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10 Things You Should Know Before Moving To South Florida


If you are thinking of moving to South Florida also known as "The Sunshine State" keep in mind the following:

  1. The weather: Most of the year the weather in South Florida is warm, so you can walk the streets in shorts and a t-shirt regularly. The summers are long, and the winters are short and mild. The average temperature stays above 60°F.
  2. Housing: In South Florida, the average value of housing is slightly higher than the national average. In condominiums by the sea is worth much more than in other parts of the state. According to the Zillow portal, the average list price for homes in Florida is $161/square foot.
  3. Employment: The salaries in South Florida range from $9.21 per hour to $30.71 per hour. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate in 2017 was 3.6 percent. Some of the main jobs are commercial drivers, forklift and winch operators, boat operators, electrical technicians, fiberglass manufacturers, among others.
  4. Population: The National Census released a 2019 estimate of a decrease in population from July 2017 to July 2018. The population of Broward County was estimated at 1,951,260, Miami-Dade County was 2,761,581 and Palm County was estimated at 1,951,260. Beach was 1,485,941. South Florida is a place where, also, there are many Cuban, Mexican, Venezuelan, etc. communities that maintain their cultures and traditions.
  5. Cost of living: When living in South Florida you can spend less on heating and winter clothes because of the warm weather. And best of all, state income tax does not exist here.
  6. Food: The culinary flavors are heavily influenced by Cuban and Caribbean recipes, a true melting pot providing residents with unlimited options for cuisine and cultural flavors.
  7. Activities: Here there are endless activities you can do, from a variety of outdoor events to swimming, surfing, kayaking, rowing, and fishing. There are also dozens of theaters, art galleries, and shopping centers
  8. Tourists: When living in South Florida you will be in contact with tourists from all over the world who travel to enjoy the sun and the beach. In 2015 alone, more than 11.2 million foreigners visited the site, according to official data from the state of Florida.
  9. Nature everywhere: You will be able to appreciate mangroves, jungle areas, and parks everywhere.
  10. Insurance: Because most Florida homes are near water and it is an area where many hurricanes occur flood insurance is often a necessity.

Keep these tips in mind and they will help you have a clearer picture of life in South Florida. Remember that A+ Mini Storage has been proudly servicing residents of South Florida since 1979 providing premier self-storage solutions. Visit our website to find a unit near you.