Florida is the dream destination for holidaying in the United States, especially among residents of the northern states of the country. However, it is not just sunshine and beaches that this state has to offer, and that is why people are now considering it a viable option to move permanently to Florida. With the economy now stabilizing, and with the easy availability of reasonably priced property in Florida, this move can be a definite pay off. Like all states, Florida does have a few downsides to it, but on the whole the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
In Florida, the people, the geography, the lifestyle and the weather all contribute to make it a great place to live. With beaches always within a 45-minute range and ideal weather almost throughout the year, there is no need to dread long dreary winters. In fact it’s sunshine, fun and frolic for most of the year.
Florida for families
Inexpensive housing is an advantage that can be enjoyed right now. Moving into a property in Florida that is well constructed, close to the ocean and in a beautiful location is not that much out of budget any longer. Most people consider retiring to Florida, however, now they can make the move immediately because of the cheaper house prices. If one doesn’t want to buy a house, the rents are also relatively cheap so renting a property in Florida is a real option. For families with young children or elderly members, there are plenty of local services available to suit their needs.
For families with students in school this is a great place to move to. There are some good public as well as private schools in Florida. For those families that have sent their children to private boarding schools elsewhere, this is still a good option as homeowners will save money by living in Florida that will help to pay for their kids’ education. With the specialized programs that Florida’s universities have for students that perform well, higher education is of a high quality in the state.
Working in Florida
With the economy steadily stabilizing in Florida, there are more and more job avenues opening up around the state. Given that there are still areas that are not commercially/industrially developed, it is advisable that research on the job market is done before a move to Florida is considered. Also, Florida has relatively low income tax rates. Even real estate taxes are regulated and compared to the tax rates in other states in the United States; most Florida residents have an easy time in that regard
With the number of activities that one can undertake in this sunshine state; like fishing, surfing, shopping, for example, residents are always on holiday and should never be bored. It is the ideal location for young couples, families and even as a retirement destination. Now is the best time, if ever, to consider buying that property in Florida that most people merely dream of.
Disclosure: I was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.