Three Communities in Florida Nobody Knows About

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There are a lot of ‘hidden’ communities in the United States as well as in the rest of the world nobody knows about. Sometimes they may seem so incompatible with the country, that we are left surprised.

There are a lot of ‘hidden’ communities in the United States as well as in the rest of the world nobody knows about. Sometimes they may seem so incompatible with the country, that we are left surprised.

This article will examine the communities in Florida, few people know about. There are actually three of them – Polish, Russian, and surprisingly to all, the Finnish community.

Polish community

Actually, there are not so many polish people in Florida; however, there is a Polish American Club in Hollywood.

Moreover, Vero Beach, located in Florida, has an unusually large concentration of Pol-Arms, and they have Polish American Social Club as well. In most cases, there are Polish clubs in Florida, and they hold annual Polish Festivals too.

Finnish community

It may seem strange, but the Southern Florida area of Lake Worth, Lantana, and their adjacent towns are inhabited by the Finnish community.

The Finnish area stretches from Lake Worth to Miami. There are approximately 15,000 Finnish people in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. 

After Spanish Creole and Russian, Polish is the most minority-spoken language in the Lake Worth-Lantana area. Gradually some small Finnish companies are also moving there.

Even though the existence of the Finnish community was known quite a long ago, a Finnish gaming company Spinia Suomi has just discovered why they have such large traction from the United States – a place they would never accept customers from.

The reason is apparent – Finnish people are fond of online gaming, and in Florida, they are almost in every sector from hair salons to funeral homes.

It is also possible to get information about any service in Finnish. Two Finnish gathering places include concerts and other entertaining activities.

Furthermore, there are three churches in Florida – Evangelical Lutheran, one Pentecostal, and one Laestadian. There are two Finnish media outlets and a Finnish nursing home.

Finnish retirees state they saving money in Florida is easy despite the fact, food is just as expensive as it is in Finland. Health insurance is expensive too in the US, but in general, it should be said that life is way cheaper than in Finland.

Living in Florida is very comfortable and adds a lot of years to a person’s lifespan.

Russian community

This one is not very unusual, but not a lot of people know about the existence of the Russian community in Florida. Actually, Florida is the second biggest Russian community in the United States with its rich culture and wealth. 

Russian immigration in Florida started back in the ’70s and has been rising ever since. There were several reasons why Russians chose Florida.

First of all, they were working for job and business opportunities. Some people wanted to raise their children in better circumstances while at the same time enjoying reasonable prices and mild climate. 

Some of the Russian communities are among the most highly paid across the country. There are a plethora of Russian-speaking people in Florida as well.

The Russian media in Florida is a primary weapon to help Russian newcomers adjust to the new lifestyle and get information in case they need something. Slowly they are expanding and gaining a foothold in Florida.

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