From New Hampshire to the Sunshine State
New Hampshire is yet another state of many “firsts’. As one of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire declared its independence from Mother England six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed. New Hampshire was the first state to declare its independence and its constitution, which was adopted in 1784, and is the second oldest in the US. And because of that, and many other reasons, many residents stay and only go to Florida for the winter.
Cool facts about New Hampshire
– The first American to travel in space was from East Derry, New Hampshire.
– The very first potato to be planted in the US was also in New Hampshire. It was planted at Londonderry Common Field in 1719.
– The first free public library in the US was established at Peterborough in 1833.
– The state is made up of 10 counties, 13 municipalities, 221 towns, and 22 unincorporated places.
New Hampshire vs Florida Climate
Characterized by a humid continental climate, New Hampshire has short summers that are warm and humid, as well as long winters that are cold and snowy. While the national average of rain is 39 inches per year, New Hampshire gets 47 inches of rain/year. It also snows a lot in New Hampshire. The state receives an average of 67 inches of snow every year, which is almost three times more compared to the US average of 26 inches of snow per year.
Florida, on the contrary, has a warm climate year-round with lots of sunshine. Since the state is quite spread out, its northern part has a subtropical climate while its southern part has a tropical climate. Moving to Florida, the Sunshine State with over 1300 miles of coastline, is a great idea. Known for its beautiful beaches and warm weather, Florida can warm up the hearts of any newcomers. Home to over 21 million people, Florida is a melting pot of different cultures, languages, and people from all over the world.
Housing and Living Costs
Compared to New Hampshire, Florida cities can be less expensive when it comes to housing and living costs. This, of course, depends on where in New Hampshire you are currently living, and where you are planning to move to in Florida. But if we compare the capital cities of both States, the living costs in Tallahassee overall, are 3.2% cheaper than in Concord. Housing cost is one of the biggest factors that make living costs in New Hampshire much expensive. If you move to Tallahassee, you will find the median home cost to be 21% cheaper than in Concord.
Interesting sites and places to visit in Florida
– The Fred Bear Museum in Gainesville — a tribute to Fred Bear’s accomplishments as a promoter of proper wildlife management.
– The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Coral Gables — the first and only museum in the US that is entirely dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Hispanic and Latin-American Art.
– Saint Augustine Settlement — the oldest European Settlement in North America that was established 55 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts.
– There are lots of other attractions and interesting sites that have long history behind them, so stay curious once you settle in the Land of Flowers.
Register your car in Florida
Having your personal car at your disposal, no matter where you move to, is highly recommended. Especially when you move to large states such as Florida. In order to legally drive your car, you should register it with your local DMV. For more details regarding the documents you need, go to the official website of Florida DMV.