U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-24-2007, 07:07 PM
 
12 posts, read 83,277 times
Reputation: 12

Advertisements

After much consideration and looking elsewhere we have decided that Florida is the place to be. People forget that Florida is a unique State to live in, there is no other place on the east coast like it. I like the good shopping and conveniance of things close by. And don't forget the beaches! Like all States it has it's good and it's bad. I think people are to quick to decide on moving, I guess the longer you stay in one place the more stable you are. I love knowing what other roads to take if I'm stuck in traffic or where every store is located. Who wants to start all over again!
p.s. I even like the thunderstorms! (when I'm inside)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-25-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: FL
200 posts, read 617,303 times
Reputation: 47
Never been to North FL but sure would like to visit - Moderator cut: Personal (use PM) . We are (were) thinking of leaving FL but I just went through all those 23 pages of photos on another thread and WOW - I AM IN LOVE WITH FLORIDA AGAIN!!! Now I remember why I moved here back in 1990!!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2007, 04:02 PM
 
12 posts, read 34,736 times
Reputation: 14
I would also like to add.....whatever place a person is thinking about moving to, go visit in January or February. Chances are it will be dark, dreary and downright cold! I do this every year and it renews my appreciation for Florida. This is why I am here.....I really enjoy the warm winters. I like the afternoon thunderstorms in the summers as well. I suspect anyone who is unhappy and miserable in Florida will be also the same unhappy and miserable person in the state they move to....it is all of what you make of it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2007, 04:12 PM
 
458 posts, read 455,650 times
Reputation: 136
"I suspect anyone who is unhappy and miserable in Florida will be also the same unhappy and miserable person in the state they move to....it is all of what you make of it!"

swfl, you summed up about half the posters on this forum in one sentence! I agree 100%
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2007, 04:43 PM
 
713 posts, read 2,427,206 times
Reputation: 148
Default Glad you're starying cocon. All others, rent first.

Unless you've visited before and are sure of the new place, rent, see if you like it and then buy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: ~Palm Coast, Florida~
460 posts, read 2,148,086 times
Reputation: 209
Glad you have decided to stay!!!!

Jen
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2007, 09:17 AM
 
59 posts, read 265,682 times
Reputation: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by swfl View Post
I would also like to add.....whatever place a person is thinking about moving to, go visit in January or February. Chances are it will be dark, dreary and downright cold! I do this every year and it renews my appreciation for Florida. This is why I am here.....I really enjoy the warm winters. I like the afternoon thunderstorms in the summers as well. I suspect anyone who is unhappy and miserable in Florida will be also the same unhappy and miserable person in the state they move to....it is all of what you make of it!
I agree with JimKing. You summed it all up in your last sentence!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2007, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
3,258 posts, read 8,040,508 times
Reputation: 1813
I believe you made a wise choice
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Florida
2,209 posts, read 6,912,929 times
Reputation: 599
Absolutely.............
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2007, 11:30 AM
 
124 posts, read 276,545 times
Reputation: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by swfl View Post
I like the afternoon thunderstorms in the summers as well. I suspect anyone who is unhappy and miserable in Florida will be also the same unhappy and miserable person in the state they move to....it is all of what you make of it!
Totally agree...

I used to live in Germany, Italy, Venezuela, Austria and got married to a florida boy. Now I'm here in St. Pete and this is the place for me to stay and spread out roots. I love the winter here and enjoy the summers too. I love the heavy rain, the thunderstorms, the beaches, the shopping and nice attitude of the people. We have 4 kids and I often hear there is nothing to do here with kids. I don't know where these people live... there is soooo much to do here. On and off the water, sport activities, kids porgrams everywhere. And if you really don't have any idea what to do... hey.. pack your bags and have a picnic on the beach, collect shells, or catch lizards. If you can't be happy in Florida you will have a problem anywhere. Except you are a real snow fan and love to go skiing....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top