Updated: Jul 16, 2021
Are you thinking about moving to Plantation, Florida, and want someone to give you the bottom line of what it's really like? In this episode of Plantationites, I’m going to give you the good, bad, and ugly of living in Plantation. We’ll examine everything from diversity to the weather so you can see if this community is right for you.
The Pros Of Living In Plantation
Living in Plantation has pros and cons, just like every place. We're going to start by giving you the top three reasons why people love living here. The very first and most popular reason is that you can live in three different communities: Isla De La Sol, Plantation Isle, or Plantation Harbor. As a bonus, you can get ocean access on your boat without having to pay oceanfront prices.
The second pro of living in Plantation is the people. We call ourselves Plantation Knights, and we’re the friendliest and helpful community. This city is diverse and includes residents of different ages, races, and nationalities. I have to say, I'm pretty lucky to have the neighbors that I have.
The third reason why people love living in Plantation is location, location, location. The city is centrally located in the middle of Broward County. That means you’re close to 3 major highways: the I-95, the I-75, and the turnpike. In addition, Plantation is located near plenty of parks.
The Cons Of Living In Plantation
While there are plenty of pros to living in Plantation, not everything is perfect. I’m going to give you the lowdown on the cons of living here so you’re best prepared. If you're serious about moving here, these are things you need to know.
The first con is that you’re going to have to watch out for hurricane season. It lasts from June 1 to November 30, so you really want to be prepared before one comes. Have a family plan for evacuation if needed, and make sure that you have all of your personal documents in place.
If you can deal with hurricanes, then maybe you won't mind the humidity. During the summer heat, the humidity can be a real hair-raiser. Don't even bother doing your hair and makeup. In some months, humidity can get up to 70 to 80%. The least humid month is March, where humidity can get up to about 60%. The most humid month is August, where the average is 80%.
I hate the humidity here. If you hate the humidity as much as I do, it's just something you're going to have to get used to. My strategy is to run my car’s A/C before I go out, ensuring I don’t sweat all the way to my destination.
Finally, I avoid being outside from 12 pm to 3 pm or after it rains.
One more thing you need to be prepared for is the palmetto bugs. If You don't know what those are, I suggest you Google them. While a good place to start would be pest control, there’s not much you can do about them.
Experience Florida Living
I hope this helped you understand the pros and cons of living in Plantation, Florida. We help people relocate and move every day, so if you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out and I’d be happy to help.
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