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Old 06-04-2010, 02:48 PM
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Originally Posted by Ken E View Post
If you are retireing with a great pension from working hard your entire life, why would you even think of living in Fl year round. If you can actually afford it there are much better places than Florida to spend the summer months. There's some pretty good deals on properties down here right now, but i think the reality of it, is that their just selling for what they were actually worth all along. An awful lot of people really got screwed a few years ago. After you retire , i would come down and rent for a while to see if you really like it. You might be suprised.
I agree. There is no "paradise" in Florida as depicted on the travel and relocation brochures. True, the sun shines 99% of the time and it's hot for nine months a year and there's no snow to shovel, but you really should experience it first hand- especially between April and November. Read as many local newspapers on line as you can, pay close attention to our idiots in Tallahassee, and take all the "streets paved with gold" talk with a grain of salt. Florida is unlike anywhere else in our country-many like it and many don't like it. Research and rent first is my advice.

Old 06-04-2010, 07:48 PM
Location: Pace, Fl.
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There are many other beautiful parts of Florida than Disney and the Beaches..Dont Get Me wrong I LOVE THE BEACH, but I love the Sound, the Bay the Rivers, there are a lot of water ways and other things to do. MANY MANY other things..If you love it here You just Love it here, and are willing to help fix it, keep it clean, preserve ect.

This OIL thing is VERY VERY SAD, I finally cried the other day, for the wildlife, the people who depend on it, the Beauty..ITS AWFUL.....Although If they would PLUG THE HOLE....us Floridians will FIX IT...
Old 06-05-2010, 05:42 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by Jenny O. View Post
Although If they would PLUG THE HOLE....us Floridians will FIX IT...
Yep, With your tax dollars...
Old 06-05-2010, 07:00 AM
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Originally Posted by Coconut1 View Post
I imagine years like 1816, 1855 and a couple of others were probably pretty brutal years.
I was going to say 1835 to 1842 during the Second Seminole War was probably a worse time to be in Florida.
Old 06-05-2010, 10:23 AM
Location: N.H Gods Country
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I wasen't around to comment on those years, but it's pretty easy to see what's going on now. Only time will tell.
Old 06-05-2010, 05:56 PM
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Originally Posted by KasperFile View Post
You kidding me 1992, the year of Hurricane Andrew was bad times here, on the contrary it was a boom do to all the welfare hand out and insurance clams, no longer then 3 months after Andrew you would see everyone driving new 50k cars and getting their crap shacks redone with the best of materials .
Ah yes, 65 people dead, 27 billion dollars in damages, lives ruined forever. Good times.
This post was insensitive even by CD standards-and that's saying a lot.
Old 06-06-2010, 12:13 AM
Location: Mesa
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Originally Posted by BucFan View Post
Haven't seen the oil drenched beaches that the OP is talking about. Have they hit FLA?
Yes, from Gulf Shores AL to Destin FL. As of this morning's news, anyway. I haven't look at the updates this evening yet. I'm not sure I want to
Old 06-06-2010, 06:02 AM
Location: on an island
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Originally Posted by Mike Peterson View Post
I was going to say 1835 to 1842 during the Second Seminole War was probably a worse time to be in Florida.
My thoughts exactly.
And Hurricane Andrew (as well as many other storms) did come to mind.
The state of Florida has a lo-ong history, with many ups and downs, booms and busts.
Old 06-06-2010, 07:52 AM
Location: Niceville, FL
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It's hardly oil-drenched up here yet. Tar balls- yes. Sheets of oil- definitely not.
Old 06-06-2010, 09:05 AM
Location: McKeesport, PA
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Originally Posted by Sunny-Days90 View Post
Keep your nestegg, it will go along way in Pittsburgh Pa! One of the ugliest cities in America with nothing to do other then watch the STEELers while everyone else moves to Florida and actually enjoys life with a never ending group of fun things to do.
Actually, Pittsburgh's downtown was #2 on USA News Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America. And I find Pittsburgh with a MUCH more active cultural scene then Miami. But whatever...I digress.
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