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Old 02-03-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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My small, new family might be moving to Coral Springs for my husbands career. We are very excited, but at the same time we are apprehensive. We currently live in Phoenix and we are not at all sad about leaving, but we are still unsure about things in FL. Here are some questions we have about Florida:

1. What is traffic like in the Coral Springs area? (I work 20 miles from home and it takes me 45 minutes to get there.)

2. What is the farthest distance I should look for in a job if I live in C.S.?

3. What is the current condition of the economy in FL?

Thank you to anyone who has advice.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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bad and gettin worse from what I hear - I would like to move too.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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My small, new family might be moving to Coral Springs for my husbands career. We are very excited, but at the same time we are apprehensive. We currently live in Phoenix and we are not at all sad about leaving, but we are still unsure about things in FL. Here are some questions we have about Florida:

1. What is traffic like in the Coral Springs area? (I work 20 miles from home and it takes me 45 minutes to get there.)

2. What is the farthest distance I should look for in a job if I live in C.S.?

3. What is the current condition of the economy in FL?

Thank you to anyone who has advice.
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bad and gettin worse from what I hear - I would like to move too.
me too...but with all the bad news coming out from down there.....looks like only 998 people will be moving there today!
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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LOL - good one Miles - how are things - no beach today boy! It is chilly in even for NY standards.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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LOL - good one Miles - how are things - no beach today boy! It is chilly in even for NY standards.
It sure is Chelsa! I think the OP can see some of the other good threads you've started in the Fort Lauderdale Forum and she'll get a good insight for some of the questions she's asking.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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Well, number one, you will get great advice from this site. Many others have asked questions about relocating to SFL. Read all that you can from here and hopefully your questions will be answered.

Number two, you don't say if you have ever been to SFL before. If not, is there any way you can go there for a week or two? If you can, remember to look at SFL as a resident not as a tourist.

Number three, every place has its good points and bad points. I know people who live in SFL and absolutely love it but there are others who wished they were back home or elsewhere. It's just a matter of whether or not SFL will be able to live up to your standards.

Number four, best of luck.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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Mooie, where are you from? I'm curious. I'm hearing such negativity about the job market, but it really is bad every where. Do you know anyone who has gotten a job lately? I'm wondering what are the criterias one needs to get a job there.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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Rachel>

1. Traffic is not bad in Coral Springs. However, if your job is located in lets say downtown Fort Lauderdale then you'll hit some heavy congestion traveling on the expressways, and even on the local roads in the mornings.

2. The farthest distance- You can work anywhere in Broward County and its pretty commutable. You could even commute to West Palm Beach or Miami, but West Palm is a little far north mile-wise and Miami is close but the traffic heading into the area is really bad during rush hours.

3. The economy is horrible here. I realize it is bad everywhere in the U.S. but its really magnified here in South Florida. But you really have to think in terms of your individual situation. If you have a good job offer then the economy isn't so bad for you, right? Just make sure that you and your spouse have good jobs lines up, and that in the event that one of you are laid off or cannot find work the other spouse can pay the bills in the short term.
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