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12 Things Longtime Floridians Wish They Could Tell Newcomers

From the outside, you might think the Sunshine State is all beaches and magical theme parks and fun in the sun all the time. It’s not like we don’t appreciate those things, but if you’re planning to relocate here, we’re here to tell you that it’s a little more complicated than that. Here are a few things longtime Floridians wish they could tell anyone new to our state or hoping to move here:

What do you think about this list? What else would you want to tell someone who was moving to Florida?

Victoria W
Victoria is a native Floridian and writer for OIYS. Visit my site here or contact me at