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Old 11-05-2019, 11:36 AM
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I would say I 4 would be the border.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:42 AM
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For me it's where the flora changes and that seems to be Port St. Lucie on the east coast.

St. Petersburg on the west coast?
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:45 AM
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The radio station in Indian River call letters were WTTB where the tropics begin. The fauna does change there and it happens to be where RT 60 is as well.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:11 PM
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The sub-tropic to temperate zone line






The sub-tropic to temperate zone line
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by joshscott84 View Post
Your issue is that St. Augustine is a tourist trap, the entire town is amiss imo

and the non Tourist part is really part of GA, FL doesn’t really start until Daytona. Then south FL is like Ft Lauderdale down. Tampa, Cape Coral is the West Coast.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:01 PM
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South Florida starts when you're heading S on I-95 and you go over 45th St. and can see downtown WPB in the distance.

And, the West coast of FL is not South Florida...it's the west coast.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:05 PM
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does anyone really give a shit
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:48 PM
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Marked difference in climate from Melbourne to Stuart it's all about the Gulf Stream going out to sea at that point, so if you want to break it down by temp its Jupiter or Stuart is the line but for me North Fl was North of Daytona.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:52 PM
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I can’t answer that, but I know you have to drive past northern Cuba to get to the Keys.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:55 PM
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In Florida, the further you go north, the further you get south!
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Fatherof4 View Post
Gainesville to Tampa = Central FL. Everything North, is, well, North. And South of Tampa = S. Florida.
South of Sarasota is S. FL. IMO.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:39 PM
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Yeah, the kids pointed out that the plant life, palms etc are different, "I look around and all I see are trees daddy, pine trees, I can see that in NJ, this isn't Florida."

The homes look plain on the outside, not opulent, they seem understated, no Mediterranean style homes.

Anyone care to recommend a newer neighborhood (10-15 years) that has nicer homes 500k and up with NG for cooking and heating? (Yes I know you don't need much if any heat in Florida.) On the east coast? Doesn't have to be on the water, but 30 minutes max to a beach.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:26 PM
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You can keep fighting it... but sooner or later you'll realize that you want to be right around Jupiter. IMHO, that's the "Sweet Spot" where the people aren't total assholes... but where you still have fantastic weather.

To answer your question. The Northern part of Lake O. Make a horizontal line. Below that line is South Florida... above it... it is... well... nicer people... but not "South Florida" (so to speak).

I love where I live, but if I knew now what I knew then, I'd be somewhere right around Jupiter. IMHO, great schools and even better quality of life.

But I understand... keep looking.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
You can keep fighting it... but sooner or later you'll realize that you want to be right around Jupiter. IMHO, that's the "Sweet Spot" where the people aren't total assholes... but where you still have fantastic weather.

To answer your question. The Northern part of Lake O. Make a horizontal line. Below that line is South Florida... above it... it is... well... nicer people... but not "South Florida" (so to speak).

I love where I live, but if I knew now what I knew then, I'd be somewhere right around Jupiter. IMHO, great schools and even better quality of life.

But I understand... keep looking.
If you know any communities with natural gas for cooking and newer homes let me know. Needing 3-3.5k sw ft with either a Mil. Cabana or Apt attached.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:34 PM
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Tampa, Orlando and Daytona are Central Fl. 1 hr north of those is N FL. 1hr south is S FL.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
If you know any communities with natural gas for cooking and newer homes let me know. Needing 3-3.5k sw ft with either a Mil. Cabana or Apt attached.
I remember when I "had" to have natural gas. Then I realized that I can get propane and my wife loved me for it.

In all seriousness... those requirements are all over the place. The biggest factors are:

1) Price.
2) On the water or not (and I don't mean a "lake")

Schools, etc... all of that can be "worked"...
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:58 PM
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Draw a line across the state at the north side of the Orlando Metro area. Above that is North Florida.
Draw another line across the state at the top of the lake. From there north to the other line is Central Florida.
From the lake line, anything south of there, east of the Everglades is South Florida.
From the lake line, anything south of there, west of the Everglades is Southwest Florida.

** The Keys north of Islamorada is South Florida.
The Keys south of Islamorada is The Keys.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:22 PM
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Find a working Orange grove, a Cattle ranch or some mean ass swamp land. Then you will find whats left of Florida below the published freeze line of which I 4 is from about Orlando to Tampa.

The rest of the state is just gods waiting room for Yankees.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:43 PM
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From Canaveral to Tampa. Whole different climate above that line.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:52 PM
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I will take a different approach, royal palm tress only grow in SFL. Not sure of the location of that line, but I believe it is a little south of Tampa. If I were moving to FL, my top priority would be no HOA. They can be a real PITA, and you don’t want to find out after you move in. In my case my home is exempt from the HOA, because it was built before the HOA was formed. If NG is required for cooking, have you tried induction cooktops? They claim you have as much temperature control as with NG.
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