Florida is top choice

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Warm winters, sandy beaches and sunshine make Florida an attractive destination. The Sunshine State recently passed New York in population.
Warm winters, sandy beaches and sunshine make Florida an attractive destination. The Sunshine State recently passed New York in population.

For the first time since 2001, Florida is back on top as Americans' most desired habitation destination, according to a recent Harris Poll of 2,232 U.S. adults.

Sunshine and waterfront acreage are consistent themes at the top of this list, with California (2) and Hawaii (3) rounding out the top three. Turning away from beachfront territories, Colorado (4) and New York (5) close out the top five states where Americans would like to live.

Florida also came in first among the 51-to-69 demographic, ahead of Hawaii, Arizona, California and Oregon. It was second among those aged 70 or older, trailing Hawaii.

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