Here are the real
Number of people
who moved to Florida from
another U.S. state 1980-2008.
Number of people
who moved out of Florida to
another US state 1980-2008.
The data comes from an excellent study published by the University of Florida in 2009!
This was a very accurate study
of what is really happening because the study only used data from
the US Census Bureau that could be verified by IRS records. It did
not include foreign immigrants, legal or illegal, people who did
not file tax returns, or did not file on time, or did not file
yearly, or had errors in address reporting, etc. If you are the
kind of person who files a properly filled out tax return yearly,
you are like the people in the study.
What do the numbers show?
A minimum of 9,540,260 people moved out of Florida in just a 28 year period. That's more people than the entire population now living in all individual US States except ten. More people moved out of Florida between 1970-2008 than the entire population now living in New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana or Arizona for instance.
Of course this does
not surprise me. I moved to Florida in the mid '90's and
worked full time as a real estate agent and then as a broker. I saw
the pattern repeated over and over. People would move to Florida to
fulfill a dream, then slowly start to realize that living there was
far different than what they expected, and then moved back home.
This is great for real estate agents and movers who make money when
people just like you move down, and then again when you move out.
However, these people found multiple long distance moves were
terribly disruptive, stressful and often a financial
This is the way things would normally happen. People develop a near 100% positive impression by advertising promoting Florida tourism, real estate, retirement and other interests. After visiting, this impression is reinforced by wonderful memories of vacationing in Florida. I visited Florida at least twice a year for over 10 years before I finally moved. I had been at at all the theme parks and many of Florida's beaches. I thought I knew all there was to know about living in Florida because I had visited it so often.
The first few
months of living in Florida is almost always great, almost
like vacations. I can remember floating in my heated caged pool
after dark looking up at the stars and thinking "I should have
moved sooner". When I first started selling real estate in Florida
I couldn't relate to what people were telling me about why they
wanted to sell and move back to their home state. Many were willing
to sell at a significant loss just to get out of the state. Most
offered their reasons why, but if they didn't I would
As the years went by, I no longer had to ask why they were moving out. I had lived in Florida long enough to realize that living there was not like a vacation. This book is about the reasons why so many people who move to Florida to retire, or for the beach, theme parks or golf courses end up moving out. The numbers above are huge and they represent real people.
entirely possible that you may love living in Florida. The
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