It’s always sunny in Florida. Taylor Crehan/Naples Daily News

Tours of decorated turn-of the-century homes, glowing luminaries and boat parades will quickly put you in the holiday spirit.(Photo: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel)

Ah, Florida. It’s a place where you can lounge on a beach with a cocktail in hand and sandals on your feet year-round., A place where you can hit the driving range with your friends no matter the season and where you can hang with your favorite Disney characters any day of the week.

Here are five reasons why Florida is a great place to live:

Florida residents don’t have to pay personal income tax, a huge plus. (Photo: Taylor Crehan/Naples Daily News)

1. There’s no state income tax for residents.

In Florida, residents don’t have to pay a state income tax. People love saving money, and Florida helps you do just that. Why not use the cash you save for a weekend getaway?

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Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason. Year-round the weather is almost always beautiful. (Photo: Taylor Crehan/Naples Daily News)

2. The weather is enjoyable most days. 

Northerners have to deal with snow covering their houses and cars every winter, sometimes as early as October. In Florida, snow is as rare as a neighborhood without a Publix. During the winter here, residents can enjoy breezy, 70-something-degree weather without the hassle of having to clear a driveway or bundle up.

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Florida has 663 miles of beaches, which makes it an amazing place to live or vacation. (Photo: Taylor Crehan/Naples Daily News)

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