If you’re thinking of starting a new life in a completely new state, then it wouldn’t be surprising if Florida has already crossed your mind. Other than being the Sunshine State, and the fact you’ll never be more than 60 miles from the ocean, 14 out of the 150 best places to live in the US are here, including Miami. If you’re not convinced yet, here are other reasons why this state’s a great place to live in.
It’s not the Sunshine State if not for its warm sunny weather. If you love the sun, then Florida is perfect for you. You’ll enjoy 200 sunshine-filled days each year. Snow is rare, and all you need during the winter is a sweater. You’ll find yourself with more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors all year, especially golf, theme parks, and of course, the beaches!
If you love the beach, you’ll have 663 miles of sand, sea, and surf near you. When tourists flock to the state, it’s usually because of the top beaches in Miami. The South Beach tops the list, with all the beach sports you can play — volleyball, soccer, football, Frisbee — you name it. If you like to party, then Nikki Beach is the one where everyone heads to. There’s also the Surfside Beach for some parasailing, sailing, boating, and other water sports. If you want to see some fishermen catch live big fish, head to the Sunny Isles Beach and check out the Pier. Other than these beautiful beaches, we believe that when you own a luxury Miami Beach residence, it’s a statement of who you are, and a celebration of your success.
Excellent Career Opportunities
Building a career in Florida won’t be a problem as several businesses located here are among the most highly ranked in the country today. There are at least five Florida companies that made it to Fortune’s 2019 list of best firms to work for. The best among them is Ultimate Software in Weston, Florida, which ranks 8th overall in the country.
If you’re the remote working type, you’d be glad to find out that Florida is among the states with the most remote workers. Data entry, legal, and editing jobs are the most popular remote jobs today in Florida, and the top remote companies are Sykes, Kaplan, and Kforce.
What makes the idea of career-building here even more attractive is there’s no state income tax. Unlike the majority of the states that require them, Florida residents get to save more and better enjoy their hard-earned money.
Great Business Perks
If you’d rather put up your own business then you’ll be happy to know about Florida’s business advantages. The business climate is welcoming and competitive, thanks to its pro-business state tax policies. Entrepreneurs hoping to start an LLC in Florida can look forward to a rebounding economy, excellent infrastructure, and a large pool of diverse talent. And because money earned as an LLC is also taxed as its owner’s personal income, you also won’t need to pay income taxes. However, if your LLC has employees, you’ll still need to pay for state employer taxes and state unemployment insurance taxes. If you sell goods, beverages, fuel, cigarettes, or tobacco, you’ll have sales and use tax, and excise tax as well. But these wouldn’t be deal-breakers, as being the fourth largest economy in the U.S. as of last year might be enough to convince you to start your business in Florida.
Florida was ranked as the eighth most diverse state in America, making it one of the best melting pots in the country. You’ll encounter people of every age, ethnicity, religion, and any other background. Wherever you go, you will find a state that is rich in different cultures who happily co-exist.
As a bonus, just keep in mind what Walt Disney had to say: “Here in Florida, we have something special we never enjoyed at Disneyland… the blessing of size. There’s enough land here to hold all the ideas and plans we can possibly imagine.”