Welcome Florida New Residents!
The Sunshine State
Florida, known for its juicy oranges and some of the nation’s most famous theme parks, is a rapidly growing state. It is unique in that most of the state is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean; its location greatly exhibited by its culture and the activities it offers residents.
Relocating to Florida - Becoming a New Florida Resident
If you’re preparing to move to Florida, you’ll want to make sure to take care of all registration, driver’s license renewal and paperwork with the DMV. Top priorities will be in the list below:
Important for Moving Quotes: Florida's Cost of Living & Neighborhood Info
Depending on where you live, there are a lot of factors at work to determine cost of living. A house on the coast, for example, will be about 20% more than living in middle of the state, rural Florida. Good news? Home prices tend to be 4% lower than the national average.
Other factors include healthcare and taxes; the costs of healthcare tend to be far higher but the taxes much lower than national averages.
Weather: As no part of this state is too far of a drive from the ocean, the weather on average remains quite temperate, though certain areas are classified as humid subtropical. With an average temperature of 70 degrees, it is the warmest state in America.
Snowfall here is a rare, but it has happened on the rare occasion. And although it is considered a very sunny state, there are a plethora of natural disasters such as thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes that do hit Florida.
Population: This (mostly) sunny state is home to 19.5 million residents as of 2014. New York has 19.6 million, however, rumor is that Florida’s population is growing and will pass New York’s soon.
Florida's Employment Rate & Economy: For Moving Companies
The most important factor of you moving, most likely, is work. You want to make sure there is job opportunity if you don’t already have a position lined up. As of October 2014, the unemployment rate was 6.3%, just about level with nation’s overall average.
Recent job growth has been at 3.1% and it is foreseen to continue growing. The average household income is about $43,000 – with highest number of jobs to residents being in management, sales, office, administrative support, business, and finance.
ULTIMATE FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS
Some of these are so famous, you probably already know them. But hey, they’re known for a reason, so they’re worth going on the list!