I lived in Ft. Lauderdale from '45 (that's 1945) to '57, then a move south to the Keys, living in a little town of 350 people til I graduated from high school in a class of 28 seniors. Things have changed! Try the Keys for an adventure. Our drinking water was in a 3 foot pipe that ran from the mainland, alongside the road, clear down to Key West. Key West was civilized (25,000 people) and exquisite. Enjoy everything!