Best part of this piece!
I live in Broward County, FL now and I used to live in Fort Myers/Naples are. The same thing is happening on both coasts, though not nearly as bad as Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach. The poor are priced out of rents and homes, forcing them to commute to nearby counties to live. They are unable to afford to live in the county they work in. It’s not getting any better. I love it here because it’s so beautiful, but it is really not worth the stress of trying to exist here. No one wants to pay you what you’re worth if you’re a professional and you have to deal with so much racism (i.e. Cubans don’t like Blacks and Haitians, factions within the different Spanish ethnic groups, segregation of communities, the usual Northern racists coming to the South to spread the “love” so to speak).
If you’re not super rich or well off, soon you’ll be heading north for higher ground and more affordable housing. It should not take so much of your monthly income to simply buy or rent a place to live. It’s very unfortunate only certain rich, well-connected people are able to enjoy mother nature’s beauty while natives who have been in the area for generations are being run out because they don’t have money stay here anymore. Eventually, the rich will be serving themselves. All the regular working-class folks will have moved on to places they can afford to live or died from the stressors of poverty. God help us. America keeps doing this, and I just can’t even understand why it hasn’t learned.