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What You Should Consider before Moving to Florida

As you may have seen in our previous reviews of Phoenix and Charlotte in the perfect move series, there are many pros and cons of living in either of the cities. Most freelancers will, for instance, look for a perfect place where for example the cost of living is low, and the housing is inexpensive because they live a simple life and do not necessarily mind about employment opportunities and getting married. In this article, we shall check out the state of Florida, and you’re going to discover more on whether Florida may be a perfect move for you.

When I visited Florida six years ago, the first trip I made was to Tallahassee, and almost six years later, I went to work at St. Petersburg. I used Uber rides, and during my numerous rides, I would constantly communicate with the drivers who provided me with information about the good and bad things about living in Florida. I quickly realized that most of the people were not the original inhabitants of Florida and are mostly from up north. It’s only one person who I met on my trip to St. Petersburg who told me that it is in Florida that they were born and raised. I was concerned about how the influx of people into Florida affected the cost of housing, and on my work trip, I found people discussing their housing and how much they were paying. Where I live currently it only cost me about $700 a month but an equivalent apartment in St. Petersburg would cost double. You should note that five or 10 years prior, the prices were not this high, and it is the influx of the Northerners which has raised the housing prices.

In Florida unlike in Virginia where I was born and raised, the summers are usually very hot, and you will also experience high humidity and the coldness of the winter season will also go down up to about 50 degrees on some days. Based on the weather alone, then Florida would not do for me despite having a subtropical climate and beaches which the Northerners seem to love because there are no even mountains. In Florida, you’ll find many gators and snakes which will also not make me leave the because I do not intend to find a gator or python on my driveway. You should also know that Florida has beautiful water and is luring for people who love boating or swimming and makes it a good place to visit, though I don’t think I’ll still call Florida home. From my observation, Florida was a bit expensive for me, the weather was not conducive, and the beaches were not enough to make me move now that I am in my prime age.