What You Should Consider before Moving to Florida

There are many advantages and also disadvantages of living in Phoenix and Charlotte as covered in the previous episode of the perfect move series. A freelancer will, for example, search for a perfect place for them to move where they will enjoy a low cost of living and inexpensive housing since they don’t have a family to take care of, neither do they have a job that may require them to desire to grow in their career. This article is going to concentrate on the whole state of Florida, and you’re going to learn more on if Florida could be the perfect move for you.

Being in Florida twice in about six years, the first place where I went to was Tallahassee and later on moved to St. Petersburg for work. I used Uber rides, and during my numerous rides, I would constantly communicate with the drivers who provided me with information about the good and bad things about living in Florida. What I realized is that most people who live in Florida came from up north. I only met one person in my trip to St. Petersburg who said that they were born and raised in Florida. I was concerned about how the influx of people into Florida affected the cost of housing, and on my work trip, I found people discussing their housing and how much they were paying. If I were to live in an apartment in St. Petersburg just like the one living at the moment, which costs me about $700 every month, then I would pay up to twice the amount. Since the prices were not this high about ten or five years ago it means that the influx of the people who moved to Florida is responsible for the price hikes in housing.

Unlike in Virginia, the weather in Florida is quite different because you will find that the summers in Florida are very hot and in winter, you will find that some days will have temperatures as low as 50 degrees. Florida would not, therefore, be a good place for me especially also because you will also not find mountains there even though you will experience a subtropical climate and beautiful beaches. Another thing I realized about Florida is that there are many gators and snakes and this is another reason why I would not live in Florida because I do not want to find myself in a situation with a gator or python on my driveway. Florida, however, has beautiful water, and if you love boating or swimming, then you should call Florida your home though I still wouldn’t make it my home. Final thoughts are that Florida is out for me for those places I would consider to move because it is expensive to live in Florida, the weather is not pleasant, and even though there are beautiful beaches, that is not enough for me to move.