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Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:07 am

Hello all, I'm a resident of Miami, Florida. I really like the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach Area. I'm sure many of you do to...

...Heres my question, Why do so many people think Florida is soooo beautiful??? Yes the beaches are nice and the sugar cane fields here in Southern Florida are pretty, But other than that what makes the state beautiful? Go up in Central Florida and we have nothing but open land and cows. North Florida their isnt much but a few hills up around Tallahassee.

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RE: Florida

Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:14 am

Weather, beaches.

Also, the real estate in some parts is very cheap and you get a lot for what you pay. Beautiful.

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RE: Florida

Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:17 am


Did you grow up down here? Then you've never seen Detroit or Chicago or New York this time of year. It's pretty dismal (although I understand it's been a decent Fall). But it gets downright ugly come mid January or so, when the novelty of fresh snow and seeing your breath starts wearing off.

Yeah there are VERY ugly parts of Florida. But driving to Key West on the Overseas Highway at sunset. Man thats like driving in Heaven.
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RE: Florida

Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:21 am

American 4275 hit it on the head.

Irishflyer, we should trade spots. You are in a city teeming with Latin Americans and Euros and I'm on an Island teeming with Irish Pubs!

I'llb e in Miami again in Feb. Can't wait.
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RE: Florida

Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:37 am

Hi Irish. Did you grow up in Miami or are you like so many others, a transplant? Nothing derogatory here, just a question. I grew up in Miami when most of Miami was like living in the country. Do you know where Greynolds Park is in North Miami Beach? As built up as it now, when I was growing up there, there was a stable just up the street from the main entrance to the park, I learned to ride horses there. Cutler Ridge was waaay out in the country. Homstead AFB was like another state it was so far away. But the people have never changed. Even if they have moved there from New York, or anyplace else. For some reason they slow down to meet the pace of life, much nicer than what I have to deal with up here. Yes there are cane fields, but if you want your sugar for coffee or anything else, it has to grow somewhere right? Cows are a major part of the state's economy and manages to keep a lot of peoople off welfare. So lets not get rid of them either. Tallahassee has some very pretty parts to it if you only look around. From the Killarn section to Wakulla Springs. Don't you think that orange groves and grapefruit groves in bloom or when they have the ripe fruit on the trees looks nice? And don't you think that EVERY state has parts that you might call ordinary? People are just one of the many things that make Florida attractive. And you, my dear, are one of them.
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RE: Florida

Mon Nov 26, 2001 5:09 pm

Well I for one love Florida and have lived pretty much everywhere except the Northeast, and I think its the best. When I am though with college I want to buy a few acres in central florida and make my own grass air strip.
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Tue Nov 27, 2001 8:58 am

I'm a FL native and proud of it. After I finish college (UCF) I'll be damned if I'm leaving the state, that's how much I love it. FL has EVERYTHING, except for big city hustle and bustle like some places.

There's so much to do down here. In fact one of my goals is to tour the entire state in the next year. I'll admit that it sucks about Miami turning into a little Puerto Rico, but most places aren't like that, too bad you live in the first place they see land when they're on their raft!!!

But seriously, FL is the vacation capital of the country, that in itself says something.
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RE: Florida

Tue Nov 27, 2001 9:11 am

I like Florida, even the panhandle. My brother in law lives in Tallahassee and we have spent a lot of time there.

I could not live in Florida further South than about Gainesville though, too hot and humid most of the year. Also, Florida does not have everything, there are no mountains, hardly any snow and no ski resorts.

They do have one the best places for BBQ ribs, Sonny's!!
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RE: Florida

Tue Nov 27, 2001 9:48 am

I go down to Fort lauderdale every february to escape the cold in new york. I love it down there. The ocean is great, the beaches are amazing, tons of hotties, jet skiing in nice big waves. You really cant ask for much more. The weather is always amazing too.

RE: Florida

Tue Nov 27, 2001 4:12 pm

I like in Boca Raton (IthacaNY for college) and love it more than anything!

I think I'm very fortunate to be a Floridian, I'm proud of my state.
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RE: Florida

Tue Nov 27, 2001 4:15 pm

You live in the Rats Mouth huh, I can't believe some one left FL for NY, here at ERAU DB we had a girl that attended her last year (she lived only about 30 miles before that), went to UND for the summer, came back down shortly there after.
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RE: Florida

Tue Nov 27, 2001 4:22 pm

No offense meant, or to be taken:

I personally dislike Florida. However, I have nothing against Floridians. I am from the Northeast and and the Pacific Northwest, so I don't find the topography and landscape of Florida to be pretty. I find it dull and ugly. I also do not like the city I live in too much (Daytona Beach) it is kinda trashy, and poverish. Orlando is a decent city, but it isn't really a city. You think of it as such a huge city, but there is no real "downtown" with skyscrapers, etc.

Just my 2 cents.

Please, PLEASE, don't get angry at me for expressing my opinion!


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