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Mon, December 11, 2017  |  11:27 PM

Ohio Residents Relocate to Florida

Why relocate to Florida for retirement? Florida has much to offer its retirees and other residents from its northern border with other states to the Floirda keys. Just read the articles below to see which town or city might suit your fancy and offer the things you are looking for in a retirement destination.

Retirees seeking the sun and shore have traditionally chosen the Sunshine State to settle. With 1,200 miles of sandy shoreline and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and other waterways, it is easy to see why Florida beckons. New residents – numbering about 1,000 per day, on average – are drawn to the semitropical climate, which promises mild winters and year-round coastal breezes.

Amelia Island, FL photo
Amelia Island, Florida
When Jean Ribault and his group of Huguenots arrived on the shores of Amelia Island in 1562, they were greeted by the Timucuan Indians, an ancient tribe given to elaborate hairstyles and red, yellow, black and blue tattoos. That was just the beginning...
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Cocoa, FL photo
Cocoa, Florida
The city of Cocoa looks to its future but basks in its past Located on the Atlantic Ocean in central Florida, Cocoa's neighbors include the Kennedy Space Center, the launching pad for America's space shuttles and the starting point for hundreds of...
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Cocoa Beach, Florida photo
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Cocoa Beach is on a barrier island bounded by the Atlantic to the east and the Banana River Lagoon to the west. It's a hot surfing spot and the home of the world's largest surf shop, but waves aren't the only lure. Located where two...
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Daytona Beach, FL photo of a sign
Daytona Beach, Florida
During the late 19th century, wealthy businessmen from the north discovered the hard-packed sand beaches and wonderful climate of this part of Florida. It was ripe for investment, and it wasn't long before Matthias Day...
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Fernandina Beach, FL photo of a sign
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Known as the home of the modern shrimping industry, Fernandina's real charm lies in its carefully preserved 50-block downtown district, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The mix of commercial and residential buildings reflects...
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida photo
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Jacksonville Beach has aspired to resort status since the mid-1880s, when the port of Mayport (now Naval Station Mayport) was born. Just slightly to the south, a few entrepreneurs chartered the Jacksonville and Atlantic Railway...
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Melbourne, Florida photo
Melbourne, Florida
Originally known as Crane Creek, Melbourne was a small community nestled in a natural harbor of the Indian River Lagoon at a time when barge traffic was vitally important to the prosperity of the area. It eventually became known...
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Merritt Island, FL photo
Merritt Island, Florida
Originally named Artesia, Merritt Island is located just six miles southwest of Cape Canaveral, the heart of America's space program. Because of its central location in Brevard County, between Titusville and Melbourne, the area has developed...
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Pensacola, Florida photo
Pensacola, Florida
Rich in history, the Pensacola area has been described as having the world's whitest beaches and being the cradle of naval aviation, the western gate to the Sunshine State, America's first settlement, the redneck Riviera and the red snapper capital...
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Viera, Florida photo
Viera, Florida
Viera, Florida is rapidly creating a name for itself. And no wonder. It is a dream come true for the Duda family. Andrew Duda and his family emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Central Florida in 1912 and operated a small celery farm. It became one of the...
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