South Florida exodus appears to be picking up pace

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Like sunshine, ocean breezes and the Goodyear blimp, a steadily rising population has long been one of the dependable features of South Florida life.
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Markey

Deerfield Beach, FL

#2 Jan 3, 2009
The only problem with people fleeing S. FL is that the public officials who caused most of the problems here are not among them.
Haha

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Jan 3, 2009
Good Riddance
getoutheway

United States

#4 Jan 3, 2009
less traffic
Floridian Fred

Haines City, FL

#6 Jan 3, 2009
What a ďparadiseĒ you guys have created down there. Letís review shall we:

*Lead the nation in road rage
*Number one in inflation
*Number one in mortgage fraud (this was for all of Florida, but Iím sure itís mostly because of you losers)
*Number one in new AIDS cases
*Number one in foreclosures
*Second to last in percentage of volunteers (selfish people, this article was in the herald about 2 months ago)
*constant gridlock traffic
*Corrupt politicians (Dade police chief Timony, Broward sheriff Jenne, and every Miami politician)
*Cost of living (sky high home prices, homeowners insurance, car insurance, property taxes)
*Hurricanes
*Awful schools
*High crime (it seems I hear about a police officer getting shot every week)
*overpopulation
*Americans are treated like foreigners in their own country (Is English even spoken down there anymore?)
*Horrible customer service (every place I go into the workers are incredibly rude)

The quality of life is so much better in so many other places, South Floridians must be the dumbest people in the country to put up with all this.

The sooner Florida can ditch Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties the better!

Let's chain all 3 counties together then dynamite them loose from the mainland. They can float to somewhere between Haiti and Cuba to make it an easier destination for the boat people from both islands. They can then look forward to sharing not only the language and culture but the economic backwardness as well.
Yankee Redneck

Fort Pierce, FL

#7 Jan 3, 2009
that doesnt even include all of the illegals who no longer have the construction boom to feed off of. there really is no way of having correct figures. the one in this article are inaccurate, but then again since when is the Scum Sentinal accurate about anything they right being as left leaning as they are.
Indy

United States

#8 Jan 3, 2009
There's still no place like SoFla in the continental US . . . the only place I like better is southern CA.
Black Eye

Incline Village, NV

#9 Jan 3, 2009
It's the immigrants, people! Haitians arrive nightly and bring with them their third-world, trashy ways. Who wants to pay $250,000 to live next to some filthy Haitians who throw their chicken bones over the fence into your yard? Take a look at Sunrise Blvd and Andrews Avenue out to I-95 and beyond. Who considers that paradise? And to the bleeding heart liberals who might (falsely) call me a racist: If you love the illegal immigrants so much, let them come stay at your house, eat your food, dirty your furniture, and take your job from you. Stand behind your words. It's easy to call someone a racist when your job hasn't been taken (yet) by an illegal immigrant who will do it for 1/2, or less, that what you're getting paid now. Why do you think the Tribune Co is bankrupt? They've been replacing American journalists with immigrants for over a decade. South Florida is Paradise Lost. It's a trash pit, where South America and the Caribbean have vomited their trash. If you're not rich, escape from South Florida while you can. The media might try to gloss over the facts, but smart people will see South Florida for what it is: A third-world hellhole.
realist

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Jan 3, 2009
"foreign migration" is a MUCH bigger problem than this article wants us to believe. retirees aren't as affected as families are, but they will be if it doesn't get under control.
Chuckl

Miami, FL

#11 Jan 3, 2009
Amazing how all the excuses from "the experts" failed to include people fed up with corrupt politicians, wasted tax dollars, monies wasted on sports facilities for privately owned businesses and a general lack of caring for the people the politicians are supposed to represent.
CoCo Puff

Schoharie, NY

#12 Jan 3, 2009
Markey wrote:
The only problem with people fleeing S. FL is that the public officials who caused most of the problems here are not among them.
Agreed. Hopefully our quality of life increases and a new crop of educated, honest, and respected people come to S. FL. I also hope we learn to cater better to our main industry, tourism. Better service and better educated people would be a great start at luring tourism. I really like S. Florida but opportunities up north are awfully enticing with better pay/benefits but the weather sucks. Good Luck to us as were going to have to pay the bills with less people over the next few years.
Almost a Native

Pompano Beach, FL

#13 Jan 3, 2009
The "economic engines", a buzz term used by our corrupt politicians, are burning out. One engine that is always needed in an economy is the service industry, including skilled tradespeople and teachers. Those people are leading the exodus. Another group of people that will leave is the children of present residents. If the parents are struggling to pay tax bills, insurance and day to day expenses on deflated wages and salaries, imagine how difficult it will be for a person just starting out in adult life. The infrastructure of south Florida is broken. However, if you want some entertainment, you can now tour the Versace mansion for only $65 a pop! Even that price does not equate with wages in this area.
County

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Jan 3, 2009
I agree with many of the comments made here. Not only are those fed up with the 3rd worlders here are leaving. Many illegals are leaving as there are no more construction jobs or day laborer positions due in large to the economy. Many legals are also leaving due to the economy as the cost of living in their homeland is cheaper. If Obama does not keep his promise of amnesty then it could become paradise again. It would also help if they got rid of the wetfoot dryfoot policy as the conditions in Cuba aren't as bad as they used to be. It is more economic reason for people coming here now.
Eric

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Jan 3, 2009
Yea, okay, we have crime, corruption, horrible schools, high taxes, high insurance, low wages, congested roads, high density development and endless sprawl....but the weather is nice in the winter! LOL
Velma

AOL

#17 Jan 3, 2009
Maybe now there'll be more wetlands and less killing of gopher tortoises.
Jean-Jacque

United States

#18 Jan 3, 2009
I am leaving too! No grillo here anymore!
Leafblower Alien

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Jan 3, 2009
Maybe people are getting tired of this muggy, hot, b.eaner-infested sh|thole and realizing that 95% of the country is more "paradise" than South Florida.
Leafblower Alien

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Jan 3, 2009
The word they ATTEMPTED to censor is "b'eaner".
Yesfan

United States

#21 Jan 3, 2009
Black Eye wrote:
It's the immigrants, people! Haitians arrive nightly and bring with them their third-world, trashy ways. Who wants to pay $250,000 to live next to some filthy Haitians who throw their chicken bones over the fence into your yard? Take a look at Sunrise Blvd and Andrews Avenue out to I-95 and beyond. Who considers that paradise? And to the bleeding heart liberals who might (falsely) call me a racist: If you love the illegal immigrants so much, let them come stay at your house, eat your food, dirty your furniture, and take your job from you. Stand behind your words. It's easy to call someone a racist when your job hasn't been taken (yet) by an illegal immigrant who will do it for 1/2, or less, that what you're getting paid now. Why do you think the Tribune Co is bankrupt? They've been replacing American journalists with immigrants for over a decade. South Florida is Paradise Lost. It's a trash pit, where South America and the Caribbean have vomited their trash. If you're not rich, escape from South Florida while you can. The media might try to gloss over the facts, but smart people will see South Florida for what it is: A third-world hellhole.
A-freaking-men!!!! I tell friends and relatives that want to come visit,to have their shots and passports at the ready. Maybe when summertime comes and I go visit my friend in Ohio I can take the American flag with me and turn out the light! Id give my right arm to leave this rat-hole!
Broward Resident

United States

#23 Jan 3, 2009
20 americans leave, 12 cubans and 5 hatians move in, the study shows a loss of 3 people. It doesn't truly indicate the declining quality of life here or who is leaving.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#24 Jan 3, 2009
Floridian Fred wrote:
What a ďparadiseĒ you guys have created down there. Letís review shall we:
*Lead the nation in road rage
*Number one in inflation
*Number one in mortgage fraud (this was for all of Florida, but Iím sure itís mostly because of you losers)
*Number one in new AIDS cases
*Number one in foreclosures
*Second to last in percentage of volunteers (selfish people, this article was in the herald about 2 months ago)
*constant gridlock traffic
*Corrupt politicians (Dade police chief Timony, Broward sheriff Jenne, and every Miami politician)
*Cost of living (sky high home prices, homeowners insurance, car insurance, property taxes)
*Hurricanes
*Awful schools
*High crime (it seems I hear about a police officer getting shot every week)
*overpopulation
*Americans are treated like foreigners in their own country (Is English even spoken down there anymore?)
*Horrible customer service (every place I go into the workers are incredibly rude)
The quality of life is so much better in so many other places, South Floridians must be the dumbest people in the country to put up with all this.
The sooner Florida can ditch Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties the better!
Let's chain all 3 counties together then dynamite them loose from the mainland. They can float to somewhere between Haiti and Cuba to make it an easier destination for the boat people from both islands. They can then look forward to sharing not only the language and culture but the economic backwardness as well.
Don't forget that one town here proudly announces, on its Chamber of Commerce site, that it's home to the greatest concentration of rehab facilities in the US...
And I'd still rather live here than in, say, New Jersey.

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