Millions of People Are Still Moving to Florida. They Might Regret It

Florida’s population has been steadily increasing for decades, but a Miami-based realtor says that about 50% of his clients who are new to the state move out within a few years.

Andy

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My neighbor bought a condo in Florida last year. He was bragging about how much it had appreciated in a matter of months. I suggested he sell it and take his profit. Nope. He wants to relocate down there permanently. I will agree, those are his sort of people running the show there.

Steve

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So, the population growth we’ve seen over the decades is the result of only 50% staying? That makes the 9x growth since WW2 even more impressive. (California has seen a 4x growth over the same period.)

DB2

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Permanently means different things depending on where one is on the life expectancy curve. :headstone:

Ahhh you think that 21.78 million people that Florida has is more than the 39.24 million that California has. (2021 numbers) So Florida has a math problem also? No wonder it is so easy to get a degree in Florida.

Andy

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Miami isn’t representative of all of Florida even though some of the reasons for leaving (weather) may be the same.

Rob
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

No, we’re talking about growth, a rate of change.

DB2

Going from 1 person to 2 people is a growth rate of 100 percent. So it is natural for Florida to have a higher growth rate yet a much smaller amount of people. But Florida will never catch up to California, especially with all the hurricanes they have and the cost of home Insurance in the state. Especially with Desantis new law requiring everyone to have flood insurance.

It is hard to drain the swamp in Florida. :joy: :joy:

Andy

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Neither in population nor in area.

Instead, make it into a national park. :slightly_smiling_face:

Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. An international treasure as well - a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected area under the Cartagena Treaty.

DB2

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