Relocating to Florida
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Apr 7, 2012 2:23 PM Last Post By: travellingtrixie
Apr 4, 2012 5:08 PM
Relocating to FloridaAfter 12 years of living in California and my job coming to a close I am seeking a change, at least a temporary one! Looking at Florida because my family lives close. Heard a lot of things in this regard, mostly negative so just seeing if any one has anything constructive to say regarding this. I have about 3 and a half years left to work so looking for a location and it does not have to be a big city or coastal; Want to look at local economy(employment rate), cost of living, safe area, or at least have pockets of safe areas, oh if i did not mention it housing cost! a big one. I am open to anywhere in the state, oh and diversity is also a big plus for me! Possibly a big order to fill and don't expect to find my version of paradise, but someplace that is doable! And one last thing if I did not already say enough! A place where a car is not a necessity! To top it all off.
Apr 4, 2012 5:39 PM
1What do you mean when you say
"A place where a car is not a necessity !"
Please explain what you mean ?
If money is no barrier then somewhere in Central Florida like
the town / city of Celebration 34747,
or Doctor Phillips 32819
If your looking for an investment like purchasing land
i'm reliabilably told by talk radio host Bruce Williams (retired)
Pasco County is a good place.
Out_Bound.....Whats say you ?
Edited by: yofletch
Apr 4, 2012 5:52 PM
2Florida is several hundred miles across and from top to bottom. Is there a specific city you want to be near.
And what's your profession? Or does that not matter/you work from home.
Apr 4, 2012 7:11 PM
Apr 5, 2012 8:28 AM
Apr 5, 2012 11:01 AM
5OP- You really left out some significant information that was in your posts from a year ago:
1. You are 51 (or so)
2. You have a wife. It appears she does not work
3. You need some employement (no description of what type of employment)
4. You are looking to semi-retire.
I think you need to plan on living with relatives until you figure out how you are going to accomplish this. You need to plan a budget, and that will drive what sort of employment you need, since you are so coy about providing this information.
Beats me how you expect to live in Florida without driving.
Apr 7, 2012 2:23 PM
6Orlando? It is big a sprawling, but if you live near downtown then you can bike most places you need to go. I surprisingly didn't hate Orlando and it is pretty diverse, even for Florida.
Another not-so-bad place that is compact and easy to get around even without a car is Tallahassee. I actually lived in Tallahassee car-free and I wasn't even a student.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$149.00 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$155.48 per night
(2 star Hotel)
From US$65.00 per night