Poll Results: Why do you want to move to Florida?

Last week we took a poll and asked you why you wanted to move to Central Florida. The results weren’t that surprising 🙂

43.5% of the more than 1200 respondents said that living closer to the theme parks was their main reason for moving.

34.3% said better climate was the main reason.

11.5% said cost of living

3.2% said living closer to family

But 5% had other reasons not listed. Some mentioned a more favorable political and business climate, others mentioned the diversity of the area. Others are just looking for a fresh start. Those comments came up quite frequently.

There are some other comments I thought were interesting as well – a number of people pointed out that Florida doesn’t tax retirement/pension benefits as the main reason they wanted to move here.

My favorite though, the person who said “I want to not kill an orchid before I die” 🙂 Of course, Florida’s climate is perfect for raising orchids.

Several folks also mentioned the areas proximity to both cruise ships and beaches as a major draw.

The results highlight one thing – Florida has a lot to offer!

Stay tuned because tomorrow I’ll release our next poll: What’s your favorite area in Central Florida? I’ll have those results for you next week!

Pete Werner

I'm an Orlando local and owner of The DIS (wdwinfo.com), DVCfan.com, DCLfan.com, and host of the DIS Unplugged podcast.

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