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post #46 of 68
Moved from West Palm to NYC. The weather sucks here, but honestly there aren't that many jobs for professionals in FL unless you're in IT. And NYC is way more exciting than FL unless you're in Miami.
post #47 of 68
I am of Sub Saharan genetic composition and the cold dry NYC winters have wreaked havoc on my upper respiratory system my whole life

But

Spring + Fall are incredible. Summer is a bit shitty when heat waves hit, and finding a body of water bigger than a bathtub to cool off in is pretty much impossible unless you're a billionaire, or willing to swim in a pool of urine and broken glass.

Wait, positives.

People are interesting as shit
You have access to damn near anything you could possibly want (besides living space; nature is just outside the city)
The food is incredible (whenever I leave NYC for a generic American city I'm always frightened/disappointed by the awful cuisine; ESPECIALLY in Florida yeech)
Few to no fat people
Abundance of work for damn near anybody (just met a girl making ~$300 a night as a waitress)
Openness to "alternative" lifestyles (I would prob get lynched if seen w/my gf in NW Florida)

Etc

Yea its expensive, dirty, people at times are roud, tourists are annoying as shit, transit gets unreliable, gentrification's a bitch yadda yadda.

But whenever I leave for a vacation, even if I like the place, within about a week I start to want to come back home.
post #48 of 68
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Tallahassee is the rotting cun+ of america

No way! I moved to NYC from Tallahassee about 10 years ago. I have lived in Soho, East Village, Williamsburg and all types of trendy neighborhoods. For me... Tallahassee is better than all of that bull$hit.

I prefer relaxation, Wal-mart and cheap beer to subways and all the crazy stuff that goes on.

If not for wife and kid (and Wall Street)... i would leave NYC and go right back to Florida to work at the state pension fund.

Just my opinion... but I lived in Tallahassee for 4 years and NYC for 10 years. So i know what I am talking about.

The city is expensive and full of snow! And grammar school costs $25,000+ per year. I am sending my kid to Leon (County) High School!

Only problem with Tallahassee is the lack of international airport. That airport is a joke.
post #49 of 68
Being totally honest here, I can't stand it when the temp is greater than 85 (I don't care whether or not it's dry heat). That makes summer in the North difficult to deal with for about 6 out of 52 weeks a year. I cannot imagine living somewhere where that ratio is above 20%.

As for the snow and ice, as long as it isn't on the roads and sidewalks, I could care less. Besides F&W are by far my favorite seasons to dress for (I love my tweeds and flannels).

On taxes, I realize that I will be in minority here, I don't really care about higher taxes. In fact I probably prefer them. I don't really want to get into a discussion about, but that's just the way I like it.
post #50 of 68
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Only problem with Tallahassee is the lack of international airport. That airport is a joke.

Still is. It's just ridiculous. It's usually worth it, financially, to drive over to the new airport St. Joe's built in PCB.
post #51 of 68
The main thing that bugs me about Florida is the incredible lack of topography. The combination of flatness and thick tree canopy really gets to me whenever I'm there longer than a couple of days.

I need my wide open spaces and views that go for many miles. Which I guess is why I feel lucky to live in Fort Worth Texas: 25 minutes from one of the best airports in the country, low taxes, fantastic economy, very little traffic, friendly people, great museums/art district, super cheap real estate, very good food, more public park space than almost any other city in the country, the Cowboys and Rangers less than 20 minutes away (those are sports teams), and a generally laid back vibe. So I'll deal with the hot Summers for all those benefits.
post #52 of 68
Good point about topography.

I was in upstate NY last weekend and there were some simply incredible mountains, forests, snow blanketing everything, and the roads were fun to drive on to boot. None of this boring flat and straight nonsense you get in much of the country,
post #53 of 68
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Good point about topography. I was in upstate NY last weekend and there were some simply incredible mountains, forests, snow blanketing everything, and the roads were fun to drive on to boot. None of this boring flat and straight nonsense you get in much of the country,
Were you in the 518? If so, you didn't holla at your boy? Nothing like the Adirondacks in winter. Except for the Green Mtns, which are awe-inspiring.
post #54 of 68
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None of this boring flat and straight nonsense you get in much of the country,

You don't know flat until you come to the east Dakotas.

Just stepping up on the bumper of your pick-up truck allows you to watch your dog run away for a couple extra miles.
post #55 of 68
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Were you in the 518? If so, you didn't holla at your boy?

Nothing like the Adirondacks in winter. Except for the Green Mtns, which are awe-inspiring.

Don't have your number. Was up in Lake Placid, though I did make a stop in Troy for some Dino BBQ.

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You don't know flat until you come to the east Dakotas.

Just stepping up on the bumper of your pick-up truck allows you to watch your dog run away for a couple extra miles.

That sounds terrible.
post #56 of 68
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I did make a stop in Troy for some Dino BBQ.
Sorry to thread hijack........ Is the upstate Dino BBQ as good as the one on 125th???
post #57 of 68
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Don't have your number. Was up in Lake Placid, though I did make a stop in Troy for some Dino BBQ.
Nice. I still haven't gone...apparently it's just packed to the gills all day, every day. But now I have a reason to go to Troy.
post #58 of 68
it's been in the chilly high 60s here all week
post #59 of 68
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Nice. I still haven't gone...apparently it's just packed to the gills all day, every day. But now I have a reason to go to Troy.

We were originally going to stop on the way up, Friday evening at 5:30pm they said they had an hour long wait for two. Thankfully we hit it back on the way down on Monday at 4pm. Plenty of seating then, though the place was still full of retirees getting their early dinner on.
post #60 of 68
Because I think Sherman should have burned the rest of the South down. I'd never reside willingly down there.
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