Moving to Florida

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

They don't call it the “Sunshine State” for nothing. Florida offers beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, there are swamps, lakes and a variety of wildlife—ideal if you're all about the tropical climate, natural wetlands and coastal attractions. For families, Florida has you covered with a few of the happiest places on earth, like Disney World, Universal Studios and other fun theme parks.

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Florida Compared to USA Averages
USA Florida
Population: 311,591,917 17,789,864
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 69.7%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 85.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 25.9%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.53
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 350.62
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 24.8
Average Home Price: $188,400 $205,600
Median Household Income: $51,914 $39,272
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 13.8%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 10/20/10

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Florida Key Facts About Florida
State Capital: Tallahassee
Top 5 Cities: Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa
St. Petersburg
Hialeah
Major Newspapers: Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)
Miami Herald
Miami New Times
Orlando Sentinel
Pensacola News Journal
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Florida Marlins
NFL: Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars
NBA: Miami Heat, Orlando Magic
NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers

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