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Unread 05-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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need opinions on KY vs FL

i live in central fl now and i havent had anything go right for me in about 5 years now. well my uncle lives in winchester KY now and offered me a job and somewhere to stay until i get on my feet if i want to move there in september. anyone have some pros and cons for kentucky? never been out of florida before

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Unread 05-25-2012, 06:43 AM   #2
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hey crockett,

i dont know much about winchester but i can tell you, as a transient myself, Ky is great!
I moved here from Atlanta and am now in Louisville. I love it here. Ky is a beautiful state. It's clean, 4 full seasons (something I had to go used to), good jobs, and friendly southern people just like our neck of the woods!
Looks like Winchester is just 20 miles east of Lexington which is home of the Ky Wildcats. Great city and good college town.

Between Ky and Tenn, there are PLEANTY of places to off-road and you might be pleasantly surprised at the terrain changes you'll see between here and Fl.
Your young enough and if your single, make the move man! there's nothing that says you cant move around again! Enjoy youth before the next chapter begins!
I've moved 14 times in my life before starting a family and setteling here. Ive lived in Ga, Fl, SC, NC, and now Ky. Im still south of the Mason-Dixson (barely) which is just fine with me!

Now, since your a Fl boy and im a Ga boy; i have to..........
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Unread 05-25-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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i know that kentucky is a beautiful state and im open to the idea, its just a really big step for me, because all ive ever known is FL. im leaning towards KY but fortunatly i do have until laybor day to think about it and get my money right

roll tide roll!
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Unread 05-25-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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What do you do?

I live in Lexington, also lived in Orlando and Tampa. Lexington has the feeling of downtown Orlando, the size of Brandon, and the traffic of Miami.

Winchster is east of Lex, not that far. and its more akin to Lakeland, FL. Havent figured if the area is at the top of the hills or between two ranges, but it is flat. you have to drive to get to hills. about 1/2 hour in either direction at the minimum.

job scene is like every where else. there is unemployment but there is also work, depending on what you do.

Meth is big here, along with pot (#1 cash crop of KY). but its not real noticable if you are not looking.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #5
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From an off-roading perspective, KY over FL, no contest. Many wheelin' opportunities in KY. FL is pretty much limited to swamping. I have lived in both places, but I have many, many off-roading tales from KY. On the other hand, there is not much else to do here. I miss FL and the coast.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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ive lived in florida for 22 years and im leaning towards KY. the only thing im going to miss is the blow boats and the hogs...
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Unread 06-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #7
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Well, I'm from the Orlando area (Grew up in Altamonte Springs and Winter Garden) and now live in Bowling Green KY. I'll never go back except to visit. I moved up here because I had met my wife and she wanted to live near her family. I've been here for about 12 years total and can't find anything bad to say (most of the time).

I will say that there is a state income tax. If you've always lived in FL, it's something you won't be used to and it can take a chunk out of your pay check.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #8
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Since I live in Winchester...

You're 15 minutes from Lexington which has plenty of entertainment and shopping. You're 30 minutes from Red River Gorge which has wheeling, rock climbing, camping and hiking amongst some of the most scenic areas in the eastern US. You're about 40 minutes from Cave Run Lake to go fish, boat, swim. Winchester is kind of a "meh" town, but it's serviceable.

And since you're a Tide fan, you'll be welcome in Kentucky. The Tide in football is similar to UK in basketball. The tradition and winning of the Alabama football program is greatly respected by the UK basketball folks. There's lots of Crimson fans in KY. And even though UK football isn't the greatest, the tailgating before the ball games is always a blast and amongst the tops in the SEC.
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