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Old 12-25-2018, 07:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Florida has added more people in the last 5 years than any one of those states entire population, it's safe to say the sunbelt is still the top destination![/quote]

They're not necessarily retirees however and would venture it's a combination of those able to sell much more expensive real estate elsewhere to make the move seem a good idea financially, those who still think mistakenly Florida is some kind of bargain due to the lack of state taxes, and a massive Puerto Rican population transitioning in. Many of the Baby Boomers also aren't keen on leaving behind more cultural opportunity in exchange for warm weather year round, muumuus and sandals.[/quote]

The same argument can be said for the other states, I doubt if even a majority of the residents in those states are retirees. Being good for retirement doesnt mean people are flocking there in droves, and that's reflected in the numbers.

The fastest growing metros in Florida include Ft Myers, The Villages, and Sarasota. You can't tell me that the reason these places are growing is due to Puerto Ricans.
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:45 PM
 
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The fastest growing metros in Florida include Ft Myers, The Villages, and Sarasota. You can't tell me that the reason these places are growing is due to Puerto Ricans.

The population growth in those areas pales in comparison to the population growth that the Miami, Tampa and Orlando areas are having.
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Hurricanes aren’t any more frequent now than they’ve ever been, they just get more extensive news coverage. If you look at the top ten strongest hurricanes to ever hit the US, only two have been since 2000.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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The fastest growing metros in Florida include Ft Myers, The Villages, and Sarasota. You can't tell me that the reason these places are growing is due to Puerto Ricans.
No, they're not Puerto Rican. However demographics/voting records show they're largely well-off conservatives allergic to taxes downsizing out of more expensive homes elsewhere moving here to utilize infrastructure and natural resources scot-free.
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The fastest growing states are a mix of climates:

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/pres...nal-state.html

Yes, hurricanes worry me and that is something I would factor into where I lived.
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