84 ideal-LIVING.com ideal-LIVING • SPRING 2015
If the misery of this year’s winter is any reminder, there’s a reason millions of Americans and Cana- dians become “snowbirds” and head to Florida for
the winter. The simple reason: sunshine.
Indeed, lured by the balmy year-round ambience
of the subtropics, no state income tax and strong
real estate bang for your buck relative to pricier
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, retirees have
long flocked to Florida. Throw in the fact that Florida is the golf capital of the world and surrounded
by water, the Sunshine State also attracts many from
an active-adult/leisure perspective.
CHASE THE SUNSHINE IN FLORIDA'S
TAMPA AND ST. PETERSBURG AREA
By Scott Kauffman