7 Reasons to Move to Florida in 2019
More than 21 million people already call the Sunshine State home, so if you are planning to move to Florida, you won’t be alone! Even a move within Florida, from city to city, especially to Central Florida, can be a smart relocation choice. Take a moment to consider the following seven reasons why a move to Florida in 2019 should definitely be on your personal agenda!
1. The Sun’s (Almost) Always Shining
If you move to Florida from New York or another northeastern state, you’ll instantly notice and appreciate the abundance of sunshine once you arrive. Apalachicola boasts the highest number of annual sunny days in the state with 128 (on average).
But you’ll still catch a lot of rays in Daytona Beach, Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Pensacola, West Palm Beach, Tampa, and many other places in the state. What’s more, temperatures are routinely in the 60s and 70s even during the winter months!
2. Some of America’s Best Beaches Are Here
For times when the sun is making things a bit too hot, it won’t take you long to a find a cool, relaxing beach in Florida. In Key West, for example, you can grab your snorkel gear or put your swimwear on and head over to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.
And paddle-boarding, surfing, swimming, sailing, and snorkeling are just some of the many ways you can enjoy Delray Beach. This is just one of nearly 700 beaches in Florida!
Of course, Miami’s beaches are iconic and perfect if you want to be close to active nightlife and trendy dining destinations once you get out of the water. And don’t forget to visit the beaches at Sanibel Island if you’re looking to add to or start your seashell collection!
3. Disney World
Since this is what comes to mind when most people think of Florida, it’s certainly worthy of a mention. Offering nearly 50 rides and an assortment of attractions and live shows, Disney World is almost like its very own city!
Sure, all things Disney are very tourist-friendly, but you’ll have the hometown advantage if you move to Florida, specifically in the Orlando area. You’ll also be able to visit during the off-season, and you won’t have to try to squeeze in everything within a limited number of days, either! Ever thought about a date night at Disney without the kids? It’s fun! You should try it once you find your dream home with Team Shaikh.
4. Amazing Eats
Because of the pleasant weather that’s commonplace in Florida, a move here means you’ll have plenty of year-round opportunities to sample tasty treats at outdoor parties and events. Food is also easily accessible at local farmer’s markets, parades, festivals, and other outdoor gatherings.
Become a Florida resident and you’ll also have access to top restaurants, including some with world-famous chefs. Your palate will be just as pleased with what’s offered at charming neighborhood diners and cafés.
5. The Housing Market Is Booming
Florida’s housing market is thriving big time! New homes are literally popping up all over the state, including many of the popular cities and towns located in Central Florida.
Even if a beautiful beachfront home isn’t in your budget, there are many existing single-family home, townhouses, and condos that are affordable. The state is also loaded with rental homes and apartments in many different price ranges.
6. It’s a Sports-Lovers Paradise
Home to several professional sports teams, Florida is a state where you won’t have to worry about finding a new favorite team to cheer on. You’ll be just as awestruck with the state’s many college and high-school teams.
Orlando City Soccer Club, the Orlando Pride, & Orlando Magic are just some of the top-notch franchises rooted in Central Florida. The state is also where the annual Daytona 500 takes place.
7. There’s No State Income Tax
If you need a practical incentive to move to Florida from New York or similar states with income tax, you’ll be pleased to know the Sunshine state does not have this tax!
So, feel free to use more of your hard-earned bucks when you move here to soak up the atmosphere at popular clubs, take in a concert, spend the day at a trendy festival, or treat yourself to a delicious meal at a five-star culinary hot spot.
Whether you are contemplating a move to Florida from New York, a move in Florida from one part of the state to another, or a relocation from elsewhere in the U.S. to the Sunshine State, you’ll have no shortage of reasons to call a place home where there’s always something to do, see, or enjoy!
Ahsan "Sonny" Shaikh
Ahsan "Sonny" Shaikh appreciates the value of life. With two beautiful girls and a special son, he understands to take life one sunny day at a time. He is an avid cricket fan whilst playing as a top batsman in his mosque's semi-professional league.
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Kash Shaikh has lived in Florida for the past 7 years with his lovely wife and 2 kids. His joy and love for the game of soccer has him passionately involved in a non-for-profit organization, Umoja Outreach Foundation, which unites and mentors kids and gives them a love for the beautiful game.