I live in Florida, near Tampa. When I first told friends and family I was greeted with a response I have heard many times about living here. It goes like this: “I could never live there it’s too hot.”
I have watched the morning national news all summer and it is the same every year when it comes to the heat in the country. Everywhere I look every city is hotter than we are here near Tampa.
Furthermore we have nice breezes, very nice breezes. I hate to really point this out but you are seriously misinformed if you think it’s hotter here than it is in Chicago the city I left.
Now I won’t debate the humidity here or compare it with humidity elsewhere. It can hit you in the face like a walking into a sauna but I will take wet heat any day of the year over dry heat or winter-freeze-your-ass-off -cold. First of all while it does funky things to my hair I discovered Keratin smoothing treatments, so no debate there. Next my skin is in incredible shape, my heels are soft and smooth, I no longer have dermatitis, so no one can throw down a debate point there either.
I love living here, I embrace the humidity, I embrace the heat that is not as hot as what you have and I will close this with one last “point taken”. Ready? Our real heat lasts about as long as your hot spells do. We have 4 HOT months and the other 8 months are filled with pleasant days, even cooler days, don’t believe me? Head over to Orlando in January – we who live here are in long sleeves and blue jeans. Those who don’t go shopping because they are freezing in their shorts and t-shirts.
Yes we put our heat on, anyone living north of Tampa does and that is a big portion of the state. I always tell real estate customers to do their weather homework before blindly choosing a part of this incredible state, because when you hit the tropical areas it is a completely different story.