Florida is home to over 20 million people. But it wasn’t always this way. In the beginning of the 20th century and until after the World War II, the state was the least populous state in the Southern United States. The war accelerated highway and airport construction, so by the end of WWII, the state had an up-to-date transportation system. Year-round warm climate, growing availability of air conditioning, and low cost of living started attracting more and more new residents from within the U.S and abroad, especially Cuba and Haiti.
The state’s economy today is fueled mainly by tourism, agriculture, fishing, and transportation. The magnificent beaches and famous theme parks in Orlando bring millions of visitors every year. The citrus industry continues to prosper. With a huge variety of fish and fishing waters, Florida has maintained its status as “The Fishing Capital of the World.” Electronics, construction, real estate, and international banking are among the newly-developed industries that expanded a number of jobs available to the state’s residents and new transplants.
There are plenty of places in the Sunshine State worthy to be called “home”. Jacksonville, in the northeast corner of the state, is the state’s largest city. Sarasota and Tampa on the west coast boast the most beautiful picture-perfect beaches. If hustle and bustle is your thing, consider Miami as your next home. For a place where “nature and culture meet”, go to Gainesville – a vibrant college town with plenty of relaxed outdoor experiences.
Many people find the state attractive, especially snowbirds who flock to the Sunshine State with the first signs of winter. At Corsia Logistics, we transport the vehicles of thousands of snowbirds every season. Explore our guides to learn about car shipping to and from The Sunshine State or call to speak with our logistics experts.