You'll even get on the news for that. I moved to Florida in 2019. Skol Vikings! I can't wait to move out of this ridiculous state. Now we all have concealed carry permits. Everywhere has something. There are some great restaurants along with the familiar chain restaurants. The median income was around $54,000 in 2016. Most of the population increase is due to people moving to Florida from other states. I’d much rather mop up water than shovel snow, and I don’t much like the idea of the earth opening up. There’s a lot of information that ambitious prospective residents should know before moving to Houston. Most of your reasons NOT to move to Florida are plane old stupid! Volusia County in Florida is the shark-bite capital of the world. Never been bitten by mosquitoes. Learn to relax. 13 Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Move To Alabama. I would agree because I'm from PA, but, c'mon...it's not a reason to dislike Florida... "Florida's gov't is rife with corruption. Ihateohioandmovedtoflorida on October 07, 2018: Living here isn’t all that bad. No discipline. There are always lots of people in the water and lots of the type of fish that sharks like to eat swimming around—lots of sharks mean lots of shark bites. Well...to say "there are too many old people" is kinda' rude. I live in Florida and it's a great place to live U-Pick places like Utah Oregon Idaho biggest meth heads it whether are you delusional or what. This article is not a good source to make a relocation decision. Obviously written by a liberal who wants to blame everything on Republican politicians. In Florida you can still find large acreage to live on or subdivisions to live in, totally your choice. However, it is only 20 to 30 attacks per year and most are not fatal. Don’t worry, us actual Florida natives would love if you knuckleheads from the Northeast would all go back home. However, it does have harsh winters, so keep that in mind if you have an aversion to the cold. And let’s face it: not … Depending on what county you wish to love at the median price can be from $409,000 to as little as $50,000. If Rick Scott was CEO and didn’t know this massive fraud was going on right under his nose, he is a really poor manager. ...most people here are crooks or thieves from NY NJ ....I want to move up North so bad ...so don't come to Florida, you will be happy you didn't!!!! I never even considered moving to Florida, but now you just convinced me. Much is rundown. It's not like it's a flat plane...it's just not hilly and that's actually pretty nice when it comes to driving and road safety. You will not only make plenty of new American friends, but you will meet people from all over the world. Its a beautiful state to visit but a terrible place to live long term. I can say as a Florida driver - it's because Florida pedestrians are absolute morons! ... David Beckham's Inter Miami could be set to make a January move for out-of-favour Chelsea striker... November 22 2020, 9:40 am; I absolutely agree with all 22 reasons. One of the best things about it is the lack of people, am I right? It was kind of fun for the first few—kind like a camping trip—but it gets old fast. If you want to move somewhere because all you care about is not paying state tax, having an excessively large house that will require constant cooling and maintenance, and having politicians with (R) behind there name, then Florida is just right for you! Small towns with regular good people and lots of history. I know what you stated is tongue in cheek, but I do agree with the politics you speak of. I plan to fly back and forth to the northeast a lot. You might even meet a few expats hailing from your neck of the woods. My company was sold quickly. It is very affordable, safe, and has pretty good healthcare. When we 1st moved to Florida our first house was struck twice. They're not "everywhere." Now I have been looking for a decent job for 15 years! The line on the extreme right of the map the map is a coastal highway named A1--it is underwater. Iowa, Kansas, and Texas each are tied for second most with six. you seem to mainly talk about northern florida but what about southern florida? I live in Florida and I HATE it ! We just about moved to Florida. like Miami? As educators, I understand all sides, but the bottom line is that this virus is REAL, this virus KILLS. Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a modern capital city, reliable utility service, clean water, lush rain forests, long stretches of deserted … The hight school graduation rate is lowest in the nation. It is very common for people to say one thing and do another. Florida has become unbearable and I'm tired of feeling the resentment. What people do not understand about Florida is it is extremely expensive to live there. Yeah pythons are on the loose in southern Florida. I guess it depends on what you are comparing it to. I survived the hurricane season of 2004 when four major hurricanes hit—three of them where I live. Feel sorry for you in Orlando though. However, you still have to share the road with them. We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. I have had enough of Florida and we are moving back to New England. Until they pass you. i already live in florida i live in panama city florida that also means i live in northwest florida aka the florida panhandle i like panama city beach florida when i grow up i am living in a condo in panama city beach florida and i am going to live there for the rest of my life also one other thing you should know that my name is nicholas r chase and i am 10 years old and i have been living in panama city florida for 5 years so that means i love florida and panama city florida and panama city beach florida and it rains a lot in panama city florida and florida and it is summer in panama city florida if it is not summer where you live i also love summer and beaches and cities summer is so fun. Do you have family and friends living there? Years later, Florida still has election problems. I know because I’m one of them!". I am told my mom and I visited Florida when I was a baby, but I have no recollection of that. When I moved to FL in 1972, the population was around ten million. If you know people or family then I’d say try it. We moved from Charlotte NC. I admit it gets hot here. There Are Many Reasons to Move to Costa Rica . t's so nice to see that even children are reading my article. You would do well to keep your political opinions to yourself. All I miss is the sun shining almost every day in the winter. Anti-labor. And winter SUCKS!!! Thanks for posting this! As the population of Florida grows, the number of sub-divisions increases and the habitat available for wildlife decreases. Plus all the alligators, and the hurricanes! This list has so many things that are so likely to never happen. What developers want, developers get. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: Grand Teton National Park is kind of a thing here, too. So many accidents. That was surprising to me when I first moved there. It's why I'm glad I moved to Florida in 1995. Answer: I didn't say that every school, or every student was terrible. In short, people from Northeastern cities should feel right at home here. Stay out! Low paying jobs and high cost of living. No more having to dress in LAYERS which sucks. Paul were rated the top five "Road Rage Capitals" of the United States.". The summers are so hot. We have vacationed in Florida in February. I have no desire to move to Florida. The crime rate is in sane. On the other hand, five times more people die from a tornado in Florida than in Kansas. why so many people want to live in Florida. Question: What is the estimated salary I should make to purchase a home worth $200,000 to $250,000 in Florida? Roaches are huge. Orlando is a major tourist destination because of the theme parks located here and that keeps air fares low. St Augustine is now the Lil' Orlando of North Florida. No more ice scraping my windows in the morning before driving to work, no more snow shoveling. Why do you think snow birds only migrate here? How about coming home after working 10 hours and a 2 hour commute to go 15 miles only to have to drive around for 30 minutes hoping to find a parking spot. In a few years you’ll be saving up to move out of Florida once you realize the subtropical climate is a decoy to not make you realize this is the craziest and weirdest state in America. There are a LOT of old people. Question: How is public education bad when we have AICE, and the IB program with magnet schools as well as dual enrollment offered almost everywhere? One of the best things about it is the lack of people, am I right? Most people here including the rich are miserable. Bottom line is. There are too many variables and risks. Imagine the cost of electricity in FL vs CA. When the water level gets too low, the ground can cave in, forming a sinkhole. In Central Florida, the main highway is I-4. I do not agree with her political views whatsoever. That's trying to make it sound like this is a constant threat. I mentioned some of the wildlife in the article: alligators, sharks, pythons, and bears. Answer: Many people decide that Florida is not right for them. I have more money in my pocket, larger house, less property taxes, people are nicer and polite - no tolls and a Chick Fil A in every corner. 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Natural born Floridians laid back, 2- Great weather in winter. Duh. According to an article in the Jan. 17, 2018 edition of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, Florida ranks 29th in a report on education quality and 45th in education financing. Is Florida a lot better to retire to and buy a little house there? The rent here is costly and come o find out my rent is being raised by $50 each year. Everyone can stay up north with their snow and stay out of Florida... :). Yes. I can actually sit outside and enjoy the PERFECT weather! Thank you! With that being said, there are many characteristics of this great state that may keep you from moving here. It is definitely true that Florida drivers do not typically yield to pedestrians; again, they don't care. Orlando was a busy little town back then because of Disney, but it was still managable. However, the same article said that student achievement. There is plentiful nature, a low cost of living, and it's the second most tax-friendly state in the US. Thanks for the heads-up. Unfortunately, Florida's many theme parks means that it gets a lot of tourists. The official state freshwater fish is the Florida Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus). We have alligators yah but they wont go in your pool and pythons are only in south florida, Dont move to Florida ....people think a Florida move will solve all their problems, it doesn't ...people think their lives will be better in Florida, it wont ....there are too many people here, too many bugs, too many undoc. Move here 24years I the worst thing I ever did the people suck it’s too hot poeple on phones while driving to many Cuba’s and Mexican here on welfare just a bad !!! More strip clubs than I've seen in one place. They walk right out in front of you without ever looking! Contrary to what people claim I’ve experienced the exact opposite. So dont be jealous if you can't live in florida. There are people begging on every street corner and in front of every store. In 2012, some people had to stand in line for 7 to 8 hours in order to vote. There are many roads without traffic lights—and even when there are lights, there are often long stretches between them. Either way, is he the kind of person you would want running your state? I am glad. So still looking . The bad news is that it's Idaho—there's not much diversity there, and it ranks low on culture rankings. She loves living there, but wouldn't recommend it to everyone. And let’s face it: not everyone is cut out to be a Wyomingite. Yup. George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted for his murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager, is not the only trigger-happy fool in Florida. That alone is one of the key reasons why Ryans’ promotion was the correct move for San Francisco to make. Yes, we are the lightning capital, though. Apparently your biased opinionated article has not affected the folks who do there own research about moving to Florida. the utility companies are owned by private individuals and there is no government regulation or oversight of the utility companies. Don’t move here if your not used to crime. tell acquaintances. Do your research. Shhh…if you live in Wyoming, you know that it’s the best place to live for so many reasons. I moved from Ohio to Florida almost 2 years ago! Florida has gun ranges where young children can shoot automatic weapons. Sea breezes from the East and West Coasts meet in the middle of the state, causing severe thunderstorms during the summer months. That's why so many people want to live in Florida. You people don’t know traffic try going 50’ in 30 minutes and that’s the norm!!! If you live near alligator habitat, you may just find an alligator taking a dip in your pool. Not so much. If you have family or friends here it will help. People driving in front of you are in no hurry and literally crawl but people driving behind you are in a hurry & 6 inches from your bumper. But to be honest the south can learn a lot from the north. It seems that every time I watch the news, there is yet another shooting in Orlando. But all you really had to do was mention 2 people, Rick Scott and Kathleen (plastic face) Harris, and that would have been enough. Should we back out? Where's this info from? In a 2017 article, the "Orlando Sentinel" newspaper reported that Florida was ranked 29th in quality and 45th in financing. The people in the middle are often left out. This was interesting until you lost me with all of your political opinions. Someone is suffering from the wonderful Florida heat. I moved to Florida from Ohio in 2017. Realtors know a lot about their area. Orlando is a cosmopolitan city with a home town feel. 1- Generally speaking people from north east highly aggressive. No mosquitos. Then come for a visit to see how you like it. I loved it that you laughed out loud. Car health and medical insurance are astronomical and cover nothing. Absolutely hate it. Sidewalks everywhere. Ruined beaches. The school system is a disaster. They occur, on average, 100 times a year, and are often accompanied by lightning. Catherine Giordano (author) from Orlando Florida on September 01, 2018: Florida is a low tax state and so that is very good for people who would otherwise have to pay high taxes. Lousy paychecks. Please check what you plan on saying before you type because it's clear that your ignorance is showing. There are certainly some good schools and students in Florida. People in this area are generally rude, drive like crap, are texting while driving, and generally don't care. Welcome to sunny Florida. There are over a million wild alligators in Florida. Outside the parks? I'm not even a conservative, but your political bias in writing this list is really nauseating. Even south Florida was Okay, (before the Miami Vice era). I realize people are coming to Florida in search of a warm climate, but Florida is really, really, hot—and the humidity is high. And we don't have blizzards... Sinkholes are a pain. The winters are beautiful, I'll agree to that. I’m a 6th generation native Floridian. Had a great childhood of lower working class parents, but we had fun. Florida has an advantage over most other states because it has no income tax, but the lack of an income tax doesn't do yo much good if you have a very low income. Everywhere you go, even in middle class areas there are armed security guards, churches, school, grocery stores and so on. Yes being here in the winter is great but once Spring and Summer arrives it sucks. I love this article and and take on board all that you say even as most of it is tongue and cheek but I'm from England and moving over in June this year, we have a holiday home in kissimme for a little over 12 months and just love the place, I have yet to see a cockroach and an gator is less than a few yards away in the pond behind my home, it only took one visit to determine how much I love florida I currently live in a small town in the north of England and the damp weather and cold winters and not so sunny summers are soon going to be a thing of the past for me. I have met so many people who moved here a short time move out. However, on the upside, the article notes that Florida is improving. The official state bird is the Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos). "most are not fatal." EVERYTHING. However, overall education in Florida lags behind that in other states. These include an increase in harmful air pollutants, an increase in algae blooms that suffocate fish and change the ecosystems of Florida's waters, a decrease in crop productivity due to drought, and a rise in heat-related illnesses, which put the elderly, the very young, and the impoverished most at risk. I haven't seen one in over two years. Go online and check out the housing listings to get an idea of how much the type of house you want will cost. If you’re thinking about moving to Wyoming, here are 10 of the best places to live. I have several relatives down there where I can stay. Please stop anyway. Everything I wrote is true. I moved to Nashville recently to be closer to my adult daughter who moved here a few years ago. It’s NOT cloudy all of the time. Move to Utah. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. According to the 2014 Census projections, Florida is the third most populous state in the United States, putting it ahead of New York but behind California and Texas. If you bring back the largest one, you win a cash prize. Don't move to florida if you don't understand it. Neville gives two reasons why Man Utd title challenge won’t fade. I was determined to learn the life of the south and not push my northern way here. Living in Florida is not all sunshine—it's flat, has extreme weather, and its government is poorly run. Having lived in FL, the NE, and now California, California is by FAR the best place I've lived and has SOOOOO much to offer. If you don't like it here, I believe there are 49 other States or even Puerto Rico you can choose to go to. There are both many pros and cons. Is it foolish to worry, or should I steer clear so I'm not underwater in five or ten years? Done that !! Not even in Orlando. We stayed in Destin. There's plenty to do, especially if you're the active type! live in florida and some things have never happened to anyone I know. The true reality is that South is Paradise for those folks with enless funds....but the working professional like my self is getting smarter and taking advantage of their real estate equity and moving out. So far, there have been no tornado-borne sharks. We even have a shiny new commuter rail line called Sun-Rail, which may help with traffic congestion on I-4. Here are 20 reasons not to move to Florida. I even provided video clips from news shows to prove it. I am a resident technically, because I ended up being a primary caregiver for a severely disabled family member. It was and remains a s#*t show of epic proportions. Despite of whats been told ..it rains constant . To many transplants. I agree just about everything I said about Florida is true of other places also, but again you miss the point. The poorest people can get subsidized housing or dilapidated housing. I have nothing against old people at all, but old people now are boomers. Nobody in my area knows of the Island that I go to. I had some relatively minor damage to my house, but the worse thing was that I had no electricity for a week. Happy I'm out. Lucky for you, they only bloom for about one week a year. Here's a link to the map. Naples. If you stop for a pedestrian, the cars behind you will probably start honking their horns. Wages in these fields tend to be low. I’ve always loved warm to extremely hot weather! The snakes were enough for me. Catherine Giordano (author) from Orlando Florida on June 12, 2018: DaraSKS: You seem to have missed the point. This one is probably the only true nuisance in the list so far. I hear I-95, around the Miami area, is just as bad. The Sonic commercial once said it best: 'Florida is in its own entity'. Fall being my favorite. About 100 million people visit Florida each year. Traffic just as bad? They set the standards and they regulate EVERYTHING!!!. This leads to people trying to cross six lanes of traffic in the middle of the street. Answer: The rule of thumb is that your total cost for your home (mortgage, homeowners insurance, and property tax) should be no more than 35% of your pre-tax income. So much for an honest article about Florida. This applies no matter where the home is located; not just for Florida homes. The North has blizzards, and the West has earthquakes. If you have kids in high school as I did, they will feel as though they went from the military to a picnic. Florida is NRA territory. Its flat and site seeing is expensive. And so are your politics. I do agree that the traffic sucks though. Until about the mid 1990's , I never really noticed a problem of overpopulation in the North Florida region. Wait, the earth opening up? Grand daughter is gone to California so won't be staying here! If you are very very very very wealthy. I will gladly shovel snow again and enjoy four, 'real' seasons. And without no warning at all? If you want true facts, ask someone who has lived here all their life, not a writer who hasn’t even scratched the surface of what Florida has to offer. It is not underwater. By Population, Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S, and according to this report from the census, Houston grew by 10.7% between April 2010 and July 2019. Would love to move somewhere where you don’t have 6 months of winte4 like here in Minnesota But just don’t know where that would be. No more dead trees everywhere, no more raking leaves in the fall. Teddy Bridgewater has endured a difficult start to life with the Carolina Panthers and there are plenty of reasons why he shouldn't start in 2021. I do't think the snow birds leave because they hate living in Florida. I miss Yankee pride, something that Floridians don't know about and will never understand. Pedestrian deaths are significantly higher in Florida than the national average. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters. Just remember, everyone gets to be an "oldie" eventually, and some even become "snow birds.". I am proud of our state, which has one of the fastest population growths for a reason. Catherine Giordano (author) from Orlando Florida on May 07, 2018: Chris: I moved to florida 25 years ago. "Tourists, come down here, spend a lot of money, then GO AWAY! In Florida the wheater is hot thats true, but the wheater in others states are cold, there is nothing to do just be in home and wait for the summer. You ever shovel 2 feet of wet snow? We are frrom Ma, and have the chance to move to Florida. Please. i am tired of long cold winters and slipping and falling on the ice.i am 69 and on social security.i have been driving school bus for extra money because you can't live on SS alone. Catherine Giordano (author) from Orlando Florida on April 21, 2018: Pat Hodgekinson: There are many advantages to living in Florida and you have listed some of them. Each year that we have lived here, my feelings for Florida have deteriorated. None. This positivity and tolerance is essential to a good expat experience and justifiably earns the top spot in our top 10 reasons to move to the USA. Algae clogging the waterways, and more. I wrote this tongue-in-cheek and I exaggerated some things, but everything I said is true. My health has improved since I moved from Ohio as well. I moved to California (I know, right, someone MOVED to CA as opposed to all the media reports lately) two years ago and I absolutely love it. You can’t go 10 feet without seeing a cop. The beauty and splendor that Florida has to offer is almost endless. Yeah, we hate to ski across such horrible snow in this silent winter wonderland. No rules enforced. Catherine Giordano (author) from Orlando Florida on April 30, 2018: Julie: Politics is part of what makes Florida Florida. Retirement is probably 3 years away, but looking at large breed condos online and came upon this article. It's true. please tell all your friends. Florida was a beautiful place years ago. Often times, homes get built too close to the bears' habitats, and these hungry bears go looking for food. 14 Florida Cities, Including Miami, Make List Of Best Places To Live, According To US NewsU.S. You fill in your income, and other financial information, as well as estimates of homeowners insurance and the property tax rate and the calculator, will tell you what price you can afford to pay for a home. Shark attacks? I happen to think Ron DeSantis is great and you should be glad to have him. Way better than Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and New Mexico. After reading this article I'm thinking to myself, would we regret this? In the 2000 election, Florida earned the nickname "Flori-duh,” because of the Bush-Gore presidential election recount. 100%. Wages are low in Florida because tourism and service industries account for most of the jobs. Now, I'm nearly 60. You wanna talk about rude people come to Brooklyn N.Y where you ask someone how they’re doing and it’s....Who the **** are you. The weather is too hot and between June and November the rain and lighting is frighting. "Can't run an election right?" I can tell your view of Florida is based off of very little facts. The Conservative politics are why we don't have to pay state income tax, or insane property tax, so the more conservatives that want to move down here the better. In Orlando, where I live, the roads near the theme parks have bumper to bumper traffic pretty much all day. Vice versa also. 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