Florida Snowbirds

Florida Snowbirds: Many folks travel from other states to Florida during the winter months year after year!

Read the personal Florida Snowbird stories at the bottom of this page, written by visitors to this site.

They travel to Florida for the winter months, and return to their home state in the spring. Sunshine galore, lots of retired folks to have fun with... what more could you want from your retirement years?

There are lots of great restaurants, lots to do as a tourist, or simply living life in the Sunshine State!

Some snowbirds end up moving to Florida later -- they've tested it, they liked it, and they've made it their retirement home.

Please read the Florida Snowbird stories below or leave your own story to help others with their retirement decisions! Thanks!

Florida Snowbirds

Please consider sharing your thoughts on your experiences in being a Florida Snowbird.

- Where do you visit from?

- Where in FL do you visit?

- Where do you stay? home, condo, apartment, hotel?

- Why do you choose Florida every year?

- How long have you been going to Florida?

- What do you love about Florida?

- Any negatives?

- Finally, What do you do all day? Describe a typical day.

I hope your comments will help others with the decision on becoming a Florida Snowbird, or not! Thanks!

Florida thoughts from other Visitors:

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Pompano Beach Snowbirding  
I'm originally from the Seattle area and decided to skip winter a few years ago, my wife and I did travel with an RV for some years until we found our …

No Snowbird Wings Yet :)  
I am single from New Brunswick Canada and I am 58 years old. Spent my working life as a teacher and mentor for troubled youth (Boys & Girls Club). My greatest …

Florida Snow Birds:
Buy or Rent Winter Place
 
Anyone have any thoughts/suggestions on whether to buy or rent a place in Florida when we retire. I have toured some mobile home parks in the Ft. Myers …

Key West Florida - great for snowbirds! 
I visit from Oregon to Key West and stay in a Condo. Why do you choose Florida every year? Laid back atmosphere. How long have you been going to …

Snowbird loves Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
I visit from Ohio, I go to Fort Lauderdale. I stay at a condo. I choose Florida because it is nice in the winter, no hurricanes and is only a 3 hour …

Retired: Venice Florida Snowbird  
We visit from Ohio. We stay in Venice, Florida. We rent a house for a month from a pair of retirees who treat their Florida house like a time-share, …

Snowbird: I love Sanibel Island, Florida 
I am from Pennsylvania. I visit Sanibel island, FL. We typically stay in a beach front condo. I love Florida on the Gulf Side in the winter for …

Florida snowbirds... I don't really care for them. 
I guess I am biased, but I am strengthened by the knowledge that I voice the opinion of many... Every year, there comes a time after the hurricane …

New York Snowbird with a Home in Orlando 
I am born and raised from New York state. I love the place but absolutely hate the intense winters that we get. Since I have a good paying job, I decided …

Gulf Coast Snowbird 
We bought a house in Cape Coral, along with our children and have wintered the past two winters there. Has worked out with buying house with kids. …

What to Consider Before becoming a Snowbird? 
This is the first time my husband and I will be living in Fl for the winter months and I want to make sure we think of services we need to change or stop …

Snowbirds: Not What You Think! American White Pelicans 
It’s December in Florida and although the rest of the country lies under a blanket of pristine snow (or possibly freezing rain) not much is white here. …

Florida Snowbird: "I love Florida" 
I love Florida. It is one of my absolute most favorite places to go in the world. Especially when I want to get away from this terrible northern east coast …

Florida's east coast, Sebastian 
We are snowbirds near Sebastian, Fl, on the East Coast and staying here in Jan/Feb. We are renting in a manufactured home community. The reason we …

Florida snowbird loves St. Augustine (Boating and Fishing) 
I live in New York State. Needless to say, the weather drives me out every year come fall. I keep a sailboat at Oyster Creek Marina in St Augustine. …

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