Lower Cost of Living, Mild Winters, and Fewer Restrictions Draw Northerners to Florida, Says Real Estate Developer NRIA

Many people moving south amidst the pandemic are natives of New York, says architect Nick Netta, who himself recently relocated from New Jersey. Netta’s architecture firm, Netta Architects, has offices in New York, New Jersey, and now Boca Raton, Florida.

“It’s become like a mini-New York and New Jersey,” says Netta, who is currently at work on NRIA’s The 301, a mixed-use retail and residential property in the heart of Delray Beach.

When asked why so many people from New York and New Jersey are eager to move south, Netta blamed the high cost of living and long winters of the tri-state area.

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