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Old 04-11-2024, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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All the republicans in Florida I know, are staying in droves.
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Old 04-11-2024, 09:56 AM
 
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All the republicans in Florida I know, are staying in droves.
Same here
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Old 04-11-2024, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Free State of Florida
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Its not just snowbirds and retirees flocking to Florida...

...38% more Millennials are moving TO Florida than are moving OUT of Florida:

https://blog.hireahelper.com/2024-st...re-they-going/
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Old 04-11-2024, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Free State of Florida
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Just a few years ago, Florida was a Purple state that had more registered Democrats than Republicans, but that has swung hard Right to the point where registered Republicans now outnumber Democrats in Florida by 900,000 voters....and still growing:

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...ublican-state/

I'm unable to find any evidence of the OP's claim of Republicans fleeing Florida...none.
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Old 04-12-2024, 09:09 AM
 
Location: SoFlo
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I found that fascinating, but I do wonder where they will live and what their QOL will look like. Forever renters? 3 roommates past the age of 35?

As a "millennial" myself, I'd really like to see what the "quality" of millennial moving to Florida is such as education attainment, income, married/single etc.

Still interesting either way.

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Its not just snowbirds and retirees flocking to Florida...

...38% more Millennials are moving TO Florida than are moving OUT of Florida:

https://blog.hireahelper.com/2024-st...re-they-going/
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Old 04-12-2024, 05:37 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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I found that fascinating, but I do wonder where they will live and what their QOL will look like. Forever renters? 3 roommates past the age of 35?

As a "millennial" myself, I'd really like to see what the "quality" of millennial moving to Florida is such as education attainment, income, married/single etc.

Still interesting either way.
The youngest millennials are 24, the oldest are 39. If the youngest are moving here, they might be recent college grads. Remember most of the country - including colleges and universities - was shut down starting around February of 2020. By the time they re-opened, it was already late summer, and nearing the first semester of the next school year. If that's the case, they might be doing what a lot of college grads do, if they don't already have their first career-based job secured: come to the Sunshine State, spend weekends at the beach, enjoying life, carefree, surfing and having fun. And then they find out no one will hire them because they're recent college grads with no proof of staying power. Not just no proof of staying power, but proof that they'll move to find that ideal that doesn't exist. They're a bad risk. Good luck getting a job any better than minimum wage with no benefits, or a receptionist job at Jimbob's Pawn and Tackle.

The older of the millennials are more likely to have a resume behind them, life-skills beyond knowing how to do the laundry and order take-out sushi. They might even have saved up enough for a down-payment on a house by this point in their lives. They have a shot at success in Florida.

The younger of them aren't likely to even have enough saved for a downpayment on a single-wide in a trailer park.
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Old 04-12-2024, 07:05 PM
 
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The youngest millennials are 24, the oldest are 39. If the youngest are moving here, they might be recent college grads. Remember most of the country - including colleges and universities - was shut down starting around February of 2020. By the time they re-opened, it was already late summer, and nearing the first semester of the next school year. If that's the case, they might be doing what a lot of college grads do, if they don't already have their first career-based job secured: come to the Sunshine State, spend weekends at the beach, enjoying life, carefree, surfing and having fun. And then they find out no one will hire them because they're recent college grads with no proof of staying power. Not just no proof of staying power, but proof that they'll move to find that ideal that doesn't exist. They're a bad risk. Good luck getting a job any better than minimum wage with no benefits, or a receptionist job at Jimbob's Pawn and Tackle.

The older of the millennials are more likely to have a resume behind them, life-skills beyond knowing how to do the laundry and order take-out sushi. They might even have saved up enough for a down-payment on a house by this point in their lives. They have a shot at success in Florida.

The younger of them aren't likely to even have enough saved for a downpayment on a single-wide in a trailer park.
So, how are millennials in Florida any different from millennials in the rest of the country... other than the fact that the ones in Florida have a beach to lounge on? At least, when they're in Florida, they have something interesting and fun to do and somewhere to go.

Your dislike of Florida is showing... badly.


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Old 04-12-2024, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Flawduh
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So, how are millennials in Florida any different from millennials in the rest of the country... other than the fact that the ones in Florida have a beach to lounge on? At least, when they're in Florida, they have something interesting and fun to do and somewhere to go.

Your dislike of Florida is showing... badly.


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I’ll bite…

Florida seems to attract A LOT of young, very stupid people. Not sure why it is, but it seems like the ones with the brains tend to leave the state post college, while the dumb ones stay here. Have you worked in a professional field in Florida with people in their 20s? There is a huge difference between them and those from some other states I am involved with.
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Old 04-12-2024, 08:36 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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I’ll bite…

Florida seems to attract A LOT of young, very stupid people. Not sure why it is, but it seems like the ones with the brains tend to leave the state post college, while the dumb ones stay here. Have you worked in a professional field in Florida with people in their 20s? There is a huge difference between them and those from some other states I am involved with.
Yup. And I readily admit I was one of them, back in the 1980's. Call me exhibit A. Graduated college with honors in liberal arts, which could be a good career move, back then before the WWW, cable news "shows," and cell phones made writing and investigative journalism a lost art. Figured I could get a newspaper job in Florida just as easily as up north. Rents were cheap, I was young, why not!

And then I found out they weren't hiring. Neither were any offices, even though I could type 60WPM with no errors, I knew my way around a filing cabinet, and had a decent wardrobe. Why not? Because I was a transplant from up north. We were considered "transients" and not trusted to stick around, so no one would give us a chance to prove them wrong. So I got a job as a waitress for a lunch shift at a restaurant that didn't get many customers during the lunch shift. Ran out of money, went back up north.

It's not much different now. If you just showed up, fresh from college, no resume, and expecting a "career" type of job in Florida, don't expect much. You won't be trusted. You have no street cred, even if you have the skills. The difference, is that now we DO have the internet and cell phones. So there's no excuse for people to just show up down here expecting a $50,000/year entry salary fresh out of college. And because there's no excuse for it now, the only REASON is - it's attracting a lot of young, very stupid people.

I was naive. But I didn't have the resources. If I had, I would've checked them before packing my car and driving down. That was the 1980's. Can't use that as an excuse, now. So it's got to be stupidity.
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Old 04-19-2024, 10:55 AM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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Looks like sales in South Florida are down 15% for the past month according to the Miami Herald.

And according to BusinessObserver Florida division, home construction is down 15% in Tampa-St. Pete for the second year in a row.
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