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Old 11-11-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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Hello All.



I have lurked here for quite some time. Thanks to this forum, I finally moved from California to Sarasota. I love it here. If you all need anything from me please be sure to ask me. Beautiful place here. Why didn't I come here sooner?

I just wanted to return the favor by providing some resources/tips:

Sarasota Florida. Sarasota City Guide and Yellow Pages. Zip Codes 34231 - Sarasota Tips! Cool place!

Sarasota Florida: Event Web Sites Attractions in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton - Events, good directory

Sarasota County Government - Government items when you first come here you will need this site.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota: A Luxury Hotel & Resort in Sarasota, Florida - RITZ CARLTON must go here! Excellent service!!!!

Why Go?

Powdery white beaches and turquoise water
Fishing, parasailing, and all the other things you can do on turquoise water
Old-fashioned hospitality and inexpensive accommodations

What To Skip

The red tide—when the Gulf of Mexico is rife with toxic algae, hit the pool instead.


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Last edited by Keeper; 11-11-2008 at 03:45 PM.. Reason: so that the old bullies can back off.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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Talking Unexpensive???

Hi and welcome to Florida! Its funny that you write it is unexpensive here. My husband and I came 3 years ago from Germany to Florida. We really wanted to move to California- but it is so expensive over there! Not a house under 1 Mio except in really bad areas.

I am really wondering, why you (COMING FROM EXPENSIVE CALIFORNIA) write it is unexpensive here???
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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Default erase my message

sorry, did not have my coffee yet and did not get it- you are of course right-

in Cal it is expensive compared to FL!!!

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Old 11-12-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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sorry, did not have my coffee yet and did not get it- you are of course right-

in Cal it is expensive compared to FL!!!

Good evening! I know how it is about coffee.. fyi Starbucks went down to .97 (Stock time-hint hint hint! )


California was growing olddd on me. I know people will have their negative experiences about here (too). But I lived there allll my life. It was time for a change. And this is more my speed. EXACTLY, if you want to live in a very good area in california you really need to shell out the bucks. I got tired of it. I really did. And most of my family is either in New York and Miami (transplants) so this was just the best move. I was scared ...but finally took the plunge.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Boston MA
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Hello All,

I am moving there in few weeks, and everyone is saying that FL is cheaper than MA, doing some home work I find it that, car insurance will be the same as here, rent is going to be the same as here (better apartment and amenities in FL) What do you think is cheaper than were you used to live?
We can wait to move! I am so glad that you like FL better than CA! Because at some point we want to move to CA!
Thank you!
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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Hello All,

I am moving there in few weeks, and everyone is saying that FL is cheaper than MA, doing some home work I find it that, car insurance will be the same as here, rent is going to be the same as here (better apartment and amenities in FL) What do you think is cheaper than were you used to live?
We can wait to move! I am so glad that you like FL better than CA! Because at some point we want to move to CA!
Thank you!
No state income tax is one big thing.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Hello,
I live in Sarasota county now and need a blue collar job and cannot seem to find a full time, stable, good paying job($10-$15/hour). I have work experience doing a variety of jobs and have a perfectly clean backround and had a secret clearance while in the military. I don't have any college degrees, although I have military experience/training and was a certified Phlebotomist (which is expired now) with hardly any experience. I was offered $8.00/hour for this here awhile ago but I turned it down. I have children to help support and need some daycare. $8.07/hour is minumum wage currently where I come from in Washington state and the cost of living there is not much different(Department of Labor). When I was in Concord California temporarily I had a job with Dana's housekeeping making $11.50 - $15.00 per hour depending on if I use my own supplies or not. Raises where fast and guaranteed. By the time I left I was getting 75%. Help! I need a decent job now and don't know where to look anymore.
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