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25 Days of Self-Care To Treat Yourself During The Holidays

Self-care is often overlooked. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, the concept of self-care is extremely important, as it helps encourage maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others.  With the holidays coming up, stress seems to consume us even more due to the pressures that accompany the holiday season — travel plans, hosting relatives and finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. So this year, gift yourself by filling your December calendar with some holiday self-care ! Below is a list of self-care ideas to get you started so you can nourish yourself for the holidays. Write Yourself a Love Letter An important aspect of self-care is being kind to yourself and practicing self-love, so start by writing yourself a thoughtful love letter. Write down things you love and admire about yourself, no matter how big or small they might be. If you are in need of a place to begin, check out this prin

Best Places in Florida to Start a Family

 


As of 2020, people have really begun flocking to Florida. Especially the younger generations. With the current state of the economy and recent instability and inflation in the country, the number of people moving from places like California and Virginia to Florida has significantly increased. Similar climates, lower prices, and lower taxes are some of the main reasons why. Starting a family in the current circumstances does sound scary to many. Therefore, many people are looking for ways to save up more and move around to more affordable places. If you'd like to move to Florida in 2022, here are some of the best places in Florida to start a family.

The Best Places in Florida to Start a Family

All of Florida is beautiful, but some places are safer than others. If you're looking for a good place to start a family, we always advise that you avoid the most popular tourist destinations. And settle for a smaller, quieter city. As always, online resources are there to help you make the right choices for your family. Without any further ado, here are our top picks for the best places in Florida to start a family. 

1. Tampa 

As one of the top cities in the United States, Tampa was ranked fifth in Zillow's annual list of the best places to live in the United States. The Tampa Bay area, home to more than a dozen colleges, universities, and technical institutions exudes a youthful vitality that dispels the misconception that Florida is a place for retirees. In reality, the population's average age here is 35 years old. Each year, there are a few extra-special events, like the Margarita Festival, Italian Festival, and Cuban Sandwich Festival in Tampa. They celebrate the local Cuban culture by commemorating the delicacy with a 125-foot-long version of the sandwich.

Caption: Tampa is considered one of the most family-friendly places in the county.

Even though Raymond James, Citigroup, and USAA are all important employers in the region, it is also a popular location for people who choose to work from home. Regardless of what you do for a living, you'll need to set aside money for expenses. Rents in Tampa Bay have risen by 24% in the last year, according to research by the real estate company CoStar Group, and if you want to purchase, you'll need to search far and wide. When looking for a new home, don't forget about St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Largo. Zillow predicts that the Tampa market will be the most desirable in 2022. Tampa is one of the greatest places for raising kids in the US. 

2. Boca Raton

Boca Raton has the greatest number of high school graduates in all of Florida. This town has plenty of options when it comes to family-friendly neighborhoods. Boca Raton is an overall safe city, and it has something to offer for every budget. It is definitely one of the best places in Florida to start a family. From the Science Explorium to the Willow Theatre and Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton has a wide variety of activities for children of all ages as well as excellent childcare centers. It is never a dull day in Boca Raton. 

3. Clearwater 

Clearwater, Florida, may be smaller in size, but it is definitely abundant in spirit. This friendly community will welcome you with arms wide open. No matter your age or status. Clearwater's labor force is expanding in tandem with the city's overall economy. Moving to Clearwater today is an excellent choice. Clearwater is also a great place for studies. When it comes to your children's education, you'll have plenty of options. Such as Clearwater Christian College, St. Petersburg College, the Ultimate Medical Academy, and Clearwater High School. 

Caption: Clearwater is one of the best places in Florida to start a family and develop a passion for hiking.

Moreover, Clearwater has a lower cost of living than the rest of Florida on average. But you should prepare yourself for somewhat higher living expenses than the average in the country. Clearwater is a great place for a broad range of outdoor activities. Just a few of them include hiking, fishing, kayaking, and cycling. If you want to ensure that your kids are raised in a healthy environment and develop good habits, you can start seeking a home in Clearwater. Once you've found your dream home, feel free to seek expert help in the area to ensure a smooth relocation. 

4. Jupiter 

Jupiter is a great option for families with small children that will deliver in all fields, as Big Man's Moving suggests. No matter your profession, you're bound to find a job here, and your kids are going to love the activities this city has to offer. Does anybody in your family like baseball? If you move to Jupiter, you'll have to decide whether to cheer on the Miami Marlins or the St. Louis Cardinals. The Palm Beach International Raceway is a great place to take in a race car match with your friends and family. We are sure your kids will be amused as well. If Jupiter sounds fun and you want to move, a team of professional movers will be more than happy to help you relocate. 

5. Port Orange 

Port Orange has the lowest housing cost compared to average income, making it ideal for families. Also, Daytona Beach is just a few minutes away, so you'll have easy access to the beach and, of course, NASCAR. Even yet, Port Orange has its perks. Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens and Longleaf Pine Preserve are great places to take your kids to see seasonal flowers, butterflies, and dinosaur sculptures.

Caption: Port Orange may be the best place for landing your dream home.

6. Jacksonville 

Jacksonville is Zillow's No. 2 selection for this year's hottest housing market. However, if you're seeking to purchase, Jacksonville's property costs start lower than Tampa's. With 3.3 percent unemployment in November 2021, Jacksonville is an ideal location for those who want to join the Great Resignation and hunt for a new position. There are a lot of major employers here, and anyone can find something they're interested in. In your spare time, take advantage of Jacksonville's extensive urban park system, which boasts the nation's biggest collection. Jacksonville is, without a doubt, one of the best places in Florida to start a family. 

 

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