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Old 07-15-2009, 06:29 PM
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I'd like to hear from anyone who has moved to Florida (possibly for retirement) from the North and did not like it and moved "half back" to North Carolina. What helped you make the decision? was the decision worth it? Where did you move to in NC? any info you could share would be great..Thanks!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:43 PM
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Well, I moved to Florida many years ago from New York. Then, due to my husband's transfer, moved to NC. I am still in NC and like it very much!! For one thing, it isnt as hot as Florida and not nearly as cold as New York. I know I wouldnt move back to NY and doubt I would move back to Florida. You can pm me if you want to. Good Luck!
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:28 PM
Location: Asheville
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I started in Albany, NY moved to Ft Lauderdale Fl for 8 years and finally on to Charlotte (Kannapolis).

I didn't care for Fla personally, it was too hot, too flat, too hurricaney, the people were nice though, would have moved from there sooner but my wife loved it there.

I like Kannapolis/Charlotte, 1st there are 4 seasons (it even snows once in a while, but it doesn't stick around for 5 months like up north). Real estate is affordable ( our home has 1750 Sq Ft and sits on a 1/2 acre we paid $125,000) (and taxes and ins on the property total about a $1000 a yr). we also have Minor league baseball right down the road, (the Kannapolis Intimidators), great BBQ (miss NY Italian food, but I couldn't get any in Fl either).

You can PM if you want, good luck
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:02 PM
Location: Melbourne, FL
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I moved from Ohio to S. Florida. Spent 20+ years in S. Florida. Family had all moved to S. Florida and I adjusted. Didn't like the people.. mostly tansplants and pretty rude in my opinion, and I hated the traffic. But I did like the beach, the access to every type of food, I liked the boating and the outdoors. I did get very tired of one season. I always liked Raleigh, N. Carolina and couldn't wait to leave S. Florida. I have been here for 15 years now and wouldn't trade it, except it is getting expensive and the state is run very badly by the government. I really like the outdoor activities and that I can be anywhere within a day's drive, mountains or beach, Ohio or Florida, etc. People are friendly and much more curtious than S. Florida. It's not for everyone, but I really enjoy the Seasons without them being too harsh.
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