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Old 07-21-2020, 12:47 PM
 
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Where is this very low cost of living? The $4000 homeowners insurance many people pay? The HOAs (and sometimes CDDs) people pay that they don’t have to pay up north (assuming they aren’t in a high-end condo/COOP)? The lack of public transport that requires people to have a car and be in it for a long time each day? How about the wages that are typically 1/3 that of what you make in NYC?
I think Florida is still living off of an old reputation that doesn’t really exist anymore. It’s like the person with a poor reputation in high or college that moved away, got whatever help they needed, and transformed their life for the better. But when they go back to their hometown or alumni event, everyone still thinks of them as the person they were 10-15 years ago.
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:33 AM
 
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Where is this very low cost of living? The $4000 homeowners insurance many people pay? The HOAs (and sometimes CDDs) people pay that they don’t have to pay up north (assuming they aren’t in a high-end condo/COOP)? The lack of public transport that requires people to have a car and be in it for a long time each day? How about the wages that are typically 1/3 that of what you make in NYC?

I don’t live in NYC, but I live in Chicagoland and pay here is usually higher than Miami even though the cost of living is lower. You can easily live somewhere nice with access to public transport and not need a car. The taxes also pay for something- namely better schools, particularly in suburban areas. There are a couple of areas in FL like St. Johns County that have good schools, but for the most part, Florida’s public school system is poor. It is still cheaper to pay higher property taxes (with much lower homeowners insurance) for schools than to pay for private schools.
When you can purchase a 4/4 3,000 square foot house for $300K it qualifies as low cost of living in my book. For $300K you could barely rent a parking spot in Manhattan for a year.

Also, taking the bus/subway/etc. costs quite a bit of money as well.

As I say, WELCOME to all New Yorkers! Please come as soon as possible. Early voting starts soon!!!
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Old 07-22-2020, 06:07 AM
 
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The only new yorkers that are coming to FL are retirees, ppl who cant afford ny or ppl who have low paying jobs.

Why would a young person with a high paying job move down to FL? That makes no sense
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Old 07-22-2020, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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That’s what’s going on with jack booted government thugs dragging people offhand streets
Guess your thinking of Portland.
Forgetting this comment is off the subject and belongs in the Political section, I agree. The Feds should move out of Portland, give the rioters the Federal Courthouse and the post offices. They can offer transfers to the employees or just lay them off......Oh and stop the Federal money too!
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Old 07-22-2020, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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When you can purchase a 4/4 3,000 square foot house for $300K it qualifies as low cost of living in my book. For $300K you could barely rent a parking spot in Manhattan for a year.
You could buy that house in my town (the kind of untrendy but ‘good schools’ popular part of suburbia) in 2003 but in 2020, that’s now $500-$650k home depending on age and condition.

We are quite comfortable down here on a nothing special household income because we bought cheap in 2001 (and locked in dirt cheap property taxes then too) and paid said house off a few years back. But unless you’re military here, salaries/total job compensation have nowhere kept up with the increased cost of living in these parts.
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Old 07-22-2020, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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The only new yorkers that are coming to FL are retirees, ppl who cant afford ny or ppl who have low paying jobs.

Why would a young person with a high paying job move down to FL? That makes no sense
Because they like Florida.
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Old 07-22-2020, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey (prev. Boston, NY, Florida)
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The only new yorkers that are coming to FL are retirees, ppl who cant afford ny or ppl who have low paying jobs.

Why would a young person with a high paying job move down to FL? That makes no sense
I can't tell if your trolling or not. But plenty of people leave new York for Florida.... A lot of people do not like NYC at all. Too dirty, overpriced and lacks the services necessary.

Florida is completely different and might appeal to the masses better.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:13 AM
 
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I can't tell if your trolling or not. But plenty of people leave new York for Florida.... A lot of people do not like NYC at all. Too dirty, overpriced and lacks the services necessary.

Florida is completely different and might appeal to the masses better.
Ppl who are making a lot of $$ in NY would take such a large paycut in FL. If they want nice weather, @ least CA is comparable salaries.

New York is not only NYC.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:14 AM
 
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Because they like Florida.
Lmao
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:52 AM
 
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Ppl who are making a lot of $$ in NY would take such a large paycut in FL. If they want nice weather, @ least CA is comparable salaries.

New York is not only NYC.
You're assuming they are tethered to some NYC-based office. A lot of folks now work remotely and can pick and choose where to call home anywhere in the U.S.
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