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Old 04-18-2007, 06:52 AM
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Just wondering if there is anyone on this forum who had moved away from Florida and then moved back? If so, why did you come back?

Old 04-18-2007, 10:31 AM
Location: Naples
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I moved to Gainesville when I was in my early 20s and came back to NY. I am now moving to Naples because my husband was out of work here for over 6 months and got a job down there. We plan to leave again when he retires in about 5 years.
Old 04-18-2007, 11:41 AM
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grew up in FL; couldn't wait to leave. left for college, grad school and started my career, missed my family so i came back, but hoping to leave again soon
Old 04-18-2007, 02:10 PM
Location: arrlando, flarida
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i left for nc, now back again. the mountains are pretty to look at, but other than that, didnt find much else... filled with half-backs (ny to fla to nc) and not much to do. i'll take the humidity and 90 degree summers

i actually know a few ppl that move from fla to nc, and then moved back to fla.
Old 04-18-2007, 02:26 PM
Location: Tunkhannock
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Moved to Florida and couldn't wait to move out of Florida. Happily we are now back home again in the Northeast.
Old 04-18-2007, 02:28 PM
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backtofla - how long ago did you move to nc? where did you move to? how long did you stay before realizing it wasn't it? where are you in fla. now? how long have you been back?

we are in the same boat. re-evaluating our move and wondering if maybe we should have stayed in fl. but the housing issues are a little scary to us. not sure what to do...
Old 04-18-2007, 03:12 PM
Location: arrlando, flarida
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i think it really depends on what part of fla you are looking at. i know i can buy a brand new, nice 1700 sq ft house in st augustine right now (off of us-1) for 196,900 brand new. to me, it's a good price. i dont know how much is "scary" to ya, but even in nc where it's cheaper, i think that would be a median price there (depending on what part of nc you are in). i could talk about northern fla and st augustine all day. i grew up in small-town fla, so to me, that's where i'd like to end up again. i live in east orlando right now, and like it, but eventually would like to move to northern fla.

i moved back to fla in the last couple yrs, and i lived in nc for a long time, but it wasnt really by choice. i miss the less hectic lifestyle that nc can provide (in some parts), but i can find that here as well. i dont miss the weather, lack of things to do (in my opinion), and where i lived in nc, it was just as transient as parts of fla, so it doesnt bother me too much.

i lived in western nc. i probably would have been happier in charlotte or raliegh, but then again, that brings the crime and traffic, etc... i like fla a lot, i just dont think orlando is where i want to be permanently. i like northern fla as it is cheaper, more laid-back, less hurricane prone, etc...
Old 04-18-2007, 03:13 PM
Location: Marion, IN
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We moved to SC at the end of 2005. We moved back last month. Husband missed his family, and there were NO jobs. Housing & other expenses were laughably low, but when you can't get a job in 14 months.........
Old 06-03-2007, 05:05 PM
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We moved from Florida to Wilmington,N.C. three years ago after living in the Orlando area for fifteen years.We were ready to go back the first year,but kept trying to make it work.It just hasn't worked out the way we thought it would in a lot of areas.We're planning on moving back to Viera,Florida(close to Melbourne in Brevard County)before the year is out.Our biggest challenge will be selling our home the way the market is now,but we are going to leave it up until it sells no matter how long it takes.We'll be dividing our time between there and New Jersey so we'll have the best of both worlds with a LOT more to do together and apart.Can't wait!
Old 06-03-2007, 05:09 PM
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I forgot to answer why we want to go back.North Carolina taxes you to death and gives you no breaks whatsoever and there isn't enough to do-especially in the winter.We live just minutes from beautiful Wrightsville Beach and enjoy it in the summer,but it is totally dead everywhere around here in the winter.Also too cold!
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