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Old 08-13-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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What part of the state do you prefer to live in? Which one meets your economical needs and desires? After choosing either North Or South Florida tell which city or community you desire to live in or are already living in at the present time and why you chose the area..
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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AND, while you're answering the above, would you be kind enough to mention where a Baby Boomer can move and continue to work, have fun, be near a beach? Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Warner Robins, GA
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I live right outside of JAX in Fleming Island... I chose it because of the jobs that NAS JAX provides for me (software developer)..., the dirt cheap cost of living, slightly closer to my family in MD (flights are cheaper), No hurricane issues and the psuedo winter...
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Well North Florida is the South while South Florida is more East Coast and in the case of Miami Latin America. I have been to North Florida many times and I could not imagine living there. Just too little going on.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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I chose the Panhandle mainly because Im semi retired, its cooler, nearer to my sister, beautiful beaches along the Gulf, silly cheap homes and land for sale, silly cheap property taxes in Okaloosa County, strong Christian conservative section of Florida, etc. I hear South FLorida is over populated, higher cost of living, higher crime for the most part, and too hot for most -- although ive never been any further south than Orlando...but i do plan on a long RV trip to southern Florida this winter to check it out . But anyway, thats what i keep reading and hearing.

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Old 08-13-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Lovely swampy humid Miami!
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Miami or Bust! Reasons? Thunderstorms, humid weather, high nightime temperatures, very few if any seasonal indicators, super-green lush tropical foliage that is shiny because it is constantly getting washed off by the rain and wind, no dormant season(greens get kind of grey here in San Diego), the smell of the air inside and outside, the feel of being in a different country (building styles, culture, etc.) and the fact that you don't need a passport to live in this exotic place!
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Lovely swampy humid Miami!
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Oh yeah, and NO FALL COLORS!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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south fl
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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Southeast Florida is the only place I would consider living in Florida. Central, Southwest, and North Florida I would not even consider.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I love Jacksonville, but that's cause it's my hometown. Im pretty laid back and like most things and places, so if I had grown up somewhere else, that would probably be one of my favorite cities too.

I'm a fan of the whole state, though, and Miami, Tampa, and Orlando all offer tremendous upsides. I'll definitely stick to just visiting those areas though...
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