Weather (Whether) or Not?
The question here in North Central Florida is whether the weather will change. People here are wondering when our wonderful weather will worsen. Of course we hope it will stay good - always. Its been so nice here, so sunny, so pretty, so comfortable, its a contrast to much of the rest of the country.
We see the news about the terrible weather in the midwest and southeast - the huge tornadoes - the hail - the wind. Most Floridians know how those people are affected by the storms. Florida has had a few storms in its day - big and small hurricanes and tornadoes.
BUT, THANKFULLY, here in Gainesville, the Heart of Florida, we haven't had significant damage from a hurricane in over 100 years. This has been a great place to live - weatherwise. The hurricanes have gone to the east, west, north, and south, missing us each time. The tornadoes have been in Central Florida.
Can we continue to be so lucky? Maybe it has something to do with being on the line between the temperate zone and the sub-tropical zone. The weather pattern seems to be such that the strong continental frontal systems weaken as they approach here and strengthen after they move south from here. We know there is always the possibility of the weather pattern changing so we enjoy it for now.
Of course, there's a down side to even good weather. We periodically go through periods with low or no rainfall. The landscaping suffers, but the trees, shrubs, and flowers adapt and become stronger. Gainesville is a "Tree City USA" known for its "Urban Forest" so we do need sufficient rain to keep it green. This month, June 2008, we are many inches below what is considered to be normal. However , at least for now, we have ample clean pure water in the underground aquifer.
We also have an ample supply of nice homes to choose from. Come on BUYERS, enjoy the great weather, low prices, and low interest rates. Look at homes and condos at www.EyemarkRealty.com and www.GainesvilleFloridaHomes.com.