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Old 03-11-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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Choose Texas it is a more prosperous state.
Agreed....more prosperous now, and most likely in the future.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: West Paris
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Agreed....more prosperous now, and most likely in the future.

i agree.

Texas for working ,Florida for vacation
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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Choose Florida - you work from home, why not enjoy our spectacular beaches?

You are in a unique position being able to choose. Some people making recommendations don't even live here, nor have they lived in Texas, keep that in mind.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I love both, but I'd choose Florida.
If you can have a job in Florida go there, if not go to Texas because many jobs are created there.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Groveland, Florida
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If you can work from home, then FLORIDA! Definitely! The nicest beaches (white sand and clear water) can be found in the panhandle and around bradenton/sarasota. the panhandle can be rather boring, but is more country like texas. bradenton has a closer proximity to tampa and its attractions.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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Lived in Texas near Galveston/Houston area, no comparison to Florida. Beaches in FL win hands down. No matter where in FL much better than Texas beaches IMO. Agree that if you don't need TX for a job go to FL you've got many beautiful beach areas to choose from.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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I have lived in the San Antonio area for 11 years and my wife has lived in Texas (Austin, then San Antonio) I have lived in Michigan, Washington State, Minneapolis area as well. Of all the places I have lived in or visited central Texas (san antonio, austin) are by far the most race neutral areas I have been around. In fact a while back a UK newspaper had an article online about racial harmony and it had San Antonio as an example of a place where different racial and ethnic groups lived amongst one another the most. Its a very carefree place if you are hispanic or white..there aren't very many blacks, but one of the countries largest MLK march is in San Antonio. San Antonio is a city without presumptions and Austin of course has a reputation for free thinking and tolerance. I am actually a republican and I abhor ignorant racial attitudes. I think people of all races would feel comfortable in either city. That said I am moving my family to sw Florida this summer. The beauty and lifestyle of Florida is not available in Texas. I look forward to the fishing, the beaches, seeing all the amazing wildlife and on and on...An additional consideration should be that Florida's housing prices are at a serious discount right now and a great deal can be made, and if you don't like it you can sell and maybe make some money when it eventually rebounds. Good Luck with your important decision!
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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the panhandle can be rather boring, but is more country like texas. bradenton has a closer proximity to tampa and its attractions.


Theres not a city in Florida that could compare the metro-Houston area as far as being a "city" is concerned..

It's amazing how people still see Texas like this...



Of course... When you cross the Louisiana/Texas border you automatically drop into a 120 degree sandy desert, see nothing but cactus, and cowboys on horseback...

If you want a good paying job, Come to Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, or Austin. The cost of living here is WAY lower then Florida and the housing costs here are MUCH lower. Property taxes are on par and neither state has an income tax but Texas doesn't tax groceries.

Our beaches aren't as great as Florida but that probably has something to do with the fact that our Governor doesn't pay billions to the Caribbean for sand to be shipped in...

Native Floridian, Current Texan.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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good post Texan Ryan...I lived in Florida for three years, palm beach county....its a great place for a vacation, but living there everyday has its challenges.....if you are more in tune with the beach, boating, outdoors, wildlife, and the like...then by all means choose Florida because they have the best beaches hands down in the US...

but, the beach isnt everything...neither are the golf courses or the palm trees....once the wool is pulled off of your eyes, you have to live everyday, and if you have deep pockets, then its not a problem...but $95k a year will only go so far in Florida.....you can live pretty good on the amount of income in Texas..
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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good post Texan Ryan...I lived in Florida for three years, palm beach county....its a great place for a vacation, but living there everyday has its challenges.....if you are more in tune with the beach, boating, outdoors, wildlife, and the like...then by all means choose Florida because they have the best beaches hands down in the US...

but, the beach isnt everything...neither are the golf courses or the palm trees....once the wool is pulled off of your eyes, you have to live everyday, and if you have deep pockets, then its not a problem...but $95k a year will only go so far in Florida.....you can live pretty good on the amount of income in Texas..
We live really well on a lot less than that here in beautiful Florida!
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