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Would you move to Florida?

Simple as that. Would you live there and what part? Iโ€™ve been in So Cal most of my life and I often day dream about moving somewhere much more affordable and have been thinking about Tampa Bay. And can you say no income tax?!

Would you move to Florida?
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Definitely. I think I'd love living there. I don't mind hot and humid, better than -30 Canadian winters. No income tax? Sign me the fuck up

Anyone wanna marry me and get me US citizenship? I'll trade for my Canadian and we can be dual citizens together hahaha imkiddingbutnotreally
caS2ie
Good Citizen
+1
All things people
LOL so that's why my partner married me...hmmmย 
Brando
Politicker
+7
SDR Manager
I second that, also looking for a dual citizenship marriage.ย 

Canadian winters are brutal, and with no state tax, I'm in!ย 
southernfriedsales
Opinionated
+8
Senior AE & Business Owner
Downvotes need to come back.ย 
ThatsWhatSheSaid
Good Citizen
Intergalactic Sales Director
Fuck to tha no. The sweatiest state, lousy with old people, and Trump-sucking assholes. Fuck that.
DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
Lol chill my guyย 
c4miller
Opinionated
+2
Sr. Account Executive
So I actually made this move about 4 years ago and do not regret the move. I grew up in Orange County my whole life and moved to Fort Myers, FL right after college. I love having the lower cost of living and the lower taxes but definitely miss the lifestyle of California all the time. Florida is very relaxing though and helps me with the stress from sales so that's nice.

Depending on where in SoCal you live, I recommend a city like Tampa or St. Pete as a good transition home vs. the retirement community where I am.
WolfOfTechSales
Catalyst
+4
Manager, Sales Development
Visit not move
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Coming from the PNW I can see that POV.
WolfOfTechSales
Catalyst
+4
Manager, Sales Development
just went there 2 weeks ago. good for 4 days not for life hahaย 
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Willygggg
Good Citizen
+1
Founder
Just went to Miami in December. Also from SoCal. I say Yes. Fun. Cheap. Different. AND you are ahead of PST which I liked.ย 
Money
Valued Contributor
+5
Director of Enterprise Sales
Start-up Twitter is all fuggin ablaze about Miami right now. Keith Rabois is basically handing out funding rounds based on how neighborly you are. At a different time of my life, would have been a blast.

If you like the sun, beach, tax bennies, and can handle the occasional Floridaman - I say go for it!
Adslanger1
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
Yeah if I was born in cuba
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Lol
caS2ie
Good Citizen
+1
All things people
Just moved to FL from CA for 6-months, and was quite shocked at how much I like it so far. Great weather, people are polite (minus the stares sometimes, I'm AAPI and def a minority here), and SO MUCH SPACE. Bought a few houses for cheap investment properties.ย 

While I'll be going back to CA for work in the near future, I wouldn't mind retiring on the Gulf Coast. That shit is as beautiful as white sand beaches go in the US.ย 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
east coast is hot right now west will blow up over time
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SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
St Petes area/ Ft Meyers. Yes. Anywhere else... Good spot to visit. Not stay.ย 
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
The fact that you said โ€œSt Petesโ€ proves you arenโ€™t a Floridian ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
๐Ÿ’ฏ. I'll wear that as a badge of honour!ย 
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
Family lives in Cocoa Beach, FL. absolutely love going down there and we are thinking of moving from CO to FL shortly. Great place to live, but you have to choose the right place, as with most states. Tampa can be hit or miss. higher crime rate and schools kinda suck, but the outer parts are pretty nice. live on the outskirts and drive into the bigger city when you want to, but have the ability to leave it behind. its why i live in castle rock and not denver lol. i think you would enjoy it if you can get past the humidity
ARRyouReadyKids
Politicker
+5
Sr. Account Executive
As one of the millions of Californians who moved to Denver, i'd say move here!
Then again, all the locals will say there's too many Californians already lol
SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
No state income tax. Already enjoying that benefit :)ย 

Give yourself a raise...move
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Where are you living?

SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
TN Nashville...
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Ooh Nashville...
Britneyspears
Good Citizen
+2
Regional Sales Director
Yes- I loved living there when I did. They are living their best lives right now - better than being locked down again.ย 
GetAHobby
Arsonist
+8
RVP Sales
I live in Tampa Bay Area, I actually think Tampa sucks, but St. Pete is great. Young professional community that's on the water, cost of living is low compared to some of its metropolitan counterparts. We have every major sport within 45 min, museums, beaches, and one of the easiest airports to get in and out of in the country.ย 

Close to a half million people moved to the Tampa Bay Area this past year with more than 15% of them coming from California.ย 
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Oh fuck thereโ€™s another burger in here
justplaneselling
Sales Director
I also made this move 4 years ago and it's the polar opposite of Seattle (previous city) in all ways, but I like both of them in different ways. Upsides of FL are beaches, golf, income tax, and reasonable approach to regulations recently. Downsides... disgusting summers, rednecks, Miami. If I knew 4 years ago what I knew now, would I move here again? Absolutely.
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Considering I live in the best city in FL, please donโ€™t. We donโ€™t need any more chucklefucks from Cali or NY
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Chucklefucks lol
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Where do you live??ย 
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
St pete
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Be prepared for mosquitoes the size of dinosaurs ๐ŸฆŸ๐Ÿฆ–
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Ugh true...
Ch
ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
Nope. I have family in FL and visiting once or twice a year is good for me. Summer sucks. It's brutally hot and as with anywhere on the east coast, it's HUMID. The golf season for example is Fall-Winter-Spring because no one wants to play in 95* and 100% humidity during the summer.

Beaches are cool, no income tax is rad, and the shoulder seasons are good weather, but you can find other locations that provide good benefits that I think are better than FL.

But, my family that lives in FL loves it. So, to each their own.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Miami is screwed: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/miami-is-the-most-vulnerable-coastal-city-worldwide/ Tampa Bay has also been on this list.

Also, humidity is real, man. Go visit in July and then tell me Florida seems as nice.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Swamp ass is no joke ๐Ÿ˜†
The_Honey_Badger
Opinionated
+5
Account Executive
I have lived all over Florida.ย  Tampa & East Orlando are the strongest areas.ย  However, the job market is saturated - especially sales.ย  It took months for me to find a quality opportunity in Orlando, but when I moved to Raleigh, NC - I had a job w/in 2-weeks with a reputable company.ย ย 

If you like golf, and already have a job lined up, then go for it.ย  Depending on where you are coming from, the change of pace may take adjustment.ย  In Florida, everything is go go go, and expectations are much higher from prospects.ย ย 

Don't get eaten by an alligator.
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
No family or community (personal) there. So, no.
Westloopgal
Good Citizen
Account Manager
Iโ€™d move to Brickell, Miami
DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
In the process of doing so for work. Understand the downsides of it but figured it would be a nice change in my mid 20โ€™s.
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Perfect age for that move.
stratman
Politicker
+2
Sales Engineer
But my wife won't :(
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Same...
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
no
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
If I absolutely have to, then Miami.ย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Grew up in Florida and move to Boston, and although I love Boston I miss Florida everyday
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