The "Sunshine State" is by far the most popular destination for retirees in America. Blessed with a warm climate and an almost dizzying number of recreational choices, Florida attracts so many seniors (and other new residents) that it is consistently one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S. As recently as 2005, one Florida county (Flagler) had the highest growth rate in the country, and 14 made the list of the hundred fastest-growing counties.
It's not hard to understand the appeal Florida has on newcomers: an extensive and varied coastline featuring wide, sandy beaches, mangrove swamps, and the famous Keys. With a tropical/subtropical climate that encourages gardening, sun-worship, and year-round golf, Florida is filled with exciting urban areas such as Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. Historical sites like St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral are intriguing aside a surprising amount of quiet, purely rural countryside in the central and northern parts of the state.
The famous Everglades in the south, numerous theme parks and sports and extensive parks and preserves featuring boating, fishing, and aquatic activity, have all helped transform Florida from a sleepy Southern backwater to a booming state in little more than a century.
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South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel
Car drives into Pembroke Pines pizza store | Video
Mar 12, 2014 5:02 pm
There were no immediate reports of injuries Wednesday morning when a car drove through the front window of a Domino's Pizza shop.
LT Branden Albert: I'm here to protect Ryan Tannehill's blind side
Mar 12, 2014 4:44 pm
Newly-signed Dolphins Pro Bowl player understands his roleDolphins offensive tackle Branden Albert was welcomed to South Florida on Tuesday night with a dinner attended by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, ...
Chrysler recalls 2014 Fiat 500L
Mar 12, 2014 4:06 pm
Chrysler Group is recalling 19,500 Fiat 500L from model year 2014 to upgrade the transmission software.
Wasserman Schultz tries to spin Florida loss as positive
Mar 12, 2014 3:28 pm
Original post | 10:08 a.m.
Live video: New York City building collapses
Mar 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Confusion mars search for Malaysian jet | Video/Photos
Mar 12, 2014 1:09 pm
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC, Vietnam (Reuters) - The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded on Wednesday to cover a swathe of Southeast Asia, from the South China Sea to India's territoria...
Zimmerman's parents sue Roseanne Barr
Mar 12, 2014 1:01 pm
Their suit: She tweeted their home address, prompting them to flee.The parents of George Zimmerman have sued comedienne Roseanne Barr, saying they fled their Lake Mary home in the middle of the night ...
Breezy, warm, possible rain today; cooler Thursday | Weather alerts
Mar 12, 2014 9:03 am
It should be breezy and borderline hot today.
Carls Furniture going out of business after 73 years
Mar 12, 2014 4:00 am
After furnishing South Florida homes for 73 years, Carls Furniture is going out of business.
Broward municipal election results
Mar 12, 2014 2:44 am
Lauderdale Lakes voters chose smaller government Tuesday, shrinking the size of its commission.
News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV
2 dead, 15 hurt in gas leak explosion in Harlem
Mar 12, 2014 1:08 pm
At least 16 people have been injured -- four seriously --- in the collapse
Police: Woman and 3 children missing
Mar 12, 2014 12:57 pm
A woman and three children are missing after what was supposed to be a Tuesday afternoon ride.
Afternoon Forecast: Wednesday March 12
Mar 12, 2014 12:48 pm
Windy and warm through the day.
Za'Dariyah gets her first ticket from police
Mar 12, 2014 12:37 pm
A young driver got her first taste of the law Sunday.
Florida school gun bill one step closer
Mar 12, 2014 11:55 am
Bill to arm some Florida educator moves closer to becoming law.
Big deals fly on first day of NFL free agency
Mar 12, 2014 7:54 am
After months of turmoil that left his NFL career in doubt, tackle Jonathan Martin will get another chance with a coach he knows well.
Disabled man denied access to Universal Studio rides
Mar 12, 2014 6:19 am
Universal rents motorized scooters but doesn't allow them in lines
Boy, 16, badly beaten on school bus
Mar 12, 2014 5:37 am
A mother says she's furious, after her son came home from school badly beaten on the school bus.
Fast food workers say never eat these foods
Mar 12, 2014 5:12 am
Fast-food workers are fessing up on the menu items you should probably avoid.
Free agents signing with, targeted by the Jaguars
Mar 12, 2014 12:22 am
NFL Free Agency Day is Tuesday and the Jacksonville Jaguars so far have signed the following players.