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Old 12-23-2019, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Some here seem to know nothing about Polk County. It is poised to be the manufacturing hub of Florida. The economy here is VERY STRONG, lots of job growth and not all minimum wage, either. And cost of real estate is still reasonable. Amazon already has one fulfillment center in Lakeland and opening another LARGER one in nearby Auburndale. Amazon is also putting an airhub at Lakeland Linder airport. Amazon alone will be creating a few thousand jobs. And Publix is expanding their headquarters here also, 700 more jobs. People, we are talking BOOMING here.
Anyone with an ounce of knowledge about the area would know this. Lakeland, for one, is already a fairly large city. Second, Polk County is sandwiched between two exploding cities. What would one expect?
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:24 AM
 
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Florida has changed. I see more people moving here, more traffic, cost of living and rent has skyrocketed while wages have stagnant. Did you move and where to. Did the change improve your quality of life and standard of living or did you regret moving out of Florida?
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Is this feelings or fact driven?
Fact driven.

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/...city-in-the-us
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:34 AM
 
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Florida has changed. I see more people moving here, more traffic, cost of living and rent has skyrocketed while wages have stagnant. Did you move and where to. Did the change improve your quality of life and standard of living or did you regret moving out of Florida?
I have heard the same observation and questions asked every year since the 1960's. I would dare say it's all relative.
However, watching another beautiful December Florida sunrise with an expected high around 70, I have no regrets for living here.
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Old 12-24-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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Affordability is a problem in the fastest growing metro areas like Miami and Orlando that are also attractive international tourist and second home destinations. The non-permanent residents bid up the value of homes above and beyond what the local market can support.

But that's not all of Florida. There's plenty of places that are affordable. They are more rural and further away from the beach in Central and North Florida. But they exist. Some people just think Florida is Miami or Orlando because that's the only places they've visited.
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Old 12-24-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Call it paradise and kiss it goodbye.... and the price goes up. You do remember the laws of "price and demand" .... right?

Ban air conditioning and then watch... lol.

Listen.... ask yourself what popular product gets less expensive as time marches on?

I'll wait....
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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Here's another and more recent article.

Almost two thirds of Orlando's population are renting their homes.

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/...ng-their-homes
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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I'm sure Belle Glade is still affordable...
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Old 12-28-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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As someone looking to leave the state in 5-10 years for an early retirement destination that better suits our needs, I’m currently cheering for that kind of scenario

Me too. Here's to rising real estate prices!
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Old 12-28-2019, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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If I stay living in Florida, I'll stay here in inland Florida or move to north Florida, thankfully housing in these areas is still cheaper. But I doubt I'd be able to afford anything in Tampa or Orlando. South FL is out of question because it is too hot. Insurance and property taxes that are the killer.
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:13 PM
 
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It all depends on if you can find a job that pays a decent wage, let's say $50k for a single person or $100k for a family. Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville are very affordable if you commute from outlying areas and have decent employment. If you are retired and on a fixed income, it makes sense to pick the lowest cost of living place you can be happy with. For a lot of people, that means forgetting about the beach and moving to a retirement community inland like the villages.

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If I stay living in Florida, I'll stay here in inland Florida or move to north Florida, thankfully housing in these areas is still cheaper. But I doubt I'd be able to afford anything in Tampa or Orlando. South FL is out of question because it is too hot. Insurance and property taxes that are the killer.
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