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Old 06-13-2015, 08:03 AM
 
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As I travel around the world, and also the USA when I come home, I realize that Florida really is so unique compared to anywhere else in the lower 48. As we all know, every place on Earth has its positive and negative attributes. However, lets say I am visiting southern Virginia, and then another trip to Oregon or Maine.....nothing compares to Florida. Especially along the coasts, which we technically have 3 coasts.

I just wonder how amazed others are when they pop down to Florida, find themselves somewhere along the aqua blue coast, with a palm tree waving, and the sun setting. I don't love the populated towns, so much like Ft Laud, but talking more about more isolated areas.

 
Old 06-13-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Hawaii and Texas can claim the most unique as well. Alaska too.
 
Old 06-13-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Not really any more amazed than when I am at the Great Smoky Mountains, the shores of the Great Lakes, the Grand Canyon, the California coast, or the Rocky Mountains, but coastal Florida is lovely, and it's great that you have so much pride in your home state, that's what it's all about.
 
Old 06-13-2015, 08:43 AM
 
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Crocodiles in your back yard - there is a reason why they don't let you construct a basement in your house, otherwise you would have croc farms everywhere in FL
 
Old 06-13-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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We really are so lucky in that no matter what type of topography you're in the mood for, we most likely have it in America. I lived in Florida for a year and loved it...
 
Old 06-13-2015, 09:00 AM
 
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oh and I said, Lower 48 for a reason to not include Hawaii. )
 
Old 06-13-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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which we technically have 3 coasts.
No you don't, you just have 1 coast.
Alaska has 2 coasts.
 
Old 06-13-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Unique is Unique. It doesn't come in shades of intensity. If there is only one of its kind, it is unique. If there are others, it's not unique.

If you mean that Florida leads the nation in characteristics it holds uniquely, you have to justify the weighted value of those characteristics, against features that Florida shares with other states.

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Crocodiles in your back yard - there is a reason why they don't let you construct a basement in your house, otherwise you would have croc farms everywhere in FL
Crocodiles are extremely rare and endangered in Florida and a visitor is very unlikely to see one unless going to look for them in a few tiny habitats. There are about 1,400 crocodiles in Florida. But there are lots of alligators.

It is perfectly legal to build a basement in Florida, but no fool would do it, because in most of Florida, the water table is only 3-5 feet below ground, and it would immediately fill in with water. How would crocs get in there -- seep in through the walls? Crocs and gators can't stay in water forever, they need to come out onto dry land, so all you need to do is put a gate on the basement stairs. Then you could swim safely in your under-house pool, which is what a basement would be.

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Old 06-13-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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Well, it's the flattest State, so I suppose that's unique. But is that a bragging point?
 
Old 06-13-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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Unique is Unique. It doesn't come in shades of intensity. If there is only one of its kind, it is unique. If there are others, it's not unique.

If you mean that Florida leads the nation in characteristics it holds uniquely, you have to justify the weighted value of those characteristics, against features that Florida shares with other states.



Crocodiles are extremely rare and endangered in Florida and a visitor is very unlikely to see one unless going to look for them in a few tiny habitats. There are about 1,400 crocodiles in Florida. But there are lots of alligators.

It is perfectly legal to build a basement in Florida, but no fool would do it, because in most of Florida, the water table is only 3-5 feet below ground, and it would immediately fill in with water. How would crocs get in there -- seep in through the walls? Crocs and gators can't stay in water forever, they need to come out onto dry land, so all you need to do is put a gate on the basement stairs. Then you could swim safely in your under-house pool, which is what a basement would be.
Actually you can build basements in Florida since I have been to a house that has one! It smelled like a death chamber!
The Port of Miami tunnel was built 130 feet under water for a 1 mile tunnel.
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