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Old 09-04-2009, 06:18 AM
 
Location: on an island
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As if.

As if Fernadina Beach resembled the most sought-after places in Florida.

As if I yearn to move to Detroit for their fine cultural offerings and new money is begging to be let in.
Yeah, that's the point:
When times are good, seems like everyone is relatively happy.
When times are hard, seems like everyone has a different perspective.
Florida has seen it all.
Some people seek their fortune in the most unlikely places. With vision and hard work, they have some measure of success, either financial or personal or both. Quite often these are the people who help *create* culture.
Others stay put, tough it out, and do just fine.
Still others chase a dream, fall flat on their face, and give up.

People have been migrating for eons. In the case of Florida's current condition, some are gloating, some wring their hands, some leave, others are becoming creative.
We tend to think globally but act locally.
A lot of people here in town are bartering these days; it is a good practice that had all but died out, and now, for obvious reasons, is coming back.

Last edited by BlueWillowPlate; 09-04-2009 at 06:23 AM.. Reason: typo! :)
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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knocking down historical homes,
Ha! Maybe you should have been at the historic preservation board meeting(s) I had to attend three months ago (after waiting forever for historic board permitting), just to change the outside SIDING of my home in a historic district!

My city takes great pride in its historic districts and neighborhoods.

I am so tired of broad generalizations applying to a state as vast and populous as FLorida. It's about as ignorant as Europeans painting " typical life in the United States" in some caricature that may be applicable in some cases, but very much not in all.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Trying to characterize the millions of people that have moved to Florida into a few groups is just plain silly.

I live in a town where historic buildings are preserved and new buildings are designed to fit into a similar architectural character. Near a city that has a world class art museum, opera, dance, and theater. We have a world renown botanical garden and marine research facility.

People that I know have varied tastes, are ethnically diverse, and have differing educational backgrounds. Most of the people I know are glad they live in Florida and have no immediate plans to move anywhere else.
Yeah, what he said ^^^!!
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Florida Suncoast
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I am meeting more New Yorkers now (rare since I-75 goes Midwest) who say they want to move back. One even said he would rather move to Iowa where his wife was from than stay in Florida.

Maybe we can all start a trend? Imagine what that would do to the population of Florida if all New Yorkers left?
There would be less whiners on the Florida forum on City-Data.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: America
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There would be less whiners on the Florida forum on City-Data.
Double edged sword. Would also mean a serious brain drain which would further hurt the economy here. We have to look at the BIG picture.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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There would be less whiners on the Florida forum on City-Data.
because once they leave they can still post what they experienced while they did live in Florida. That is not even considering how much talking they will do face to face with people they meet/know where they now live.
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