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Old 04-24-2007, 06:48 AM
 
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Older couple ( former neighbors ) in the 60's moved to Ft Myers 4 years ago, they moved back last summer to our area, this past winter did them in and they are moving back to Florida ( Tarpon Springs area - Already bought a foreclosure for next to nothing - this is where I got the new yahoo link to foreclosures I posted here recently )

They wanted to come back home, missed it, but then realized this is not what they wanted.

Many, not all, are moving away will go back to Florida if they come up north to the cold areas.
Some friends we had in S. Florida moved to the area back in 2000 from PA...well they left shortly before we did, and went back to Pennsylvania - they bought a house with a LARGE lot (won't find much of that in S. Florida) for a very reasonable price just outside of State College, found jobs and love it up there last time I heard from them. They said they actually appreciate the wintertime after not having one for 6 years.

I'm not sure about others, but I know living in a winter-less S. FL for 20+ years made me appreciate the four seasons. I'm glad my kids are getting to experience the excitement of having winter, spring, summer, and fall; I can remember how 'left out' I felt as a 6 or 7 year old because we were wearing summer clothes while everyone else was having a white Christmas
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:54 AM
 
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I'm glad my kids are getting to experience the excitement of having winter, spring, summer, and fall; I can remember how 'left out' I felt as a 6 or 7 year old because we were wearing summer clothes while everyone else was having a white Christmas
One of the reasons why we made the move as well..... My wife and I both recall how much fun we had in the winter with sledding and having those random snowdays off from school and wanted our daughter to experience the same..... As far as weather is concerned, you need one extreme to be able to really appreciate the other. IOW you need a hot summer to appreciate snow and winter and visa versa....
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: NY to FL to ATL
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Moved outside of Atlanta late last year. I do miss the warm winter of Florida and the water, so we bought a house on a lake less than 10 minutes from our main house. Thank you Florida real estate prices for giving us the best of all worlds.

PS We still own a house and condo in Tampa to vacation in.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Naples
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[quote=VAFury;618745]Yeah, being from Northern Illinois there's no way I'd have gone from Florida and jumped right back into THAT kind of cold.... I'm sure it had to do more with family or something because common sense would tell a person that... [/QUOTE

You are correct. Almost to a person, they told us they missed their children and grandkids. When it comes right down to it, FAMILY is far more important than the weather.
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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Went to NH, Lived in Fla for 23 years and i'd neve seen snow till I was 24 years old or seen the leaves change or experienced spring and flowers blooming. Promisted myself that I wouldn't deprive my kids, or soon to have kids of that. I hated Florida in my childhood, i was envious of all the children that got to go sledding and build snowmen and I was wearing stupid flip flops getting sand up my bottom.. Never go back to south Fla
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: fort walton beach, fl
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We moved to Sevierville, Tennessee to escape Florida. But, then we figured out we really missed it here. Ofcourse, most of our family is here but Tennessee just wasn't for us we are Florida people. Although, we do not like the changes that our area has gone through especially the recent crime rate and the amount of sexual predators in the area. Maybe we just need to find a different area in Florida? We have 5 children that we have to raise and protect so it is important to have good schools and low crime rate, any suggestions?
Because there was too much drama. The school was bad where my daughter went. As a whole Tennesee is beautiful but I just did not like the town we lived in, maybe if we chose a better town it would have worked out.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:27 PM
 
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Many people leave FL only to return. I heard one couple left FL for S. Carolina and turned around and came back. Another tried Tenn. and hated it. Guess it depends on what you like.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Plantation, Fl. (Near Ft. Lauderdale)
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I moved to Ft. Lauderdale back in 95 from N.Y. It makes sense for me to live here since I work on Boats. If the money weren't here I'd move in a heartbeat. The weather is nice but the people are the real problem. We get all of these Islanders who don't know how to drive, don't know anything about respecting others and think the rest of the world should learn Spanish. I bought a house in Murphy N.C. so that I'd have a place to get away to. Every time I go up to North Carolina I'm one step closer to making it permanent.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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Most people in our town/that we know are moving back to to where they came from (NY, MA, PA, CT.) They have friends and family and business contacts back north and wind up getting a better job than what they have here. It seems like that is why most people in our town are moving. No work to support the high mortgages, taxes, groceries and insurance. They try it for a few years and then can not afford it anymore. It is not a dislike for the state of Florida it is the fact that they can't afford to live here anymore.
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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they are moving back to where they came from??? nothing wrong with that!!!


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