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Old 07-12-2016, 10:14 AM
 
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From the research I did, Yes its very hard to find employment, especially good paying employment. It is also very very expensive to rent an apartment (forget about buying a house) I was finding 2 bedroom apartments for the same rent that I pay for a 350k dollar house in NH. With that said if i could have found a decent job it still would have been worth moving there! Maui jobs are slim, you may have better luck lookin in Oahu.




It is unfair, because the OP states he likes TROPICAL weather. California is NOT TROPICAL. If I am requesting tropical weather places I would expect to hear about would be Florida and Hawaii, not California. If I am requesting Tropical weather, then humidity should not be seen as such a negative TBH as that is what most tropical weather and locales are about.....

Second, Hawaii is much more comfortable weather wise, but it's also humid, just not as humid as Florida in the summer. I mean you do realize how much precipitation they get there? Let's not pretend that Hawaii also has San Diego weather. Hawaii can get hot, but because it's an island(s), it's more comfortable.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:18 AM
 
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OP this is how I would break it down:

If you want a tropical climate, want something more isolated and akin to what tropical island life is like, and want a blend of mountains and ocean, then go with Hawaii.

If you want a tropical climate, and participate in a lot of water sports, and like to have a lot of cities and medium to large sized populations and the amenities that come with it close at hand then go with Florida.

If you just want a warmer climate, and are okay that it ISN'T tropical, and value outdoor activities more in the sense of mountains/hiking with some, not a lot, of water sports (sorry but the water in California is COLD), then go with California.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:26 AM
 
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FL would be the middle line; provides a lower latitude feel than CA(closer to that of HI), but has a lower COL than both CA, HI. The housing situation has stabilized, plus OP is 20 yrs old and is probably not looking to settle down as of now. Moot point. Irrelevant to mention the housing issue. At least houses are not overpriced as in the other places mentioned here.

HI, FL are ideal for those into scuba diving, surfing, fishing and other water-sport activities. Obviously CA, FL have more amenities/space than HI.

Also, same crapola about uninspired scenery. Just completed a trip to the lower Keys and Flamingo in the Everglades/10 thousand islands; anything but uninspired.

Advantage of HI: it's closer to the Indo_Pacific/Asian region for travelling.
That's because to many people, lack of mountains = uninspired scenery. Such a limited mindset.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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That's because to many people, lack of mountains = uninspired scenery. Such a limited mindset.
I completely agree. Mountains are beautiful, but they don't do much for me, but I respect the value that others have for them.

Also, what Florida lacks in topography it makes up like 10x in regards to it's coastal beauty. So many islands, harbors, bays, inlets, lakes, etc. So I am not sure where the uninspired scenery comes from when it comes to Florida. If anything I would say it is top 10 (if not top 15) when it comes to natural scenery in the US.

Florida is not for mountain lovers, it's not meant to be. Florida is for people who love the ocean/sea, water in general and tropical vegetation. In that sense it is paradise.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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I have been to all three, Florida and Hawaii for mostly vacation and California for vacation and work, based on my experiences, for a younger person trying to experience something new and unique, most likely a once in a life time oportunity to move somewhere completely new and different. I would choose Hawaii. Hell at 34 I am ready to sell my house and all my belongings to move to Maui. But i know it wont be permanent so its not a wise move. At your age, knowing it wont be permanent but a great experience I would definitly recommend Hawaii.

I would not recommend Florida to anyone ever. Hot, Humid, Crime, Flat doesnt offer much besides beaches and strip malls.

California would be a unique experience as well, depending on where you are coming from. There is a lot to see and do and its slightly cheaper then Hawaii as well as easier to relocate down the road.
This is what I am thinking. However I am hearing constantly that it is going to be miserable trying to find a job there. Would it be possible to pick up service jobs such as being a waiter at a restaurant?
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:07 PM
 
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This is misinformation. You probably did not explore the state. There's 7 thousand lakes, the Keys, many state parks/intracoastal waterways, underwater heaven as HI, unique ecosystem (Everglades), 10 thousand Isl region, Big Bend area, large metro areas, sure besides the beaches there's nothing.. Also crime is everywhere in the US and women love shopping..

One thing about HI/Honolulu, it's meth central(per Drugs Inc on NatGeo)..though drugs are an epidemic everywhere.
No, his appraisal is quite fair. Florida is a dumpy southern state with a higher-than-average quotient of beaches and old people.

OP, I think you're going to have trouble without an education just 'winging' it in Hawaii - you really will be dependent on the charity of others in getting your foot in the door. By contrast, Florida and California see loads of out-of-state kids flooding in every year for college, many of which stay during the summer and eventually settle down - they are completely different dynamics.

Plus California has In-N-Out Burger. 'Nuff said.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:48 AM
 
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California over florida no question.
gross.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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Disregarding whether Florida or California are tropical or not, I wouldn't even consider going to California or Hawaii without having a decent high paying job in hand. Very expensive places. If you could snag one and move to Hawaii, you are young still and can transfer out of Hawaii if you feel bored or trapped.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:09 AM
 
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No, his appraisal is quite fair. Florida is a dumpy southern state with a higher-than-average quotient of beaches and old people.

OP, I think you're going to have trouble without an education just 'winging' it in Hawaii - you really will be dependent on the charity of others in getting your foot in the door. By contrast, Florida and California see loads of out-of-state kids flooding in every year for college, many of which stay during the summer and eventually settle down - they are completely different dynamics.

Plus California has In-N-Out Burger. 'Nuff said.
Right, and yours is completely off.. see if you can convince someone who cares. Plus at some point in your life you will be old too. Save the derogatory comments; makes you sound more like a bimbo than a princess.

Thanks for the tip about In-N-Out Buger. Nuff reason to move to CA.

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Old 07-13-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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Theres alot of young people who dont want to be in your retirement state.
i dont even know what the benefits are of those places.
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