Metro area in extreme southeast Florida; the most populated urban area in the state, it stretches roughly 100 miles from Palm Beach County in the north to Miami-Dade County in the south, with about 5.4 million year-round residents. All 3 counties are incredibly densely populated because development is limited to a thin strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades. Miami is the largest city in South Florida; other important cities include Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. Generally disliked/hated on by the rest of the state for a variety of reasons, some logical (crime, high housing costs, bad schools, sprawl, rude drivers) and others not so logical (high levels of racial diversity, blend of cultures, pro-growth attitude, general wealth/prosperity). Demographically not that much different from a city of the Northeast (except for Miami-Dade, which has majority foreign influences), it is the most "northern" of the state's metro areas and basically the entire opposite of the Florida Panhandle. Major center for tourism, trade, finance, business, and international commerce.
He's going to spend Spring Break in South Florida. Wanna come?

(Typical Panhandle resident): South Florida is a wicked, atheist-filled garbage dump.

(Weather announcer) Today's January forecast for the greater South Florida area calls for cloudy skies and high temperatures in the 80's.
by A_Floridian January 16, 2007
one of the most exciting places to visit but one of the worst places to live. The weather is very nice. Their are plenty of restaurants and entertainment options to go do and see. Tourist attractions include Hard rock Casino, South beach, historical Clematis Street, City Place, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Atlantic Avenue, and Deer field beach. Boca Raton is Full of old Jewish people. West Palm Beach is full of African Americans and Senior Citizens. Boynton is full of snowbirds. Fort Lauderdale full of gays. Miami is full of Latinos. South Florida culture consist of trashy, goldigging, snobbish or thuggish people. It is not uncommon to see a sugar daddy, dating a girl young enough to be his daughter. It is also the standard norm to get married and have a baby in your early twenties. If you are middle class you might have trouble fitting in because everyone is predominately either rich or poor. Old people come from the northeast or Midwest as well as Canada. Anyway, go to Jupiter and your in the most exclusive town in the country and go 15 minutes south to mangonia park and your in one of the most dangerous impoverished towns. Mostly gated golf course communities, fancy condominiums, dumpy condos, trailers, section 8 houses or multi million dollar oceanfront mansions. Alot of bums and newspaper salesmen who stand at major intersections Also the people drive worse than the 17 year old girls in New Jersey if thats possible.
Before moving to South Florida: I just visited florida im moving their. It was nice when I went their to visit grandma on spring break

After moving to South Florida: Why did I ever move to this freckin place in the first place what was I thinking!
by mikejollz March 18, 2010
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!
by South East Florida Native July 30, 2009
A metro area in the state of Florida containing Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach county. The region's relationship with the rest of the state is tense. The Northern "Panhandle" region of Florida loathes it because of its heavily Democratic politics, Northern culture, and large Jewish population. South Florida, on the other hand, dislikes much of the rest of the state because its citizens claim too little tax dollars are allotted to the region when their economic impact on the state is taken into account. On multiple occasions, numerous South Florida municipalities have filed motions with the government indicating their wish to secede from the state to create a 51st or considered doing so, including North Lauderdale and Margate. The Conch Republic, a tongue-in-cheek attempt by the Florida Keys to secede from the USA, serves as another example of South Florida's relationship with the rest of the state and national government.
I traveled down to South Florida from Orlando the other day. Everyone here either speaks Spanish or has a New York accent!
by dsmkrt July 03, 2009

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