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Old 12-22-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Hi everybody, I hope you guys can help me out in possibly finding a place to live that I'd be happy in. :-)

I currently live in NYC (BX) and I'm sick of it. I'm sick of the area, the dirtyness, the cold, the people, the transportation, everything. I travel a lot through the different boroughs for work and school right now and I can't take it anymore. I need a change badly.

I ideally would love to move to somewhere that is warmer, cleaner and not as expensive as NY but also where I can survive without a car because I don't drive and don't plan to anytime soon. I would like to stay in the east so I'm not too far from the family and friends in NY and can come back and visit. I was thinking about Florida since I have family and friends living there but can I survive without a car in Florida?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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Anyone?
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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W/o a car in Florida? Possible I suppose, but seeing how often it rains and just how hot and humid it is for most of the year, I wouldnt even consider it.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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I Dont know about Florida for your situation. I know you would definately need a car in Jacksonville. My cousin lives there and you commute about forty five minutes everywhere. If you are looking for somewhere where you would not have to drive, I would probably consider Miami. I would think there would be some public transportation in Miami, I am not sure what other city in Florida would be good. I know Orlando and Jacksonville you need a car. Daytona Beach you might be able to survive without a car. Many of the main businesses are on a main drag. I dont think Tampa Bay would be sufficient for without a car but I would look into it. I would look into Miami, Tampa Bay, or Daytona beach. Definately would not waist your time with Jacksonville or Orlando.

You might want to look into somewhere like Charlotte or Atlanta since you dont have a car. Charlotte being a little more compact for mobility. Have you thought at all about San Francisco? You would not need a car there either. Very compact city. A mini NY, however, the cost of living is high. Florida is definately much cheaper. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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I Dont know about Florida for your situation. I know you would definately need a car in Jacksonville. My cousin lives there and you commute about forty five minutes everywhere. If you are looking for somewhere where you would not have to drive, I would probably consider Miami. I would think there would be some public transportation in Miami, I am not sure what other city in Florida would be good. I know Orlando and Jacksonville you need a car. Daytona Beach you might be able to survive without a car. Many of the main businesses are on a main drag. I dont think Tampa Bay would be sufficient for without a car but I would look into it. I would look into Miami, Tampa Bay, or Daytona beach. Definately would not waist your time with Jacksonville or Orlando.

You might want to look into somewhere like Charlotte or Atlanta since you dont have a car. Charlotte being a little more compact for mobility. Have you thought at all about San Francisco? You would not need a car there either. Very compact city. A mini NY, however, the cost of living is high. Florida is definately much cheaper. Good luck with whatever you decide.
Thanks, I'll check out Charlotte. I want to stay on the east side of the US. San Fran is to far from NY.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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u can "survive" anywhere w/o a car... wouldn't recommend anywhere in florida w/o a car though.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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Try the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area of Virginia too. That would comprise of cities like Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Virginia Beach and other cities like Suffolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg and so on. Nice area that is going a bit and pretty much in the middle of the Atlantic Coast.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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Try the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area of Virginia too. That would comprise of cities like Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Virginia Beach and other cities like Suffolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg and so on. Nice area that is going a bit and pretty much in the middle of the Atlantic Coast.
Hmmm, Virginia, never thought about that state. Thanks.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Hmmm, Virginia, never thought about that state. Thanks.
Yeah, many people don't. My brother lives in Chesapeake and he is always trying to get me to move there. It's the 27th biggest metro in the US too.

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