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View Poll Results: TEXAS VS FLORIDA--Which state would you prefer to live in?
Texas 275 56.35%
Florida 213 43.65%
Voters: 488. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-25-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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Yes it is. I just came back from visiting my family in Florida two weeks ago and it is just as Southern as anything you find in Texas and I was in South Florida at that. You cannot possibly visit Tallahassee or Gainesville and say that area isn't Southern.
Most people in Florida where not born in Florida and are people from the north.The south and central part of Florida is very non southern.Yes even Tampa and Orlando is very non southern!!

Unless you in small town/country or small city in the north part of Florida it is very non southern.

Not the case in Texas!! Even big cities in Texas!! Dallas and Houston as a more of a southern feel than any place in Florida.

The girls on shipping wars and girls in storage wars Texas would be considered rednecks in Florida.Their accent would be spotted a mile away even in Tampa and Orlando.Even Jacksonville more water down.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Most people in Florida where not born in Florida and are people from the north.The south and central part of Florida is very non southern.Yes even Tampa and Orlando is very non southern!!

Unless you in small town/country or small city in the north part of Florida it is very non southern.

Not the case in Texas!! Even big cities in Texas!! Dallas and Houston as a more of a southern feel than any place in Florida.

The girls on shipping wars and girls in storage wars Texas would be considered rednecks in Florida.Their accent would be spotted a mile away even in Tampa and Orlando.Even Jacksonville more water down.
No, you mistake "southern" for Texan, a culture seen in Dallas and Houston. Nothing to do with the "true" South, which is seen east of the Texas Trinity River. Lets put it this way, both Houston and Dallas are way more diverse and integrated than every city in Florida, so you can see some "Southern"(Texan) culture; you will also see cultures from all around the world in the two metros.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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If someone put a gun to my head and I had to choose between the two places, it would have to be Florida. On the other hand, I can think of better places to be in either Texas or Florida. Florida might be okay for a short-term stay of a year or two, but I certainly would move there permanently. Too many problems. Of course, it should go without saying that no one in their right mind would ever live in Texas.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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If someone put a gun to my head and I had to choose between the two places, it would have to be Florida. On the other hand, I can think of better places to be in either Texas or Florida. Florida might be okay for a short-term stay of a year or two, but I certainly would move there permanently. Too many problems. Of course, it should go without saying that no one in their right mind would ever live in Texas.
And why is that? Go on, lets hear an answer? I've heard people say things like this before I went to Texas to explore. Now that I am in Texas, I see its not so bad. In fact, its one of the more forward-moving states.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If someone put a gun to my head and I had to choose between the two places, it would have to be Florida. On the other hand, I can think of better places to be in either Texas or Florida. Florida might be okay for a short-term stay of a year or two, but I certainly would move there permanently. Too many problems. Of course, it should go without saying that no one in their right mind would ever live in Texas.
So you wasted your time to post in thread about two places you dislike.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Most people in Florida where not born in Florida and are people from the north.The south and central part of Florida is very non southern.Yes even Tampa and Orlando is very non southern!!

Unless you in small town/country or small city in the north part of Florida it is very non southern.

Not the case in Texas!! Even big cities in Texas!! Dallas and Houston as a more of a southern feel than any place in Florida.

The girls on shipping wars and girls in storage wars Texas would be considered rednecks in Florida.Their accent would be spotted a mile away even in Tampa and Orlando.Even Jacksonville more water down.
So exactly what is Southern? Please don't think that TV does a good job of showing what a place is really like. Not a good barometer. I have family in Central and South Florida and they see themselves as Southerners no different than Georgians. Especially Orlando.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Most people in Florida where not born in Florida and are people from the north.The south and central part of Florida is very non southern.Yes even Tampa and Orlando is very non southern!!

Unless you in small town/country or small city in the north part of Florida it is very non southern.

Not the case in Texas!! Even big cities in Texas!! Dallas and Houston as a more of a southern feel than any place in Florida.

The girls on shipping wars and girls in storage wars Texas would be considered rednecks in Florida.Their accent would be spotted a mile away even in Tampa and Orlando.Even Jacksonville more water down.
What country do you live in? Obviously not America.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Austin
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If someone put a gun to my head and I had to choose between the two places, it would have to be Florida. On the other hand, I can think of better places to be in either Texas or Florida. Florida might be okay for a short-term stay of a year or two, but I certainly would move there permanently. Too many problems. Of course, it should go without saying that no one in their right mind would ever live in Texas.
Really, because I don't think your speech is working.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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I'm biased towards Florida because I live here so that's what I obviously voted for lol. But in all seriousness it depends on your own personal preferences. I do believe that Texas has as a better economy and a better Cost of Living than we do. There are jobs in Florida, most of them however are in tourism and as a result they're low paying.

But I love Florida, love the tropical climate, beautiful white- as- snow sandy beaches, the Caribbean and Spanish influence, the lush green landscape, it's paradise (at least for me). Texas I hear has a drier, desert climate, and in other parts its mountainous. Florida does not have any mountains, we do have some hills though in certain areas. Texas heat I hear is unbearable during the summer, though I have heard people say tthe same about Florida but it doesn't really bother me.

I would choose Florida, but everyone is different. Though Florida gets a lot of unnecessary hate on this forum, mostly from people who have probably never been here before.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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^^Again, the entire state of FL isn't tropical. But I hear what you're saying. I'd much prefer this...


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