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Lower Cost of Living

Lower cost of living in Florida compared to California, especially in terms of housing, taxes, and business costs 1 3 5. This allows for a more affordable lifestyle and higher disposable income.

No State Income Tax

Florida has no state income tax, inheritance taxes, or intangible tax, and lower corporate and sales taxes than California 3. These tax advantages benefit both companies and employees financially.

Highly Rated Schools

The Santa Rosa Beach area has highly-rated schools, beautiful state parks, walking trails and other amenities that contribute to a high quality of life for families 5.

Laid-back Beach Lifestyle

Santa Rosa Beach and nearby cities like Destin offer a laid-back beach lifestyle with year-round warm weather, gorgeous white sand beaches, and plenty of outdoor activities 3 5. This is attractive to those seeking a better work-life balance.

Rapidly Growing Tech Scene

Florida has a rapidly growing tech scene and is now recognized as the nation's third-largest tech industry with over 38,000 high tech companies 3 6. Major tech players have already moved operations to Florida, reinforcing its reputation as a tech hub.

Supportive Business Environment

The Florida government actively pursues initiatives and offers incentives like tax credits and grants to attract tech companies and foster innovation 3 6. This supportive business environment encourages growth.

Diverse Talent Pool

Florida's universities produce a steady stream of STEM graduates, and the state's efforts in promoting skill development have created a growing, diverse talent pool for tech employers 3 6.

Quality of Life

The shift to remote work has made Florida an even more appealing destination for tech workers looking for a better quality of life 3 6.Companies are more open to distributed teams in the post-pandemic landscape.

Tight-Knit Community

Santa Rosa Beach offers a charming small-town feel while still being close to bigger cities like Destin, Pensacola and Panama City 5. Tech workers can enjoy a tight-knit community without feeling too isolated.


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