A straightforward, evenhanded review from a Floridian:

Hi, I'm 29 and have lived in Florida my whole life. Here's what this state is like:

Florida is flat, hot, tropical, with beaches wrapped around. It's mostly summertime here, with "cooler" months between November and March. Expect temperatures between 35-75 during that time of the year, and it will still get pretty warm on some days.

Florida is home to some pretty big colleges: USF, UNF, UCF, FSU, and UF, all of whom have about 30k or more students. The crowd you experience depends on where you go: city people in Tampa and Orlando, youngsters near campus areas, Miami is Havana, Jacksonville is a big beach town, and many small quiet places.

It does not have the mountainous terrain that other places have, Florida is best for beach and city life. There are many people here with college and some career opportunities, however, it does not have the seasonal, outdoorsy life that some enjoy in places like NC, NH, and CO. Floridians generally live slow here, it is not the fast-paced Mid-Atlantic life that some like.
Florida is a nice place for certain people.
by rick1134 November 15, 2011
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A good place to live. Some places are bad but it's the same in every state.

The weather is usually just sun and rain. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning are usually what you have to worry about from early summer through early fall. It gets cold, but definitely not as cold as what others in the US are used to. It snowed decades ago, and when it did, it was less than an inch and gone by sun rise.

Also, the majority of its bad drivers are teens and seniors, which is unfortunate since if you're a good driver, you'll probably be blamed for their mess.

Its education system is terrible, but some schools are great.
Florida = Russian Roulette when finding a good place to live.
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The 27th State and sounthernmost stae. Has the best taxes, people, fishing, weather, produce, and evertythign else. Has everyt type of weather, except for snow, has every tyep of land, and everything else. The most best and diverse stste in the union. Florida also has the best roads in the nation.
I love Florida, it's the BEST!
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Acronym: Fuckin' Lazy Old Retired Individuals Driving Around
"Man, this guy in front of me is soooooo Florida..."
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