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Old 02-22-2021, 04:21 PM
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Now that I have your attention I lived in the Venice area for about 10 years sweating my ass off in repair shops. For almost half of those years I never turned on my AC, I could have afforded it but I was cheap and fuel for the boat wasn't. I didn't come there with money and didn't leave with any. I just couldnt handle the heat working on hot engines. Now I work inside, AC I miss my fishing, but its been 10 years since I left. I get the "Fl is full stuff" TRUST me. I wouldn't even consider moving back if things were heading left there. So Im asking for the real opinion of long timers. How much has changed and how?

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Old 02-22-2021, 04:30 PM
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I’m 3rd generation. Crowded. Lots of “up north” attitudes and know it all’s. Leave your address, and we’ll send you a few?
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Florida is large, diverse and covers the full gamit of social-economic communities, in 30 minutes I can be in small town America, or in a area with full on metro feel and million dollar homes behind gates....I'll take small town any day.....non of it sucks, especially compared to any other populus state
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
I’m 3rd generation. Crowded. Lots of “up north” attitudes and know it all’s. Leave your address, and we’ll send you a few?
Had that 10 years ago too. My Grandfather came on the boat from Poland and died at over 100 on the east coast. I went to grade school in Fl. I dont really care about being local or not. Im In Montana now. I doubt any would come here. I'll bounce around and try to enjoy it.
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I left. But then again we split out time between The Bahamas and NC mountains.
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Originally Posted by zfastmalibu View Post
Had that 10 years ago too. My Grandfather came on the boat from Poland and died at over 100 on the east coast. I went to grade school in Fl. I dont really care about being local or not. Im In Montana now. I doubt any would come here. I'll bounce around and try to enjoy it.
4th generation Floridian and have considered long and hard about retiring in God's country
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
Florida is large, diverse and covers the full gamit of social-economic communities, in 30 minutes I can be in small town America, or in a area with full on metro feel and million dollar homes behind gates....I'll take small town any day.....non of it sucks, especially compared to any other populus state
Thank you. I have just heard how much its changed. I live in a very remote area and have no issue with how it was 10 years ago, I could work with it. But if the population is doubled like some say I dont think its for me any more. I know know Floridians hate tourists but I may need to just get my fishing fix once a year. But Im really liking Desantis. I hope he sticks around.
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Old 02-22-2021, 05:09 PM
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4th generation Floridian and have considered long and hard about retiring in God's country
Its that for sure. Im more than happy to give you my # through PM if you want the pros and cons. Been here almost 10 years. Elk hunting, and a lot of freedom is nice.
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I left. But then again we split out time between The Bahamas and NC mountains.
Sounds perfect, but I need to locate to one place. My ideal would be pine key and montana
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grew up in Ohio. I have lived in Chicago, a small country town in Washington state middle of no where beautiful country. have traveled cross country and all over the place. have lived in Knoxville tn. beautiful country.

now i live in Venice we have been in Fl 5 years. lived in port charlotte moved to Venice in October.

commute from Venice 1hr to Tampa 3 days a week and 1hr to ft myers 2 days a week. Drive to Ft pierce 2.5 hrs once a month and Jupiter.

Don't get me wrong i have spent time in Montana and the Rockies as well as Washington state and Tn beautiful gods country and i loved it.

But no way in hell would i move back where its cold half the year.

i love fishing have the boat at the venice jetty and hit the gulf all the time. Now yes its hotter than hell in summer but rather that than shoveling snow and freezing my ass off.

Not many places are like they used to be, I am sure the old timers of florida remember the days before all the norther's came and over populated their key's, and islands and coast.
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Stay where you are......
Very well could happen. Lot of family there but they seem to think its gotten over populated. Im just looking for more feedback. You all realize people are moving there no matter what. You want like minded folks to out number the others. Not that it matters to me. But we are close to Ca. and it happens here too.
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Zfast, i can tell you with my drive all the time north and south. Yes there are a shit ton of people here right now but its season. do alot of them leave yes are more of them staying full time or moving here yes.

I can tell when its season still though. and they are building shit everywhere.
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7th generation Floridian here. I have noticed the state seems much more crowded now than when I moved to Stuart 15 years ago. I have lived in almost every section of the state and have recently thought about moving back home towards in north Florida on some acreage or even farther north out of the state on acreage and a better pace of life. Most of north Florida has been the least and slowest developed section of the state. We are staying out for at least another 3 years then see if we want to stay or not.
That said, I am on many national zoom calls and I would much rather be in Florida now than almost any other state especially the west coast our economy is much better than many blue states. Many of my associates in more restrictive states are not very happy right now.
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grew up in Ohio. I have lived in Chicago, a small country town in Washington state middle of no where beautiful country. have traveled cross country and all over the place. have lived in Knoxville tn. beautiful country.

now i live in Venice we have been in Fl 5 years. lived in port charlotte moved to Venice in October.

commute from Venice 1hr to Tampa 3 days a week and 1hr to ft myers 2 days a week. Drive to Ft pierce 2.5 hrs once a month and Jupiter.

Don't get me wrong i have spent time in Montana and the Rockies as well as Washington state and Tn beautiful gods country and i loved it.

But no way in hell would i move back where its cold half the year.

i love fishing have the boat at the venice jetty and hit the gulf all the time. Now yes its hotter than hell in summer but rather that than shoveling snow and freezing my ass off.

Not many places are like they used to be, I am sure the old timers of florida remember the days before all the norther's came and over populated their key's, and islands and coast.
Don't mind the heat. Just working at Bill Buck Chevy over hot engines was brutal. I fished the south jetty many times a week, lived across from the air port on Beach road. I think this post may have been pointless. I get the stay out of FL attitude and dont blame them.
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Been here since 1967....wouldn't leave...
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my family moved to florida in the 1750s from southwest spain. they settled in st augustine when it was part of the spanish empire. they remained in st augustine until the early 1800s when they moved to Cuba after some warfare with the English from Charleston. they left behind the Sanchez house in old St Augustine. we settled in eastern Cuba and came back to Florida in 1965 following the communist overthrow. a lot has changed in 200 years.
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If hot models everywhere, perfect weather, great fishing and no state income tax aren’t your bag then best you crawl back to whatever hole you moved to

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Florida is a big State and each area is completely different. Some suck...some don't.
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