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Why New Yorkers Are Moving to Florida 

Your move date is set. You are already looking forward to the palm trees and beautiful rays of sunshine, but there is so much more to consider. Many of these changes will work out in your favor and some may take a little while for adjustment. Either way, with the information below, we can help you acclimate to enjoy all the benefits of your new  Florida home. Here are just a few reasons why so many New Yorkers are moving to Florida…

Breathing Room 

One of the first things you may notice upon your move to Florida is how much more wide open spaces you will find. There are even parts of the state that are just miles and miles of long stretching green and sometimes a few cows and other animals along the path. Even the more developed areas of this state play along with the theme of open spaces, which you will find upon your own personal exploration of this state. While there are many perks to living in the state of New York, the city that never sleep’s lack of space but, noise level, and level of commotion is at an all-time and consistent high.  

Positive Job Market

As far as job opportunities go, the state of New York is one of the leading locations for growth in the USA. Home to major corporations such as IBM, PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citi, Verizon, ABM Industries, and a whole lot more, these companies present job opportunities for many residents of the state of New York. Not to mention all the other opportunities in areas such as the arts, restaurants, hotels, etc. Where there is money to be made there will always be a demand for employment, which is a great indicator for overall longevity of your future success.

When it comes to employment here in Florida, know you are coming from one affluent state and directly into the arms of another. Florida boasts a wide range of opportunities when it comes to employment and financial growth in this expanding mecca of the south. Many major companies have chosen to base their companies out of the beautiful sunshine state, which opens the door for residents seeking employment and the possibility of rising up to higher ranks. Some of these more commonly known companies that you will find in Florida are Tech Data, World Fuel Services, AutoNation, Carnival, and Lennar just to name a few.

Housing Upgrade

Speaking to New York city, specifically, the most common form of housing is an apartment and you will find yourself paying double the cost for half of the space. On the other hand, Florida displays some of the most luxurious homes across the country. While some areas do sport homes on the higher end of the spectrum, there are many other options when it comes to cost and style. Whether you fancy an apartment, condominium, townhouse, single-family home, or even an estate or mansion, Florida comes in strong with variety in the form of real estate. There are even certain areas in Florida known all around the world for their extravagant homes such as Star Island in Miami and Mar-A-Lago Club of Palm Beach. While New York is known for its impeccable display of Gothic architecture, there is just no question when it comes to the subject of housing that Florida trumps the Big Apple in this particular category.

Easy Lifestyle

Florida is known for their wide display of lavish single-family and estate style homes, which usually sport breathtaking front and back yards. Aside from the personal space surrounding your home, this state is known for their shopping centers and streets that go on for miles. Forget the days of swimming through a sea of people on the streets in order to get to the local grocery store. Now, there is so much space you can even do cartwheels down the street if that’s what your heart truly desires for self-expression. If you happen to enjoy this city life commotion, then you can continue this vibe in areas down south such as Miami. 

Lower Cost of Living 

You will find that the cost of living in Florida is dramatically cheaper than New York City. While real estate costs will vary depending on where you live in the state, even the most expensive cities in Florida are still cheaper than Manhattan. Currently, the median home cost in Miami is approximately $330,000 while NYC is a staggering $667,000. In addition to cheaper housing, Florida does not have a state income tax. This affords Florida residents the opportunity to save more of their hard-earned money.

Great Weather and Beautiful Beaches

It would be impossible to talk about the benefits of living in Florida without first mentioning the weather. Florida is nicknamed “The Sunshine State” because it is warm and sunny most days. While residents can expect heat and humidity during the summer months, they are treated to warm and breezy days in the winter. The means New Yorkers who move to the state can say “goodbye” to shoveling snow and get ready for t-shirts and flip-flops year round. The pleasant weather also means you can plan an outdoor activity any time of the year.

Residents of the state have easy access to some of the world’s best and most beautiful beaches. Some of these award winning beaches include Sarasota’s Siesta Beach, Clearwater Beach, Pensacola Beach, Delray Beach, Grayton Beach, and Miami Beach just to name a few. Even if you live inland, the beaches are never far away when you live in Florida. 

Food Scene

Florida is quickly emerging as one of the hottest foodie scenes in the USA. Due to the proximity to countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean Islands, the level of authenticity is just as good as enjoying these dishes in their native lands. Places like Miami are home to some of the most authentic Latino cuisines found in all of the continent. With New York reigning as one of the world’s top competitors in the food industry when it comes to flavor and style, your new Floridian culinary experiences may keep more than just your taste buds in the arms of satisfaction. While you may have to make some trade outs during this new relocation, when it comes to the subject of food you might actually find yourself pleasantly surprised.

Lots to Do

Residents can explore Everglades National Park, the Florida Keys, and experience some of the best fishing in the world. Miami’s art deco district is also filled with incredible restaurants, shopping, and exhilarating nightlife. If that’s not enough, sports lovers will have their fill cheering on the state’s many professional sports teams. Thanks to its temperate climate, residents have plenty of opportunity to spend time outdoors swimming, boating, fishing, diving, or just relaxing on the beach. Residents also have access to attractions including Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando.

Ready, Set, Move to Florida 

The transition from New York City to Florida can be quite a dramatic change and therefore requires extra attention to detail to ensure the move is as seamless as possible. You need to start preparing well in advance because unlike a local move, you won’t have the opportunity to make multiple trips. Thus, you need to be sure you plan accordingly to avoid unnecessary stress. Due to the complexity of a long distance move, working with an expert moving consultant will ensure your transition is executed properly from start to finish, and we are here to help every step of the way to ensure your move is as seamless as possible. Get in touch for a personalized moving consultation.