Honest pros and cons of moving to Florida

A young girl looking at the Florida Hotel

Moving to Florida can be an amazing idea, but not for everyone. For some, it will be a good and for some a lousy idea. So, let’s see some honest pros and cons of moving to Florida. The first thing everyone says is “no income tax”. This is the obvious one so we will skip it entirely.

The weather – a pro or a con?

We say both. This is a great place for hot weather fans. On the other hand – there are no seasons. It’s summer pretty much all the time. Some people don’t like that and some love it. It’s up to you to list that one on your pro or con list. If you live near the beach, it should be a plus to have beautiful weather all year long. But keep in mind – it’s often pretty humid so people with respiratory problems will have issues. Pro tip – summer is the best time to sell or buy a home here.

Miami beach one can enjoy after moving to Florida
When you live near those amazing beaches you want to have great weather. 

Costs of living

Florida is a popular retirement destination because of the state’s low cost of living in comparison to other coastal states. In spite of the ever-increasing prices in major coastal cities, most Floridians can live comfortably even on a fixed income. There are many ways for a senior citizen on a tight budget to experience the best of what Florida has to offer. We think that this should be for the pro list. Movers are also pretty affordable. Just check out City Movers and see for yourself.

The transportation

There is a significant lack of senior-friendly public transportation options in Florida. If you’re planning on ditching your car upon relocation to Florida but don’t plan on driving much, you might be disappointed. However, there are many alternatives to relying on the bus, for example carpooling with other seniors. Beach House, like many senior communities, offers free transportation to its residents. The Jacksonville Transit Authority, for example, offers a paratransit service specifically for people 65 and older. You can start thinking about house hunting now that you know all.

A lot of cars on the roads and the sunset in the background.
There is room for improvement here.

This is a fun place overall

Florida is the perfect state if you’re looking for a place to live where you can experience something new every day. More than 8,000 miles of shoreline can be found in Florida, making it an ideal destination for a day at the beach. Florida, however, has much more to offer than just its beaches. You can enjoy everything from thrilling amusement parks to renowned cultural institutions. Envision yourself spending your golden years taking advantage of its many attractions. Miami is known for its amazing nightlife. This was an honest little review of this state. You will obviously keep researching but our personal impression is that Florida can be a good place for your new home.

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