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Old 08-29-2016, 06:10 AM
 
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Most of the losers who got priced out of the market have run back up I75 and I95 to new meccas like "beautiful east Tennessee" and north GA and SC. Most didn't have any business coming to Florida in the first place. Now the people that have flunked out are taxing infrastructure in place like the Tri-Cities, Chatt, and a few rural areas in NC and SC. Glad they're gone. A few who have moved to E TN, even flunked out there, and are lamenting the next move...lol
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:34 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Wow! Care to elaborate?! There is definitely a story you have there if you care to share...
Mostly it was the aggressively rude people that I would encounter on a daily basis. I've never experienced anything like it since. If anything, it made me appreciate my home state of Georgia and its' people all the more.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:46 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Most of the losers who got priced out of the market have run back up I75 and I95 to new meccas like "beautiful east Tennessee" and north GA and SC. Most didn't have any business coming to Florida in the first place. Now the people that have flunked out are taxing infrastructure in place like the Tri-Cities, Chatt, and a few rural areas in NC and SC. Glad they're gone. A few who have moved to E TN, even flunked out there, and are lamenting the next move...lol
I have several friends that moved from south Florida to these areas. They are to a one content with the move and are hardly what you so kindly refer to as 'losers' (shades of my south Florida experience). I'm sure one thing that contributed to their newfound contentment was encountering a sense of decency, class and generosity of spirit rarely found in their former home. As for me, I had nearly forgotten such a thing existed until I escaped that hellhole.

Enjoy your sour grapes.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:18 AM
 
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Florida is a huge state...you can't compare DC/MD to the entire state of Florida. Yea if you go up to the panhandle you could probably find a decent house for 175k but come down to South Florida and you will have a tough time finding a house that needs repairs in a bad area for that amount.
South FL is the only exception in FL(different market). For ex: the median house price in Tampa Bay is $175K. You can find decent houses in TB or surrounding areas (same in metro Orlando, parts of Southwest FL and in the Panhandle). A quick search indicates the median home price in DC is $460K(in 2012). Right now it's in excess of half a mil. Basically you get fleeced if you buy a house, hence why wages are higher(among other reasons). Property taxes are unreal up there (FL has no income taxes either). So, it evens out in the end..it boils down to what people prefer, fast paced vs more laid back environments.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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I lived in South Florida full-time for 9 years, and enjoyed every minute of it. Currently I still own a condo in Deerfield Beach. My reason for leaving beautiful South Florida was to simply be close to family. I absolutely loved living in SFL, however my wife hates it. So it looks like I will be in Atlanta until I can convince her otherwise.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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South FL is the only exception in FL(different market). For ex: the median house price in Tampa Bay is $175K. You can find decent houses in TB or surrounding areas (same in metro Orlando, parts of Southwest FL and in the Panhandle). A quick search indicates the median home price in DC is $460K(in 2012). Right now it's in excess of half a mil. Basically you get fleeced if you buy a house, hence why wages are higher(among other reasons). Property taxes are unreal up there (FL has no income taxes either). So, it evens out in the end..it boils down to what people prefer, fast paced vs more laid back environments.
I wouldnt consider Miami slow paced by any metric. I would say that Tampa and Orlando are rapidly losing their family friendly feel and COL is rising even though QOL and pay is either stagnant or on the decline. At least my experience in the I-4 corridor of Florida.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:15 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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South FL is the only exception in FL(different market). For ex: the median house price in Tampa Bay is $175K. You can find decent houses in TB or surrounding areas (same in metro Orlando, parts of Southwest FL and in the Panhandle). A quick search indicates the median home price in DC is $460K(in 2012). Right now it's in excess of half a mil. Basically you get fleeced if you buy a house, hence why wages are higher(among other reasons). Property taxes are unreal up there (FL has no income taxes either). So, it evens out in the end..it boils down to what people prefer, fast paced vs more laid back environments.
I would consider moving to Florida if the state had an engineering school at least the same rank as the University of Maryland is for a public university.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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I moved to South Florida for less than a year and moved back to Atlanta...I did not like it there at all. Still love to visit though.
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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I wouldnt consider Miami slow paced by any metric. I would say that Tampa and Orlando are rapidly losing their family friendly feel and COL is rising even though QOL and pay is either stagnant or on the decline. At least my experience in the I-4 corridor of Florida.
You are spot on. The population is growing dramatically on the backs of low skill/lower wage jobs primarily, which isn't sustainable over the long haul. Orlando especially is ground zero for that type of growth and makes me shudder as to what his area will be like in 10-15 years as I don't plan to stick around to watch it.
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Old 09-03-2016, 04:32 PM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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Aggghh! The same story about South Florida; nice beaches/low wages. It's such a beautiful part of the country.
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