Three Tips For Moving To Florida

Florida is a grand destination/dream home state for many – and it’s easy to see why! Most of Florida has very mild winters, and their summer season is about nine months long. It’s full of beautiful beaches, which is perfect for all types of hobbyists and athletes – offering an array of fishing, snorkeling, surfing, or just sitting back and capturing the waves! With trees that don’t go into dormant stage, the state offers lush gardening and flower growth all year round. If you love sunshine, Florida is for you! There are some things to keep in mind about living in Florida that many do not realize. It’s best to be prepared before you arrive at your new home about some of the environmental things you will be experiencing.

Three Tips For Moving To Florida

  •  Be Weather Prepared
  •  Understanding Wildlife
  •  Cost Of Living

Although Florida is well known for sun and beaches, the state actually gets a ton of rain – around 60 inches per year. Fortunately, this does not usually come in the form of all-day downpours, but rather brief outburst of showers that may last from 10 – 45 minutes. In some places in Florida, this is a daily occurrence.  Thunder and lightning are frequent too. Also, keep in mind that not ALL of Florida is warm all year round – some areas definitely require a light jacket in winter (but it’s a safe bet that you can leave your snow boots up north). Occasionally, some parts of Florida will drop below freezing briefly. It’s uncommon, but it happens. Also, you need to know that Hurricane season and Hurricane preparation is just a way of life for Floridians – many have to evacuate their homes several times during the course of a lifetime, and some actually lose everything that have to a Hurricane. Great home insurance is a must!

Yes, you will see squirrels, rabbits and deer in Florida – but you also may see a good many alligators and various types of snakes. These animals are generally live and let live – however, never ever attempt to relocate an alligator that has wondered into your yard on your won (not even a baby). Their bite is vicious and quick. You’ll also see many dolphins in the waters of Florida, and there are areas you have to great care in to avoid jellyfish, sharks, stingrays and the like. While northern beaches also have these creatures, southern beaches tend to see more activity due to warmer water.

In some parts of Florida, cost of living can be considerably higher than other areas. (That’s true of any state). What you may not be prepared for however are the steep energy bills since most of Florida needs some type of air conditioning year-round. There are things you can do to cut down on your carbon footprint and energy use, but you’ll need to be cognizant of it in Florida. If you’re moving to a big city, also consider the cost of transportation. Rush hour is no joke and you will consume a lot of gasoline, so maybe a smart car is in your future? However, one perk that offsets these expenses is that you can grow lemons, coconuts and oranges right in your back yard – fruits that are pretty expensive to buy in the store in some areas of the United States.

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