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Old 08-12-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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I know that all of FL has a lot of humidity, but I was wondering if there are areas that have less than others.

Someday I would like to move to FL, maybe start a family there. I'm not that interested in night life, but i don't want the downtown area to seem like a suburb. I realize that not many cities can match LA in FL besides Miami.

I was thinking maybe Jacksonville, Tampa, Pensacola, or Panama City areas. Home prices aren't really a big deal for me since I'm used to LA prices. How much do you think it would be to rent maybe a 1 bed apartment for about a year to see how I like each city. I would do about 1500 for a 1 bed since that is the normal in LA. Oh, and if I decide to live there, which one has better publics schools. Are there much needs for the dental or any other sciences businesses in any of those cities?

How would Sarasota or Cape Coral be?

Thanks in advance for any responses.
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:22 PM
 
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jesse,
I don't pretend to know how much money you make but 1500 for rent isnt that much if you are making alot of money. If you are going to be dependent on finding a job every year you move you might have to drop your income expectations. The pay here is in direct correlation to the sun expressed thusly the more sun you get the less pay you receive. There are situations that are the exception but they are far and few between. If you want anything near the LA lifestyle go directly to Miami I would dare say none of the other cities you have mentioned come near. Jacksonville is a pretty nice city and very family oriented as all suburbs are. I canonly speak of 3 of the others Pensacola and Panama city. Panama city well you know what if I have nothing good to say then I will say nothing. Pensacola is a good ole boys town and I love it because I know most of the good ole boys. But it seems alot of outsiders find it culturally stiffling. I only lived in the Sarasota area for a year and it is the retiree set mostly. A little night life but not so much to mention. You can post on the cities forums directly and get firsthand knowledge from locals. If you can be more specific about your wants and needs then we can help more, but for now that's all I got.

To answer the first question all of Florida is humid there is no escaping it. The only thing we have found is living along the coast usually brings decent sea breezes which alleviate some of the humidity.
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:12 PM
 
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great post I think law summed it up perfectly rep point for you there.

One thing to add I know a couple of peple who moved from Ca TO jax and they said the bugs along with humidity is much worse here in FLA
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:39 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Humidity would be a prob throughout the state- close to the Atlantic ocean less so. Maybe they have a dental equivalent of those services for "traveling nurses". They put you up in apartments and you could check out a couple places around the state.
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