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Old 02-01-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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We're looking to get out of Florida (who isn't?) and have a several friends up in MN. Any transplants from FL to MN interested in posting comments about the transition?

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whatever,
You should post this question in a new thread becasue this may get overlooked...
Good luck!!
I love MN and if you can get over the cold winters then I think you'll love it!!
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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Good tip Imissthefall, I'll do just that
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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I chuckle....Maple Grove is the hottest growing area in the metro Twin Cities area..and yes it is out in the suburbs...I live in Brooklyn Park, down on the bottom..still good part...about 2 blocks from Maple Grove border..and I have lived there for about 30 years..I found the school districts to be far from superior over the years..and its only about 15 minutes to downtown..if not in traffic..but rush hour in any major city alters that trek and fact...as to the mosquito code...have you ever met a North Carolina or Oregon mosquito..rivals the Minnesota gang..lol...least Minnesota's freeze usually sometime in September...and are not year round drillers of blood banks...Mpls offers some of the finest park systems I have ever encountered..and the "lakes"...THE place to be in fall, winter, summer and spring...and no mosquitoes there...right in the city perameters...good luck..well worth trying for living experiences...
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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whatever,
You should post this question in a new thread becasue this may get overlooked...
Good luck!!
I love MN and if you can get over the cold winters then I think you'll love it!!
Imissthefall said it just right, if you can get past and over the winters, you have got it made, and you will love it. Good luck!!!!!

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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Default Why not move to Florida?

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We're looking to get out of Florida (who isn't?) and have a several friends up in MN. Any transplants from FL to MN interested in posting comments about the transition?

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Hi, We are seriously considering moving to Florida because we hate winter and love tropical. I would be leaving behind family that I am very close to and so that is the only drawback. We love the ocean and we visit/vacation in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples areas and always love it. Please give me your thoughts on why you don't like Florida.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
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Sunshine..

I'm not from Fla, but from what I've read on here, it sounds like people want out for the following reasons:

1. ridiculous housing/insurance prices
2. too much crime/drugs/gangs
3. too many "outsiders" (both domestic and foreign) moving in and changing the social/political/physical landscapes for the worse
4. too many natural disasters
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:27 PM
 
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Hi, We are seriously considering moving to Florida because we hate winter and love tropical. I would be leaving behind family that I am very close to and so that is the only drawback. We love the ocean and we visit/vacation in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples areas and always love it. Please give me your thoughts on why you don't like Florida.
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Florida has several facets and Midnite Breeze called South Florida pretty accurately. Vacationing somewhere is a little different than living somewhere, but you're probably already be aware of that

The west coast of FL typically has more mid westerners and the south east coast has more folks from the north east. West coast has traditionally been more sleepy but growth is going to change it drastically over the next 5 to 10 years. Look at Tampa for a good example of what you can expect for Naples, etc in the timeframe.; i.e.; uncontrolled growth, resentful locals, unmanaged traffic, high crime. Not a pretty picture. We considered moving there but wrote it off because it wasn't a step up and barely a step sideways.

It all depends on what you're looking for. We're looking for a family friendly location with great schools, reasonable healthcare and more jobs in our field. Since we know folks in MN already and there are other aspects that fit our needs it seems like it'll work well.

Again I'm sure you're on your game, but its worth remembering that some places are nice to visit, but you may not enjoy living there. Good luck and check out the other city boards, they seem to be pretty accurate.

If you want to PM me with some more details about your expectations I can respond in more detail.
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:59 PM
 
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No matter where you land in Minnesota, the one thing to include in any house purchase is a screen porch, not a deck. You can avoid both moquitoes and any late season yellow jacket wasps that way (uninvited picnic guests) and still enjoy the excellent weather of a Minnesota summer.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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Congratulations on your escape from Fondy. We aren't wrong about the closed in nature of locals in East central WI. I have lots of friends: all transplants. I think Mpls (MN in general perhaps) is friendlier, even with the bit of reserve. Am always pleased by the variety of ethnic restaurants and cultural opportunities in the Twin Cities.

I can't go back to MN, turned into a Packer fan, sadly. Eastern WI (much of WI) is very lovely though.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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We are thinking about moving to MN as well, Eden Prarie to be exact. We live in Long Island,NY, and personally I have had enough. The only thing keeping me here now is my 7 year old son. He has (if this is actually possible) too many friends. He is like a mayor (a good one of course). He has lots of good friends. He just started 2nd grade and I am afraid to uproot him. We do have family in EP with kids of his age so I guess that would help. I also have a 3yr old daughter, and she too has lots of friends, but she is still young. If I can find a real good paying job in the insurance business, I would be that much closer to saying hello MN, goodbye NY.
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