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10 Reasons to Hurry Up and Move to Florida Already

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Justin Kerby
Written by Justin Kerby

While thousands of people choose to retire in Florida every year, I’m going to attempt to make the case why you should hurry up and move before you hit your golden years. I made the move in 2012 and have loved every minute in the Sunshine State – here are some of the best reasons to hurry up and move to Florida already.

10. You can eat outside all year round

Day 21: Save You A Seat? #LoveFL (📷: Clearwater Beach from @jacobpierce)

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And play tennis, and golf, and do pretty much anything outside all year round for that matter. Just watch out for the thunder storms in the summer.

9. The sunsets

Sitting With The Setting Sun #LoveFL (📷: @jennastrawberry)

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And in particular, the color of the sunsets. Purple? Only in Florida.

8. No more shoveling snow out of the driveway

“Do You Want to Build a Sandman?” #LoveFL (📷: @tubatina85)

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No more seeing snow (except on the news).

7. You’ll get to know the local wildlife

Just saying hello. #LoveFL (📷: @havesteph.willtravel)

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My personal favorite creatures are the manatees. Hopefully, you don’t get to know the gators too well.

6. The scenic drives

This is how you do a road trip #LoveFL (📷: Florida Keys from @flykeysair)

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When you’re ready to drive to Key West, your trip will consist of 42 bridges. Including the famous Seven Mile Bridge.

5. You’ll become a watersports expert

Day 4: Swimming Towards the Sun #LoveFL (📷: Blue Hole Spring from @ryanlamer)

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Kite-surfing, snorkeling, scuba-diving in underground caves – you’ll be an expert in no time.

4. And the fish are (almost) always biting

If you could fish in one place in Florida, where would it be? (📷: @bass2billfish) #LoveFL

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Mahi-Mahi, Flounder, Grouper, Snapper, Marlin. Florida boasts over 500 native species of saltwater and 200 species of freshwater fish.

3. There’s always a place to lounge

Lounging Around in Wekiva Springs #LoveFL (📷: @kokocooks)

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Pull up a chair, lay up in a hammock, or just float. It’s good for your health.

2. Your kids (or future kids) will be forever grateful

With Disney and Universal nearby, you’re sure to be a hero.

1. The beach

Day 10: Waves for Days #LoveFL (📷: @rosscockrell)

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Obviously. It’ll be your second home.

 

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Justin Kerby

Justin Kerby

Justin is a real estate junkie and writes about everything from investment opportunities to marketing strategy. When not writing, you can find him cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers or Vancouver Canucks.

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