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Floridian Transplants Running Away From The Heat, Hurricanes, and Exorbitant Prices

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Unexpectedly, hundreds of transplants from Florida are leaving the area, primarily due to the extreme heat, destructive hurricanes, and skyrocketing cost of living.

Over 700,000 people moved to Florida during the pandemic, drawn by the state’s sunny climate, tax breaks, and cheaper cost of living. But for many, disappointment arrived swiftly.

After just two years, Louis Rotkowitz, a former New Yorker, left his West Palm Beach house, claiming stress from his financial situation, bad traffic, and worries about the state’s gun restrictions. Jodi Cummins agreed with Rotkowitz, finding Florida’s expensive living standards and intense heat to be far from the paradise she had imagined.

Even though the job prospects were initially good, Veronica Blaski and her husband were driven away by rising insurance premiums, rising property prices, and unanticipated expenses. The pair was taken aback by their escalating expenses, which included a substantial demand for roof replacement from their homes insurance provider.

Barb Carter, who experienced a loss on the sale of her Orlando house, cited wildlife infestations, storm damage, and difficulties accessing healthcare as reasons for her move back to Kansas.

It’s evident from the emergence of these tales of disappointment that the harsh reality of living in the Sunshine State often eclipse the attractiveness of Florida’s sunshine for many people.

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