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Old 04-06-2016, 08:09 PM
 
Location: LBC
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I had to stop at February 25, 2015. I'm pretty sure Florida Man is another species.


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Old 04-06-2016, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I don't like any of them, snakes, bugs, mosquitos, spiders, gators, bobcats ( I heard bobcats are also in California) Doesn't California have black widows and scorpions or is that just Arizona and New Mexico?
We got mountain lions here, but most are in the mountains and deserts. I have yet to see a black widow or scorpion. I think bobcats are mostly inland in forest areas here also.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:13 PM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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I enjoy FL and its beaches in small doses. It's a nice place to vacation for a few days (kinda hoping my parents retire and move there from VA), but you couldn't pay me to live there.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:42 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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Massive 15-foot gator killed in hunt at Florida farm | WRIC
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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3 bedrooms in 830 square feet, must have been postage-stamp sized bedrooms. Why on earth do you need 2 bedrooms for you and a couple dogs?

Consider that even in a studio in a great location in CA at the coast, means that the outdoors is part of your square footage. The weather is so much better year-round, that you will spend a lot more time outside.

So, for instance, if you have a studio, but you have a balcony or porch, add that area to your square footage, because you can hang out outside.

Plus, the weather is good enough most of the year, that you can take your dogs to the beach or park, etc. Then, when you come home, and if you have a balcony, you hang out outside while you have a glass of wine and barbecue dinner.

In CA, especially along the coast, you don't need a huge house, because you aren't stuck in it most of the year.

All of the bugs aren't as big as your hand in the south, but I can testify as a CA resident, that I moved to TN for 5 years, and even if you spray religiously for cockroaches, you will have them. Big, smart, fast disgusting cockroaches that will end up on your toothbrush or in your toaster.

Now, the only bugs I admit to seriously missing from the south are fireflies. They are beautiful and magical and I really miss them.

But, that's all I miss about the south.

And, I was surprised that Florida was very "southern," when my hubby and my daughter and I first went there to vacation from TN. I never made it as far as Miami, but I can tell you that the Destin area, for instance, is Bubba land. It is the south with a capital "S." Meaning, you better be comfortable with rednecks who will probably vote for Trump.

Maybe that will work for you. And you'll be able to afford a much bigger house. You'll have to decide what is more important to you.

For me, I'd rather live in a closet in CA on the coast than deal with the humidity, the Bubbas and the bugs in a mansion in FL.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:22 PM
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Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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The choice is clear to anyone who has the means to live in California.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I've lived in southern California and I now live in Florida. No comparison. I always wanted to move to California, but once I was there I hated it. No offense to the folks who live there and like it, but it wasn't for me at all.

Florida is where I will die.

Don
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Carpinteria
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Hi,

I've been contemplating either moving to Florida or California. I know the weather between the two are different and the summers can be unbearable in the summers in Florida. California has great weather for the most part, however, California is so darn expensive.

I checked and since Florida has no income tax I would bring home a little over $600 per month more in my paycheck and the cost of living is cheaper.

California i would lose $600 monthly and taxes are higher but the weather is gorgeous and I have family out there so I'm back and forth with my decision.

In Florida I could afford to live either on or very close to the beach. California would be impossible financially.

What would your choices be and for what reasons?

Thank you
Theresa
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Loleta, CA
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ON, what kind of climate are you looking for? Where is your family located? With your income and no commuting necessary you actually have quite a few options.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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In California, you'll have to take the written test in order to transfer your out-of-state drivers license. Now I heard 20 years ago, you didn't have to take the test. But California rapidly changes laws.
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