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Old 11-30-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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"Anyone move from Ny to FL and regret it"

Every. single. minute.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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I despised Florida, moved there from NY state. Hubby's idea. We lived more rural too. Double whammy. I liked Ft. Lauderdale--only city I could stand and nice for vacations...only. I can't even remember 1 nice thing about it except driving out with the U-Haul. Remember that day well.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:29 AM
 
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FL does not have four seasons as one poster alluded to. It will be 80 degrees on Christmas Day in Orlando. And that is what it will be throughout most of the state.

Every once in awhile an artic cold snap might come through for a couple of days, but that is about it.

At least the humidity has gone away.

But there is no such thing as four seasons in FL, and everything is one color GREEN. You don't have the beauty of flowers blooming in the spring that other states have.

The state is as flat as a pancake for the most part with the exception of of some very small hills(you can't even call them hills).

There is a poster on the board now who had to leave NY because it was too cold....sigh.

Well they have themselves in a bad part of South FL in a rented townhome with their kids. They have been there for two months and have seen drug exchanges and the police were called due to a attempted stabbing in another unit.

They signed a year's lease and don't know what to do.

What is scary is children are involved. It's one thing when adults don't plan a move well, it's another thing when children are involved.

FL seems to attract a lot of people who don't plan well. It amazes me how many people think they will be just be able to find jobs.

It's funny people move to FL to get out of the cold and then spend more time indoors due to the oppressive heat and humidity for at least 6 months.


It is very pleasant in the winter, but 7 or 8 months of horrific heat isn't worth it for 4 or 5 months of moderate weather.

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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It is very pleasant in the winter, but 7 or 8 months of horrific heat isn't worth it for 4 or 5 months of moderate weather.
Every year I have to remain here, I look forward to December for its dip into the 50s, 40s and 30s in the middle of the night... but like you mentioned earlier in the post, this blasted year was nothing but 80s. I've spent the entire month sitting inside my apartment with the AC down to 60. Thank god it's an energy efficient device.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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I regret it too. Can't stand it. Every single day, I bang my head against the wall.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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Yes. I was dragged here. the homesickness for the north gets worse and worse. As others have pointed out, there isn't much to do but shop and eat. I miss seasons, terrain and culture. And weather..even snow. Four kids later it is not easy but maybe the door will open.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: In the loop
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Default I would NEVER live in Florida

No way...I have relatives down there and as we know it's the playground of NYers or snowbirds but not while I have children!!

I do not think Florida is family friendly unless you have lots of money to live in the best places.

I have family friends who love to 'na-na' our weather in NY but who cares? I was in Fl. one time in July and it was TERRIBLE.

I don't do well in heat.

Forget it. These days Florida is 'not cheap' either.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Windermere,FL
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Bunch of bitter folks in here that didnt plan well, I'm 33 and moved to fla from queens, ny a few years ago and doing well in my own house living in windermere. Looks like a bitter bunch that didnt do enough planning and will be miserable anywhere they move. Take my advice, plan first, post last
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:48 AM
 
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Bunch of bitter folks in here that didnt plan well, I'm 33 and moved to fla from queens, ny a few years ago and doing well in my own house living in windermere. Looks like a bitter bunch that didnt do enough planning and will be miserable anywhere they move. Take my advice, plan first, post last
You may be correct in that some people didn't make better plans, but there are somethings that you cannot plan ahead i.e. missing family and friends, culture, things to do that interest you, illness. You are a young person and many posters are older and possibly more set in their ways. They may not have been able to handle the heat, as they thought they could either.

Before you make a broad statement about being bitter and miserable, I think you should show a little understanding.

The unemployment rate in FL is one of the highest in the nation. We travel through FL every year to the Keys and the amount of closed businesses, empty stores, foreclosures and houses for sale, does not make moving there very appealing. We are snowbirds and leave when it starts to get hot and return to the beautiful north country.

In your case, you made a plan and are happy with it. Great! But FL is NOT for everyone.

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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If you like heat and humidity for most of the year then Florida is the place to be, if you dont like heat and humidity then stay away from the Sunshine state as its going to relegate you to an air conditioned environment for the best part of 8 months a year..
We moved there (St Pete)from England when i was young, didnt take long to discover i couldnt handle the heat after working for many of my earlier years outdoors in construction i finally got a break and my Uncle sponsored me on a move to Montreal where i've been for the last 40 years,Yeah we get a few hot days up here but the heat doesnt last long and as for winter? for some strange reason i love the cold
For me Florida is a nice place to visit once in a while..
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