3 (more) reasons to live in South Florida
2018 is in full flow and we can’t get enough of the new year. For that reason, we thought we would share three (more) reasons we think South Florida is a pretty amazing place to live, especially in the winter!
Sun in Winter
Florida boasts the sunniest winter climate in the eastern United States and the highest average winter temperature in the whole country. Even in winter, average temperatures top 70° F (20° C) and the water temperature still ranges up to 80° F (25° C).
Life is good when the sun is shining, and the subtropical climate will have a smile on your face as others struggle with snowshoes and frozen pipes. No need for extra layers, shorts and t-shirt will do you just fine around here.
The balmy climate makes more winter activities feasible, allowing you to marvel at the beautiful manatees, pluck refreshing oranges in the sunny afternoon, or picnic by the ocean as the waves roll in.
Fun for kids
Given that kids can get out and about all year long, this point is an extension of our first! Where else can your kids venture out to parks without parkas in the winter months?
Sunny South Florida has sun, adventure and creativity in spades, everything you need to keep the little guys entertained. Here are just two of our favourite resources:
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Located in Boca Raton, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a cooperative project of the City of Boca Raton, the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, Florida Atlantic University, and Friends of Gumbo Limbo.
These wonderful institutions have teamed up to create provide refuge for many varieties of plants and animals, some of which are rare or endangered. All involved are doing their part to protect the natural resources in the areas. Visitors can enjoy a walk on the boardwalk, count the thousands of tropical fish in the aquariums, relax in the butterfly garden, or check on the patients in our sea turtle rehabilitation facility.
Sugar Sand Park
Also in Boca Raton, Sugar Sand Park is a 132-acre park that is committed to enhancing the role of recreation and culture for residents and visitors alike. It features a community center that houses the Willow Theater and the Field House, home to a wonderful indoor gymnasium.
The Children’s Science Explorium is another phenomenal feature of Sugar Sand Park. It is a hands-on science center designed for children 5 – 12 years of age and their caregivers. They offer engaging and interactive exhibits, programs and camps that bring the physical sciences to life. From rockets to molecules, the museum engages and teaches children about the amazing world of science.
Peace of mind
When you mention gated community, most people think of celebrities seeking exclusivity in lavish mansions, trying to stay out of the public eye. However, in South Florida, gated communities feature quite prominently and offer families safety and security.
Beyond security, there are all sorts of benefits for residents of gated communities. Solicitors, for example, have limited access to your address because they don’t have free entrance to your area. Through traffic is kept to a minimum, giving you more peace of mind when your kids roam your property. Finally, the home quality tends to be higher in these areas, which gives you better value as a homeowner.
We can’t say enough about South Florida, and we hope our pride in where we live shines through.
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