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Living The Florida Lifestyle   by Alan LeStourgeon

The great state of Florida is both a vacation and permanent living destination for millions of people every year. Florida has been a haven for the "Snowbirds" of the northern part of the United States for more than a century now because of it's mild and tropical climate. And in the past 30 to 40 years it has been a vacation destination as well due to the major themed parks built and improved upon since the late 1960's.

For those who love to vacation, and who doesn't, Orlando, Florida is known as the vacation capital of the world. With Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and a whole host of other theme parks and one of the largest convention complexes in the world, the Orlando/Central Florida area offers the vacationer a little bit of everything. From hot roller coasters to fun and exciting stage shows, Central Florida is the place to spend an event filled vacation.

For those who like a more quiet vacation destination, the Sarasota, Longboat Key and Siesta Key areas offer some of the most relaxing and pristine beaches in the state. Several accommodations along Longboat Key offer beach access just steps away from the door of your cottage or vacation home.

Florida also has the distinction of having the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, founded in 1565. St Augustine offers the most distinct architecture and old world charm you will find anywhere in the country. While there are many historical treasures to partake in during your visit to this old city, one of the most relaxing things to do is to stay in a bed and breakfast along the main highway or Avenida Menendez. In the evenings you can sit on the front porch of one of these grand mansions and watch the horse drawn carriages pass by while sipping a glass of wine. How's that sound for relaxation?

If you are looking to Florida as a retirement location then the cities of Sebastian or Vero Beach may suit you just fine. While offering easy access to the major metro areas of Florida, these two communities offer a much more laid back atmosphere in line with the retiree lifestyle.

Don't worry about activities in these small cities because there is plenty to do here. The Indian River Mall offers great high class shopping, restaurants and one of the original stadium style seating theaters in the state. Vero Beach also offers a world class museum and playhouse.

Come visit the wonderful State of Florida and have a exciting and memorable vacation or come experience what us full time residents enjoy year round, that great Florida lifestyle!

About the Author

Alan LeStourgeon manages a web site about the Melbourne and Palm Bay communities where you can get more information about the Florida lifestyle and search Florida MLS listings for a new home

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