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Old 04-17-2020, 02:01 PM
 
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Warped reality, but okay. California has like the 5th largest economy in the world and though you couldn't hack living there is no reason to called it "failed". Florida is arguably now a poster child for the haves/have nots with very obvious income disparity and one of the worst cases of rent to income disparity. Furthermore in the wake of one of the worst economic times in history Florida has yet to provide unemployment benefits to over 90% of those who are qualified to receive them, has no credible plans for forwarding the stimulus plan benefits to the unemployed via the Cares Act, yet has managed somehow to get out corporate tax refunds this past week to big business.
Another Florida Hater.... perhaps you should migrate to another state?
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Old 04-17-2020, 03:28 PM
 
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Have you considered the panhandle? Destin area? Cooler winters, best beaches in the world (IMO) lots of upscale-ness and yet earthy and not liberal. Lots to do, lots to explore.
Best beaches in the world?
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Old 04-17-2020, 03:43 PM
 
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Panhandle beaches are extremely clean and the ocean is almost blue on some calm days. No South Florida Riff Raff and real estate is ungodly reasonable.
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Old 04-17-2020, 03:45 PM
 
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Is this move still in play?
Yes, but still need to wait until our youngest goes off to college in about 5 years.


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California Natives should leave their socialist failed politics behind if you relocate to Florida. Florida is very different than California. I know because I lived out there for a period of time. Los Angeles, even back then was a horrible place to live. Nobody can pay me enough money to go back to that sh*tty state! Heads up: Native Floridians by and large are hard working decent accepting people so please for heaven sakes don't flaunt your Red Ferrari or Purple Lamborghini or build some 6 story McMansion in a pretty middle class neighborhood with steel bars on every window.

Welcome to Florida
Hmmm. My Lamborghini is yellow. Is that ok? I don't do steel bars on windows. I'm not in prison.
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Old 04-17-2020, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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Yes, but still need to wait until our youngest goes off to college in about 5 years.




Hmmm. My Lamborghini is yellow. Is that ok? I don't do steel bars on windows. I'm not in prison.
You have plenty of time to go visit different parts of the state and figure out where you like. It works better than asking on a forum.
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Old 04-17-2020, 08:18 PM
 
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Warped reality, but okay. California has like the 5th largest economy in the world and though you couldn't hack living there is no reason to called it "failed". Florida is arguably now a poster child for the haves/have nots with very obvious income disparity and one of the worst cases of rent to income disparity. Furthermore in the wake of one of the worst economic times in history Florida has yet to provide unemployment benefits to over 90% of those who are qualified to receive them, has no credible plans for forwarding the stimulus plan benefits to the unemployed via the Cares Act, yet has managed somehow to get out corporate tax refunds this past week to big business.
Agreed with a lot of the things you mentioned. Have you ever lived or been to California for more than a weekend? You discuss Haves vs Have Nots and you say FL is the poster child? Truly one of the most asinine statements you’ve ever made. In much of California, you are either rich, or you are poor and struggling to get by. Homeless communities flood the streets to a disturbing degree in almost every major city.

Your “5th largest economy” statement is extremely misleading. California’s economy per capita would rank it 15th in the world, which still sounds pretty good before you factor in it has the highest housing costs in the nation and the 6th highest taxes in the nation.

Economic output is high, but the financial quality of life for 75% of residents is miserable. Florida has its own crippling issues, but it’s clear that the warped reality is yours. Perhaps you’re the one upset because you can’t hack it in Florida.
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:50 PM
 
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Agreed with a lot of the things you mentioned. Have you ever lived or been to California for more than a weekend? You discuss Haves vs Have Nots and you say FL is the poster child? Truly one of the most asinine statements you’ve ever made. In much of California, you are either rich, or you are poor and struggling to get by. Homeless communities flood the streets to a disturbing degree in almost every major city.

Your “5th largest economy” statement is extremely misleading. California’s economy per capita would rank it 15th in the world, which still sounds pretty good before you factor in it has the highest housing costs in the nation and the 6th highest taxes in the nation.

Economic output is high, but the financial quality of life for 75% of residents is miserable. Florida has its own crippling issues, but it’s clear that the warped reality is yours. Perhaps you’re the one upset because you can’t hack it in Florida.
Ka-Booooooooooom !!!!!
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Old 04-19-2020, 12:20 PM
 
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Great detailed info. Thank you all very much.

I talked to an associate who's from Florida, and asked him for his opinion given the same set of parameters, and he said Naples to Tampa on the west coast or Boca to Stuart. South of Boca is too congested he said.


Anybody care to give an opinion between the differences between East coast vs West coast of Florida. Broad strokes, stereotypes, types of people, etc... I'm not PC in any way, so fire away.
One key difference is the Gulf Stream which ironically, is felt all along the East Coast of Florida, but, not so much the Gulf Coast. This keeps the West Coast warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. We lived for a few years in Tampa and then for Many years in Satellite Beach -- and far prefer the East Coast weather and traffic.
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Old 04-19-2020, 01:07 PM
 
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The insane dew points and heat pete will kill the OP once he gets here.
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Old 04-19-2020, 03:10 PM
 
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Another Florida Hater.... perhaps you should migrate to another state?
Or stay, vote and try to make changes. That's how it works versus moving when things get tough. Perhaps you should mind your own business and allow others to have differing viewpoints as this isn't a chamber of commerce sponsored website. So if you have nothing of substance to contribute, move it along.
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