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Old 08-28-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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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....
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:31 AM
 
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Texas is overall better because of affordable housing and good job prospects, but naturally I think FL is prettier. . . . pretty however doesn't pay the bills.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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^^^^^Lol I hear ya' on that....
Pretty can only take you so far, then reality kicks in
I'm wondering now with renting in a desirable area (in either state)
Which is more affordable.....
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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So this is the criteria:

*Cost of living: There's a reason why Florida is more expensive. If you're educated and gainfully employed in Florida--which is hard to come by, don't get me wrong--then it's a wash.
*Job opportunities (for actual good jobs): Texas, especially if you're uneducated/unskilled.
*Nice people/educated people/normal people : Although there are lots of weirdos in Florida, people in Florida are more similar to people in the rest of the country, at least on the surface, since most are from the Northeast and Midwest.
*Ease of living there: Texas feels a lot more crowded than Florida, especially in the major cities. It's also a lot more conservative and religious than Florida, too--I'm not comfortable around that element at all.
*Beautiful places to go visit & explore (btw, I'm already aware of the beaches, lol): Florida, no question about it--far more things to do and places to visit for all tastes and preferences in Florida vs. Texas. Florida's a lot more beautiful than Texas, too. Don't get me started on day trips in Texas! From Dallas, you could make a nice day trip to, er, Oklahoma City...
*Mild Winters-- I'm sure both are great --but which has a more tolerable Summer?? WRONG--Texas has much colder winters than Florida. Ice storms are common winter occurrences in all major Texas cities, save, perhaps, Houston, which regularly sees frost, however. Texas doesn't have a body of water such as the Gulf of Mexico to temper/shelter it from arctic air masses like Florida. Summers are a lot cooler and easier in Florida, too--more breaks from the heat and humidity than in Texas (clouds, rain, sea breezes, passing "systems").
*Not too busy or congested: Again, most of the major cities in Florida, save, perhaps, Miami, feel a lot less congested than most of the major cities in Texas--less traffic, less pollution.
*Low crime: Austin is one of the safest major cities in the US, and there's no Florida equivalent.

I was originally leaning towards Florida, but Texas has always felt like it's where I should be....

I've lived in both Florida and Texas, and I vastly prefer Florida--prettier scenery, warmer winters, cooler summers, more to do within in reasonable driving distance and just in general, less polarizing culture, less redneck/conservative/religious, better roads, more laid back, less congested, less polluted, fewer hidden fees.

For me personally, Texas is just too Southern. Even though people say Texas is where a bunch of people from California and Chicago go for bigger, newer, cheaper housing, I disagree. Texas, especially in the smaller towns and rural communities, is very backwards.
There's still too much "Bubba talk" and too many "Bible thumpers" for me to truly like it there.
My responses in bold.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I agree 100%. The only disadvantage FL has over TX seems to be job market and wages. But the southern/redneck mentality completely spoils everything about TX, for me. And the whole Texas "theme" I find to be annoying.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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If you decide to go for Florida, focus on the Tampa-St. Pete metro area. If you decide to go with Texas, look into the Dallas-Fort Worth or Austin metros.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Texas is way better for high paying jobs than Florida but thats none of my business lol.. I like Texas better as a state as well but then again just my opinion. I like the friendly easy going nature of Texans and the women are insanely gorgeous in Texas.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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I agree 100%. The only disadvantage FL has over TX seems to be job market and wages. But the southern/redneck mentality completely spoils everything about TX, for me. And the whole Texas "theme" I find to be annoying.
Do you possess any view that isn't towing the line for a stereotype?
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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Do you possess any view that isn't towing the line for a stereotype?
As if Texas *doesn't* have a polarizing state culture and *isn't* redneck/conservative/fundamentalist...

Please.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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As if Texas *doesn't* have a polarizing state culture and *isn't* redneck/conservative/fundamentalist...

Please.
If it were just Texas I wouldn't have posed the question.
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