22 Reasons Why Living In Florida Is Underrated

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The other day, one of my old college buddies that lives in DC shared an article with me explaining “Why Florida is the Worst Place on Earth.” Sure, when you turn on the local news in this state, you’re guaranteed to see multiple bizarre stories such as a man trying to pay his water bill with cocaine, a teenager murdering his parents so he could throw a party, a homeless man trying to buy beer with an alligator or a 7-year-old stealing his grandmother’s car to do “hoodrat stuff.”

Yes, I will be the first to admit that Florida certainly has its flaws (Casey Anthony & George Zimmerman), but every state does. Idiots saying that we are the “worst place on earth” inspired me to write this article. In my eyes, Florida is a one of a kind place to call home. So for my fellow postgrads that deal with the constant Florida bashing and don’t believe that our fair state will be under 20 feet of the Atlantic Ocean in 50 years, this one’s for you.

  1. We live where you vacation. Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Clearwater, West Palm Beach, Panama City, etc. Take your pick.
  2. Currently one of the very few states that still doesn’t have a state income tax.
  3. The Florida Keys. Enough said.
  4. We have the most golf courses in the country (over 1,200).
  5. You’ll quickly become bilingual living here. Me gusta.
  6. You go to Disney for the parks; we go to Disney to drink around the world.
  7. The Noles, Gators, The U, Bulls and Knights: pick your allegiance.
  8. Our weather is the best in the country. The polar vortex hasn’t even come close to us.
  9. We are the deciders in presidential elections.
  10. Every weekend you decide whether to go to the beach, lay by the pool or go on a boat.
  11. We’re home to Publix, the greatest grocery store in the US of A.
  12. Stone crab.
  13. You can’t drive anywhere for an hour without running into a major international airport.
  14. Spring Break is not a week; it’s a month of college kids coming and going as they please.
  15. It’s totally normal to see the multiple celebrities, musicians, sports players, and politicians that call Florida their second home on a daily basis.
  16. You can have your snow days; we have hurricane parties.
  17. Gambling isn’t just limited to casinos. Race tracks galore. Have you ever seen a Jai Alai match?
  18. A weekend cruise is never out of the question. Not like in your car. I mean like getting on a Royal Caribbean ship and going to Bermuda.
  19. Can’t find a parking spot, no problem. We have valet everywhere. Life is just a bit more luxurious down here.
  20. Freshly squeezed Florida Orange Juice. There is no substitute. Not from concentrate or GTFO.
  21. Cafe con leche, croquetas, and empañadas
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  22. We put Justin Bieber in jail. You’re welcome America.

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Scott works long hours hours to afford his future wife's spending habits. Whatever is left over, goes towards his happy hour bills, Publix subs and greens fees.

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  1. 151
    Nolegrad

    The most important one is number 11. There a few things I enjoy more than a Pub sub.

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
  2. 105
    DontCCMe

    Not to mention the Ice Truck Killer, Bay Harbor Butcher, Trinity Killer, Doomsday Killer, Brain Surgeon. Fuck the ending to that show.

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
  3. 78
    RecedingHairDontCare

    I just touched down in ft. Lauderdale yesterday the temp difference today is 85 degrees warmer from where I came. It’s January and I’m in shorts. So what’s wrong with fl again?

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
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      copperbear66

      Sure..its always paradise..when ur here on vacation for a week! Try living here ..and you’ll change your mind..REAL quick!

      Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
  4. 57
    StephenG

    I’m not surprised, but really people? You are going to bash a guy for trying to have a positive outlook on the state he lives in? Rather than having the negative outlook you all have that was force-fed to you by mass media and other peoples blogs? You really think Fl is that bad? I have lived here my entire life and all I ever see is people talking shit about it when they know nothing about it. I think most of you are too busy with your head up your ass. The only reason I would leave Florida is to live somewhere new not because there is anything wrong with it. I guarantee if you all tell me your home states I could send you each 22 reasons why it sucks there. You think George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony matter in the grand scheme of things? Or that it reflects on the peoples of this state? You would be wrong, people are shot everyday, black on black, white on white, spanish on black, who gives a shit? It happens… all the time… in every state. And as for Casey Anthony, she wasn’t the first to kill a kid and won’t be the last, that is also something that happens rather frequently all over the world. I cannot believe the ignorance of most of you. Houses, roads , people, cars, what else is there? You really think the Hamptons are better? Or SoCal or New York? Get off your high-horses, nobody is impressed.

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
  5. 42
    Seminolegirl

    #16 – unless you go to FSU during the polar vortex and you actually do have snow days, like today :)

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
  6. 36
    Luzj70

    I find it funny how people complain about the rude people, hookers, heat and discrimination. My husband and I have traveled through more than 1/2 the states in the US throughout the yearsfrom Vermont to California to Hawaii and we’ve encountered rude, racist, scary, ghetto and very conceited people in most of them. We live in NY and God only ones we have all of that and more here, especially the conceited, rude and ghetto…plus high rent or mortgages and expensive everything. Florida like all states has many beautiful and fun things about it. It’s more about where you want to be. We have White, Hispanic, Carribean, and Indian relatives of different religions that live in Orlando and they are all very happy there and have been for years. Most came from NY. Plus they are surrounded by many people from the East Coast. We’ve never had a problem there, which is why we visit 2-3 times a year. So I see no reason to focus on the bad, like news reports tend to do and just enjoy the good! Love the article!

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
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    aliceb88

    I am so glad you enjoy Florida. I love my homestate, I have lived away from it for about 3 years now and I cannot wait to come back. Besides the obvious beach and Sun, Florida has some the best tax structures. Homestead tax exemption on property tax, no state income tax, no estate tax, no inheritance tax, very low sales tax. I find Quality of life so much better in Florida. Yes the Sun attracts weirdos I get it, but if I was a bum I would want a place warm year round :)!

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    Theveteran

    You seriously didn’t mention the amount of beautiful brown South of the border ass you can find and the fact Miami beach is topless? Maybe I’m just a scum.

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
    • 3
      Me from TFM

      Are you seriously listing dirty brown pussy as a pro? Yeah I think you are just “a scum.”

      Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 9 months ago
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    dagoofjohn

    “Our weather is the best in the country.”

    If I wanted it to be constantly humid and sweating my balls off, I’d go to a sauna. No thanks. Even Northern Florida’s pretty unbearable post-May.

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    • 10
      ntwise

      If you’re hanging out outside, not by a body of water or on a golf course, then I have no idea wtf to tell you.

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    • 7
      Mehheh

      I’ve lived in miami for the last 21 years. It’s really not that humid or hot. I’ve been to many other countries and states and honestly it’s not bad. There are trees for shade everywhere and very nice breezes all the time. We spend all day indoors anyways for school or work so to have vacation type weather walking in between the car and an AC equipped building is honestly an upside.

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