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Old 08-27-2016, 06:40 PM
 
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Okay, this is a very simple question. For those of you who have moved away from South Florida, where did you go? Are you happier? Did you end up getting a much better paying job by leaving the state? Is the cost of living much better where you chose to move to? Is there more to do, nightlife, hiking clubs, etc. in your new location? Do you wish you could come back to South Florida or are you very happy that you made the move? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I moved from south Florida to central Florida, then to many different parts of the country, then back to south Florida. Almost moved to north Florida this month but decided against it, so still in south Florida. looking for my feedback?
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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I moved from south Florida to central Florida, then to many different parts of the country, then back to south Florida. Almost moved to north Florida this month but decided against it, so still in south Florida. looking for my feedback?
What made you come back to South Florida?
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:52 PM
 
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I've moved out of South Florida many times and have moved back again. I don't currently live there as is obvious by my 'Location' field.

Its where I was born and raised and I've seen it change a lot. There are a lot of great memories there and a lot of bad ones. I used to think that location determined happiness, but now after living in a lot of different areas, I've come to learn that this isn't true. People will find every excuse in the world to complain about an area and then blame their situation on those things.

Miserable people will shout, that location has everything to do with happiness, but usually only because they have found miserable people in their current 'Happy' location to agree with their every thought.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What made you come back to South Florida?
What made you leave South Florida?
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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What made you leave South Florida?
I didn't leave YET! I'm STUCK here! LOL
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:31 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I left in 1989 and never looked back. It was far and away the worst place I ever lived, and I have lived in Atlanta, Washington DC, NYC, Seattle and Orlando.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What made you come back to South Florida?
A health scare originally. I wanted to be with family during that time. Health recovered 95% but I found a job that keeps me here. I like south Florida in most ways actually. Just don't like the constant heat.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:21 PM
 
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I left in 1989 and never looked back. It was far and away the worst place I ever lived, and I have lived in Atlanta, Washington DC, NYC, Seattle and Orlando.
Wow! Care to elaborate?! There is definitely a story you have there if you care to share...
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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I've moved out of South Florida many times and have moved back again. I don't currently live there as is obvious by my 'Location' field.

Its where I was born and raised and I've seen it change a lot. There are a lot of great memories there and a lot of bad ones. I used to think that location determined happiness, but now after living in a lot of different areas, I've come to learn that this isn't true. People will find every excuse in the world to complain about an area and then blame their situation on those things.

Miserable people will shout, that location has everything to do with happiness, but usually only because they have found miserable people in their current 'Happy' location to agree with their every thought.
I have to disagree because I originally thought the same way you did for a long time, BUT and here is the BIG BUT, if there are very few jobs to go around, you will end up having many homeless people living in the woods around the Treasure Coast. They can't find work and they are stuck here! Do you think that makes for a happy camper? These are GOOD people who can't find work in the area. Meanwhile, many greedy bosses in South Florida are out on the water with their beautiful boats on the weekends. They aren't thinking about giving their employees a LIVING wage so they can have a roof over their head and food on the table (basic things). They want to give the minimum and if you're lucky they'll be kind enough to give you a 25 cent raise in a year or so. Wow!

It is well known that Florida offers the worst wages in the nation so if you're looking for a livable wage you will have a very difficult time making ends meet on $15/hr here in Florida and that's if you're even lucky enough to make that much. In Palm Beach County alone, currently 50% of the jobs earn $15 or less. Try looking at the rents in the Palm Beach area! Very high rents! Who can afford these rents beyond certain professionals and snowbirds mainly???

Also, many young people (20s/30s) discover ONCE coming down here to South Florida that their demographic hardly exists in certain areas they jump ship as soon as they realize it's a mostly 60+ demographic. Jobs are very hard to come by that pay a decent wage, many people are struggling to make ends meet, and many articles back up what I'm saying so where you choose to live is very very important or you will be sorry you didn't do your research beforehand. You really have to give your location a lot of thought.

I have learned a happy person does their research. A happy person plans ahead and thinks things through. When I came to Florida in 2009, I didn't do the proper research and I have no one else to blame but myself. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I cared about was being closer to my family so I had no idea what I was getting myself into and yes, I have a degree and lots of experience. Florida is a different beast!! Many people will agree with me on this!

Survival comes first. Happiness comes second. If you can't survive, it's pretty hard to be happy.
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