Out-of-towners buy into some pretty strange Florida stereotypes. If you’ve lived here for awhile, you’ve probably heard a few of them. Floridians, however, know that there’s more to The Sunshine State than meets the eye. Here are a few of the things we find ourselves having to explain the most:
So there you have it; this is Florida as locals know it. What are the misconceptions you hear the most from out-of-town visitors and how do you set people straight? What’s your favorite thing about living in our state and what stereotypes about Florida do you think are true?
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Nikki Rhoades|January 19, 2020
What are some interesting things about Florida?
Some interesting things about Florida are:
We're the third most populous state
We're home to the oldest inhabited city in the country
Florida has the longest coastline in the continental US.
The Sunshine State, as you surely know, is a little slice of paradise. That’s why we have so many transplants, after all! There are many interesting things about Florida that you’ll quickly uncover. Did you know that we’re the third most populous state? Nearly 22 million people are packed into our 65,757 square miles of lovely landscape, enjoying their own little paradise.
What are Floridians known for?
Floridians are known for many things. Living in Florida, you come to know a bit about the kind of people that call this pretty place home. One of the many Florida traits discussed by outsiders is our “purported” inability to drive… and, yes, in some cases it’s pretty accurate. Locals are said to have 1,000 accidents daily.
What is the most popular Florida stereotype?
The most popular Florida stereotype is: Here in paradise, we’re also known for our infamous “Florida Man” headlines (e.g. Florida Man Unashamedly Wrestles An Alligator In Local Supermarket), and yes, we think they’re funny too.