Quoted from mandelbloom:
Awesome thanks for the feedback, as to your questions.
What do I like about Lake Worth?
Well really nothing in particular just lived in Florida my whole life so here I am so I’ve some family close by but not a lot so that’s a minor but not major concern . I won’t lie the winters here are very nice for like 3 months and I can golf year round so that’s good .
A wife and a dog
I have been to Nashville area many times , like it a lot almost moved a few years ago . I prefer the rolling hills and more rural areas or at least having them around nothing like that in Florida , and I can deal with some mild winter I think The hard part is I am in a good place with work right now and this would be a step back in some ways . Anyhow may be ahead of myself but great feedback!
So would your wife consider moving? Does she have a large support group down there?
Main problem with south FL for me was the folks who move there part time. Most really dont give a flip who you are or if you have been living there a long time. They are in a hurry to do nothing and in a rush to go nowhere so get out of their way! Usually the older the crankier also. My wife grew up down there and liked it, but she doesnt dig it much anymore. She still has family down there and we visit, but neither one of us wants to go back to live. I bet Nashville will be the opposite of South FL with folks being friendly and nice. It will actully be nice to go to Costco during Winter. Ha! We were in Boca though. Lake Worth may not be as bad.
I grew up in Maine and cant do Winters like they have up there anymore. FL was nice, but hot Summers were brutal. I did not dig having no change of seasons down there. Nashville may be a good change for you. With Winter, but not a full on freezing one and Summer but not full on hot one. I dont miss dealing with hurricanes also. South east FL dodged a big bullet a couple of months ago, but may not be as lucky next time. I remember homeowners insurance being brutal also. The rolling hills and variety of trees I like so much better than flat land and strip malls down there. I dont miss zero lot lines either. For me at least.
With work - if you lose you job then are there a lot of other employers around to switch to? My wife is corporate and Atlanta blows away South FL for work opportunites. I would guess Nashville would also depending on what you do.
Also - can you imagine having a basement?