Thinking of moving to Florida

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  1. linswin23

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    Hi everyone,

    My husband and I are thinking of moving to Florida. We are both teachers. I guess I'm posting this because I would love to hear the pros and cons about Florida if you currently live there. If you wouldn't mind sharing that would be great. Also, if you wouldn't mind telling me which area you live in that would also be helpful. We aren't sure where in Florida we would move. Or course, it would all depend on where we could get jobs.
     
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    I've heard that Florida isn't great for teachers. Where are you moving from?
     
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    I'm currently in Korea :)

    When I was in the U.S. I used to work in Southern California.
     
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    One of my best friends lived in Florida for about 15 years. She was in Ocala. She worked for a company that makes fire engines. Later she worked for a funeral home. Nothing was in education. I have heard it's not a great place to teach, but I'm sure that likely varies by location as it does other places.
     
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    I'm in Palm Beach County, though I only worked in private schools. However, family members and friends have told me enough to know that you don't want to consider Palm Beach. First of all, there are 180 schools in the district. And it goes downhill from there.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Do you know which coast you'd like to be closest to? I know we have several members who work kind of close to the central Gulf Coast area and seem happy with schools there. Dade and Broward counties, south of Palm Beach, are quite crowded and I wouldn't want to be there. Northern Florida is more rural and very much still 'old Florida' in a good 'ol boy kind of way. Central Florida doesn't have the advantage of sea breezes and some areas are congested but others are more rural. The winter cool spells are colder from the central area north of the lake (Okeechobee) and northward. That area gets a different weather pattern.
     
  9. TeacherNY

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    What Einstein thought that 180 schools should be in one district??? :dizzy:
     
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    I know, right? The whole district is full of Einsteins.
     

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