I've got three states to choose between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    Yes, there is a limit. The size of your wallet and your gun safe... in that order.
    Well, in my case, it's my wife, but your point is valid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Well, in my case, it's my wife, but your point is valid

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    Hmmm, time to get a new wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    I wouldn't live in WPB, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Homestead if I could avoid it.

    Traffic is terrible. In Miami you better be able to speak Spanish, because few there will understand you if you don't (Miggy will probably flame me for this). Crime sucks.

    Besides, you're really close for when Raul decides to invade the U.S.
    Hehe...thanks for the laugh..My Spanish is ok. But according to mapquest it was...damn,like two hours drive from Naples to Miami..?! Thats far since i was looking into Miami Dade College.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Well, in my case, it's my wife, but your point is valid

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    Hahahaha sounds great to me..thanks for cracking me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniella View Post
    Hahahaha sounds great to me..thanks for cracking me up!
    It's even more pertinent for me, as my wife LOATHES handguns. Oddly enough, she seems to be perfectly fine with long guns, though, as she grew up around them.

    I'll have to test that with an AR and shottie, when I have some disposable income

    Maybe it'd help if I got one of those "Hello Kitty" design ARs I've seen...I could say it's for our daughter

    Of course, I'll catch all kinds of hell when I end up taking it to a 3-gun match...

    And to keep this from veering off topic...any particular reason for Miami Dade College? You've also got UCF in Orlando, USF in Tampa, U. of FL in Gainseville, FSU in Tallahassee, and if you're a geek like me, FloridaTech in Melbourne. I'm sure there are loads of other smaller schools that I've missed, too, like U. of Tampa, FIU, etc.

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    Trying to express an angry voice: Do i look like a geek?!
    Hehe..thanks..

    well, MDC for that seems to be closer to the beach then Tampa and Tallahassee- but that might just be on the map!?

    I can choose from DeLand,West PB,Tampa,St.Leo and Coral Gables.
    And then I want to see the sea from where I might find a house..

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    I never judge by appearances. Most people would look at me and think I'm some kinda hippy. Or Native American. I get that a LOT.

    Tampa and Tallahassee are on the Gulf coast...but a beach is still a beach, and you won't be able to tell.

    I haven't lived in Tampa for over ten years, but my family is still there. The place has grown tremendously in the time I've been gone. Plus, you're not necessarily limited to living in Tampa if you're going to school there...Brandon, Clearwater, St. Petersburg are all close enough, depending on what school you go to and what commute you're content on dealing with. Obviously, you're intended course of study will also be a big factor on choosing a school.

    Actually, since you're intent on living close to water, Brandon may be out of the picture. Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete are either on the Gulf Coast directly, or on a peninsula into a bay leading to the Gulf, so they're viable options in that regard.

    There is a good selection of schools in FL, covering most areas of study that you can think of. Hell, a girl I know was going to USF to study 'music therapy' of all things.

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    Here is a link for some cost of living comparisions...

    Cost of Living Comparison

    As an example, assuming a 100k annual salary...

    To maintain the same standard of living, your salary of $100,000 in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California could decrease to $53,216 in Austin-Round Rock, Texas
    Stated another way, it's 46.8% cheaper to live in Austin-Round Rock, Texas than San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

    To maintain the same standard of living, your salary of $100,000 in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California could decrease to $48,538 in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
    Stated another way, it's 51.5% cheaper to live in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas than San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California


    To maintain the same standard of living, your salary of $100,000 in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California could decrease to $72,515 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, Florida
    Stated another way, it's 27.5% cheaper to live in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, Florida than San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

    To maintain the same standard of living, your salary of $100,000 in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California could decrease to $55,556 in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
    Stated another way, it's 44.4% cheaper to live in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida than San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
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    that was a very useful link,thanks a lot..but why is it such a big difference between Miami and Tallahassee In % and average living costs? Its 25% cheaper to live in Tallahassee.....

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    Cause we got world famous beaches in Miami!!! If you can affor coral gables I'd say go for it. Its true though traffic is really bad down here in the 305. There are a couple of naighborhoods as nice as gables though for a bit less money. MDC is really good considering its not a large university. I actually go to FIU, my sis is bout to graduate UM. What will your course of study be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniella View Post
    that was a very useful link,thanks a lot..but why is it such a big difference between Miami and Tallahassee In % and average living costs? Its 25% cheaper to live in Tallahassee.....
    Because Miami is 'da big city'. Tallahassee may be the capitol, but Miamis got the beaches, tourists, blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda.

    Personally, I'd have to have a VERY good reason for living in Miami. Don't think I could handle a much bigger city than Tampa.

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    I would have to admit, from actually living in Tallahassee for the past 15 years, that you would probably hate it in Tallahassee. There are no nice beaches within an hour drive (2 hours minimum to Panama City Beach) and there are very few places to shoot. Lots of bars, clubs and colleges though.

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    Try Idaho. Easy to get CCW if you have no baggage, and you don't deserve the right if you have had trobles with the law or govt.
    I'm a local and straight shooter, and had mine in 3 weeks after background check.

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    Can I store a gun in the glove box of the car in both TX and FL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniella View Post
    Can I store a gun in the glove box of the car in both TX and FL?
    Texas, yes...even w/out a CHL.
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    I posted a link in a different thread, but it seems Florida allows car carry w/o a CCW permit. Search this page from the Lee County Sherriff's Office for the word 'vehicle'.
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