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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 02-11-2017, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Florida is unique by it's psychopathic people down there. You guys are little *******, know wonder California and Texas calls you out. **** Miami!
We're glad morons in other places paint the entire state with that brush. Hopefully it'll keep just a few prospective transplants out.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Florida is unique by it's psychopathic people down there. You guys are little *******, know wonder California and Texas calls you out. **** Miami!
No need for this. I love both Texas and Florida and Texas has its share of psychopaths as well.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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We're glad morons in other places paint the entire state with that brush. Hopefully it'll keep just a few prospective transplants out.
Crazy isn't it? And he/she drags California into this.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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I'm a Northeast transplant living in South Florida. I've visited Austin several times and have relatives there. I could easily move there, but I prefer living here. We have beaches and better weather. Austin is cooler during the winter and hotter during the summer. Both have humid summers, but Austin's high temperatures in the summer are like 5-10 degrees hotter. You also get a nice breeze here. I feel like our summers aren't really any worse, or are actually better, than the summers anywhere in the Southeast. Plus we get the true tropical winters unlike the chilly or even cold winters that other parts of the Southeast get.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I'm a Northeast transplant living in South Florida. I've visited Austin several times and have relatives there. I could easily move there, but I prefer living here. We have beaches and better weather. Austin is cooler during the winter and hotter during the summer. Both have humid summers, but Austin's high temperatures in the summer are like 5-10 degrees hotter. You also get a nice breeze here. I feel like our summers aren't really any worse, or are actually better, than the summers anywhere in the Southeast. Plus we get the true tropical winters unlike the chilly or even cold winters that other parts of the Southeast get.
I agree. If I'm going to be in blazing hot weatehr (and that's all of Texas and the southeast), let me be by the beach. Though there's that damn humidity.


I think the difference between a Florida winter vs the rest of the south is the south does get cold.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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We're glad morons in other places paint the entire state with that brush. Hopefully it'll keep just a few prospective transplants out.
You always hear about crazy people from Florida for several reasons:
  • The state is very open with allowing access to public records.
  • States with warmer climates often have more riff raff. These people can't survive in cold temperatures.
  • Florida is one of the most populated states, so it's no wonder you hear more about it than other states.
  • It's a very socially diverse state. Usually places with more diversity have more diverse crime and other issues.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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You always hear about crazy people from Florida for several reasons:
  • The state is very open with allowing access to public records.
  • States with warmer climates often have more riff raff. These people can't survive in cold temperatures.
  • Florida is one of the most populated states, so it's no wonder you hear more about it than other states.
  • It's a very socially diverse state. Usually places with more diversity have more diverse crime and other issues.
Mainly it's the Sunshine Law (open access to the data). Crazy s*** happens in every state. You just hear about it in Florida far more often because it's public record.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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I visit Florida about once a year and I love the state. It definitely has the best climate in my opinion. From an economical standpoint however I don't see how residents can make it though. It's too much focused on low-paying hospitality and tourism jobs. Florida to retire or if you already have money. Texas hands down if you are neither of those. Texas has and will continue to have the better economy for the foreseeable future. Austin and Dallas have lots of opportunities in technology and other high paying jobs.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:46 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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These two states are very large and have a variety of lifestyles among their options. It's too difficult to just choose one state over the other when that's not how we experience our lives. I've lived in both and I prefer where I am in Florida over where I was in Texas. That said, I know that there are places in Texas that I'd prefer over certain areas in Florida.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I visit Florida about once a year and I love the state. It definitely has the best climate in my opinion. From an economical standpoint however I don't see how residents can make it though. It's too much focused on low-paying hospitality and tourism jobs. Florida to retire or if you already have money. Texas hands down if you are neither of those. Texas has and will continue to have the better economy for the foreseeable future. Austin and Dallas have lots of opportunities in technology and other high paying jobs.
I'm guessing you don't visit in summer, and only go to the beach?

Not saying TX doesn't have a stronger white collar economy because clearly it does. But there are definitely jobs down here that aren't tourism/hospitality related.
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