posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 08:29 PM
Northern Nevada hmm?
I grew up in southern Idaho. I also lived in Florida (Tampa Bay area) for about seven years.
Ft. Myers is nice enough-- it's very hot and very humid, so it'd be a huge change, but if you like that sort of thing (as I do) it should be fine.
Central and southern Florida reminds me in a lot of ways of southern California-- it's a great place to live, but the problem is that there are so
many people who think it's a great place to live, and too many of them don't or won't work, so you have to get used to locking your car every time
you walk away from it, and don't count of keeping a nice car stereo for long. It's not so bad in Ft. Myers specifically (which is only a
medium-sized city), but it's still worse than it is anywhere around you. Well-- if you're currently in Elko, then it's about the same...
Honestly, the people are very nice-- even the ones that'll climb up to a third story balcony to steal your bicycle (no kidding-- that really happened
So-- if you can handle petty crime, heat, humidity, enormous prehistoric-looking insects, tourists, alligators, retirees and transplanted
midwesterners, you'll be fine. The cost of living is pretty good and the Gulf of Mexico is gorgeous.
Thomas Edison had a winter residence in Ft. Myers, for whatever that's worth.
I left Florida 12 years ago, and I threaten to move back every winter. I loved it there, but, like George Bailey, I've grown roots here now and it
just seems that I can't quite get away...
[edit on 18-1-2006 by Bob LaoTse]