An area inhabited by people mostly from the North-East. People born down here can't stand the snow bird (tourists) and people from the NE (ESPECIALLY THE NEW YORKERS!) Generally a pretty interesting place to live as there are many different cultures to explore. Aside from the native South Floridians and people from the NE, many people come from numerous Carribean islands. Since the 1970's, it seems like half the population of Haiti as moved here in an attempt to escape from hell on earth. Besides all the various cultures, South Florida is well known for its exciting night life. From West Palm Beach down the the Florida Keys, any night can be filled with fun. Miami is the largest city, however, one can see that from northern Palm Beach to the southern border of the state is essentsially one giant city. Problems include horrific housing pricing and rampant crime. It is generally not a very pleasant place to live, and many tourist do not seem to understand this. Also, although Florida is called the sunshine state, it is the victim of often horrific weather. Since South Florida can be classified as tropical or sub-tropical, it receives almost daily thunderstorms during the summer, as this is "the wet season" (winter is the "dry" season). Florida as a whole is often the target of hurricanes, most notable in 2004 when over 3 major hurricanes striked within weeks of eachother. Related to that, South Florida was also hit by hurricane Katrina, though it was much weaker then before it hit New Orleans. The most recent destructive hurricane was Andrew, which caused over 2 Billions in damages. South Florida has a small season change. The leaves are always green, and the main change is that the temperature drops a few degrees from November to March, basically giving South Florida only two seasons, Summer and Fall. All in all, there is much money to be made in the area, if you can deal with its numerous problems year round.
I have lived in South Florida here all my life, and im not the only one who agrees with all this!