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Old Dec 3rd 2019, 8:27 pm
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If your business needs good connections, Atlanta would be a good choice and South of the Metro area you start to get some low relative wages which would probably help the business side. As an example, Kia have a factory about 70 miles South of Atlanta and pretty much employ the entire Town. I have no idea if that would help at all, but the smaller Southern towns from Atlanta seem to have been involved in older industries as well. As you move to Atlanta you hit the airline industry and then banking/tech once at the City and North.

Florida remains drive-able and the weather is a good match for 10 out of 12 months in the year.
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Old Dec 3rd 2019, 8:30 pm
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Atlanta and Nashville are well connected, have reasonably decent winter weather and haven't reached the ridiculousness of the west coast CoL, plus their time zones are closer to UK (-5 and -6). Orlando is obviously a winner on that front too.
I can't understand, personally, why people would consider east vs west coast based on timezones or proximity to Europe. I've had to fly back and forth 8 times this past 2 years (SFO-UK) and it's only an extra 5 hours or so on a plane. Making a lifestyle choice based on a 5 hour travel difference seems silly. Whether you consider the West Coast to be better or worse is a matter of personal choice, but I would make the decision based on more than just the time difference!
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I can't understand, personally, why people would consider east vs west coast based on timezones or proximity to Europe. I've had to fly back and forth 8 times this past 2 years (SFO-UK) and it's only an extra 5 hours or so on a plane. Making a lifestyle choice based on a 5 hour travel difference seems silly. Whether you consider the West Coast to be better or worse is a matter of personal choice, but I would make the decision based on more than just the time difference!
Probably more to do with crossover of working hours between East Coast and UK than the time difference within the USA itself. My employer has presence in Central and Mountain time, and by the latter it does start to impact the ability to maintain conversations with UK based staff. Not impossible by any stretch, but as the business would be UK based still, it may make life a little easier being in Eastern.
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Probably more to do with crossover of working hours between East Coast and UK than the time difference within the USA itself. My employer has presence in Central and Mountain time, and by the latter it does start to impact the ability to maintain conversations with UK based staff. Not impossible by any stretch, but as the business would be UK based still, it may make life a little easier being in Eastern.
Yeah, fair enough! But if you are a 'morning person' (which I'm not ), you can get up early on the west coast and have some decent overlap with the UK. Where the west coast really shines is if and when you need to expand to Asia. In the 90s I was responsible for setting up worldwide customer service, 24/7 coverage, and we had offices in London, SF, and Melbourne, which gave us fairly decent coverage across timezones (I think China would have been better than Melbourne).
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Originally Posted by UkWinds5353 View Post
You prefer Sarasota over Fort Meyers? We usually rent summer stays in Fort Meyers because it's so beautiful there.

I guess either choice is not a bad one. But if someone wanted to avoid living in a slow pace low activity area then pretty much most of southwest Florida should be skipped. From Sarasota all the way down to Naples Florida is SnowBird country. If I were to pick an area on the west coast of Florida, places like Clearwater and St Petersburg have more of a balanced community. But pretty much all of Florida(except Miami, Orlando) are laid back and slow. But that is the reason why a great many people love Florida.
Yup, I prefer the St Pete/Sarasota area over Fort Myers, I like a modicum of culture with my high humidity swamp life, not that I'd choose to live in Florida. The traffic, especially during Snowbird season, makes up for the laid back, slow appearance, I prefer something less metropolitan myself, if it's got to be a city in the South West then I could just about stomach Greenville SC. We have St Pete just over the bridge if we fancy Euro standard stabby/shooty-free night life and St Pete (the same) should we fancy a stabby/shooty night...

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In Sarasota, we spent hours at the stately home & art gallery - Barnum? I know it was circus-related. Anyway the art museum was fabulous.
That'd be the Ringling museum.

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I am not familiar with LR. Based on tv ads, I thought of it as a manufactured town ala Milton Keynes
It is. Heaving with light industry, flippin' expensive properties and lots of professional types.

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Is there where the algae bloom is?
You mean Florida? Red tide up as far North as Tampa on the west coast, only mild this season, Blue/Green Algae on the East Coast and, I believe, around Lake Okeechobee.


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There is a lot to do in Florida for active outdoorsy people. Just be warned....you can become very spoiled in the Florida lifestyle. Where else can you go shopping at the malls at midnight, then take romantic 3am outdoor swims with your significant other in winter. Stock up on the Champagne.
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