Moving to Florida

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If you are thinking of moving to the Sunshine State, then join the crowd!  Experts and consultants agree that Florida's population is "exploding" and expected to reach 20.7 million by the end of 2016.  To put this in some perspective, Florida had only 1 million residents in 1910, and 10 million in 1980.  Last year Florida's population grew 1.84% making it the fourth fastest growing state in the US.  Florida only trails California (39.14 million) and Texas (27.5 million) in overall population.  

The growth of Florida residents averages out to 1,000 new people moving per day.  Experts estimate that for the past 38 months Florida has also experienced a job growth expansion that's exceeded the national average.  For instance, it has been noted that in the past 12 months new job creation is at 244,500, which reflects a 3% growth rate.

It would appear that there is not only plenty of room, but also economic opportunity for those who wish to relocate to Florida from cold weather states such as Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

So whether it's for jobs, fun or sun, consider moving to Florida!  An experienced Realtor can help make your move less stressful and improve your chances of finding the right part of the Sunshine state to call "home."

Dana Kibbey at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate located in Bradenton, FL is a relocation specialist helping residents of the Midwest move to Florida.  She can be contacted at 941.251.4558 -