My parents have just purchased a retirement home on the west side of Florida, escaping Minnesota winters and taxes. My sister-in-law moved three years ago from Wisconsin for the same reason. If I had the money, and a job lined up, I would love to move the family ASAP.Vindex, since you asked.....
I've heard that there are over 1000 families per day, moving into Florida, and most of those are from somewhere in the NE. It's like, the "Exodus". Very few are from the midwest, and almost NONE from the far west or SW.
In this area of Central Florida, homes are being built just as fast as the workers can build them.
And, not just homes..... new buildings for Businesses are also being built. Roads are being widened and new utilities are being installed.
I've been here 32 years now, and I've never seen such growth in homes and businesses.
Old-Soul, some of those old gals, are wearing Flip Flops with gold and jewels on them. Fancy!
For those who are planning on coming to FL, we're in our summer weather schedule, with sun in the morning, HOT midday temps and Thunderstorms in the PM. We really need to keep our car's AC and wipers, in good condition.