping.

So back in the day, 4 short years ago, it was possible to get a piece of paradise. Those of us that like the beach and long summers had it made. Like I said, you could not give me a house in New Hampshire.

REALTOR.com: Find a Home - Listing Detail
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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We live in South Florida (Palm Beach County) & are looking to move a bit north ... maybe Palm Coast Area where you certainly get alot more home for the money. Yeah , I know about the job thing but I will find one & live a lifestyle according to it (I will benefit from the appreciation of my home which I have owned since 1990) ... all the while knowing my kids will be in a much , much , much better place. For me its not about the mighty dollar but the quality of life. This area at one time was great ... its sad as to what it has become. As far as the weather thing that has been talked about ... please ... winters are mild most anywhere from Southern GA. to the Keys. As a matter of fact we are gonna welcome some more light jacket days. I would gladly give up being able to grow coconuts for somewhat of a change of season & being able to do something during the day outdoors in June , July & August without having to consume gallons of water & having the air as thick as paste. Not to mention the slight easing of property taxes & Homeowners insurance.
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