Across North America, as the fall season begins, winter looms. In many parts of America and Canada, winters are harsh, long, and unpleasant. Icy roads, snowy driveways, blisteringly cold winds, many aspects of winter really wear people down. While some enjoy winter and, in fact, prefer it, most would opt out of it if they could. Some Canadians and Americans do opt-out of the season, migrating South to spend the winter in a more favorable environment.
Several different American states enjoy year-round hot weather, such as Nevada, California, and South Carolina. However, one state seems to attract the highest volume of East Coast and Canadian residents escaping snowy weather. Florida is the hotspot in question, where every year, residents of further North states migrate to get away from less pleasant climates.
The people who flee to warmer climates come winter are known affectionately as snowbirds. Florida is the ultimate hub for snowbirds, with tropical humidity, rolling beaches, and affordable property. Florida is a state with several different cities and regions that attract snowbirds, and the impact on their economy is significant. An influx of external money entering their economy is a consistent boon every winter for the state.
Several different parts of Florida see snowbirds arrive en masse every winter. Let’s look at some of the areas snowbirds frequent in Florida and its impact on them.