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Old 03-10-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If Florida had more high paying jobs for entry level or service level workers, or at least paid on par with many other states, it would be absolute paradise. Even with the cost of the living.

The weather is beautiful! To those that think the summer months in Florida are bad, try a summer or two in Texas! Sales Taxes are low, Property Taxes are low, Schools are at least on par with the rest of the country (if not better!)

What's not to like?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Well this thread certainly made me feel better about it..and to the guy that hates Disney..How is that possible??!!! LOL I would live in Magic Kingdom if I could
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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I was never a resident. The reasons I hear most often are the congestion in some areas (Greater Miami/Tampa-St. Petersburg); humidity and lightning storms/hurricanes...meaning the "sunny" image does not match reality.

For me, it was botching the election count in 2000 and no, it was not about who won, it was the lack of integrity and concern. As I remember, there was no apology to the rest of the nation from the Secretary of State or the governor and that was appalling.

I have also heard that: education levels rate fairly low for Florida youth. Crime is a problem in the largest cities (Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville). Plus, those alligators can get a little too close for comfort to homes in the exurbs (scares the residents with young children)! I have heard that drivers in Miami are lousy and sometimes rude/reckless.

Having said that, I did enjoy my "combo" Florida trip on a cruise and then to Disney World in 1991.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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High paying jobs for entry level or service level workers? Where does this happen?

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If Florida had more high paying jobs for entry level or service level workers, or at least paid on par with many other states, it would be absolute paradise. Even with the cost of the living.

The weather is beautiful! To those that think the summer months in Florida are bad, try a summer or two in Texas! Sales Taxes are low, Property Taxes are low, Schools are at least on par with the rest of the country (if not better!)

What's not to like?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I was never a resident. The reasons I hear most often are the congestion in some areas (Greater Miami/Tampa-St. Petersburg); humidity and lightning storms/hurricanes...meaning the "sunny" image does not match reality.

For me, it was botching the election count in 2000 and no, it was not about who won, it was the lack of integrity and concern. As I remember, there was no apology to the rest of the nation from the Secretary of State or the governor and that was appalling.

I have also heard that: education levels rate fairly low for Florida youth. Crime is a problem in the largest cities (Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville). Plus, those alligators can get a little too close for comfort to homes in the exurbs (scares the residents with young children)! I have heard that drivers in Miami are lousy and sometimes rude/reckless.

Having said that, I did enjoy my "combo" Florida trip on a cruise and then to Disney World in 1991.
Don't forget about the super-mosquitoes scheduled to hatch this summer!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xRWBvXnd0U
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I never understood why people have a hate on for Florida. Other than humidity, it's beautiful, cheap, great food, nice cities, and I think of it as the East coast version of California (And vice versa).
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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I never understood why people have a hate on for Florida. Other than humidity, it's beautiful, cheap, great food, nice cities, and I think of it as the East coast version of California (And vice versa).
"Other than the humidity"...is like saying..."Other than that Mrs.Lincoln how was the play?"
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:40 AM
 
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I love humidity.It's great for my allergies and clears the sinuses.
And there's nothing like working up a really good sweat in the late afternoon with a nice jog before a dip in the ocean and the first ice-cold beer of the day.
The funny thing is whenever I'm in the Caribbean local people never complain about the humidity or the heat because they've grown up with it and have no fear of it.
Mind you, they don't try to defeat nature by spending their entire day being cooled by A/C.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Florida and CT
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I like a certain amount of humidity too. My biggest complaint about winters up north is how dry my skin gets, despite the use of humidifers.

I would move to Florida except that I don't know if the medical care is as good as up north where I live now, and I also don't know if I could get new health insurance at a reasonable rate. I'm dealing with some sports injury operations right now, and wonder if the fact that these are recent would make insurance difficult to get.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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That's because the locals don't do the kind of work that we do. When you're doing analytical work like accounting, law practice, IT etc, you need to be COOL and thus, productive. I don't know what they do down there in the Caribbean, shrink heads and do rain dances? I doubt perspiration affects their productivity in those types of activities.

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The funny thing is whenever I'm in the Caribbean local people never complain about the humidity or the heat because they've grown up with it and have no fear of it.
Mind you, they don't try to defeat nature by spending their entire day being cooled by A/C.
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