Is It Worth Moving To Florida? Here’s My Take On It

Real Estate Agent with 55Next Real Estate SL3449869

Is it worth moving to Florida? Well, there are a lot of reasons why moving to Florida is a great idea.


Retirees are relocating for a variety of reasons.  

Florida has been called "the most Southern state" in the United States. It is a popular destination for retirees because of its great retirement community opportunities and climate.

There are many reasons why people choose to move to Florida. Here are some of the most important considerations when deciding on a location.

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What Makes Florida A Great Location

The most obvious reason to relocate to Florida would be the warmer climate. Most retirees find that living in a retirement community in Florida offers the ideal living situation. They can have their family and close friends nearby.

There are plenty of job opportunities. Most importantly, the various active adult communities in Florida offer activities for recreation. Some communities have year-round outdoor activities, while others provide year-round pools, spas, and other amenities for active adults.

One good example of such a community is On Top of the World. This is an exclusive active adult community in Ocala, Florida. It’s a gated community but what’s nice about it is that the size is neither too small nor too big.

It definitely isn’t crowded but it’s not too big that you will feel isolated and lonely. It’s a perfect size for retirees who want to meet like-minded folks and at the same time, preserve their privacy. I should know because I’ve been living here with my lovely wife. 

One of the most attractive parts of On Top of the World is that it’s located within minutes of all of the attractions and activities of the city. Ocala, Florida has many top-notch restaurants and shopping districts. Active adults like me and my wife never run out of things to do.

Residences in On Top Of The World

Residencies in On Top of the World can range from duplexes to single-story units. My wife and I chose a duplex and we love it. Despite it being a duplex, there’s a lot of space inside and out.

I run my office from the house and my wife spends a lot of time outside in her garden. There’s just so much space for the things we love to do.

So, Is it Worth Moving To Florida?

When thinking about relocating, retirees should also think about how long they plan to live in Florida. Is the dream of retiring to Florida to simply live out the rest of one's life in the sunshine state? Many retirees have been able to live in Florida for decades, but this does not mean that they do not still want to move somewhere else once they are no longer able to physically move around.

For people who want to live near golf courses and other outdoor activities, they may be better off choosing a community where they can go to practice their hobbies twenty-four hours a day. Of course, On Top of the World is a great option for a golf enthusiast.

If a retiree wants to live in a quiet and serene environment, a resort-like community like On Top of the World may be the best choice. Nonetheless, there are lots of options in Ocala. Florida.

So, if I have to answer the question, is it worth moving to Florida? My answer is a big yes!

Feel free to contact the 55 Next Real Estate Team. Our Ocala Office is located at 8929 SW 94th St., Unit G. You can call us at 352-244-8977. 

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TJ Harrington 

Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Jan 30, 2021 07:24 AM