South Florida is the only region of the state where ethnic foods are as popular as general American cuisine.
Additionally, while there was little geographical variation for most styles of music, there was regional variation for both country and Latin music.
The developed area is highly urbanized and increasingly continuous and decentralized, with no particular dominant core cities.
Additionally, Southwest Florida, representing the state's southern Gulf Coast, has emerged as a directional vernacular region.
Some respondents from as far northwest as the southern Tampa Bay area identified their region as being in South Florida rather than Southwest or Central Florida.
It includes the populous Miami metropolitan area, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, and other localities.
South Florida is the only part of the continental United States with a tropical climate.
Over time, there have been numerous proposals for partitioning the state of Florida to form a separate state of South Florida.
Such proposals have usually been made as political statement rather than serious attempts at secession.This tracks with South Florida's demographics, and Lamme and Oldakowski's findings parallel Barney Warf and Cynthia Waddell's research on Florida's political geography during the 2000 Presidential election.The economy in South Florida is very similar to that in Central Florida.One guy who contacted me discussed his views on fairness over long emails going on for weeks and then asked when I could drive to see him, becoming offended when I suggested meeting at a halfway point.After that, I didn’t want to meet, and I would have known that sooner had I taken the initiative.Oldakowski found that Floridians surveyed identified "South Florida" as comprising the southernmost sections of peninsular Florida.