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Old 08-27-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Im research moving to Florida. Im considering Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Naples. I have only visited Florida. Currently live in NYC. I do not know much about FL.

Could I get a restaurant job easily in Ft Laud? How about working on boats? Are those easy jobs to land or is the job market harsh there right now?

Thanks
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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I would suggest a bit more investigating before moving as Florida is a big state with many places to live. Tampa, St Petersburg, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville are also worth looking into. What are you looking for in your place to live other than warmer weather and restaurant work?
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:05 PM
 
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Stay in NYC. I just escaped Florida and returned north. Yes, lots of service jobs, but the cost of living in Miami, if you want to be in a safe, nice, moderate neighborhood, isn't necessarily covered by that service industry job. Food, gas...day to day stuff is not much cheaper in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale than in NY. I'd think twice.
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:39 AM
 
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If your main reason is the warmer weather, stay where you are.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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Is moving to Florida a new hobby?
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Im research moving to Florida. . I do not know much about FL.
Spend some time down here before seriously considering moving here.
I could see if you had a great job offer or were familiar with the area... but since that's not the case.. this really makes no sense.

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Old 08-31-2017, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Is moving to Florida a new hobby?
Everyone from up north see palm trees, clear blue waters and different vibes fall in love with South Florida
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Lakes by the Bay, FL (for now)
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Spend some time down here before seriously considering moving here.
I could see if you had a great job offer or were familiar with the area... but since that's not the case.. this really makes no sense.
Definitely, unless you've got a very good income, South Florida will be nearly impossible to live, due to current rent prices/overall cost of living. Naples is nicer but nearly as expensive and has less jobs from what I know. Some cities are significantly cheaper though like Jacksonville, Pensacola, maybe around Tampa/St Pete too.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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Is moving to Florida a new hobby?
Yup, and most people end up back where they came from after they discover this is not the tropical paradise the realtor promised them
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