U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-03-2016, 06:32 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
5,300 posts, read 3,298,118 times
Reputation: 4509

Advertisements

People always say that Texas has the better economy, but if I have a job offer in Florida (which I do not right now), why does it matter what the economy is like? Actually, I'd much rather have a steady/normal growth economy than the madness that happens here in some parts of Texas.

The crazy economy here in DFW has really put a burden on a lot of people. I'll NEVER be able to afford the home I want in DFW because the prices keep increasing. It's getting to the point where I can't even afford to rent anymore.

If I get a decent paying job at University of Florida, Florida State, or one of the other schools in the state, and I'll have a higher salary than here, what do I have to lose?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-03-2016, 08:44 AM
 
3,618 posts, read 1,564,526 times
Reputation: 2194
I went to gainesville and loved it, its not the beach culture you typically associate with florida but north florida is not as stifling as south florida either weather wise.

Gainesville and Tallahassee and much of north florida actually have something approaching seasons as well, it actually feels good in October and November when football season really starts. You would love a college town in florida, sec football is a way of life in gainesville and those two cities have a fantastic college town culture. alot of bookstores, coffeeshops ,restaraunts and art scenes and a really cool academic culture you dont find in much of florida
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2016, 08:54 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
5,300 posts, read 3,298,118 times
Reputation: 4509
Quote:
Originally Posted by floridanative10 View Post
I went to gainesville and loved it, its not the beach culture you typically associate with florida but north florida is not as stifling as south florida either weather wise.

Gainesville and Tallahassee and much of north florida actually have something approaching seasons as well, it actually feels good in October and November when football season really starts. You would love a college town in florida, sec football is a way of life in gainesville and those two cities have a fantastic college town culture. alot of bookstores, coffeeshops ,restaraunts and art scenes and a really cool academic culture you dont find in much of florida
I think you're right. I've lived in tiny towns of 10,000 residents in the Midwest, mid-sized towns of 100-200K, and currently live in the huge DFW metro. Honestly, besides a decent airport and some ethnic restaurants, the mid-sized town had everything I needed. The few times I year I needed a good airport, or better shopping, a bigger city was never too far away. I miss the cheaper cost of living as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
6,053 posts, read 3,379,100 times
Reputation: 7690
Quote:
Originally Posted by floridanative10 View Post
I went to gainesville and loved it, its not the beach culture you typically associate with florida but north florida is not as stifling as south florida either weather wise.

Gainesville and Tallahassee and much of north florida actually have something approaching seasons as well, it actually feels good in October and November when football season really starts. You would love a college town in florida, sec football is a way of life in gainesville and those two cities have a fantastic college town culture. alot of bookstores, coffeeshops ,restaraunts and art scenes and a really cool academic culture you dont find in much of florida

Gainesville's not the beach culture part of FL but the good thing is that it's not that far from the Panhandle beaches, which are beautiful with snow white sand!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Cbus
1,720 posts, read 1,400,204 times
Reputation: 2089
It really depends which part of Texas and which part of Florida you're discussing. Both states are very large population and area wise so it makes little sense to compare them in their entirety since each state contains diverse subregions that differ wildly from other parts of the state. I.e. Miami-Dade County is a different world from the panhandle or Jacksonville or even SW Florida.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2016, 11:19 AM
 
219 posts, read 130,777 times
Reputation: 230
As a Native South Floridian.

Texas > Florida

TX has friendlier people, better economy, and better State Pride.

I've adopted Texas as my State, and consider myself Texan.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
5,300 posts, read 3,298,118 times
Reputation: 4509
Quote:
Originally Posted by Obrienlester View Post
and better State Pride.
LOL, don't even get me started on that. It's one of the most annoying things about living in Texas for me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2016, 01:27 PM
 
1,110 posts, read 908,024 times
Reputation: 1201
How is the economy in DFW crazy? It is much less reliant on oil than Houston.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2016, 03:38 PM
 
470 posts, read 286,921 times
Reputation: 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by orlando-calrissian View Post
How is the economy in DFW crazy? It is much less reliant on oil than Houston.
Context. Read the post carefully.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
5,286 posts, read 4,155,936 times
Reputation: 4349
Well, my favorite city in Texas is Galveston, so that might tell you what I think of Florida...But if Texas had an answer for Miami, I'd most likely never consider leaving the state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top