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Old 08-29-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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So this is the criteria:

*Cost of living
*Job opportunities (for actual good jobs)
*Nice people/educated people/normal people
*Ease of living there
*Beautiful places to go visit & explore (btw, I'm already aware of the beaches, lol)
*Mild Winters-- I'm sure both are great --but which has a more tolerable Summer??
*Not too busy or congested
*Low crime

I was originally leaning towards Florida, but Texas has always felt like it's where I should be....
I have lived in both states and there are pros and cons to each.
COL - Texas
Jobs - Texas
Nice people/educated people/normal people...toss up.
Ease of living - Texas, but only because of the economy.
Beautiful places to visit - Florida
Mild winters - Florida
Tolerable summers - toss up.
Not too busy or congested - believe it or not, Florida
Low crime - depends on what city you live in.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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All three of those states (TX, FL and CA) are becoming way too crowded and congested. I would imagine that their boom will taper off pretty soon. The rust belt is now well positioned for a major comeback and currently provides the best bang for your buck.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I wouldn't want to move to FL, TX or CA, but if I was forced to move to one, I would choose probably CA.
We get it. You don't care for the sunbelt or west coast. Yet you keep talking about these two while being arrogant and condescending doing so. Just stay where you are and be happy about it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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I have lived in both states and there are pros and cons to each.
COL - Texas
Jobs - Texas
Nice people/educated people/normal people...toss up.
Ease of living - Texas, but only because of the economy.
Beautiful places to visit - Florida
Mild winters - Florida
Tolerable summers - toss up.
Not too busy or congested - believe it or not, Florida
Low crime - depends on what city you live in.
See the #1 turnoff for me in Florida would be tourists.....
Ugh, I can't deal w/ that, lol

So is there a difference w/ Texans & Floridians?
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Everyone is so obsessed with warm weather that it prevents them from discovering places that might actually be great to live in.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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Everyone is so obsessed with warm weather that it prevents them from discovering places that might actually be great to live in.
By places that might be actually great to live in you mean CT, since you are incapable of having an objective look at anyplace that isn't that suburban paradise. Lord knows nowhere else could be quite as unique.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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By places that might be actually great to live in you mean CT, since you are incapable of having an objective look at anyplace that isn't that suburban paradise. Lord knows nowhere else could be quite as unique.
I appreciate every place in the U.S. and can see the pros and cons of each, believe it or not. After all, that's why I've been on these forums for the past 6 years researching and discussing new places to live outside of CT. I think CT is a fabulous, beautiful state to live in and has a LOT to offer. Most people that live here like it and want to stay, believe it or not. All of the "cons" with living in the Sunbelt are offset by "pros" of living up here. But after nearly 30 years, I simply want a change and a better shot at the American Dream. That's all.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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My wife has family in CT. Every time we visit, I can't wait to leave. The locals are so cold to strangers.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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Everyone is so obsessed with warm weather that it prevents them from discovering places that might actually be great to live in.
Yes, it is nice on the old bones, great on the economy and easy on the heating/clothing budget. I grew up in a place with snow on the ground from September to May.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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[quote=believe007;36285852]See the #1 turnoff for me in Florida would be tourists.....
Ugh, I can't deal w/ that, lol

So is there a difference w/ Texans & Floridians?[/quote]

Yes, Texans are overtly proud to be Texans!
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