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    Site Supporter t1tan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ View Post

    West Palm Beach down to Miami. I hate it. It's crowded, overpriced, high crime and the people drive like assholes. I don't really have anything posiitve to say about Miami.
    100% concur with this statement. Moved to FL just before COVID bullshit hit after 14 years in IL. Currently in the Boca/Deerfield Beach area, already planning to move elsewhere within the state by the time my lease is up come August.

    Otherwise I enjoy the state.

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    I’ve lived in Boca and Gainesville. If I could live anywhere in Florida it’d prob be st aug or crescent beach tho. Will read the whole thread tnite and help out more if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ View Post
    West Palm Beach down to Miami. I hate it. It's crowded, overpriced, high crime and the people drive like assholes. I don't really have anything posiitve to say about Miami.
    Quote Originally Posted by t1tan View Post
    100% concur with this statement. Moved to FL just before COVID bullshit hit after 14 years in IL. Currently in the Boca/Deerfield Beach area, already planning to move elsewhere within the state by the time my lease is up come August.

    Otherwise I enjoy the state.
    FWIW, as a native...

    There are two Florida's. There's a line that goes from approximately Daytona, to Orlando, to Tampa. Everything below that line to those above it is "Miami" and everything above that line to those below it is "rednecks".

    That said, there are pockets of both within either, and reasons to live in one or the other, and ways to make the most of it.

    While I live in Palm Beach County, I'm just south of the county line, and I have 1.25 acres an could have chickens and other barnyard critters legally if I wanted to. and I'm still "only" 30 min from work and some pretty ding dang good eating.

    Sometimes you gotta make the most of a situation. I effectively *can't* leave now due to work and other commitments. So we found the best compromise we could for the situation we're in and making the best of it. Which is to say, it's pretty damn not bad.

    FWIW, and I think I said this up thread, were I still single, or even just without kids, I would *love* to still be living east of I95 in Fort Lauderdale. Or Delray Beach for that matter.
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    We live in Gulf Breeze. It's in the Panhandle. We live in a small subdivision. The HOA is low. Housing is crazy, in 4 years our house has gone from 270's to the 450's, now we did add a pool and an enclosed lanai. It does get cold for part of the winter here. As far as the heat goes you get acclimated to it to some degree, then you stay inside or in the pool if possible. We left Maine as I got tired of pushing cars out of snowdrifts and dealing with winter.

    We also have a Condo in Panama City Beach, which is as the name implies a beach town. I would have to say that the Panhandle has the nicest beaches with the sugar sand and emerald water. It's not called the Emerald Coast for nothing. Hope this helps.

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    I lived in the Tampa St. Pete area when I was a teenager. RJ's observations are pretty much spot on. Oh and if you think too hard in Miami, you'll start sweating....
    Be Aware-Stay Safe.

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    Haha, there should be a thread for “if we were single / unattached, etc”.. now that’s where the fun advice would be!

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