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Old 04-05-2010, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Water temps in our lakes are 90+ in the summer.
You can swim at many of the springs in the area where the water temp is 72 degrees year round.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I don't know why, but it was literally painful for me in the fall, winter, and spring in MI due to the cold.

Hey, I have a proposition for you! You want to move north because you love the cold and I have a house I need to sell in MI (after my renters move out, hopefully not for a while, knock on wood). Let's trade houses! Then I don't have to worry about selling up there before buying down here and I can be warm and happy and you can be cold and happy.

Good idea, right?
Yeah, except that I don't want to leave. The heat sucks, but Tampa doesn't!

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There seems to be an assumption that that everyone in Florida moved here. I'm originally from here. My family lives here. Sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, parents, even my grandparents when they were still living. There are drier, cooler places where I'd rather live but I'd rather be around the family, at least right now. I probably won't spend the rest of my life in St. Petersburg though.
Exactly. Just because you live in a place doesn't mean you live there solely for the weather. I too was born here and almost my entire family lives here.

And by the way, even my grandfather, who takes aspirin daily, will complain about the heat in the worst months and he'd like to keep the house at 80+ if my parent's would let him.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Thank goodness for the real estate bust, which let us buy a piece of Florida at a bargain price.
Really?
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I am going to die when I arrive in July. If you see 5 puddles of people that melted on the sidewalk in Tampa this July, you have just met my family and I.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: it depends
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Really?
Well you cannot buy a two bedroom condo in a decent neighborhood in Omaha for the price we paid in Dunedin. So yes, I think the real estate bust allowed us to buy a piece of Florida. I don't care what prices do in the next month or quarter; I'd say that in 5 years, prices will be much higher. So rather than wait to buy later in a stronger market, we bought cheap.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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You can swim at many of the springs in the area where the water temp is 72 degrees year round.
Way tooo cold for myself. 83 is what i like.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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For those of you who would warn me about Florida summers, in Nebraska it is entirely possible to get to temperatures of 103 with 90%-plus humidity. The cure is to have a lake to jump into; I'm sure the same thinking will work in FLA.
Yep, except for the Alligators.

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People are different...not really though..when you say paradise I can't imagine who would call Iceland
or Norway or Russia paradise and pick that over Florida...people act ridiculous sometimes.
I'd rather roll around in the warm sand than in the cold snow....as for hurricanes yes they suck
but they are way better than earthquakes..you have a chance to escape.
You know that there are many people who's idea of paradise doesn't involve the ocean and palm trees, right? Just because you can't fathom it, doesn't mean that people can't be happy elsewhere.

I'd much rather live in Ireland. Failing that, the Mediterranean would be nice, but just because it's beautiful, not because it has sand to walk in. Sand sucks. I'd much rather the ocean begin at the end of cliffs actually.

Anyplace with a waterfall on the property would be nice.

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You can swim at many of the springs in the area where the water temp is 72 degrees year round.
Springs rock—especially after a day of kayaking.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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The heat is not a problem. One acclimatizes. I'm originally from NYC and I lived for a while in NJ. When I first came down here for a look in early Summer 1997 it was hotter in NJ than here. I generally enjoy telling people here, especially natives, that "You people don't know what heat is; try the NYC subway in July."

I've been here since 1997 and look forward to temperatures with at least an 8 in front. Less than 70 is chilly to me.
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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The heat is not a problem. One acclimatizes. I'm originally from NYC and I lived for a while in NJ. When I first came down here for a look in early Summer 1997 it was hotter in NJ than here. I generally enjoy telling people here, especially natives, that "You people don't know what heat is; try the NYC subway in July."

I've been here since 1997 and look forward to temperatures with at least an 8 in front. Less than 70 is chilly to me.
NYC people don't know heat, try the Paris metro in rush hour in July.

No offense, but telling a person from Florida that they don't know heat would be like them telling you that you don't know cold.

I have not acclimatized, and I was born into Florida heat—and at the start of summer no less.

Maybe you've got some cold stuck in you still? You know like when you're in a cold place and you go outside and the heat feels good?
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:31 PM
 
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NYC people don't know heat, try the Paris metro in rush hour in July.
I'm with FMccarthy-- the heat in a city subway in the north is unreal. In Chicago, the record highs of the last many years is higher than the Tampa area. We know hot in the north, but we move south because we know cold a lot, lot better than anyone down south could imagine.
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