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its cheap, great weather (to me anyway) i like the heat, good economy, great coastal and bay sailing though passages to other parts a bit far unless you have the time.
Funny...what I was thinking as well. Corpus Christi/Padre Island have much to offer the sailor. I think.
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I've lived in Florida most of my life. Orlando, Miami, and briefly in the Tampa Bay area. I spent most last summer in San Diego, my first time there. It has to be the most beautiful place in the US. Your points are well taken though and there is more boating here in Florida. I would live in Miami again if I could though. The bay, the keys, and the Bahamas are good enough to put up with the rude people. One thing you must do though. Spend some July August time here. It is the reason our population isn't like beautiful California.
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I've lived in Florida most of my life. Orlando, Miami, and briefly in the Tampa Bay area. I spent most last summer in San Diego, my first time there. It has to be the most beautiful place in the US. Your points are well taken though and there is more boating here in Florida. I would live in Miami again if I could though. The bay, the keys, and the Bahamas are good enough to put up with the rude people. One thing you must do though. Spend some July August time here. It is the reason our population isn't like beautiful California.
And that post was over 3.5 years in the making............
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I have been away and have no clue what this business is all about, but it has no place in this thread. I am not sure it has a place anywhere on this site. Please drop it down a notch.

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My vote would be to live in Naples or Marco Island in Florida. I'm in Fort Lauderdale, and the earlier comments about it being Miami are not really true...I'd call it a rednecky Miami. We do have a lot of "grift" and "hustle" here, con artists, etc.

Naples and Marco are where I'd move if I could get a good job there. Its newer, very upscale (like California) has great family environment and you should be able to buy a really nice place with the depressed market.

What does it for me are sailing opportunities/destinations in FL vs CA. For example, if you lived in S California:

CA:
Catalina Island
Mexico....????

FL if you lived in Marco:
Sanibel/Captiva
Fort Myers
Tampa...hell the entire west coast of Florida
Middle Keys
Key West/Lower Keys
Upper Keys/Biscayne Bay
BAHAMAS!!!! (literally MONTHS of cruising if not years)
Turks & Caicos
If you've got the time, the entire Caribbean is at your fingertips
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I have been away and have no clue what this business is all about, but it has no place in this thread. I am not sure it has a place anywhere on this site. Please drop it down a notch.

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I would be glad to, barring any more racist posts. I realize that as an Admin., you have the power, and the responsibility, to moderate the tone of this discussion. On the other hand, you might want to look at the context before you do any more finger-wagging in my direction. If you really think that responding to a clearly racist comment is a greater offense than responding to such a post, I would be more than happy to go elsewhere.
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Well it seems that FLA has taken the lead , most notably with a lean towards the SW Florida coast .Thanks Night owl ! we will definately take a look at it.

A little more about us.

we will be keeping our buisness in Vegas. I list Bank owned homes for the banks. So buisness is basically great - except for the temporary supply manipulation shutdown- but that will change shortly.

Mikein LA is correct though - prices still have a ways to fall especially in the high end areas. The So Cal- la Jollas, manhatten and newport beach,RSF, Coronado type areas are all basically toast(of course they all think they are immune to it)The low end and mid end not as much. The same can be said for the 1-5 mill $ Florida mcMansions with waterfront property(like the las olas, rio vista areas,Jupiter, cocunut creek etc. and their ridiculous 40-60k per yr property tax bills) they will plummet massively like the low end did the past 2 years. For that reason we will rent. You can rent a high end home(1 mill plus value) on both coasts for 40% of the same cost to own the same house. Owning does not make sense in this situation.

as far as the boat. we are definately going to get a cat -especially if FLa is our destination. Family likes the room and less heal aspect - with kids this is a big issue. i love my Catalina 2008 350 mk11 but it has regular fin keel with a 6' 8" draft so I would not be taking it to FLA -if that is our destination(if I had a wing keel I would consider transporting it via land)

Anyway that is that. Some more items of importance are year round baseball for the boys ,Wife must be happy,possible buisness opportunity,Fishing , great schools and great atmosphere to raise the kids( seems like sw fla is winning in that catagory as well) .

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This is why SW Florida wins for me....look at ALL the anchorages And this is JUST MARCO ISLAND AND THE SURROUNDING AREA!!!!! (thank you ActiveCaptain)

So many places to explore here.





SE Florida isn't nearly as nice sailing. Its all ocean. Between WPB and Biscayne, the anchorages are about 10...and now many have mooring fields that charge you $ to use.
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BTW - if you're looking to keep your boat behind your house in Marco Island, I think Isle of Capri is where you want to be...thats where I was looking when homes were in the $600-$800k range. I think they're 1/2 that now for a wet lot which is 5 minutes from the Marco Island inlet. Watch the shallows though!
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