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
Man nabbed napping in car full of stolen boat parts, cops say
Apr 24, 2014 7:32 pm
A man found sleeping in his car outside a freshly-burglarized industrial complex told police he was just taking a nap, but the boat parts and oil soaked towel in his car told a different story, accord...
Astronaut's epic selfie and the best and worst selfies of the Internet
Apr 24, 2014 7:24 pm
From celebrities to marathon runners to a girl who was just in a plane crash, here are some of the best and the worst selfies on the Internet.
Delray woman accused of speeding away from traffic stop
Apr 24, 2014 7:19 pm
A Delray Beach woman pulled over for speeding looked into the eyes of a Boynton Beach Police officer and sped away, according to a Boynton Beach Police arrest report.
Commercial to close at FEC tracks for 3 days
Apr 24, 2014 6:33 pm
Your bumpy ride over the Commercial Boulevard railroad crossing just east of Dixie Highway is about to get smoother. But first, you'll have to put up with three days of detours while the crossing is r...
Miami votes to keep Ultra Music Festival
Apr 24, 2014 6:27 pm
The thump, thump, thump of the Ultra Music Festival will return to downtown Miami next year.
Davie cellphone store burglars flee without the goods
Apr 24, 2014 6:24 pm
Call them the gang that couldn't burgle right.
Boca telemarketer accused of threatening co-worker with gun
Apr 24, 2014 6:09 pm
A fight between two telemarketing co-workers in Boca Raton led to one pulling out a gun, according to a Boca Raton Police arrest report.
Coral Springs landlord struggles to oust tenant with lengthy eviction record
Apr 24, 2014 5:35 pm
It started as a routine eviction.
Spirit plans new flights to New Orleans, Houston starting this summer
Apr 24, 2014 5:21 pm
Low-cost carrier adding destinations out of Fort LauderdaleSpirit Airlines plans to boost operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport later this summer with the addition of two new n...
Bernie Kosar says slurred speech from concussions cost him TV job
Apr 24, 2014 5:17 pm
Former Miami Hurricanes and Cleveland Brownsquarterback Bernie Kosar said in a statement that he has been removed as color analyst for Cleveland's preseason games because of slurred speech.
News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV
Man was never in any danger
Apr 24, 2014 3:33 pm
Police say a man described as missing and endangered returned home voluntarily Thursday.
Apr 24, 2014 3:12 pm
Free paper shredding at Everbank Field Thursday
Apr 24, 2014 12:35 pm
Bring your sensitive documents to Everbank Field Thursday for free, secure disposal.
Family of Michelle O'Connell to petition governor
Apr 24, 2014 12:11 pm
The family of Michelle O'Connell says they want Gov. Rick Scott to order an inquest to look further into her death.
Trayvon Martin's dad hopes to see son's name in books
Apr 24, 2014 11:47 am
The father of Trayvon Martin hopes his son's death re-ignites the fight for civil rights and teaches tolerance.
Teen charged in vandalizing Chick-fil-A
Apr 24, 2014 11:40 am
A 15-year-old is arrested with felony vandalism in relation to a incident at Chick-fil-A in Orange Park
Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle
Apr 24, 2014 9:45 am
A growing number of families are living in hotels along U.S. 192 in central Florida's tourist corridor because they can't afford anything else and their county has no shelters for the estimated 1,216 ...
Deputies: Fla. man accused of strangling mother
Apr 24, 2014 9:34 am
A Florida man faces manslaughter charges in the death of his mother.
Baby found dead, 2-year-old sister found unharmed
Apr 24, 2014 7:39 am
A 2-year-old girl whose younger sister was found dead in Mississippi has been found unharmed in Georgia.
Summer Infant baby monitors recalled
Apr 24, 2014 7:38 am
There is a recall underway that could pose a risk to parents and babies.