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Old 06-25-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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I was born & raised in Florida. In November of last year, I decided to take a "great" job north of Atlanta. The houses were significantly cheaper & the job was a dream job--totally flexible hours and even better pay. What a deal, right? Nope . . . my husband and I hated every second of it. We returned home to Florida every three weeks, dreaded returning every single time, and basically decided that we had to return, even though we had already bought a house (in this market!!) . . . we were prepared to return even if it meant foreclosure. So, after exactly 6 months, I quit my job, and we put the house on Craig's list for rent (in that order). I decided to advertise the house for $175 less than the mortgage payment, just so we could get it rented and not face foreclosure (which would have been virtually guaranteed without the rental income). Thankfully we had bought the house at still a pretty good deal b/c it was a foreclosure.

Then we moved back to Orlando, live in a smaller house, and I'm only able to work part-time at the moment earning less money . . . but I haven't regretted the decision for one single second. I will NEVER move out of Florida again.

Backwoods, winter, no restaurants . . . or the traffic of Atlanta and a one hour drive to restaurants . . . no thanks! Oh, and did I mention winter? And cabin fever??? For a lifetime Floridian (born in Florida), there was just NO WAY I could handle that environment. I don't know how people live north of Florida. There was always something magical about crossing the state line. I swear the temps rise the minute you cross the line. And everything is greener at the same time.

 
Old 07-10-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Default Anyone leave FL......

Has anyone moved from FL and decided to return? Where did you move to and why did you come back?
 
Old 07-10-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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There is already a thread in the florida forum about this.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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Beckycat, I did. I moved to NC and then back again. PARTS of FL are still nice, but I live in Orlando, and if it werent for my family I have still here, I'd be back up to NC in a sec!!! Being a FL native, I can fit right in up there too! Its the louder crowd that isnt necessarily as welcome up there, if you get my drift. Basically, we know what happened to FL, and they dont want it happening up there now too.

Like I said, I like FL, but I picked a bad spot to return to (Orlando). It's like going from America to ........... sometimes I dont know where the hell I am! LOL!!
 
Old 07-10-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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Beckycat, I did. I moved to NC and then back again. PARTS of FL are still nice, but I live in Orlando, and if it werent for my family I have still here, I'd be back up to NC in a sec!!! Being a FL native, I can fit right in up there too! Its the louder crowd that isnt necessarily as welcome up there, if you get my drift. Basically, we know what happened to FL, and they dont want it happening up there now too.

Like I said, I like FL, but I picked a bad spot to return to (Orlando). It's like going from America to ........... sometimes I dont know where the hell I am! LOL!!

So....NC is like being in America...
So....People that speak loud not welcomed...
So....They will not let what happened to FL happen to NC...

Is there a tour bus?
 
Old 07-10-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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I heard that in NC, they don't have rude people and everyone says "hi" and becomes friendly and neighborly when they move there. But if you are rude in Florida or if there is a crime commited, it's Florida's fault.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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I was born & raised in Florida. In November of last year, I decided to take a "great" job north of Atlanta. The houses were significantly cheaper & the job was a dream job--totally flexible hours and even better pay. What a deal, right? Nope . . . my husband and I hated every second of it. We returned home to Florida every three weeks, dreaded returning every single time, and basically decided that we had to return, even though we had already bought a house (in this market!!) . . . we were prepared to return even if it meant foreclosure. So, after exactly 6 months, I quit my job, and we put the house on Craig's list for rent (in that order). I decided to advertise the house for $175 less than the mortgage payment, just so we could get it rented and not face foreclosure (which would have been virtually guaranteed without the rental income). Thankfully we had bought the house at still a pretty good deal b/c it was a foreclosure.

Then we moved back to Orlando, live in a smaller house, and I'm only able to work part-time at the moment earning less money . . . but I haven't regretted the decision for one single second. I will NEVER move out of Florida again.

Backwoods, winter, no restaurants . . . or the traffic of Atlanta and a one hour drive to restaurants . . . no thanks! Oh, and did I mention winter? And cabin fever??? For a lifetime Floridian (born in Florida), there was just NO WAY I could handle that environment. I don't know how people live north of Florida. There was always something magical about crossing the state line. I swear the temps rise the minute you cross the line. And everything is greener at the same time.

Damn I'm jealous. I can't wait to go home.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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So....NC is like being in America...
So....People that speak loud not welcomed...
So....They will not let what happened to FL happen to NC...

Is there a tour bus?
1. Yes, you will actually feel like you are in America when in NC.

2. No, I wouldnt say they are not welcomed, but the rude/in-your-face/obnoxious attitudes arent that prevelant there. So, yeah, you might be looked upn strangely.

3. Hopefully not, although I hear CLT is becoming unrecognizable.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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"heard that in NC, they don't have rude people and everyone says "hi" and becomes friendly and neighborly when they move there."


Not always, but yes, definitely more common.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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There is already a thread in the florida forum about this.
Do you know where I might find it?
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