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Moving from California to Florida? Here's What You Need to Know

Are you researching moving from California to Florida? My clients Bill & Dotty were longtime California residents who decided to make the change and spend their retirement years here in the Tampa, Florida area. They share insight and experiences that hopefully will be helpful to anyone looking into the process.

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Here are the topics we touched on during our conversation:

0:00 Intro

0:45 Background as CA residents

1:30 Florida Decision

3:35 Florida Misconceptions

5:35 Choosing a Location

6:06 Dunedin, Florida

7:17 Florida Homes

9:43 Swimming Pools

11:41 Taxes

14:19 Gas & Groceries

14:45 Vehicle Registration

19:31 Florida Residency

20:21 Weather

22:33 Hurricane Season

27:22 Retirement Lifestyle

31:07 Golf Courses

32:32 Beaches

35:07 Medical & Health Resources

36:22 Tampa Bay Negatives?

37:56 Tampa Bay Sports

39:26 Things to Do

41:55 Bill’s Fire Safety Tips



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Melanie is a Tampa Bay area Realtor with Smith & Associates. She loves Tampa Bay area area, houses, and helping clients buy and sell real estate. She can be reached at 813-368-6084 or matkinson@smithandassociates.com

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