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View Poll Results: Which area
St Petersburg,FL 4 50.00%
WPB,FL 1 12.50%
Sarasota,FL 0 0%
Some other region 3 37.50%
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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My bit was to stay and work in FL for the winter time. It gets a little too cold for my liking here in SC and anywhere north of Tampa, since they get those few cold snaps during the winter. Of course SC is cheaper and the same pay , but theres just not the jobs here I'm looking for . Maybe FL or some other state will have that 1 job that leads to a better opportunity. Just never know.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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These are all nice choices, but Im not sure I would move there if I was in IT and liked hiking.

Look at Raleigh if you are interested in a decent IT market, lower cost of living than Florida cities, and equidistant to the coast and great hiking.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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Look at Raleigh if you are interested in a decent IT market, lower cost of living than Florida cities, and equidistant to the coast and great hiking.
Raleigh's too cold for him in the winter. He wants to live in a very warm place for the winter, like the surface of the sun, which is sort of limited in the continental US!
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:49 PM
 
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There's a thriving (and growing) IT sector in Jacksonville which also has a lower cost of living than your other FL options and is a 6 hour drive from the GA mountains, which is definitely doable over a weekend.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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FYI, most people are going the other way: FL —> SC. I lived in FL for years and, during that time, met very few people from GA, NC and SC. However, it seemed like everyone and their mother was either planning to move from FL to one of those states or pining for life in those states due much better salary-COL ratios and friendlier, politer locals.
This is my thought.

What has put you on track for Florida specifically, especially given that you prefer mountains?

At you age, occupation, intrredsts and current location I would looks seriously at Atlanta and its environs.

Not a knock on Florida. I lived there from 2003 - 2018. But I went down there for a job I was offered rather than sought it out. Ienjoyed my time there, but it seems an odd choice if you are neither sold on it like so many are becuae of what they perceive to be idyllicweather condiitions nor considering a job offer.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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The warm winters, warmer than the rest of the country. I like florida as a state, its just flat. If there is an opportunity for me there and I can keep that contract for the winter, I'd like to do it.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Naples Island
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The warm winters, warmer than the rest of the country. I like florida as a state, its just flat. If there is an opportunity for me there and I can keep that contract for the winter, I'd like to do it.
In essence, Florida is a good state with bad people.
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