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Old 06-09-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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i'd probably move back north where i came from. i wouldnt try another so called paradise like phoenix, vegas, ca or ga,nc, tn....it will be the same as florida eventually if not already. the traditional cities and regions of the country that are built on sustainable concepts will always recover and flourish (ie-ny, chic, sf, boston). florida is a vacation/retirement only place
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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i'd probably move back north where i came from. i wouldnt try another so called paradise like phoenix, vegas, ca or ga,nc, tn....it will be the same as florida eventually if not already. the traditional cities and regions of the country that are built on sustainable concepts will always recover and flourish (ie-ny, chic, sf, boston). florida is a vacation/retirement only place
bu bu bu but its sunny and has sandy beaches





I agree w/ you
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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i'd probably move back north where i came from. i wouldnt try another so called paradise like phoenix, vegas, ca or ga,nc, tn....it will be the same as florida eventually if not already. the traditional cities and regions of the country that are built on sustainable concepts will always recover and flourish (ie-ny, chic, sf, boston). florida is a vacation/retirement only place
That's the problem with the sunbelt in general. Most of the people who move south are malcontents who are leaving behind what is for them an excellent lifestyle yet they can not even see it until it's gone. They don't even know what they are escaping. If you set your targets right you can do well in Florida (or anywhere) but you are exactly right, especially the second to last sentence. Some place that you named are already more like the "described" Florida than Florida itself. You can thank the malcontents who brought their persistently unhappy lifestyles with them. Once the initial revenue problems associated with the exodus out of Florida start to settle down, I think Florida can actually become viable with good leadership.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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That's the problem with the sunbelt in general. Most of the people who move south are malcontents who are leaving behind what is for them an excellent lifestyle yet they can not even see it until it's gone. They don't even know what they are escaping. If you set your targets right you can do well in Florida (or anywhere) but you are exactly right, especially the second to last sentence. Some place that you named are already more like the "described" Florida than Florida itself. You can thank the malcontents who brought their persistently unhappy lifestyles with them. Once the initial revenue problems associated with the exodus out of Florida start to settle down, I think Florida can actually become viable with good leadership.
Thats the problem with Dade and Broward. The HORRIBLE leadership in place. Both places could have been so much more.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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some where with snow and mountains
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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Thats the problem with Dade and Broward. The HORRIBLE leadership in place. Both places could have been so much more.
carl hiassen describes the sofla mess of a situation perfectly in his novels, some have been made into movies (ie-striptease, hoot). He grew up in Plantation in the 60s and early 70s and saw his sleepy, natureland paradise get destroyed by everything that exists in south florida today. He moved to the Keys and lived in a stilt house until 2005 when even down there became unbearable. He moved to Vero Beach which he says reminds him of Lauderdale before it was ruined. never been to vero, prolly nice place if u can telecommute and write books/articles from home.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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My wife and I live in NE Palm Beach County. The insurance, property taxes and the general cost of living (government-imposed) is killing us! We are seriously considering NE GA, Eastern TN, NW SC or Western NC.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Treasure Island Fl
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some place in the Caribbean or south Pacific. Beautiful water and NO winter!!
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Back to NY when we can retire. I miss my children too much and the 4 seasons.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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Up to NC (Charlotte area or surrounding areas) or the upstate of SC (like Greenville).
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