Living on the east coast, especially in New York City and Boston, is hard on your wallet and taxing to your health. Things aren’t much better in the Midwest, where you’re constantly battling the outdoor elements and having to pay a high price to keep your home warm and in good condition.
Commutes in the city and in the Midwest are long and cost plenty to lug yourself to a from work five days or more every week. This, only to spend weekends shoveling snow, scraping ice, and being resigned to living under a grey sky. Recreation is scarce, even in the warm months because of the expenses associated with outdoor living.
Winters in the Lower Keys are quite mild, with average daytime highs in the sixties and seventies and overnight lows occasionally dipping into the fifties. The spring is absolutely fabulous and fall is just an extension of summer and spring. Speaking of summers, expect balmy, breezy days and nights, with plenty of daylight hours.
Financial Reasons for Relocating to the Lower Keys
There’s more than the weather to consider. For instance, say goodbye to long, boring, stressful commutes and say hello to scenic drives day in and day out. That’s not all, the benefits go on and on:
Lower cost of living. In Florida, property taxes are low and there’s no income tax. What’s more, the cost of utilities is a lot less and there are more business opportunities here.
More time to spend doing what you love. For those who like to stay active, there’s always something to discover and plenty of recreation to experience every single day.
Property appreciation is steady. Unlike most of the country, property values here stay strong and appreciation is a great asset to have.