22 Reasons Why Living In Florida Is Underrated


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
  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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