17 Types of People Who Won’t Enjoy Living in Florida

Having warm sunshine sounds like a dream to most people. However, even though Florida has this perk, it also has its drawbacks. It surely isn’t for everyone. In this article, we’ll look at different types of people for whom Florida wouldn’t be the ideal place to live. 

People Who Dislike Humidity

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Florida’s relentless humidity makes daily life uncomfortable for those not used to sticky weather. You might have heard the saying, “It’s not the heat that gets you; it’s the humidity.” This is because hot weather feels so much worse when it’s humid. It’s so bad that it can make your clothes stick to your skin.

People with Pollen Allergies

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Florida’s green landscapes are beautiful but can be a nightmare for allergy sufferers. Since it’s warm all year round, pollen season almost never ends in Florida. There’s also a large population of allergic plants like ragweed that shed pollen most times of the year. You’d have to use antihistamines in your daily life to survive.

Those Who Prefer Mountainous Landscapes

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Florida is a coastal state, meaning it’s mostly flat. There are barely any mountainous or hilly areas. Floridians who want to do mountain activities like skiing usually have to go to other states like Colorado or Alaska to find them. There are still artificially created places like ice rinks where you can enjoy a more humble version of your favorite winter sports.

High Tax Opponents

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Florida might surprise you with its taxes. It doesn’t have a state income tax, which sounds great at first. However, you’ll find that sales and property taxes are quite high. There are also extra fees in tourist areas and costs related to protecting your home from hurricanes. These expenses can add up quickly and catch new residents off guard.

Seclusion Seekers

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Finding true seclusion is tough in Florida’s densely populated communities. There are very few options for people seeking to live remotely. You’ll likely have neighbors who are very close to you in most parts of the state because it is one of the most densely populated states in the United States. 

Winter Enthusiasts

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If you love snow and cold weather, Florida’s year-round warm climate might not be for you.  There are no winters in Florida, meaning there are limited options for cold-weather activities like winter sports and cozy hangouts at home. According to the Florida Times-Union, Florida first received snow in 1977.

Heat-Sensitive Individuals

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Florida’s heat can be overwhelming. In the summer, temperatures soar, and heatwaves can last a long time. If you don’t handle heat well, you’ll need to rely on air conditioning a lot. This will make daily life quite uncomfortable or even dangerous for anyone who is sensitive to high temperatures.

Night Sky Enthusiasts

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Florida’s bright city lights often overshadow the beauty of the night sky. Luckily, the artificial skyline is still very beautiful but it obviously can’t compare with the natural beauty of the stars. If you love stargazing, a good option is to drive to the outskirts of cities where there are fewer skyscrapers.

Conventional Farmers

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Farming in Florida can be tough on both small and large farmers. The sandy soil isn’t good for growing traditional crops. It’s also very humid, and there are lots of pests that can ruin crops. Farmers need to know a lot about these challenges to succeed. 

Urban Traditionalists

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Florida’s architectural styles, dominated by modern and Art Deco influences, may not appeal to everyone. You won’t find many traditional, old-fashioned metropolitan areas here. This modern look defines much of Florida and isn’t to everyone’s taste. However, it doesn’t make the state any less beautiful. 

Quiet Animal Lovers

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Living in Florida means dealing with a variety of wildlife, which can be unsettling for some. Finding an alligator in your backyard is just another day in Florida, something that is unheard of in other states. If you have children, this is a major cause for concern, and they have to be properly trained on how to deal with a wild animal encounter.

Individuals Preferring a Quiet Life

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The constant hustle and bustle of Florida’s tourist-heavy areas can be overwhelming for those seeking peace. According to CBS News, Florida saw 127.8 million visitors in 2022, and almost 123 million in 2023. In addition to the tourists everywhere, the nightlife in Florida is also a major part of the culture. If you want a quiet life, another part of the country might be a better fit.

Privacy Advocates

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Privacy can be hard to come by in Florida since information is easily accessible. The communities there are very close-knit, which means less privacy, especially in smaller towns. Florida also has laws that make many records public. This makes it hard to keep your personal information private.

History Buffs

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Like any other place, Florida has a beautiful history. However, it’s overshadowed by its modern attractions and entertainment-focused culture. Places like New York have done much more to preserve their historical landmarks, unlike Florida. To be fair, most of Florida’s development has happened in the last 100 years.

Traffic Haters

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Traffic in Florida isn’t as bad as in Los Angeles for most times of the year, but it gets crazy in the winter months when retirees head down to escape the cold. The lack of good public transportation means everyone has to drive, and the millions of tourists don’t make the situation any better. 

Anti-wealth Activists

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If you don’t want to see extravagant displays of wealth, Florida might not be the right place for you. It’s home to some of the wealthiest people in the world, including politicians, tech billionaires, and sports stars. There are still modest places to live in Florida, but the flash is hard to escape. 

People Who Are Against Plastic Surgery

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Miami is one of the plastic surgery capitals in the U.S., and Floridians aren’t afraid of embracing it. Many of them choose to tweak their bodies if they have something they don’t like. Luckily, you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to, but you’ll surely be seeing it everywhere.

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