Baby boomers are retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day and many of these retiring boomers are choosing to move to Florida. Here are 3 things to know before moving to Florida.
Because the sun shines almost every day in Florida, it is one of the best places to go solar in. Almost any home in Southern Florida can practically eliminate their electric bill by putting solar on their roofs. This is particularly important since the production of electricity for homes in Florida generate over 108 billion pounds of C02 per year. For every home that goes solar, almost 12,000 pounds of C02 are prevented from contributing towards climate change (formerly known as global warming).
It is predicted that the current population of Florida, of 19 million people, will top 24 million in the next 12 years. This is a growth rate of almost 1400 new Floridians per day! Since there is limited space for housing, now is a great time to be buying a home in Florida. Unlike many “shrinking” populations in the country, the on-going demand for homes in Florida will keep home prices high over the next several years.
Because of the amount of available sun in Florida, a few progressive companies are harnessing the sun to provide all the energy needs of these new homes. One company, JLH Sustainable Housing, has actually engineered homes which are made almost entirely of recycled material, generate enough electricity to run the home and provide power for an electric car and, will be hurricane/water and fire proof. These homes are being designed to meet the carefree lifestyles which many retiring baby boomers are looking for. Homes that are self-sufficient, have no maintenance and are not expensive to purchase. With as many people as are moving into Florida it will be important to consider how this will affect the environment. Choosing to buy “green” will be a good investment for all of us!
William C. Huff Companies is committed to simplifying the complicated maze of moving and storing your priceless possessions. With over 40 full-time, tenured, and highly trained staff, you can be assured that your move will be handled smoothly and professionally, from the first phone call until the last box is unpacked.