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Climate and culture, food and diversity, education and low cost of living are the perfect ingredients to a high quality of life in Florida.
There are countless reasons why a life in Florida is the best. The state makes it easy to achieve a work-life balance. Set to a backdrop of great weather, recreation and culture – and also the affordable cost of living that allows you to enjoy all of these activities – it’s clear why Florida’s quality of life is an attractive asset.
Florida is called the Sunshine State for a good reason. The average annual high temperature is 81 degrees F (27° C), while the average annual low temperature remains a comfortable 60 degrees F (16° C). Beaches on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts provide swaying palm trees and sandy stretches, while waterways and natural escapes inland provide a change of pace. A mix of cultures and nationalities provide a cosmopolitan atmosphere, with museums, theaters and other venues that rival any in the nation. Sprinkle in some basics like fresh produce, great education and low costs of living, and the choice is all but made.
Florida’s leaders are committed to having the best educational system possible. The state’s school system, where rigorous standards for small class sizes and regular testing have improved performance, is a grade above other states. Florida also has a multitude of renowned colleges and universities, technical institutions and community and state colleges. All Florida residents live within 50 miles of a post-secondary educational institution.
Florida remains one of the most desirable and affordable places to live. Yet, in many ways, Florida’s cost of living is below that of other states with similar economic growth and in-migration rates. Its state and local governments are committed to keeping its low tax environment, plentiful modern amenities and quality public services. Several sites offer cost comparisons for living expenses between Florida and other states and within Florida.
Florida offers a broad spectrum of arts, history and culture to stimulate the mind and soul. In addition to hosting numerous international festivals, high-profile art exhibitions, well-known entertainers and traveling Broadway shows, Florida is home to professional musicians and orchestras, dance troupes, literary legends and world-class entertainment, as well as a multitude of art, science and history museums.
With more golf courses than any other state, over 1,300 miles of coastline, unique shopping experiences, thousands of lakes, local and regional parks and recreation areas, Florida has something for everyone. Add to that a myriad of cultural amenities, world-class theme parks and sporting events and you have a clear recipe for a well-rounded and rewarding lifestyle. The state’s booming tourism industry offers great business opportunities as well as a dynamic, growing market for companies.