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No Place Like Florida - Travel And City Reviews

Updated on June 7, 2016
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Ms. Inglish has 30 years of successful experience in medicine, psychology, STEM courses, and aerospace education (CAP).

Pensacola Beach.
Pensacola Beach. | Source

Florida Is More Popular Than Ever

A peninsula at the southeast corner of the USA, Florida has been a travel destination since the arrival of the first Native Americans and subsequent Spanish explorers.

The oldest church in the land is still standing in Florida at St. Augustine, along with the oldest community. The state is a wonderful place of long Florida beaches, Spanish and American history, the truth and legends of NASA and the early US Space Program begin in the Cold War Era.

Add to all that the delicious fusion cuisines, good fishing, adventures in The Everglades, and the controversy of nearby Cuba and a dozen nationalities of political refugees coming to Florida shores - sometimes to play major league baseball!.

No place else on Earth has The Everglades, Spaceport Cape Canaveral, Disney World, and Daytona Motor Speedway all in one state!

No Place Like Florida!

Daytona Speedway:
Daytona / Speedway KOA, 3003 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124, USA

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Cape Canaveral:
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, USA

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Disney World:
Disney World Trolley, Bay Lake, FL 32836, USA

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The Everglades:
Everglades City, FL, USA

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No Please Else Has Florida Panthers

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. | Source

People The World Over Love Florida

Florida is one of the most interesting states in the union to live, visit, study, and enjoy. After all, No place else has The Everglades!

In the 21st century, Americans and International peoples are finding much to love about Florida. Not only are vacationers and convention attendees enjoying the state - new workers, relocated mid-careerists, and retirees love it here, too!.

Businesses are also finding it convenient to move the the state. Despite certain problems inherent to the local climate and hurricane season, as well as to the challenges of oils spills and flooding in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida presents a world of awe-inspiring adventures, as well as comforts.

Everglades National Park

South Beach, Miami
South Beach, Miami | Source

Travel For Tourism, Retirement And Jobs

Vacay Or Work In The Sun!

Many travel and vacationing opportunities create healthy contributions to the economies of the cities and state every year around Florida. In addition, many of these cities are touted as top retirement spots. Some are even good places for finding work.


Florida Beat The Great Recession

A snapshot of the job market in Florida in mid-June 2010 revealed 205,000 job openings gathered from across all Internet sources.

These listings do not include the hidden job market and employer listings that do not appear online, but only in offline venues.

A marked upswing in job listings began in February 2010 and a new upswing hit in both 2011 and 2012.

With the opening of US travel to nearby Cuba in 2015 - 2016, business will be increasing again.

Undersea Hotels

Golf Vacations

Economic And Jobs Trends

After the Great recession and by January 2013, Florida offered over 244,000 job vacancies actually advertised. By mid-2016, that number was holding steady.

New job creation took hold in midwinter 2010, with an upshot that continued through Spring 2010 and into the summer tourism season and, with some fluctuations, increase after increase emerged in jobs into 2013 through 2016. The lifting of the embargo on Cuban travel during the Obama Administration increased travel through this state even more, adding to tourism jobs.

Predictions of increased American travel for the 4th of July 2010 were correct and affected the upward curve of additional new jobs to accommodate the increased business on and after Independence Day. While 2012 was a good year overall for jobs, January 2013 - May 2016 showed indicators of increasing advertised jobs at a higher rate.

Top Hiring Companies

  1. Marten Transport
  2. Advanced Medical
  3. Soliant Staffing
  4. Allied Health Professionals
  5. Parallon Workforce Management Solutions
  6. Sunbelt Staffing
  7. Supplemental Health Care
  8. Tenet Healthcare
  9. HCR Manorcare
  10. Reflectx Staffing
  11. Medical Connections
  12. Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

Top 10 High Demand Jobs

  1. Truck Drivers
  2. Speech Language Pathologists
  3. Physical Therapists
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. General Managers
  6. Registered Nurses - RNs
  7. Assistant Managers
  8. Mobile Sales Pro - Auto Parts
  9. Commercial Parts Pro - Auto Parts
  10. Retail Parts Pro - Auto Parts

Best Florida Cities for Jobs

  1. Miami
  2. Orlando
  3. Tampa
  4. Jacksonville - Largest City in Florida
  5. Fort Lauderdale
  6. St. Petersburg
  7. West Palm Beach
  8. Fort Myers
  9. Boca Raton
  10. Pensacola and Tallahassee tie for 10th place.

Major City Reviews

Cape Coral

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    The village of Fruit Cove, Florida is a thriving suburb of Jacksonville, near popular vacation spots and retirement living, yet full of people of all ages, The village offers access to increased job listings.

Retirement Is The Start Of A New Life

Lively Flordia Retirement

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  • Retire to Punta Gorda for Good Health -- The City of Punta Gorda FL recovered fully enough after Hurricane Charley in the 200s that it became a member of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Florida in 2009. It is also one of the healthiest places in...
  • Retire to The Ten Thousand Islands Paradise: Marco Island -- Ten Thousand Islands Paradise sounds like a wonderful Chinese island chain in mythology, but it is a chain of islands off the coast of Southwestern Florida, which is the popular Paradise Coast of the state....
  • America's Friendliest Retirement Town - The Villages, near OCALA -- Hubber dusanotes asked me about looking at The Villages in Florida as a subject for city review and job openings, future possibilities, and trends. I'd like to do that and include travel and tourism...

Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine.
Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine. | Source

© 2010 Patty Inglish MS

Comments and Experiences

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      8 years ago

      Love travelling to Florida,Nature is one great reason for it.

    • jeanie.stecher profile image


      8 years ago from Seattle

      I love to visit places especially beautiful place like Florida. If I would be given a chance later on, I would definitely like to life at Florida. Just a nice place.

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      8 years ago from Hyderabad

      At a glance about Florida for those who never visited. Nice article.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Be a great place to work in the US

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      8 years ago

      Yup - lovin' being here, 3 years after moving from New England. I'm outside Jacksonville in St. Augustine and unfortunately jobs are hard to come by. But things do seem to be changing, and it's a wonderful place to live or visit. Amazing hub - chock full of info. Thanks!

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      8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      beautiful Patty!! there's so much here, so much to see and do and enjoy. I will link this with my TampaBay hub. It's home for me and I still marvel at its beauty and wonders every single day. thanks for writing such a AAA hub about our beautiful peninsula. contrary to some of the media sensationalism, last weekend at Clearwater Beach was packed. It looked like any other summer weekend full of locals and tourists enjoying the fun and sun. :)

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank for such a wonderful introduction to this beautiful place. I heard a lot about it but your hub gave me a lot more details.

    • dallas93444 profile image

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      I enjoyed reading about the great places and good things about Florida. Florida has had its share of the "bad" news. I know there are many more people who will retire, or visit there. Americans and International peoples are finding much to love about Florida. Your hub reflects your "perfect" score!


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