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Old 02-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #31
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Thank you for posting this. I too am trying to move to FL and I was going to post here to ask a few questions so this thread has been very helpful. For those of you living in Orlando, does living near the World take any of the magic away, or do you still feel the same magic every time you go?
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:47 AM   #32
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Anyone work in the medical field in central florida?
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:48 AM   #33
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"""anyone work in the medical field in central florida?""
I do! We (DH & I) moved here in Jan and I am also an ultrasound tech!!!
I am working for Fl Hosp Celebration and so far I LOVE it. We live in Kissimmee in a beautiful apt. Did not want to buy a house until we lived thru one summer.
Did you know Fl Hosp is part of the Advenist Health System? You may be able to transfer and keep your years of service, you should check that out. I think there are 7 or 8 hospitals part of the AHS here in the greater Orlando area.
Good luck with your big move!
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:45 AM   #34
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Thank you for posting this. I too am trying to move to FL and I was going to post here to ask a few questions so this thread has been very helpful. For those of you living in Orlando, does living near the World take any of the magic away, or do you still feel the same magic every time you go?
I still feel the magic every time I go. I average 80+ visits a year and it never gets old.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:02 AM   #35
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I still feel the magic every time I go. I average 80+ visits a year and it never gets old.
Me too! I still get a smile on my face every time I drive through the gates!
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:36 PM   #36
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I wish there would be an entire podcast devoted to "I moved to Orlando."

I want to hear about before the actual decision to move, what made it reality, the moving process, what you all thought it would be like...how it differed. I remember someone (Pete?) saying he'd thought he'd walk in the parks all the time, lol. A friend of mine and I had that same conversation even before Pete (or whoever) said it.

I've driven around. I know that once you're outside the touristy stuff it is VERY flat and plain. But I want to hear more.

There just can't be enough, "I moved to Orlando and..." talk for me.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:54 PM   #37
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Moving to Florida has been so much better than I ever thought it would be.

When I put my house up for sale I did what every Disney fan does. I went to WDW for a week. The first person that wanted the house bought it. I was on Mars(Mission Space) when I got the call saying the house was sold. I had to come down for a long weekend to look for a house. I looked at 30 of them and bought house number 25. I had to buy a house and move in less than 3 weeks but I did it. The house is in the perfect location and I love it. I can look out my window to see cows grazing and orange trees. When the orange trees bloom in the Spring the air is heavenly here.

Packing up and moving nearly killed me. Sorting through 27 years of "stuff" was not fun, I hate to paint and after the painting I did I never want to paint again.

The day I moved it was bright and sunny and 70 degrees in December. I live on a hill and I was so worried that the weather would cooperate. The moving van left and an hour later it started to snow. The really heavy stuff, a thunderstorm snow. It snowed all weekend. My closing was on Monday and it was a nasty day. I got my check for the house, drove to the airport, and arrived in Orlando several hours later to sun and warmth.

I love the flat of Fl. I live close to a ridge where there is rolling hills but I don't need that anymore. The scenery here is beautiful. I can be to the beach in a little over an hour. If there is a shuttle launch I can drive down and see it. If I need to take a cruise it is 60 miles away.

When I first moved here I was running around doing outside chores. I soon realized it is sunny here all the time. I wasn't used to that. I love it here. It is one of the best decisions I ever made.

My job at the time transferred with me. As long as I was close to the airport I could be located anywhere. It is so much easier getting to the airport now. No need to time my trips so I am not trying to get to the airport during rush hour.

I think my move was one of the best things I have done in my life. Right behind my late husband and my kids.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:13 PM   #38
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My family has been in Florida for over 11 years-we're all originally Jersey people but little by little everyone has migrated South. So, three or four times a year, I went to Newark Airport, got on a plane and flew down to visit my parents and relatives. Between the rising cost of airfare, the pet sitting, the limo and the fact that I was the only one left in Jersey, I finally decided in December of 2007 that I had had enough. Came back from that trip, called my realtor buddy and put the condo on the market. It took until August, but I finally got a buyer at a decent price, packed up my stuff, loaded cats and other valuables into my Toyota and headed south.

Like Kathy, I had to adjust to the fact that the sun shines here a LOT and that I don't have to go outside everytime it does or my inside the house chores will never get done.

I brought my job with me and worked from home, but then my company had layoffs and that was the end of that. Right now I have a temp job and hopefully will soon be starting a permanent one. However, the salaries here are MUCH lower than in the NYC/NJ area and that is something you have to adjust to.

I DO walk in the parks quite often. I go after dinner or on a weekend afternoon and get some fresh air and sunshine in my favorite place. Where I live, there is a lot of traffic and businesses so walking there isn't that much fun. A short drive and I'm over in EPCOT or MK and the walking is much more attractive.

Moving to Florida was one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I don't regret it for a minute.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #39
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Thanks everyone for all the awesome coments. The afinity I feel for the parks and the area just reassures me everytime we talk about it that this is really what we are "supposed" to do.
Every time my wife and I speak, Florida is always in the conversation. No place has held our interest like this.
I am an avid planner / guide type person, I love to help anyone that talks about planning a Disney trip. I can't imagine how awesome it will be to have friends visit and tour them around "our area"

It would be great if both my wife and I were able to transfer with the Adventists. It would be the icing on the cake.
(as an Ultrasound tech, do you need to have a separate license to work in Florida like California does?)

I cannot imagine this being a bad choice for us. We are very excited.

Its too bad we have to wait for 5 years, but we also want to enjoy our children's last few years at home here in Colorado too. 5 years will sail by! The housing market is so much lower in Florida than in Colorado, we will be able to put a large amount down on whatever we move into in Florida. We have been looking at homes online in the area around "SPEER LAKE" just south of Winter Garden, anyone live around there?
OK ill shut up now.
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***(as an Ultrasound tech, do you need to have a separate license to work in Florida like California does?)***

No. There is no seperate license in Fl for u/s, just for rad techs.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #41
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Moving to Florida has been so much better than I ever thought it would be.

When I put my house up for sale I did what every Disney fan does. I went to WDW for a week. The first person that wanted the house bought it. I was on Mars(Mission Space) when I got the call saying the house was sold. I had to come down for a long weekend to look for a house. I looked at 30 of them and bought house number 25. I had to buy a house and move in less than 3 weeks but I did it. The house is in the perfect location and I love it. I can look out my window to see cows grazing and orange trees. When the orange trees bloom in the Spring the air is heavenly here.

Packing up and moving nearly killed me. Sorting through 27 years of "stuff" was not fun, I hate to paint and after the painting I did I never want to paint again.

The day I moved it was bright and sunny and 70 degrees in December. I live on a hill and I was so worried that the weather would cooperate. The moving van left and an hour later it started to snow. The really heavy stuff, a thunderstorm snow. It snowed all weekend. My closing was on Monday and it was a nasty day. I got my check for the house, drove to the airport, and arrived in Orlando several hours later to sun and warmth.

I love the flat of Fl. I live close to a ridge where there is rolling hills but I don't need that anymore. The scenery here is beautiful. I can be to the beach in a little over an hour. If there is a shuttle launch I can drive down and see it. If I need to take a cruise it is 60 miles away.

When I first moved here I was running around doing outside chores. I soon realized it is sunny here all the time. I wasn't used to that. I love it here. It is one of the best decisions I ever made.

My job at the time transferred with me. As long as I was close to the airport I could be located anywhere. It is so much easier getting to the airport now. No need to time my trips so I am not trying to get to the airport during rush hour.

I think my move was one of the best things I have done in my life. Right behind my late husband and my kids.
What a great story Kathy. It gave me a big smile reading it. You did exactly what I would love to do.

I've thought about it and thought about it. I would love to move, I live in Cleveland, so we get similiar weather as you did in Pittsburgh, I have come to HATE the snow, it just gives me anxiety all winter, plus I feel I would be like you, visit the park 80+ days, but it would never lose the magic for me.

The thing that holds me back is the humidity in Florida. I don't mind HOT, I went to Vegas once when it was 114 degrees and it didn't bother me a bit, but the icky sticky humidity? I hate it. And I hear you guys talking on the podcast saying how you have to put black out curtains on the windows to keep the house cool or one time Kevin said going outside was like walking around in a thick heavy wet blanket, then I'm not sure I could do it. Since you are from a similiar climate, how did you assimilate to the summer heat? I've never been in the summer or even in September, walking around dripping is just not my idea of fun. I worry I would hate it more than the cold and snow here, although I can't imagine that could be true.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:42 AM   #42
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The humidity reminds me of Pittsburgh. When it's hot it's hot. I can put up with that to live here. You just do things differently than you did up North. It's the other months of the year when you are out doing a lot outside.

I love the fact that during the winter I can be out at the parks, beach etc. My late mother used to hate being cooped up in the house. She hated it. I used to joke to my neighbors I would see them in the Spring.

I love when my friends from up North call this time of year. It is beautiful here. I moved here because I don't like the cold. At least here I have a/c. I didn't have it up north but I can remember many 100% humidity days in Pittsburgh. I also like going to the water parks here in the Summer.

To me putting up with the summer heat and humidity is a small price to pay to live here.
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Living in Florida is the opposite of living up North. In the North-you hibernate from November to March. In Florida, we hibernate from June to October.

I have always been a person who HATES being hot. I simply detest it. However, I found that my first summer here was less miserable than most summers in NJ. I think it's because the buildings here are built to stay cool, the buildings up North are built to stay warm. That's why we have so many issues down here when it does get even a little cold-our houses aren't built for it.
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I used to joke to my neighbors I would see them in the Spring.
It's no joke! We laugh about that, too. We're all out and about in the summer. I visit and listen to gossip and we go for ice cream and such. Then we start visiting inside...we have the Halloween party...and that's that.

A few drop offs of presents and treats at Christmas and then we all see each other when it warms up...which is usually May.

It would be so nice to be able to visit year-round.

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To me putting up with the summer heat and humidity is a small price to pay to live here.
I hate the cold, snow and ice. That is the #1 reason I want to move South.

I've selected Orlando as my DPTL (Dream Place To Live) because I do like theme parks. I'm not one of those people for whom the parks are "magical" and don't really see losing anything...except the pressure to do a gazillion things in a few days or feel like we've spent lots of dough for nothing. And I could live without that.

I know it is very hot and humid in the summer. But you don't slip on hot and humid and fall down. You don't have to put on a bunch of extra clothes for hot & humid. Hot & humid does not make a big mess in the garage. It doesn't slow you down on the roadways and cause accidents. And the sun can still shine when it is hot & humid.

Hot & humid is uncomfortable, but I'll take it over freezing and dark.

Thanks for sharing, everyone!
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I know it is very hot and humid in the summer. But you don't slip on hot and humid and fall down. You don't have to put on a bunch of extra clothes for hot & humid. Hot & humid does not make a big mess in the garage. It doesn't slow you down on the roadways and cause accidents. And the sun can still shine when it is hot & humid.

Hot & humid is uncomfortable, but I'll take it over freezing and dark.
...I totally agree!!
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