Florida's New Trend: The Young

Formerly primarily a retirement community, Naples now attracts young professionals who find the strong economy and sunshine a powerful draw.
March 30, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The image of Naples, and Florida, as one giant retirement community is out... The overall population of the Naples area grew by 65%, to just over a quarter of a million people, a frenetic rate bested only by Las Vegas... 'The largest number of people moving to Florida are in their 20s and 30s,' said Stan Smith, director of the Bureau of Economics and Business Research at the University of Florida in Gainesville. 'It's because these people are just starting out.'...One of the most tempting lures for the young is employment."

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Published on Saturday, March 27, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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