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Old 09-15-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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I would like to hear some stories of people who HAD to move to FL for family, medical, job transfer,etc. Do you like it here or dislike it. I hear all the time how people made the mistake of moving here but had no choice at that point in time due to circumstances and people still bash them for not liking FL. Not everyone living in FL has a choice.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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I had to move to FL due to a new job. I did not like FL though. So, I moved back. At first, I was excited about the sunshine and the beaches. But discovered there were other things about FL I did not like: the heat and humidity, low quality education, and poor job market were the main reasons though.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I moved because I had to. Well, I didn't HAVE to but there were odd circumstances that lead to me living there. I did it for personal reasons and then I was stuck there for 10 years.

I first moved to Orlando and although it was very different than what I was used to, I liked it. I was quite surprised because I didn't expect to like Florida.

The only thing I didn't like about Orlando was the high crime. I was a crime reporter up north for many years, but I had never seen anything like that.

Then I HAD to move to Fort Myers. That was truly awful.

Florida is a big state, though. You can find wonderful places there if you look for them. It's usually not where the herd is, though.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I did because my husband was out of work and got a job here. I lived in Florida before a very long time ago and moved because of a BF at a time. It lasted from May through right before Christmas when I couldn't take the warm weather anymore. I did not want to come this time either. I have been here now for 2 years and trying to find a way to move back. I miss my kids and the 4 seasons. There is abosolutely nothing I like about living in Florida, but I knew this 34 years ago.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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I moved here because of a very sick parent.
At six months I was ready to leave.
Im pretty sure this will be the last few months here and Im
counting the minutes until I see the "Welcome to Georgia" sign on I-95
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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Yes I basically had to move here for health issues. I guess for myself I am trying to focus on the positives because basically I have no alternative. I think outlook has a lot to do with making things better. I have lived in a few states and there is no perfect. I feel blessed in that I had some options at least and do have a nice standard of living especially in this economy. I hope as time passes it will feel more like home. Also that my mom will move here as well as it is very hard to be away from family. It is little easier though in the winter when they tell me they have 10 inches of snow. Still hard though as I am a "baby" and homesick.
Are you having to move? I think in any move it takes at least 6 months to adjust,get familiar with the areas,meet people,etc.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I think in any move it takes at least 6 months to adjust,get familiar with the areas,meet people,etc.
Yes. At least. That goes for anywhere.
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