Moving to Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know…

Are you considering a move to or have you recently relocated to Florida? Whether it be for work or a personal move, we’d like to think you made the right decision. Here’s why:

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200 Days of Sun

That’s right, Florida is known as the Sunshine State for a reason. On average, 200 out of the 365 days of the year are sunny here. In Florida, you won’t get the traditional four seasons of the year, but more like summer and hurricane. Summer runs from April until November, but even in the short winter the climate rarely gets below freezing. Hurricane season lasts from June through November, but most Floridians are proud of their ability to survive the worst of what Mother Nature throws their way. A hurricane-safe home helps too. If you’re concerned about hurricane season, especially in a manufactured home, check out our other post here.

 

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Palm Trees Are Just the Beginning

North Florida and the Panhandle are sub-tropical, humid climates, while South Florida is a tropical climate. Because of these climates, landscaping and gardening possibilities are endless. Florida is known for its palm trees, but did you know the state is home to over 47 native plants? By planting Florida-friendly plants and flowers in your yard, you can save on your water bill. How? Planting native plants, using the right irrigation systems, adding mulch to your landscaping, and more. There are tons of resources online for those looking to create a tropical paradise around their home.

 

A Community for Everyone

If you’re in the market for a new home, consider one of FMHA’s many manufactured home communities. There are options for every lifestyle, including all-age and 55+ communities. Whether you need a place that has a playground for the kids, or a place with a lush golf course to practice your golf game, there’s a community out there waiting for you. The Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA) – the voice of the manufactured housing industry in Florida – can connect you with home retailers, manufactured home communities, real estate agents, home builders, and other service providers in our network who can assist you during the purchasing process and help find a fit for you.

 

What are you waiting for? Get down to Florida and experience Smart Florida Living for yourself.