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Old 03-01-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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Hey Ya'll... Just kidding... I'm a born and raised northerner (chilly old Maine) who migrated down south for education and warm weather.

Since my father lives in Jacksonville, it was easier for me to settle here for awhile, but now I'm ready to set sail elsewhere in the state...

I am looking to re-station somewhere with "northern attitudes"... A little more left-centered with a little less church-goers. I was wondering where in Florida is the most "south-like" and where is the most "north-like."

Don't mean to offend anybody here, hate to generalize like this, but I'm sure you know what I mean...

Thank you for any input.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Miami
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The Panhandle over to Jacksonville tends to be pretty Southern. The west coast of the state tend to be more midwestern and the east coast of the state tends to much more northeastern. Sounds like one of the larger cities will be a good place for you. Tampa, Orlando and the tri-county area in South Florida. Tallahassee and Gainsville also might work for you, as they tend to be southern but with the young college students more liberal centrist.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Most Northern feel and anttitudes? Probably Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Miami Dade has less of a Northern feel because of its Latin influence.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Bigger cities - except Jacksonville. SE FL, pretty much anywhere. SW FL, pretty much anywhere. Above I-4 corridor, not for you.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Ill rank the major areas of the state in order from most northern like to most southern like.

Miami area, Orlando area, Tampa area, Jacksonville area, the rest of north/central FL.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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Interesting... Those cities are SO big though, I'm in Jax right now and it's... overwhelmingly spacious. I don't like the big populations, I'm looking for a small sort of community, with young people and things to do (besides hitting up the local bars and clubs.)

What about smaller towns?
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Have you looked into Tallahassee and Gainesville?
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Nova, D.C.,
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The Panhandle over to Jacksonville tends to be pretty Southern. The west coast of the state tend to be more midwestern and the east coast of the state tends to much more northeastern. Sounds like one of the larger cities will be a good place for you. Tampa, Orlando and the tri-county area in South Florida. Tallahassee and Gainsville also might work for you, as they tend to be southern but with the young college students more liberal centrist.
Not Tampa! I moved there and am from the north and it is no way northern period! Glad I am back home.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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You might like Gainesville.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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I've heard good things about Gainesville, but their school doesn't offer the PTA program that I'm interested in, unfortunately. I was thinking Coconut Creek, by Ft. Lauderdale. Any opinions?
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