Each year, more than 300,000 people move to Florida. What can we say? It’s a great place to live! As a Central Florida moving company, we are proud of our home state. Our state as a whole is a beautiful, unique place to live and we are grateful for the opportunity to help you settle into your home here.
If you are thinking about moving to Florida, here are some things to look forward to as well as some facts you should know about the “Sunshine State” to be better prepared for the experience.
What to Know Before Moving to Florida
1. Florida Is a Cultural Melting Pot
One of the best things about Florida is that it has attracted people from all over the world. This has created a unique environment influenced by a variety of cultures. From the Seminole Tribe (its earliest inhabitants) and the Spanish settlers who established St. Augustine in 1565 (making it the oldest city in the country), to the many different people who have relocated here since then from all over the country and the farthest reaches of the world, Florida is a wonderful cultural melting pot. Florida’s diversity is just one of the many things that makes it so special.
2. It’s a Great Place for All Ages
Some people only think of Florida as a retirement destination. It is true that many retirees relocate to Florida to take advantage of its warm climate and great tax benefits, but Florida is filled with people of all ages. Our universities attract many college students, and families especially love Florida because of all the wonderful opportunities for activities right in their backyard, from the many amazing state parks to the world’s best theme parks.
3. There Is More to Do Than Just the Beaches and Disney
When most people picture Florida, they think everyone just hangs out at the beach and Disney World all the time. While those are definitely perks to living in Florida, they aren’t the only things to do. For one, our outdoor activities are abundant. Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, boating, and fishing are just some of the many activities Floridians take part in. We also have several state parks, aquariums, museums, a thriving arts and entertainment community, and a diverse selection of restaurants and shopping. There is never a shortage of things to do!
4. Expect Snowbirds and Tourists
Florida’s warm climate attracts snowbirds during the winter and millions of tourists every year. While this does make things busier during certain times of the year, it is actually extremely beneficial to residents. Tourism stimulates the economy by bringing in billions of dollars each year and creating more jobs for locals.
5. Be prepared for the weather
Florida’s climate makes the weather extreme and unpredictable at times. While we are known for our beautiful sunshine, we also get plenty of severe thunderstorms and hurricanes. We know how to be prepared for it, though. As long as you brush up on your knowledge of the weather, stay alert, and prepare yourself, it’s doesn’t have to be a big deterrent from all that this wonderful state has to offer.
Moving to Florida? Call Megan’s Moving
If you’re planning to move to Florida, contact us. Our white glove moving team can help you get settled in once you’re here. With professional unpacking and tv and picture hanging services, your new house will feel like home in no time. Should you need help styling your new home with furniture and accessories, our sister company MHM Professional Staging can help. We hope you enjoy your new home state as much as we do!