You and your family might have considered the prospect of moving south for the winter or maybe even year around in the past, and with good reason. Whether it is Florida, Texas, or other southern states with major cities and fun outdoor activities to enjoy, the reasons to consider packing up and making the transition for a few months out of the year surely has its perks. But with these perks also come older drivers, meaning Port St. Lucie car accident attorneys are prepared to assist you with a case in the event you do make the transition and are ever involved in an accident. But, possible accidents aside, these are a few reasons southern states are so appealing.
1. Job opportunities:
The job market is booming, especially in comparison to northern states. With more viable work, trade, port cities, and major metropolitan areas in southern states, jobs are abundant. Further, many companies hire workers on a part time or perm basis, meaning if you are only staying a few months out of the year, opportunities are also available.
2. Lower cost of living:
Sure living in a port city or seaside in a condo will cost you, but compare that to a tiny loft or studio in NYC, the price difference is truly staggering. You can buy a home or rent out a place for a few months out of the year for a fraction of what it costs in major cities to the north.
3. Quality of life:
Imagine enjoying warm weather, beaches, fun outdoor activities all day long. In states like FL, TX, and neighboring states, you can do just that. Even in the dead of winter, temperatures don’t drop below a certain threshold in certain areas of these states. This means if you love the outdoors, and enjoy warmer climates, you are going to find them a little bit more easily than you will if you live in the northern portion of the US.
4. You can retire there:
Ever heard of the term “snowbirds”? If so you can also become one of these lucky individuals as you plan for retirement. You can live in the north during the summer, and when winter rolls around, you can make your way down south. Enjoy some time in your beach-side condo, or take in the warmer weather in a rental property you use during the winter season. You might end up making the permanent transition, as so many snowbirds eventually do when they are no longer working.
5. The weather:
Of course this is the primary reason people eventually transition down south, especially as they get older. You’re tired of shoveling snow, bringing out the winter coats and boots, and waking up 30 minutes early simply to defrost and remove ice from your windshield. With most southern states, you don’t have to worry about such issues. Warm weather year around is a perk of living in states like FL or GA.
Regardless of your reason to move, or consider a permanent transition, many who do so eventually make it a full time move. If you are considering the transition, these are just a few of the many reasons you and your family might make the move, and finally trade in those heavy winter coats for bikinis and swim trunks when winter rolls around.