With Florida governor Ron DeSantis declaring the Sunshine State to enter Phase 3 late last month, restrictions were lifted at the state’s restaurants and other businesses. An unfettered return to business as usual seemed to synch with earlier predictions by real estate experts that Florida would prove the fastest to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
Before the pandemic swept in on the country in February and March, a migration to Florida was already underway. The health and financial crisis has only made it more likely the Sunshine State will profit from an array of trends impacting migration. They include the absence of state taxes, lower population density and more wide open spaces, meaning those migrating to Florida have more elbow room in which to hide from the virus.
In addition to Florida attracting newcomers from Latin America, specifically from Mexico,