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Julio Perdomo commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Summer is the rainy season, but not 90% of the time. It is stormy in the afternoons and is very steamy. The summers here are somewhat uncomfortable I will agree but its a tropical climate. What do you expect? It rains all winter long in North California and it’s very cold, and can get rather cold in LA.

Posted on 04/20/2014 at 6:06 PM

Caroline commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

To the person who wrote this post: I am laughing at a statement you made. “But if you are a SUNSHINE kinda person, I can’t fathom why you’d prefer to live in California over Florida.” Um, maybe because its cloudy and storming 90% of the time in Florida. Florida is the absolute worst place to be for sunny weather, especially in the summer. I have spent a whole summer in Florida and a whole summer in California. It was cloudy and rained EVERY SINGLE DAY in Florida. You couldn’t even go to the beach or spend time outside all summer. The summer I spent in California, on the other hand, it was bright and sunny and breezy every day, and there wasn’t a single drop of rain all summer. Not to mention the weather was perfect, while in Florida I felt like I was in a 95 degree sauna all summer. If you really are a “sunshine” person, Florida is definitely not for you. If you’re a HEAT person, well that’s a different story.

Posted on 04/20/2014 at 5:21 PM

calicojack commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Boring is the last thing one can call SD. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. If you need 24hr entertainment, well, Las Vegas is a few hours away.

Posted on 04/19/2014 at 9:02 PM

Aaron commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

I have heard that SD is boring.

Posted on 04/19/2014 at 7:18 PM

Calicojack commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Nick, cannot agree more smile. Am back in SD after 4 years of south beach and am realizing how much i have been missing it.

Posted on 04/19/2014 at 6:29 PM

Julius commented on "WMC and Ultra DJs' Miami Favorites"

I give Matt props.

Cool interviews!

-Julius

Posted on 04/19/2014 at 5:33 PM

Nick commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

I see a lot of people talking specifically about South Florida. Okay, maybe South Florida is nice but if you are looking at the state of California as a WHOLE, and the state of Florida as a WHOLE, California wins, hands down.

Posted on 04/19/2014 at 4:42 PM

cory commented on "Miami Star Map - A Top Secret Map To Celebrity Homes"

Qui connait le numero de la maison de julio iglesias sur star island

Posted on 04/17/2014 at 8:38 AM

calicojack commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

well, its going to be very humid in the summer months with lots of thunderstorms in the afternoons. I personally dont mind the humidity, however the majority complains about the oppressive heat and sauna like atmosphere. As said before, florida has its own beauty, however the overall balance is better in california.

Posted on 04/14/2014 at 2:57 PM

BZ commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Personally I liked Florida when I went in March.  I thought it was beautiful.  What my husband is afraid of is that he is very adverse to humidity and also my daughter and I have asthma and I know humidity is a trigger for asthma.  The other concern I have is since it is so humid will there be more mold spores.  If so, we would have a hard time.  I don’t mind not having mountains, I lived without them in MN.  But what we experienced living in Austin, TX was that because the summers were so extremely hot, we were inside a lot during the summer.  My kids never wanted to go outside in the extreme over 100 degree heat.  So we worry that if we move to FL and step outside in June and are drenched with sweat, will it force us to be inside all the time.  We are a very outdoors active family and my husband is worried that we won’t want to be outside.  He won’t move inland, but wanted to think about South Florida around Boca, Delray, or Deerfield Beaches.  I do love florida in the spring and winter but I am concerned about summers when my kids will want to be outside.  And my husband is worried about the bugs.

Posted on 04/14/2014 at 12:46 PM

Julio Perdomk commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

This conversation is very skewed in favor of California. I agree that California is beautiful and worthy of praise, but let’s keep in mind that anyone who is looking for an unbiased review of South Florida are not going to find it here. First of all, this conversation has been hijacked by people talking about central and both Florida which is not the original intent of the OP. (I tend to agree with the assessment people make of anywhere north of WPB.) South Florida is unique and beautiful and there are a lot of nice places to live . Miami is a great place to love in my opinion if you do not mind a high paced lifestyle and crazy driving! There is a lot of culture and great food and you will not be bored to say the least. For those who have kids and growing families however, Miami may or may not be right for them, especially South Beach. There are alternatives, mainly Broward county which is only 30-45 north of Miami Dade. There are very safe and quiet towns just a short distance away with good schools and plenty of nice neighborhoods eg. Weston, Davie, Cooper City, West Sunrise, Coral Springs. These communities offer a great deal and are close to Miami so that you can enjoy the city without having to put up with big city living. Also, Fort Lauderdale is okay and there are great beaches in Lauderdale by the Sea. All in all, south Florida warrants looking into and should not be dismissed simply because this forum turned into a Florida hate fest!!!

Posted on 04/14/2014 at 7:08 AM

BZ commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Calicojack, I agree about the pacific.  That is one thing that I LOVE about Florida.  Being a native Minnesota, I HATE being cold.  I don’t mind being cool but cold is too hard on me.  So I don’t swim here in OC unless it is July and 80 degrees or more!

Posted on 04/08/2014 at 1:33 PM

Calicojack commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

If one has enough money to have a place by the water, not having to deal with traffic, ignoring the ‘bad’ and just enjoy the ‘good’, it is not such a bad place. Coming from San Diego, which is truly a beautiful place to live, its was a bit challenging to adapt to south florida, especially south beach in Miami. Yes, the humidity can get to you sometimes, but the weather in the winter is amazing. But overall, i agree, nothing compares to California’s beauty. Wish the pacific was a bit warmer though smile

Posted on 04/08/2014 at 1:14 PM

BZ commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Sam, I appreciate you sharing that. I really do.  My husband and I decided to stay in California.  I understand you can save money and live more on your money in FL but honestly, I agree, I love the landscape here and the lower humidity.

Posted on 04/08/2014 at 11:05 AM

Sam commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

I recently was forced to move from Ventura County to Central Florida. I can’t begin to tell you how much I despise it here. I never realized how beautiful California really was until I moved to this dump. Maybe the beaches here are better for laying out, but nothing beats the feeling you get cruising down PCH with the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. I’m not a fan of LA, don’t get me wrong here. I love the coastal areas near Ventura County and Santa Barbara, and the mountains. Florida not having mountains is enough for me to hate it. Go up to Mammoth Mountain or Yosemite. It’s breathtaking. Or Napa Valley up North. BEAUTIFUL. All I’ve seen on here are comments about LA, which is nothing compared to the other places California has to offer. I’ve been all over Florida, and I can honestly say it’s extremely trashy. The buildings, roads, people, just the feel of this place is gross. I live in a upper middle class area yet I still feel like I’m living in poverty compared to the lower class neighborhood I lived in in California. The rednecks, racists, and ghettos I have to interact with on a daily basis here is sickening. On the other hand, the general vibe is so much more enjoyable and classy in Cali. Most of the towns are visually pleasing and nice looking. The towns here look like complete trash. The lakes here are swampy and musty, while the lakes in California are fresh and surrounded by gorgeous mountainous views. I guess what I’m trying to say is I want to live in a place where I can walk outside, look around me, and say “Wow, what a beautiful day.” I can’t do that here. I’m moving back to Santa Barbara in June and I couldn’t be more excited. Oh, I forgot to mention all the crazy crimes that happen here. It seems like whenever something disgusting, despicable, or crazy is talked about on the news, it happened in Florida. No surprise there. And the weather is TERRIBLE. The humidity is sickening. I can’t wait to get out of this shit hole. Look up “why is Florida so trashy” on Google, and you can see just how many people truly hate this God forsaken place. Hell on earth, for sure.

Posted on 04/08/2014 at 5:41 AM

Robyn commented on "My Trip to The Real Golden Girls' House"

So happy to read these posts. Was just recently given the whole series of golden girls on DVD for my birthday in March. Love the series, love the fashions and jewellery worn by girls. My family come running when they here me laughing sooooo much and watch it with me.
Many hours of fun and sheer joy watching it. We still get the reruns here in Brisbane Australia but nothing like having the whole series .

Posted on 04/06/2014 at 6:23 AM

Robyn commented on "My Trip to The Real Golden Girls' House"

So happy to read these posts. Was just recently given the whole series of golden girls on DVD for my birthday in March. Love the series, love the fashions and jewellery worn by girls. My family come running when they here me laughing sooooo much and watch it with me.
Many hours of fun and sheer joy watching it. We still get the reruns here in Brisbane Australia but nothing like having the whole series .

Posted on 04/06/2014 at 6:23 AM

BZ commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Oh I’m sorry.  San Diego is WARMER than LA.  The water is supposed to be warmer than LA but definitely warmer than Northern California! smile

Posted on 04/04/2014 at 6:48 PM

Aaron commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

So San Diego is much colder than LA?
Thanks

Posted on 04/04/2014 at 11:24 AM

Aaron commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Yes BZ it does to a great extent. Thank you. I went to UC @ Santa Cruz for a conference it was great all along the coastal highway…. like paradise to Monterrey but the water was freezing.

What are some of the bad points of living in the South Beach area or surrounding for a family with preschool kids.

Thanks.

Posted on 04/04/2014 at 11:23 AM

BZ commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Good question.  I would say that if you like warm water, Florida is it.  Here in Cali it is freezing cold, at least to me and my kids.  My husband is very warm blooded so he likes it and he will go in all year round.  The winters are not very cold here.  We had a pretty warm winter.  Today it was in the 70s.  We have had 80 degree days recently and it is April now.  The winters are 60s-70s mostly, some 50s but much more rare.  You can search “average temperatures year round in southern California” and it should bring up for you a website with a temperature calendar.  A lot of people still swim in the water here in southern California, we go to Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Seal Beach, and such.  San Diego, I would imagine would be warmer since you are closer to the equator.  San Diego is great.  Just make sure you search where to live.  Carlsbad is nice, Del Mar, La Jolla (very expensive), Mission Valley, Mission Beach, and others are very nice places to live.  So to answer your question about swimming on the beaches during all months,  I would say yes, if you are not adverse to cold water.  I am so I don’t swim til June or so.  But my husband isn’t, so he swims all year.  San Francisco is MUCH colder, yes.  Much colder than from LA to San Diego!  smile  Does that answer your question?

Posted on 04/04/2014 at 1:22 AM

BZ commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Good question.  I would say that if you like warm water, Florida is it.  Here in Cali it is freezing cold, at least to me and my kids.  My husband is very warm blooded so he likes it and he will go in all year round.  The winters are not very cold here.  We had a pretty warm winter.  Today it was in the 70s.  We have had 80 degree days recently and it is April now.  The winters are 60s-70s mostly, some 50s but much more rare.  You can search “average temperatures year round in southern California” and it should bring up for you a website with a temperature calendar.  A lot of people still swim in the water here in southern california, we go to Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Seal Beach, and such.  But San Diego, I would imagine would be warmer since you are closer to the equator.  San Diego is great.  Just make sure you search where to live.  Carlsbad is nice, Del Mar, La Jolla (very expensive), Mission Valley, Mission Beach, and others are very nice places to live.  So to answer your question about swimming on the beaches during all months,  I would say yes, if you are not adverse to cold water.  I am so I don’t swim til June or so.  But my husband isn’t, so he swims all year.  San Francisco is MUCH colder, yes.  Much colder than from LA to San Diego!  smile  Does that answer your question?

Posted on 04/04/2014 at 1:21 AM

Aaron commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

BZ. How nice is the weather in cali? SF and above goes down to 50s in the winter too many times. Can you go to the beach and swim all year long in cali. Maybe in San Diego? Not sure.

Posted on 04/04/2014 at 12:47 AM

BZ commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

Marcel, Miami and LA are both pretty liberal.  I think you may like LA better but be careful in either state where you move.  You will find that LA seems really nice and cool at first, but don’t ever forget that people are kind of fake there.  But if you can handle that then you can endure it.  I lived there 5 years and got really sick of the fake people.  But they are politically liberal there so that would fit your style.  Miami probably is too.  If you move to OC California or Boca Raton, then you will be in a more conservative area politically.  Of course you can find both anywhere.  You will love the weather in California but it is incredibly expensive to live here which doesn’t bother you until you find that you want to get married and buy a house.  A condo here will run you about $400,000 plus.  You can get a decent little house in FL for $250,000.  I would visit both places before you make a decision.  If you visit FL then you should do it in mid summer and see if you can handle the humidity and heat.  California is nice all year round.  Just food for thought.

Posted on 04/03/2014 at 10:21 PM

Marcel Zachary commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

All y’all comments are good inspiration for me I’m trying to move to either state I’ve heard good things from both places Miami sounds so awesome and LA is like paradise like any thing is possible and acknowledgeable. I want to be a Big Entertainer and problem is the city I live at is real small let alone for a state like Kansas it’s not all that great and cracked up like they have in the movies, yeah Superman and Dorothy are form there don’t mean that is just ludicrous even hypocritical the weather is either too hot or too cold not just right I love summertime but I like it everytime and not just a crappy season like we have.Not only that everybody acts like some Right-wingers that hate Obama so much they start to act like treasons or a bunch of hateful religious nuts (thank God Fred Phelps is dead) or just some old random standard person that don’t want to do anything but just bitch how boring is that let alone pathetic

Posted on 04/03/2014 at 6:21 AM

Matt Meltzer commented on "Advice for Underage Students on Spring Break (Under 21)"

Thanks, Liz!

Yes, they’ll accept her ID. I’ll say typically the night before a 21st birthday they’ll let the person in.

Posted on 03/31/2014 at 12:19 AM

Liz commented on "Advice for Underage Students on Spring Break (Under 21)"

I thought the writing was so good I googled the author. Lol.
Pretty cool articles on Thrillest.
My friend is turning 21. Our flight is the night before her birthday. Will they take her virtical ID?

Posted on 03/30/2014 at 1:49 AM

jess commented on "How To Use Public Transport in Miami"

The best way is any SoBe bus to Omni (120/C/S), then the free metro mover to Brickell, and then the B bus from Brickell station to Key Biscayne Sony Ericcson. Have fun!

Posted on 03/20/2014 at 3:49 PM

Firefly commented on "How To Use Public Transport in Miami"

Thanx Gus.  Guess we will drive and become part of the traffic jam ..

Posted on 03/20/2014 at 10:12 AM

Gus commented on "How To Use Public Transport in Miami"

Hi firefly,

There is no easy way to get from South Beach to Key Biscayne. You’re looking at having to take two or three buses, each way, with it taking about 2 hours to get there. For times and schedules, call the Miami-Dade Metrobus travel planning office at 305-891-3131.

Good luck,

Gus

Posted on 03/20/2014 at 9:50 AM