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Posted: 8/22/2017 3:03:10 PM EDT
Current Florida people. My wife and I really love the beach. She really wants to relocate somewhere closer to the beach. My son will be graduating from High School this year so we really don't have anything tying us down here once he finishes school. He's not at the moment really interested in college but loves the outdoors and fishes all the time. She's thinking he could get a job working on a boat charter fishing and work toward getting his own boat and start charters.
She talks about it daily and I feel like I'm blowing her off. I'm terrified of big changes. She has a really good job here with fantastic benefits but the company is going through changes and she worries what will happen in the future. She's been with her company for 20 years and I doubt she could make close to what her current income is now. I am a commercial roofing superintendent/estimator. I could possibly make a decent income there but unsure about the job market, cost of living and housing in Florida compared to Texas especially in the DFW area. We want to be further down in Florida in a more constant temperature area compared to the panhandle.
Is there any towns to look for and ones to avoid? No pics of wife!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:03:54 PM EDT
[#1]
We're full.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:04:57 PM EDT
[#2]
We can swap but Texas has to take Florida man off our hands.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:10:22 PM EDT
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I'm obviously biased toward my county-- been here for 30 years. Easy water access, good schools, minimal overdevelopment.
Look up Martin County on the east coast.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:11:03 PM EDT
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Don't rule out Southern Alabama.  Fairhope and Spanish Fort area are very nice and about an hour from nice white sand beaches.  I live in Mobile County which is not considered as nice but I love it.  I have a place on 20 acres (only cost me 220k) 15 min from my work.  I can get to nice beaches in an hour and a half and I have my own gun range.  New Orleans is a couple hours away, Destin is a couple hours away, Atlanta isn't to far.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:13:27 PM EDT
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Drive her around S.Dallas a while,then ask: You sure you want to live like this?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:13:51 PM EDT
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If you're from NY,Cali, etc, Texans are gtg.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:14:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:14:14 PM EDT
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Does she like mosquitoes and meth heads?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:17:38 PM EDT
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Send me an IM if you want some more info. I'm a real estate agent down here in the Fort Myers/Bonita/Naples area.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:19:06 PM EDT
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Port St Lucie area is one of the areas we have considered.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:20:16 PM EDT
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Pinellas County (Gulf side of Tampa Bay where St. Pete is located) has lots of stuff to do on the water.  I don't know about jobs in your fields though.  But the beaches are accessible, clean, there is a lot to do.  Housing is expensive.  Weather is relatively warm year-round; winter here is a low of 60 degrees and a high of 72 degrees for about 6-8 weeks of the year, then it's back to the 80s and 90s for 10 months.  Many of us treat June-August like the rest of the USA treats winter; hide inside in teh climate control, stay outdoors the rest of the year.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:21:27 PM EDT
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go ask around in the Florida hometown forum too.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:23:06 PM EDT
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Lived in Florida from 1963-1994. Lived on both coasts for a total of 7-8 different cities/towns. Gainesville was home base though. Personally I wouldn't want to be anywhere but the Panhandle. Close to great hunting, best beaches, excellent fishing, pretty stable economy with Eglin and Pensacola nearby. Currently have no idea what cost of living is in that area nowadays though.

Orlando is one giant tourist trap shithole.

Tampa St. Pete is rich and vibrant, full of newly weds and nearly deads, and the local political scene has gone full leftist retard per friends I have that still live there. I hear Ft.Myers, Venice, on the Southwest coast is ok but pricy.

Unless you are into big cities Jacksonville, Miami would be a no-go for me. Same reason as Tampa St Pete. I left Fla. FOR Texas for more weather variety, proximity to N. Mex. and Arkansas for camping etc.

If I ever were to move back there, I would likely be looking in the panhandle only. But that is due to the outdoor opportunities more than anything else.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:23:16 PM EDT
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PSL is overdeveloped and has bad traffic. Try Vero or Melbourne 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:23:43 PM EDT
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You know Texas has beaches as well
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:23:53 PM EDT
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After watching Live PD, I'm not even going to FL for vacation any more!   At least here in Richland County we get twerkers on Live PD.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:25:05 PM EDT
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Don't rule out Southern Alabama.  Fairhope and Spanish Fort area are very nice and about an hour from nice white sand beaches.  I live in Mobile County which is not considered as nice but I love it.  I have a place on 20 acres (only cost me 220k) 15 min from my work.  I can get to nice beaches in an hour and a half and I have my own gun range.  New Orleans is a couple hours away, Destin is a couple hours away, Atlanta isn't to far.
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Grew up near Foley.  Then, it was just a farm town, and a wide spot on Hwy 59 headed south.  Whole area has exploded in the last 15-20 years.  Not my kinda place anymore.  Much too touristy now.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:25:10 PM EDT
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Yeah... I mean a Texan isn't as bad as a yankee, but still a Texan.

OP, you don't have that funny TX accent do you?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:27:37 PM EDT
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Yeah  they do but Texas gulf water is ugly.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:29:22 PM EDT
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But it's still Texas and the great Pompano fishing only gets you so far.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:30:19 PM EDT
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I'm obviously biased toward my county-- been here for 30 years. Easy water access, good schools, minimal overdevelopment.
Look up Martin County on the east coast.
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Martin County would be one of my top choices but I like Indian River County even better. Smaller, quieter. Access to fishing is not as good as Martin and St. Lucie counties though.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:31:06 PM EDT
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Yeah... I mean a Texan isn't as bad as a yankee, but still a Texan.

OP, you don't have that funny TX accent do you?
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Probably not to another Texan but to someone else? Likely!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:33:49 PM EDT
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oh im coming toooo flahhhhidaaa...
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:33:51 PM EDT
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PSL is overdeveloped and has bad traffic. Try Vero or Melbourne 
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Port St Lucie area is one of the areas we have considered.
PSL is overdeveloped and has bad traffic. Try Vero or Melbourne 
Vero is a really nice town.  Job situation might be rough depending on the industry
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:34:24 PM EDT
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Oh,  hope you like humidity. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:37:26 PM EDT
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The job market if DFW is awesome.  Roofers are always employed with constant hail damage we have here.  But I will say that DFW and surrounding suburbs are a big city feel and not at all representative of texas proper.  Traffic is bad,  Miami bad.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:39:34 PM EDT
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Lived in Florida from 1963-1994. Lived on both coasts for a total of 7-8 different cities/towns. Gainesville was home base though. Personally I wouldn't want to be anywhere but the Panhandle. Close to great hunting, best beaches, excellent fishing, pretty stable economy with Eglin and Pensacola nearby. Currently have no idea what cost of living is in that area nowadays though.

Orlando is one giant tourist trap shithole.

Tampa St. Pete is rich and vibrant, full of newly weds and nearly deads, and the local political scene has gone full leftist retard per friends I have that still live there. I hear Ft.Myers, Venice, on the Southwest coast is ok but pricy.

Unless you are into big cities Jacksonville, Miami would be a no-go for me. Same reason as Tampa St Pete. I left Fla. FOR Texas for more weather variety, proximity to N. Mex. and Arkansas for camping etc.

If I ever were to move back there, I would likely be looking in the panhandle only. But that is due to the outdoor opportunities more than anything else.
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This man speaks the truth.    I relocated from Pinellas/Clearwater area for a reason. Actually, about 10 reasons.

Utah kicks ass !
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:40:03 PM EDT
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It's the 3rd coast!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:40:30 PM EDT
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Port St Lucie has a few thing going for it but there are much nicer areas just North or South (Vero Beach and Stuart) of it. On the plus side you have Minor league baseball and spring training, it's relatively cheap and has every chain restaurant you could want. On the down side it is full of NY transplants and relatively crowded. It is close to but not on the ocean.  Not a biggey for me but just FYI, there is not a single mall in the entire county nor is there a downtown in PSL. It is what I call Sloburbia.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:43:41 PM EDT
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NAPLES
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:50:59 PM EDT
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I moved to Orlando from Dfw in 2010.

I enjoy it but don't live near Disney!

PM if you have questions
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:53:48 PM EDT
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Pinellas County (Gulf side of Tampa Bay where St. Pete is located) has lots of stuff to do on the water.  I don't know about jobs in your fields though.  But the beaches are accessible, clean, there is a lot to do.  Housing is expensive.  Weather is relatively warm year-round; winter here is a low of 60 degrees and a high of 72 degrees for about 6-8 weeks of the year, then it's back to the 80s and 90s for 10 months.  Many of us treat June-August like the rest of the USA treats winter; hide inside in teh climate control, stay outdoors the rest of the year.
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Bitch, please.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:00:44 PM EDT
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Current Florida people. My wife and I really love the beach. She really wants to relocate somewhere closer to the beach. My son will be graduating from High School this year so we really don't have anything tying us down here once he finishes school. He's not at the moment really interested in college but loves the outdoors and fishes all the time. She's thinking he could get a job working on a boat charter fishing and work toward getting his own boat and start charters.
She talks about it daily and I feel like I'm blowing her off. I'm terrified of big changes. She has a really good job here with fantastic benefits but the company is going through changes and she worries what will happen in the future. She's been with her company for 20 years and I doubt she could make close to what her current income is now. I am a commercial roofing superintendent/estimator. I could possibly make a decent income there but unsure about the job market, cost of living and housing in Florida compared to Texas especially in the DFW area. We want to be further down in Florida in a more constant temperature area compared to the panhandle.
Is there any towns to look for and ones to avoid? No pics of wife!
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Second home is Florida. Gulf coast/Destin area have lots of like minded people.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:03:15 PM EDT
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If your son is looking into charter fishing, the Destin area is where you want to be.  Don't think you have to live in Destin proper, but close by would be good.  Niceville, Shalimar, Navarre, or further north in Crestview keeps the housing costs down (compared to on the water).  Oh, the panhandle has the best beaches and is deep red politically.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:12:10 PM EDT
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Move to one of the blue counties and give em hell.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:17:43 PM EDT
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Florida will still be there when something that maybe possibly someday could happen to your wife's job.
Your kid? Who gives a fuck? He's 18 and doesn't want to go to college? Fine. GTFO and go get a job.
Greyhound goes to Florida. No need for mommy and daddy to relocate to wipe his ass.

I left when I was 18. It won't hurt him, I promise.

You would be crazy to leave good jobs to go to Florida and Maybe like it.

I've lived in SoFLa and Central Florida.  I loved it but it's a different world from Texas.  

Good luck in your decision.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:18:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:24:10 PM EDT
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We'll take a Texan but not another damn yankee.

ETA;
The Sarasota/Bradenton/North port area is starting to boom and is a very nice place to live. Like beaches? read up on Siesta Key beach, Anna Maria Island etc.
As long as you ain't yankees....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:25:14 PM EDT
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I second the people who recommend Destin....for work. To much tourist traffic for me. I live in Navarre which is in between Ft Walton Beach and Pensacola. Destin is 45 minutes depending on the season. We have the whitest beaches and it is very relaxing to live here. We are retired military and I have lived in this area off and on for 15 years. Love it. Wife loves it. Kids love it. You'll love it too.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:26:25 PM EDT
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If your son is looking into charter fishing, the Destin area is where you want to be.  Don't think you have to live in Destin proper, but close by would be good.  Niceville, Shalimar, Navarre, or further north in Crestview keeps the housing costs down (compared to on the water).  Oh, the panhandle has the best beaches and is deep red politically.
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We do like the Gulf Shores to Destin area. That is preferably the region we would like to be in but was thinking stable warmer climate further down Florida would be better for staying busy during winter months. Yes being red is important!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:28:33 PM EDT
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Florida is only good to visit....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:33:07 PM EDT
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I'm outta here.  You can have my little piece of paradise.   It ain't even what it was when I moved here a decade ago.  Way to many people for my taste and too freekin hot.  

Best of everything to both you and the OP  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:33:27 PM EDT
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Well, bye.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:35:19 PM EDT
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You would be crazy to leave good jobs to go to Florida and Maybe like it.

I've lived in SoFLa and Central Florida.  I loved it but it's a different world from Texas.  

Good luck in your decision.
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Oh, and this.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:36:35 PM EDT
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This is ar15.com and you are asking for relationship advice -rofl

Eject, Eject, Eject - and were are the required pictures.

She is probably bored with the affair she has been having behind your back.  She thinks moving to Florida will spice up her life again.  In the end she will not respect you, and moving will not fix her midlife crisis.

I think this is a perfectly normal ar15.com  relationship advice post.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:37:48 PM EDT
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I'm obviously biased toward my county-- been here for 30 years. Easy water access, good schools, minimal overdevelopment.
Look up Martin County on the east coast.
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Hey neighbor
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:39:24 PM EDT
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Pinellas County (Gulf side of Tampa Bay where St. Pete is located) has lots of stuff to do on the water.  I don't know about jobs in your fields though.  But the beaches are accessible, clean, there is a lot to do.  Housing is expensive.  Weather is relatively warm year-round; winter here is a low of 60 degrees and a high of 72 degrees for about 6-8 weeks of the year, then it's back to the 80s and 90s for 10 months.  Many of us treat June-August like the rest of the USA treats winter; hide inside in teh climate control, stay outdoors the rest of the year.
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Pinellas is nice, but a bit on the expensive side - relatively speaking. Pasco County's cost of living is lower and there are some nice places there, if not right on the beach. The Tampa Bay area is overall quite a nice place to live.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:40:45 PM EDT
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Don't rule out Southern Alabama.  Fairhope and Spanish Fort area are very nice and about an hour from nice white sand beaches.  I live in Mobile County which is not considered as nice but I love it.  I have a place on 20 acres (only cost me 220k) 15 min from my work.  I can get to nice beaches in an hour and a half and I have my own gun range.  New Orleans is a couple hours away, Destin is a couple hours away, Atlanta isn't to far.
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Howdy neighbor!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:41:17 PM EDT
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Oh fuk..no. Traffic is insane on US 1, come south another 30 mi d to Jupiter. There is always charter work needed here on the Jupiter Inlet. Very nice here, lots of celebs live here because no one bugs them.

A very big fishing community, I think 1 put of 10 homes owns a boat.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:41:20 PM EDT
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You din't ask about the traffic or how the french tourists smell.
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