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According to this article, over the past 5 years more retirees have left Florida to go back North than the other way around.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/26/us/26seniors.html?em&ex=1172638800&en=7e4a087a26f435be&ei=5087%0A
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My FIL is one of them. He rents a place for a few months in the winter, but heads back to Mass the rest of the year.

Uhura
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According to this article, over the past 5 years more retirees have left Florida to go back North than the other way around.

It seems to me sometimes that half my DC friends are retiring to South Florida, but having spent one March-June period there, I wouldn't do it on a bet. Seems like nothing but old people and rednecks in pickups with gun racks and bumper stickers saying "If you ain't country, you ain't s**t."

I'll take snow now and again, thank you very much.

Phil
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They forgot to mention 2 bad years of getting clobbered by huriicanes, being without power for days, waiting months to get repairs (years) to houses....as well as skyrocketing insurance premiums......

Plus the horrendous traffic congestion in much of FL......

A lot of people have had it with FL hurricanes...some areas got clobbered 2 or 3 times over the past 2 years with major damage.

Throw in tornadoes recently across the state.....and no wonder many don't think FL is ideal, especially in hurricane season....evacuations....power outages...gas shortages...

My parents spent 3-4 months a year there in the winter...they escapted 'north' for the rest of the year..

t.

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According to this article, over the past 5 years more retirees have left Florida to go back North than the other way around.

C-ya!

buzman
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According to this article, over the past 5 years more retirees have left Florida to go back North than the other way around.

C-ya!

buzman





If this continues, you should be able to buy a decent property in Florida.

AM
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If this continues, you should be able to buy a decent property in Florida.

AM


If you hurry you can get some prime beach front just before it is inundated by rising sea levels brought on by that non-existent global warming.
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If you hurry you can get some prime beach front just before it is inundated by rising sea levels brought on by that non-existent global warming.




I was thinking more ... upstate and inland. :o)

AM, Florida Cracker Girl.....
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Get two miles from the coast and I would rather live in GA.

I like smelling salt air!

It beats the heck out of snow.

To each his own...

Where I live is 30+ feet above sea level.

buzman

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Get two miles from the coast and I would rather live in GA.

I like smelling salt air!

It beats the heck out of snow.

To each his own...

Where I live is 30+ feet above sea level.

buzman



My mother was from Georgia.
Tattnal county. (Did I spell that correctly?)

AM
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I like smelling salt air! It beats the heck out of snow.

Not mutually exclusive, LOL. I'm in Alaska, live 1/4 mile from the shore, and it's currently 14 degrees.

Brisk. Bracing. Ok, maybe it's insane. It keeps the tourists from trampling us year-round, though.

RDW
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Not mutually exclusive, LOL. I'm in Alaska, live 1/4 mile from the shore, and it's currently 14 degrees.

I live across the street from a beach. Nothing beats beachwalking in the winter, especially when it's a balmy 36 degrees. I don't do ice, though.

Brisk. Bracing. Ok, maybe it's insane. It keeps the tourists from trampling us year-round, though.

Beaches in winter are dog playgrounds. My dog loves it when he and his buddies can chase each other without crashing into anyone.

Uhura
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