If you’re finished with ice and snow, you’re not alone. You may want to know why people are moving to Florida.  

It’s not just the weather or the tax-free state. Florida, particularly South Florida, is no longer a sleepy enclave. Now the active, out-and-about lifestyle appeals to young families and retirees. In Boca Raton alone, the average age has dipped from the 60s to the 40s.

So not surprisingly, the U.S. Census Bureau cites Florida as “home to four of the nation’s top five fastest-growing metropolitan statistical areas and three of the top 10 that gained the largest number of people from 2022 to 2023.”

That said, here’s a few things to know before moving to Florida. Narrow down where to look and choose a real estate pro who knows the territory. At Lang Realty, we’re partial to South Florida and now have an even wider reach.

These are well-established towns and cities with the level of services and access to shopping, from retail to outlets, you’re used to. Not to mention so many new restaurants, the media has restaurant reporters assigned just to keep up with them.    

More importantly, there’s a much wider range of property types to choose from. Apartments, condominiums, residential country clubs, and other gated (private access) communities, hundreds of 55+ private communities, single-family, townhouse, or villas (one story) housing. Existing and newly renovated residential spaces are always on the market, and most new construction here is by major developers offering homes in private communities with all the bells and whistles.     

Calculate online how much a move to Florida will cost and who will pay for it. If you’re job hunting, county and city economic development groups are keeping close tabs on the companies relocating and looking for a workforce. “The state’s chief economist revealed the top three industries now are financial services, company headquarters, and life sciences/health care,” according to the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.

Take it from your friends and family who have been trying to get you to move here. There’s no downside to dawn-to-dusk access to beaches and boating, year-round golf and swimming, beautiful birds and foliage from ibis to palm trees. As TV hosts like to say, ‘come on down.’

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