What to Expect When Moving to Florida

The Sunshine State is a popular destination that Americans of all ages flock to. With a tropical climate, over 700 miles of pristine beachfront, and luxury amenities at select Forest Properties apartments, Florida is always a great choice to create a relaxing lifestyle. If you’re thinking about moving to Florida in the future, here are a few things you can expect as you settle in.

Sunny with a Chance of Showers

One reason why people relocate for Florida? The sunny weather! You may think of “constant sunshine with an afternoon shower,” and while there’s a lot of truth to that, the state itself is pretty big with various seasonal climates.

A large portion of Florida has a sub-tropical climate, meaning most of the state experiences mild weather throughout the winter. However, some northern communities experience short, mild cold snaps. Summers are always hot, sunny and humid, so be sure to utilize your Audubon Cove swimming pool to keep cool. Afternoon rainstorms are a hallmark of Florida summers, but usually last 20-45 minutes in length.

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Exterior shot of the sign at Audubon Cove in Florida

Views from Audubon Cove in Florida

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Get to Know Florida Wildlife

While we’re discussing the great Florida outdoors, it’s important to familiarize yourself with local wildlife and what you can expect to see around your Lake Lucerne Towers apartment complex, the local park, and the beach. Here are various forms of wildlife to admire:

  • On Land: You can explore everything from forests to prairies to swamps. These environments provide ideal homes for animals such as alligators, iguanas, snakes, white-tailed deer, fox squirrels, raccoons, armadillos, and opossums.
  • In the Water: You’ll encounter a variety of turtles, species of fish, lizards and frogs. In fact, did you know that Florida offers more amphibians than any other state?
  • In the Air: Besides the common seagull at your favorite beach, nearly 500 native bird species call Florida home, including the state bird, the Northern Mockingbird.

Beach Life is a Way of Life

If the areas of Bradenton and Sarasota are on your “potential home” list, give yourself time to check out local beaches near Forest Properties apartments here. Whether you prefer to sit in the sand with a good book, pack a picnic, or try your best at boogie boarding, you’ll quickly learn that a big part of living the coastal life in Florida is embracing the beach!

An Idea We Love: As you settle into your Magnolia Estates apartment, incorporate a few beach-themed decor items. This will help cozy up your new apartment and give you a sense of the beach 24/7!

Don’t Forget About Golf, Too

Florida beats every other state in the U.S. when it comes to the number of beautifully maintained golf courses it houses. It’s no wonder, since you can play almost every day of the year! In fact, Ranch Lake Apartments offers an on-site putting green to get your swing perfected before tee time.

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Expand Your Taste Buds 

While liking seafood isn’t a requirement to live in Florida, it certainly helps! Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida has amazing access to fresh seafood, including stone crab, lobster, clams, mahi-mahi, snapper, and swordfish. If seafood isn’t your first pick for dinner, fear not, as Florida is known as a culinary melting pot. You’ll find a unique selection of Caribbean, Latin, and classic Southern foods.

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