Florida: How hot is it?
I would be interested in hearing from retirees their personal feelings about retiring in Florida. The weather, (how hot is it?), social scene for seniors, health care, economy, … etc.
Just mention Florida to anyone, and you can almost know their next comment will be, “But it’s so hot and humid in Florida”. I am considering relocating from Calif to the Gulf Coast of Fla,, … Clearwater Area.
The weather climate in Cal is beautiful. But the political climate has become putrid. I am in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco bay area which is being over run by young wealthy, technical and social media type people. If you’re at all following the national news, you have no doubt heard of the censorship called "shadow banning", that is common place within these social media (actually anti-social) companies. And the violence that has occurred at “the birthplace of the free speech movement”, Berkley, when someone dared to speak out with an opposing point of view. Well, that same mindset and intolerance is permeating the entire coastal areas of Calif. And is not socially or economically retirement friendly. Not to mention the “sanctuary state” thing.
So I would like to hear from anyone who is currently living in Fla, or those who have left there. What is the good and bad about it?
I know that housing prices there are unbelievably low compared to here. And many other cost of living expenses.
I am planning to visit of course. And I actually was stationed in that area for two years in the mid ‘60s. But I was 18-19 y/o and had a completely different perspective on life then.