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Old 05-01-2016, 11:13 AM
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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Originally Posted by smarino View Post
Nice is relative. If you're liberal, you might find some areas uncomfortable (especially in 55+ communities). If you're a conservative, it will be easier to find what you seek. Most people don't seem that happy in Florida from what I see, other than the snowbirds, who are just happy not to be freezing. Lots of old grumpy Yankees. We like St Pete because it's a fairly liberal city w/ lots going on, and a real walkable downtown and decent public transportation. That's not that easy to find in Florida. St Augustine is nice, but once you get away from the tourist area you're in the sticks. Jacksonville IS the sticks. People think Sarasota is liberal but I find it stifling and just the opposite. They want it to be artsy, that's all. Look at how different cities vote before making a list, because that will tell you a lot about Florida towns.

My advice is always the same. Before you move anywhere, come and stay for a while before making up your mind. The reality is always different after a week or two.

Didn't know this thread was so old. Need to look first, then type!
I posted here trying to find out if what was said in the responses were still true. I appreciate your response.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:04 PM
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Hello, some of you mentioned the thread being old, I guess I didn't notice either. Anyway not to appear fickle but maybe Orlando would be the place to live because the hurricanes and flooding maybe wouldn't be so bad.
As far as my interests, someone asked; I am just wanting to hold my face in the sun and smell the salt in the air and live simply. Do whatever hits my fancy at the time.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:05 PM
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Don't have to live by the beach just make the drive when I want to.
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