South Florida

Star Rating 1/16/2011
The climate is great for about 2-3 months of the year. The rest of the year is fine, as long as you like to be soaked in sweat every time you step outside for more than a minute or two. The traffic is like any other crowded metro area that lacks decent public transportation, but down here you get the added bonus of the masses of the unlicensed, uninsured, and ultra-aggressive drivers who are quite proficient at road-rage. But the experience is not limited to driving. Most places you go in South Florida, people serve up hearty helpings of "get out of my way" and "me first" with an extra-large side of "sense of entitlement." I have had the pleasure of living in South Florida for about 3/4 of my life, but have also traveled quite a lot over those years and I have yet to find a place where the overall vibe can compete with Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties in terms of hostility and rudeness. I chalk it up to the combustible combination of several factors: the heat and humidity, the over-crowding, and the clash of cultures, to name just a few. It isn't always obvious to people who come for a visit, or even for the first couple of years of living here, but it seems to become an unfortunate fact of life for most people who have lived down here after the first few years, if not sooner. Yes, I would like to move, and yes, I welcome information about other areas, thanks! =)



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Doe I would love to trade places with you. I live in CT and its been around 20 degrees since November. We have had over of eighty inches of snow and I haven't taken my kids outside to play in over 4 months. Every month I get an oil bill that is over $600 to het my house. My snow plow contractor has charged me close to $500 this year to shovel snow. Even when the weather gets warm sometime around July our beaches are polluted and there are no activities. We are the 3rd highest taxed state in the country. Gasoline is $4 per gallon and jobs are not easy to come by. At least when it is hot during the day you can venture out in the evening or early morning. When it is cold during the day it is even colder in the morning and at night. When you think it is OK to go out in the spring, the pollen is so bad that you start coughing your brains out. The weatherman recommend keeping all your windows closed and not to go outside. Take a look at the air quality comparision for Boca and all of CT in Sperling. You will be astonished at what excellent air quality you have. Stay put, most northerners are starting to fiqure it out and the population growth explosion will start again into Florida.



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