My wife will become an RN next May and we both agree
we are getting out of Minnesota after that summer. it is May 25th today and it's about 55 degrees. The past 5 days have been like this or colder, with rain and clouds all the time. It's almost June for God's sake!
What we do NOT agree
on is where
to move TO.
She knows nothing about cost of living, finances, etc. All she wants is to move back to Southern CA where she lived in the 90's when she was single and rented a place to live. Now we are married with 2 boys age 2 or under, and we own a typical MN home worth about $225,000. In San Diego, this home would cost $750,000. She has no clue about what that means.
However I know in many cities in FL (and Dallas,TX, my other choice), a nice new home can easily be built/bought for $250-$300K. That much gets us a mobile home at best in Southern CA. :uhoh21:
I prefer the Fort Myers, or West Palm Beach, or Bradenton areas, or anything else along the Gulf, south of Tampa-St. Pete. Cape Coral, etc...are there any affordable (new home under $400K) areas in the Miami suburbs ?
Weather is a key of course for us both, but schools are as well. My wife is Asian so Japanese food his my best hope for selling her on Florida, as well as any possible Chinese areas. I just want to golf and play tennis year-round so Chinese, white, black, Latino, European, it doesn't matter to me.
Her friends and mine say no to Florida. They say the only people who move to Florida are people getting ready to die, old people. Funny maybe but not true for sure. Half of the PGA Tour and pro Tennis players live there.
Any Florida adive, selling points, area info, RN pay, anything to sell this cheaper and warmer state over $an Diego is appreciated !
Aloha, Brian www.LilKids.com
I can be reached at AnnaKournikova@comcast.net
while this forum links to my wife's address, which is also fine.