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Old 06-09-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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I'll tell you about my hometown, Jacksonville, FL. I'm not necessarily thinking it's the best choice for you but it's worth consideration.

1) Very low cost of living. Maybe too low...I really wish taxes were higher (assuming the money was also spent more wisely)
2) Fairly diverse economy with a particularly strong focus on logistics. We have a burgeoning port, great freight rail infrastructure (CSX plus a handful of smaller rail companies headquartered here) and right at the intersection of I-95 and I-10
3) Very warm climate obviously...I can't stand the summertime here lol.
4) Living at or within an hour of the beach...depending on your neighborhood. But wherever you live in Jax, there's tons of water access all around: the majestic St. Johns River, many other rivers and creeks, the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean.

As for the hospitality industry, I don't think Jax proper is much of a tourist destination. There are a handful of large hotels in the city, and a handful of really nice resorts at the beach, but not what you expect from a metro of 1.4 million. But you can look to touristy St Augustine (45 min south of Jax) or Amelia Island (45 min north) for many more options. Good luck!
Fantastic, I will keep your comments in mind. Have a blessed upcoming week and like it is known on the islands have an Aloha Friday (obviously when it approaches).
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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Well just from my experience sometimes if you can survive cooler winters (low's High 30's low 40's) the area has a much more pleasant and enjoyable summer. Areas in the south are extremely hot, not like hawaii. You may even find them uncomfortable. From your preferences it seems like going to a more Urban city is in mind. Some Cities in Texas and Atlanta could support you but I would rule out Some northern cities like Seattle and Portland (which neither have extremely cold winters but excellent summers) of further on teh Eastern Sea board like Virginia and North Carolina!
Fantastic, thank you for your insight. I will look into cities in Virginia and North Carolina during my citysearch. Have a blessed weekend.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:39 PM
 
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I just did an internet search for casino jobs, and found Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL. This is close to Miami. Your Spanish would come in handy, and real estate looked decent. Haven't been there myself, but here's some links:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ba...ed=0CCoQ8gEwAA

Gulfstream Park - Job Opportunities | Gulfstream Park

There's a HUD program in FL for only $100 down on HUD foreclosed homes, if you're interested. Have no idea if there are any in that area, but here's the HUD link:

HUD Homes Just Became More Affordable

Good luck!
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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I just did an internet search for casino jobs, and found Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL. This is close to Miami. Your Spanish would come in handy, and real estate looked decent. Haven't been there myself, but here's some links:

hallandale beach fl map - Google Maps

Gulfstream Park - Job Opportunities | Gulfstream Park

There's a HUD program in FL for only $100 down on HUD foreclosed homes, if you're interested. Have no idea if there are any in that area, but here's the HUD link:

HUD Homes Just Became More Affordable

Good luck!
Thanks for your response. I will add this area to my list. Have a great week and an Aloha friday.
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