I Guess I Didn't Realize What "Snowbird Season" Meant

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Old 02-01-2008, 03:59 PM
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I did not interpret Kahuna's post as a bit negative, either. I don't even live there yet and I feel almost every poster has an appreciation for the snowbirds. Actually, my thinking is that most f/t TVers can't wait for the snowbirders to arrive. Otherwise, it would be like being in Vegas, or "down the shore" in Jersey, or at a Giants football game, with only 50% of the people there. The people create the tone of the environment, the excitement. People WHO NEED PEOPLE, are the luckiest people . . . in the world. Geez, did I really type that?
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:34 PM
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Jersygirl,

I guess you felt a song comming on! I agree , TV and all of its great people both seasonal and permanent are something to sing about! :bigthumbsup:
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Nonie -- Are you there yet? Are you helping to make "Snowbird Season" the wonderful experience it truly is? Can't wait to do my part. In the meantime, back to work. No more of the TOTV addiction! Self control. I can do it.
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Ive been here in September and really didnt see that much difference
I own a home here but choose to spend summers at my Cape Cod home
Talk about crowds...try living on Cape Cod in summer
we have long lines everywhere too......so I guess thats why I dont notice the so called snowbird crowds here
IMHO... it wont matter what time of year it is soon...if they keep building more and more places just outside of the Villages (eg.condos)
and those people come and use our town squares and chairs..and fill seats in the restaurants..
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:26 PM
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My mom and I came in January and did notice the crowd. I don't live in it all the time, but it seemed exciting and full of life. Came home to go back to work, commuting at 0-5 MPH for 1 1/2 hour makes me only more excited to be full time with or without the snowbirds. Soon I hope.
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Does anyone know what the % of full time vs snowbirds really is? I have heard everything from 80/20 to 20/80. And both of those were from RE agents. My guess is about 50/50 but does anyone really know?
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We have a good friend in south Florida who goes even beyond 'kvetching' or 'complaining' about snowbirds. He is positive vitriolic! When he pauses for breath, I generally interject (quickly), 'Aren't these the people who pay twelve months worth of taxes on their condos or homes and utilize the services of the community for only three or four months a year?' Not that it helps....

When my parents retired to Florida in the early '70s, I looked around and thought, 'What a great option this is for seniors.' And now 'I are one'--and a snowbird at that, here in TV!

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Sidney, I think I'd tell your good friend to sit on it and twirl. Sorry, I stand by that snowbirds make TV interesting. It is fun at all times, but the snowbirds add some youth, vigor and joy. Sometimes I think the year-rounders take TV for granted when they've been here awhile. The snowbirders are thrilled with the weather, the things to do, the friendliness and they're fun to watch as they become accustomed to not wearing all those layers of clothing.
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What snowbird season means to me.

1. Eat home more often.
2. Longer waiting lines in popular restaurants
3. Pray when entering a TV traffic circles.
4. No parking in any of the town squares
5. Harder to get tickets to live performances.
6. Have to purchase movie tickets several hours in advance.
7. Hard to get good tee times.
8. No available exercise machines at Health Club.
9. Club activities filled to capacity.
10. Pickle Ball courts booked
11. Golf lessons time slots filled.
12. Traffic everywhere.
13. Best of all many of our friends are back for the winter. Ya gotta love TV!!!!
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:02 PM
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:dontknow:
We own a home in TV AND are "seasonal". Not trying to start a war here, but....we pay the same taxes, same dues, same fees as full time residents. We only use all the wonderful facilities part of the year, while the full time residents enjoy them all year long. We do so willingly. TV is a wonderful place and we wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Snowbird. What a wonderful word. Yummmmmm! But, I digress. I think they're great! Meeting new friends, sad when they leave though. Yes I guess things are a bit more crowded, but being from a big city I'm used to it. Waiting in line, just a part of life. Afterall, what's you're hurry? Now, I had never heard that term "Frog" for the full-timers. I am a full-timer so I guess I'm a Frog. But a happy frog! Definitely now sitting around waiting to croak. > Rather jumping from lilypad to lilypad, playing, having fun, and loving every minute of living here. Snowbirds. The more the merrier.
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MMC, love your number 13!
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:54 PM
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I call them snow FLAKES, cause they go back north!!
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