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    Wow that sounds perfect! You may be getting a new neighbor! Haha. Thanks for the info. Obviously we've got a lot of research to do but I'm glad to know there may be a spot where we'd be happy.
    @TacorisBulldogs I will now stop hijacking your thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenzaar View Post
    Wow that sounds perfect! You may be getting a new neighbor! Haha. Thanks for the info. Obviously we've got a lot of research to do but I'm glad to know there may be a spot where we'd be happy.
    @TacorisBulldogs I will now stop hijacking your thread!
    I'm biased but I would suggest, if you like what I have described, focusing on the Columbia County [Lake City is the county seat] or Suwannee County [Live Oak is the county seat] you should be able to find the right spot in one of these areas without too much difficulty.
    Personally I wouldn't want to live any further south in Florida than the Gainesville area [Alachua County] or Ocala area [Marion county] is the furthest south I would want to go. But I prefer the North Florida area. If what I have described stirs that certain something on the inside or rings a bell so to speak then do the research and check it out. Depending on what your use to it may be a bit of a cultural shock, there are quite a few of what may be referring to as Red Neck's in the area but many are just good country folk and of course there are cultured folk as well. It's got a decent mixture of both. But it's really southern its not necessarily what a lot of folks think about when they think of Florida the landscape and people are more like South Georgia and Lower Alabama folk by that I mean southern and you get the picture. To me its the genuine Florida that not many folks are that familiar with, its the Florida I love as home.

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    It absolutely sounds like where I'd like to be. And believe it or not I grew up amongst rednecks haha. I lived in a very rural part of northwest new jersey, nothing like where I am now near the beach. Coming here was the culture shock!!

    I will need to look at a map - now I need to find a place with all that, and not far from the beach! does such a place even exist? :p

    But thank you, I truly appreciate you giving me so much input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenzaar View Post
    It absolutely sounds like where I'd like to be. And believe it or not I grew up amongst rednecks haha. I lived in a very rural part of northwest new jersey, nothing like where I am now near the beach. Coming here was the culture shock!!

    I will need to look at a map - now I need to find a place with all that, and not far from the beach! does such a place even exist? :p


    But thank you, I truly appreciate you giving me so much input!
    Well we have two kinds of beaches here in Florida, the Atlantic coast side and the Gulf side. You could find a place on the coast or within a few hours drive and still live in a rural setting if that's what your looking for

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    Depending where you are in Florida (?) it can be very different climate.

    Its mostly only *hot* here in Miami Ft Lauderdale area from April to October. Rest of the time its gorgeous out. Cool and tolerable.

    However, you should expect that they will be inside most of those months, and the other months you still have to be very careful.

    Today I brought Baxter to a bully meetup right by the beach and it was completely beautiful out. Maybe 74 degrees and very breezy and cool.

    However after the running and playing, and some direct sunlight, baxter almost overheated by the end. They take literally 30 minutes to cool down sometimes.

    By the time we got in the car he was so hot that he nearly passed out and stopped breathing. I had to "jar" him awake a couple times and I had him in front of the blasting air conditioning. It was kind of scary. He was fading fast, gasping for air, and it did not look like sleep.

    So all that to say, unless its 60 degrees out, anywhere you live, you have to be very careful, but as far as the heat goes, he mostly stays inside for those few months. Other than that, he's perfectly fine.

    Miami, along the beaches, is probably one of the most beautiful areas I have seen in this country, beach-wise. If budget allows for it, I highly recommend. I often hear about the culture shock of south florida, but I am white, and appreciate other cultures, so I enjoy it quite a bit. It really comes down to the area you live in. People of all shades and colors and languages who are intelligent and successful in life can be a lot easier to be around than even full-blooded americans who aren't

    -B-

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    Wow what great responses! Thank you so much everyone for your input. It's so reassuring that you guys are there! We are leaning towards it more than Cali at this point I think, but we will see!!! Thanks again!

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    Hello!
    I would say it really depends!! South Florida weather is different from Central and North.
    I live in South Florida and its very hard on my 4 EBs. We just walk at night time. They need to be IN THE HOUSE all the time between April/May to November.
    I personally would to to Cali!
    Good luck!

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    Bubba has always lived in Fl. It does get really hot in the summer but you just have to do walks when it is cooler in the morning or evenings. They do have a dog park I take him to and an off-leash dog beach not far away. I just bring water wherever I go. The other months of the year, like now, are awesome. Bubba, unlike I hear most bulldogs are, does self regulate his temp when he lays out in the sun in the back yard. He comes in when he gets hot. Good luck! I think you would like florida.

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