posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 07:15 AM
originally posted by: Nyiah
a reply to: ReprobateRaccoon
Dude, you can't just focus on "But we have a good hospital!" alone. That's kinda sweeping all the crucial drawbacks to folks on a one-earner income
right under the rug. You mentioned your own house is expected to fetch you four thousand a month as a rental. You also glossed over the climate
("The summers are fine as long as you never have to go outside of an air conditioned area") That kind of stuff is touching on what potential n00bs to
FL need to know to expect, not "pretty beaches!" and "don't have to shovel snow!" or "we have a great hospital!"
FWIW, I'm a (twice) retired, physically disabled woman. Outside of resources, my situation probably isn't too far off from that of the OP.
20 years ago a "we have good hospitals" comment would have caused me to roll my eyes too. Today, it's one of the most important factors in deciding
where to live. If you live with health issues and are disabled, accessibility to medical care becomes a very big issue. If you need regular
treatment, having good care within a short distance can be a very big thing. When I suffered a widowmaker heart attack last year and my overall
chances of survival hovered at less than 10%, having a world class cardiologist available at 3am on a Sunday morning was the difference between me
posting this and being a statistic calling out from six feet under. For me, health care is VERY important. I'm sorry you disagree.
20 years ago, the heat outside was a real factor in my comfort, and leaving the house in the humidity was sometimes miserable. Being disabled, I no
longer have the ability to leave my home without assistance. Like many disabled people, I spend 99% of my time at home, in air conditioned spaces, so
the weather isn't such a large factor anymore. If you only left the house once of twice a month, do you think that weather would be as huge a factor
I think that I share many similarities with the OP, with the exception of living accommodations. I can't help much there because my situation is
different, so all I can do is try to provide accurate information based on my knowledge. I shared what my homes rent for in various parts of town to
be used as a very rough reference. I'm sorry for doing so now, because some of you obviously feel that my statements were borne in arrogance rather
than a desire to provide reference.
Regardless of where you and I disagree, the matter remains that the OP is considering a move to this area, and there are some (what I consider to be)
rather significant factors that I think should be considered outside of just "Florida sucks."