ertrek84 saidThank you all so much for your comments. I have never thought about moving to Miami cause when I went there everything seemed over priced everywhere. I wouldn't move to FTL just to be in a gay "ghetto", but it would be nice to easily meet other gay men instead of having to go to the bar to truly know. I am a nurse so I am looking at the hospitals in both areas to see which will hire me for their ER's. I know Orlando is affordable but at the same time its very spread out and FTL is pretty small, both are drawbacks. I used to live in Tampa bay when I was in college and had considered moving back there, but would rather try something new.
FTL would be different with the gay population as I am not used to where everyone is open and accepting like I have seen there. And I do know that even if I move to FTL I don't have to live in Wilton Manors to have a good time. I'm curious why some say they get bored in Orlando and what the specific vibes are in Miami/FTL
I kinda disagree dude. Fort Lauderdale is part of south florida, which includes Miami, Aventura, Hollywood, Ft Lauderdale, Boca Raton, up through West Palm Beach. That's a span of like over 80 miles going from south to north, not to mention the cities out west like Weston, Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Sunrise, etc.
South Florida is the biggest metro area in the state. Miami is the most populous city in the state, Tampa is 2nd.
Miami is an acquired taste really. It is beautiful, dont get me wrong, but the people can be an issue. Very self-absorbed attitude and a very "who's who?" attitude in south beach?
Like are u famous? or even rich? If you're not famous or rich, u better be fucking hot. I'm talking Brazilian model hot... lol
Fort lauderdale provides a better balance. U still get the self-absorbed south florida attitude, but theres also "normal" people there as well.
I dunno dude, u mentioned u wanted something diff than Tampa (which I personally think is a shithole) Perhaps Miami may be just what you're looking for. . .
One more plug for ft lauderdale (sorry) it's only like 20-25 minutes from Miami so u can pretty much to go to Miami any time u want without actually having to live there.