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Old 08-25-2017, 01:44 PM
 
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A redneck is someone who would give you the shirt off their back, help you when you're down but will stand up to your crap if you look down on them or try to take advantage of them.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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"3. Would we be accepted coming from the North? Port Saint Lucie has the reputation of being Rednecks (NOT THAT WE HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST THAT), but would we be accepted? I can tell you we are two of the most down to earth people you will meet, just looking to making friends. I am a retired Police Officer. I am also a United Stated Veteran, and we both belong to the American Legion, and the Legion Riders. I also belong to the Knights of Columbus. "

The "redneck" reputation that you speak of is certainly not correct. We do have one person who posts here that considers this area redneck because we don't have a Saks 5th avenue on every corner. You WILL find all of the groups you already belong to here. Apparently you like to ride and will really enjoy that in this area. Lots of trips you can take in many directions that you can enjoy with little traffic. Always bike rallies going on and Bike Night in Ft Pierce. None of these are "biker" types either. Just people who enjoy riding.

Weather wise, yes it's hot right now and I am sooo waiting for Fall and Winter in Florida to appear. Yes we suffer through a few months of it - going from air conditioning to air conditioning.. but then that day comes where we can shut the a/c off and open all the windows and doors (and leave them OPEN till May) and really enjoy living here. That also means no snow, no driving in the snow, no coats, no boots, no going from heated to heated, and big bills for elec and oil. I rarely if ever use the heat here unless it gets below 50, but I like it that way and may only turn the heat on for 15 minutes to take off the chill.

I lived in Charleston SC a long long time ago as a child, and all I can remember was the smell of the paper mills. YUCK!
I have no idea if they are still there now.

Yes.. visit both places first. Let us know when you'll be here and we can give you some ideas of where to visit and things to do while you're here.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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I lived in Charleston SC a long long time ago as a child, and all I can remember was the smell of the paper mills.

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and swamps
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I lived in Charleston SC a long long time ago as a child, and all I can remember was the smell of the paper mills. I have no idea if they are still there now.
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I remember riding down South in the 60s and we knew we were coming to a town by that smell of sulphur from the paper mills. Pretty much gone now.
I suggest you not get so far to the edge as Florida. You'll miss the cool Fall and delightful Spring if you over shoot and go past North Carolina. Wilmington and the Inner coast of the Pamlico Sound are wonderful places to retire and we have four seasons.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie Florida
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I recently moved to PSL in February 2017 from Northern NJ(well, I actually spent 2 years in TX but that isn't important, I'm still a Jersey Girl) and I love the weather here. I got use to the weather pretty quickly. I moved down here with a few North Face jackets and I have yet to put one on. Maybe just a hoodie when I arrived in February. I live close to Stuart and drive over a bridge everyday that goes over the St. Lucie River and I just love looking at the water and seeing all the boats in the water. I feel like I live at the shore. Palm trees galore and green grass year round.
Hope you make the move and enjoy your new life in PSL.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:09 PM
 
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No rednecks here and very little crime either. I'm from up north too and I think there's little crime for one main reason, there's no downtown. Downtown areas tend to draw bums, drugs, crime. When you open the door of your home here in July an August it's like opening your furnace door and looking in. Take some getting used to, i'm not used to it yet and been here for over 5 years. Get a house with a pool or find one nearby. Port St Lucie is a city that will welcome your northern cash$$$. Make a few visits here and talk to people before buying anything here. The culture is different than up north. I call Florida the Free For All State. If you're going to buy a home and get an inspector, inspect it yourself also. You know you can trust real estate agents right??? Be careful.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Spring Hope, NC
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My wife and I were Snowbirds/ legal residents of FL (Nov 1st to beginning of the 2nd wk of May) for 5 years, It was a great time, until we got tired of the travel, so we decided to move to FL year round,We thought we had it made, newer house on 5 acres, 1 acre pond, pool, and privacy. Then around the second week of May it came, the temperature started to climb, and it didn’t stop climbing, heck, it was seventies, low eighties in Nov., the pool water was so hot in the dead of Summer that we didn’t venture into it.
We lasted 3 years, and realized Florida is a Snowbird playground, everybody smiling and carrying on.
We sold our house and moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina, and loving it,
4 seasons, with mild Winters, when it snows, it’s gone in a couple of days.
Do your homework before heading to FL full time, look at past weather reports on accuweather.com.
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