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Old 06-08-2010, 06:24 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Why do most NYers choose Florida?
With the high concentration of NYers already there, it's like a mini NY in some areas. You get the food you like, your old neighborhood people are there but no snow
Lately, I've been noticing a shift from Florida to the Carolinas, though.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:08 AM
 
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With the high concentration of NYers already there, it's like a mini NY in some areas. You get the food you like, your old neighborhood people are there but no snow
Lately, I've been noticing a shift from Florida to the Carolinas, though.
I've noticed that too when I lived in Charleston for a very brief period.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I grew up with the best of both worlds, living in Manhattan and also in semi-rural Northern Westchester. So, to me, it would be difficult to settle into any one area exclusively, as there are things that you can do in the country setting, such as amateur astronomy with one's father in the field behind their house, that is impossible because of the light pollution in the city. And, having access to world-class museums, shows, and the energy of the city -- it would be difficult to give up one or the other entirely.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Why do most NYers choose Florida?
They think its cheap to live here, they think living in the heat will be fun. They think they will play golf everyday. They think there's no hurricanes here.
LOL.......Florida is like fantasyland, nothing is real.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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i think I would enjoy the country more if it weren't for small town mentalities. I went to a high school an hour outside of Cleveland, catholic and one time I mentioned that I was prochoice and no one talked to me after that.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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I think it depends a little on what age group you are talking to. If it's the younger age group (18-25) they will prob want the hustle and bustle of the city. I lived in a very rural town while growing up in Indiana where the only thing to do was going to a movie/bowling rink that was right next to a sewage plant. There was nothing to do and if I was sick it was an hour drive to get to a good doctor. NYC is a lot better than living in the country for the you if you are the younger generation.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: The Present
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I grew up with the best of both worlds, living in Manhattan and also in semi-rural Northern Westchester. So, to me, it would be difficult to settle into any one area exclusively, as there are things that you can do in the country setting, such as amateur astronomy with one's father in the field behind their house, that is impossible because of the light pollution in the city. And, having access to world-class museums, shows, and the energy of the city -- it would be difficult to give up one or the other entirely.
I have a bit of a similar story, although I grew up in Lower/central Westchester but when I lived abroad I lived in the country overseas and it was a bit interesting and a little weird. The weird thing was how good the public transit was in "the country" out there. I still can't get over how convenient (but expensive) that it was to use DB rail/ICE/S-bahn systems. I also would spend summers in the country in rural parts of the south with family. The things I'll never forget here and abroad was the difference in air quality. I feel eventually I will move to the country (abroad) when i'm older.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: New York
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I have lived my whole life in New York and yes, I have actually thought about it. I was really thinking hard about going away to college either in Pennsylvania or somewhere suburban or rural, somewhere to get away from the city because I get really sick of going to the same places at times. But I do cons and pros about both and whatnot, both have good and bad, like commuting and how I don't like isolated areas.
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