Would you like to live in Florida? The state of Florida is situated on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida. We have two time zones: it extends to the northwest into a panhandle and extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. On the North, the border states are Georgia and Alabama. Several Caribbean countries are just nearby especially the Bahamas and Cuba. I love living in Florida and I am proud to be a Floridian. All photos here were taken by me of course while we were at Blockhouse Beach 45th Space Wing along the South Atlantic Avenue.
I read online that Britton Hill is the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state. That could be true because Florida is really flat compared to other states. Most of Florida has an elevation of less than 12 feet and that includes the many populated places including Miami down south of Florida.
The climate in Florida varies in places. Some areas have prevalent climate like humid subtropical while coastal areas down the south have a true tropical climate. I really do not know the difference. I live in Orlando and it is super hot especially in summer time.
The mean high temperatures for late July are primarily in the low 90s while the mean low temperatures for early to mid January is usually from the low 40s to above 60s. The average daily temperature is 70s. That is the reason, winter season is my most favorite time of the year. It is truly hot here in Florida especially at summer time where temperature could exceed 100 degrees. Freezing? I don't recall that we ever have one.
There was a record that shows the coldest temperature was −2 °F but, that was on February 13, 1899 near Tallahassee according to what I read in Wikipedia. We have no snow here Florida ... or/ rarely receives snow but, we have frost here which is common during the winter months.
Frost is a huge problem especially for Citrus farmers here in Florida. Anyway, do you consider living here in Florida?
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Florida had a population of 18,801,310. Here's the breakdown of race and ethnicity:
75 % are White Americans comprising 57.9% are Non-Hispanic White and 17.1% are White Hispanics
16 % are Black or African Americans
0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native
2.4% Asian American
0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3.6% from Some Other Race
2.5% Multiracial American
If you visit Miami, you should learn to speak Spanish because most people living there speaks bilingual. Some only communicate with Spanish language.
Why I am showing you these photos of the beach? It is because when you live in Florida, the access of the beach is in every direction. You can choose the Gulf Coast or the Atlantic, take your pick and it is very accessible. Weather is great here all year-round well, unless if there are hurricanes. Living in Florida is a perfect place to enjoy the sun, the beach, and the pleasure of having a sunny weather most of the time.