Why do Former NYers love Florida so much?

It's a phenomenon I've noticed, it seems like everyone I have met who is from Florida happens to be of New York extraction - more specifically Italian-American New York extraction. 

Why is it such a hotbed for people hailing from the north east, New York in particular?

Huh, its hard to think of an answer


did I mention the temp in Beautiful Central NY today? a balmy 33

Cargo short weather all year 

Florida is awesome thats why.

Life is slower. People are friendlier, weather is great.

Kind of like the polar opposite of New York.

I go every year to visit family, and I'm used to the cold north east coast as well. I love it. Definitely see why people retire there.

TFK_Dagz -

Cargo short weather all year 

Doesn't it get cold af during the winter?

Italians AND Jews from the NY area flock to Florida, mostly the Miami/Dade and the Palm Beach areas

 

probably why my least favorite part of florida are those parts, bc I feel like I'm in Jersey again with all the accents, C class mercedes, gold jewelry, little yappy dogs, etc.

 

reasons, better weather and no state taxes....opposite of NY and NJ

 

otherwise, I like florida

Both states are full of lowlifes and criminals 

Some of the worst taxes to some of the best.

Some of the worst winter weathers to some of the best.

Uhtred Ragnarson -
TFK_Dagz -

Cargo short weather all year 

Doesn't it get cold af during the winter?

I don't know I still live in NY

A lot of it’s a put on... people from Long Island playing the role of John Gotti 

Low T Low IQ -

Italians AND Jews from the NY area flock to Florida, mostly the Miami/Dade and the Palm Beach areas

 

probably why my least favorite part of florida are those parts, bc I feel like I'm in Jersey again with all the accents, C class mercedes, gold jewelry, little yappy dogs, etc.

 

reasons, better weather and no state taxes....opposite of NY and NJ

 

otherwise, I like florida

Why do they love the Palm Beach area though? Like it just comes off as so...trashy.

And the ones I know who do like Miami almost universally hate Latinos, it's fucking weird.

jacktripper -

A lot of it’s a put on... people from Long Island playing the role of John Gotti 

Pffft, bro, you have no idea. How they can't recognize how embarrassing it is, is just beyond me..

I think because of its relationship to Cuba and Puerto Rico, and lack of general regulation, Florida became civilized and attractive to mobsters who built casinos and other stuff there in the 50s and 60s, so people from NY kind of established a presence there a long time back, New Yorkers are used to living near the coast, and I95 goes the whole way there from way back before we had as many good highways and ways to get from place to place. There aren't many places between NY and FL where a guido can wear a lot of gold and not feel out of place. Low property taxes and no state income tax make it an attractive retirement option.

You wonder why FL is such an armpit of the US.






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trobinson21 -
Uhtred Ragnarson -
Low T Low IQ -

Italians AND Jews from the NY area flock to Florida, mostly the Miami/Dade and the Palm Beach areas

 

probably why my least favorite part of florida are those parts, bc I feel like I'm in Jersey again with all the accents, C class mercedes, gold jewelry, little yappy dogs, etc.

 

reasons, better weather and no state taxes....opposite of NY and NJ

 

otherwise, I like florida

Why do they love the Palm Beach area though? Like it just comes off as so...trashy.

And the ones I know who do like Miami almost universally hate Latinos, it's fucking weird.

Palm Beach is one of the nicest places in the country I think its the most expensive place to live in Florida outside of Biscayne Bay in Miami.

My wifes parents moved down there from 2 years ago and rented a 3BR apartment for $2,850, we were going to move down there but our $229,000 house would be a million in that zip code easy and I wouldn't get paid that much more down there than up here in Duval.

South Florida is strange like Brazil though, mainly Miami, but you can be driving in a nice neighborhood and one street over is an open air drug market.

 

Honestly, how do native Floridians feel about the whole NY 'immigrant' guido thing? 

It would drive me fucking nuts. 

trobinson21 - 
sadic1 - I think because of its relationship to Cuba and Puerto Rico, and lack of general regulation, Florida became civilized and attractive to mobsters who built casinos and other stuff there in the 50s and 60s, so people from NY kind of established a presence there a long time back, New Yorkers are used to living near the coast, and I95 goes the whole way there from way back before we had as many good highways and ways to get from place to place. There aren't many places between NY and FL where a guido can wear a lot of gold and not feel out of place. Low property taxes and no state income tax make it an attractive retirement option.

People retire to Florida because we have clean communities, salt and fresh water within driving distance and good weather.

Palm Beach used to be Miami, but the retirees are slowly migrating North as we annex everything below Orlando to Cuba.

 


I agree, and would consider a move there from NC as well, but I was speaking to the historical basis for how NYers first started considering it a place to go. People growing up in NY are conditioned to believe that Staten Island and New Jersey are havens for rednecks and places you might get fucked in the ass Deliverance style, so to have a place that is warm and tropical that can also be considered "civilized" is no small thing.

Because they somehow think they are supposed to. 

trobinson21 -

Any OG'r who visits is granted a free complimentary bass fishing trip with me

The only exclusion is there will be a spiral test before we put in. Lol

I think a full on Punt, Pass and Kick contest is in order!

trobinson21 -

Any OG'r who visits is granted a free complimentary bass fishing trip with me

The only exclusion is there will be a spiral test before we put in. Lol

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Because its the cargo shorts and flip flop life they always wish they had.