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Personally, I would recommend against moving to Florida, mainly because I love it here and it's already plenty crowded enough!
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I am in bradenton(st pete area) temp 39 colder than normal.Slips about $12 per foot, not too bad.Traffic here terrible to me,like small towns.Agree e coast less boater friendly.marc
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It's too simplistic to attempt to label one coast of Florida more "boater friendly"; however, resort areas do cater to boaters that are willing to pay higher rates as a "vacation cost". Liveaboards with the greatest interest in sailing would require areas with both ocean access and daysailing in protected waters. These places in Florida include Tampa Bay, Biscayne Bay, St. Johns River and more depending on draft. We chose the St. Johns River with access to a large metro area and lower costs and population density compared to Miami. Stanton, a Jacksonville public high school, is the only school to continually rank in the top five in Newsweeks national ratings since 2000. Though not known as a city of liberal progressive politics, like Boston, most all metro areas have enough diversity to find community for those of varied philosophies. At least myself, and three or four others I know, would be your friend! 'take care and joy, aythya crew
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Not too warm here in Fl now.Not too cheap either.Will monitor this to see myself.
Not warm in Florida? It was below zero today in Denver. That is "not warm."
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Not too warm here in Fl now.Not too cheap either.Will monitor this to see myself.
Yeah, but it's a dry cold
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Global warming,got to love it.lol marc
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Global warming,got to love it.lol marc

We are currently enjoying a balmy 7 degrees in Denver. What next...'global cooling'?
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We used South Beach Miami for a hub for 4 seasons of sailing the Bahamas. We found it easy to use public transportation, and if you are a people watcher. SBM will give you an eyefull. The kicker though is that the Bahamas are only a day sail away most of the year.......i2f
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We used South Beach Miami for a hub for 4 seasons of sailing the Bahamas. We found it easy to use public transportation, and if you are a people watcher. SBM will give you an eyefull. The kicker though is that the Bahamas are only a day sail away most of the year.......i2f
I think that's the most convincing argument yet! We've been flying to Aruba every December at great expense for the last couple of years. I'd much rather take an extra day or two to sail out there!
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We found it easy to use public transportation [in Miami]...
I'm surprised. I haven't spent a great deal of time in the "downtown" area of Miami, but I have lived in both Orlando and Tampa, and spent quite a lot of time in Ft. Myers and Jacksonville, and found the public transportation in all of these places to be sadly lacking.

It's one of my relatively few complaints about Florida. The whole Tampa Bay metro area, especially, could benefit HUGELY from better public transportation infrastructure, but there's too much in-fighting between all of the self-centered politicians around here for that to ever happen.
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