It depends.... I live in Jacksonville. Would I recommend it for a family with children? Eh..not really. The school system here is horrible unless you go to a magnet school. Its still bad but not as bad. I grew up in Georgia and when I moved here my first year in high school was HORRIBLE. Teachers not caring, its all about the FCAT, in Georgia as a student you felt like the teachers wanted you to succeed and here they didn't. I graduated a year earlier just because I was fed up with the system. By the time my younger sister was in high school she got huge amounts of days off and she passed without doing any work. BUT I've heard the magnet schools aren't so bad. Activities wise, there isn't alot to do as in go a theme park, etc. We have a zoo, the beaches, alot of parks and its very laid back. The crime rate has gone down and it also depends where you live at. Good areas and bad. St. Augustine is also really nice. They have that historic town thing going on. Don't be too excited to go to the beach all the time, what I see happen is people get excited about living close to the beach and then you only go once in a while
Miami is like living in Cuba.
Spanish people EVERYWHERE. Lots of people, lots of things to do but my aunt hated the school system there and from what I've seen it's not that great. My cousin graduated and she didn't even know how to read in English. If you do decide to head that way look at the outskirts of Miami. Headed toward West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce. I really like Ft. Pierce. Its a quiet town, the schools look good and you are close enough to the hustle and bustle of the big city.
I go to Orlando all the time and love it. There are alot of places to go and see but if you do pick Orlando again look towards the outskirts. My friends kids like their public school system. They said it was 100% better than Jacksonville. They live in Altamonte Springs and I really like it. Again you are close enough to the hustle and bustle of the big city without being in it.
all over Fla are scarce. Findable with persistence. You might get one right off the bat, you might not. I've heard from people who have gone through months without finding one, I've heard from people who within a couple of weeks have one. *shrugs*