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
Cars damaged outside Hollywood condominium
Mar 10, 2014 7:35 pm
A lot of residents in a seaside condominium community woke up Monday to find that their vehicles had been broken into.
"Vanderpump Rules" cast members dine at Martorano's
Mar 10, 2014 6:32 pm
The men from Bravo TV’s reality show “ Vanderpump Rule s” were spotted having a boys night out over the weekend at Martorano’s Italian-American Kitchen at the H...
Couple, four kids sought by police
Mar 10, 2014 6:25 pm
Police say they believe four young children who left their Hollywood home on Monday Morning with two adults may be in danger and are asking the public to help locate them.  ...
Miami color reflected in new shoe line from fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker
Mar 10, 2014 5:28 pm
Sarah Jessica Parker touches down for a minute in Aventura on a launch tour to introduce her shoe line carried exclusively by Nordstrom.
Wildfire burning in western Broward | Video
Mar 10, 2014 4:57 pm
A 250-acre wildfire about five miles west of U.S. 27 posed no danger to people or structures Monday, according to fire officials, but Broward County residents could be smelling smoke in the air at som...
Streaking Wizards to provide yet another test for Heat
Mar 10, 2014 2:43 pm
Not that Miami Heat need any more motivation.
Still no sign of lost Malaysian jet | Video/Photos
Mar 10, 2014 2:23 pm
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (Reuters) - T he disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an "unprecedented aviation mystery", a senior official said on Monday, with a massive air and ...
Supreme Court declines to hear 'boobies' bracelet case
Mar 10, 2014 1:50 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a school district's appeal over an attempt by officials to ban breast cancer awareness bracelets bearing the message "I ♥ boobies,&quo...
US gas price hits five-month high
Mar 10, 2014 12:52 pm
The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps gained 9.87 cents in the past two weeks to $3.5098 a gallon, the highest since Sept. 20, according to Lundberg Survey Inc. &...
Bieber's model friend defamed by newspaper, lawsuit claims | Video
Mar 10, 2014 12:29 pm
Chantel Jeffries, 21, was riding in a Lamborghini with Bieber when he was arrested for DUI in Miami Beach. The model who was a passenger in Justin Bieber's vehicle when he was stopped by Miami Beach p...
News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV
Michael Dunn will not get a new trial, loses attorney
Mar 10, 2014 1:38 pm
Michael Dunn will not get a new trial, at least for the attempted murder convictions.
Get tested: HIV/AIDS epidemic growing in Duval County
Mar 10, 2014 1:14 pm
According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida's HIV/AIDS cases are growing at an alarming rate.
Group home program closing at Jacksonville center
Mar 10, 2014 9:39 am
A group home for teens that opened five years ago in Jacksonville is set to close in April after never being able to fill to capacity with the youths it sought to help.
New FSU interim president names priorities
Mar 10, 2014 8:25 am
Stokes, named Florida State University's interim president on Friday, intends to make sure that the many initiatives begun under President Eric Barron continue full steam ahead.
Experience St. Simons
Mar 10, 2014 7:57 am
Head for St. Simons Island, where crowds of preppy Southerners congregate during the warm-weather months
Rep. Grayson will not face domestic battery charges
Mar 10, 2014 7:13 am
Rep. Alan Grayson will not be charged after his wife Lolita accused him of battery during a domestic incident Saturday
Custody hearing for mom who drove into ocean
Mar 10, 2014 6:18 am
Mother who drove her minivan and children into the ocean in Daytona Beach will be back in court on Monday for a custody hearing.
Man stole car, runs from police on foot
Mar 10, 2014 5:09 am
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who stole a car and ran from officers Sunday morning.
Teens shot while standing on sidewalk
Mar 10, 2014 4:46 am
The teens, ages 16 and 18, were standing on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect walked up and fired 8-10 shots at them
What's new at this year's Concours d'Elegance
Mar 9, 2014 5:07 pm
For the 19th Year, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will bring together some of the world's rarest cars