I am one of a diminishing percentage of Floridians who were either born in the state or have lived here most of our lives. The rapid population growth and unchecked development of the past half century have left us bewildered and saddened for the Florida we feel we have lost. We remember the way it was and wish it were still the same. You may be surprised that some of these "Old Florida" places are in large urban areas and cities. You just have to know how to get off the beaten path and enjoy the quiet places that exist almost everywhere.
This is a list of gay villages , urban areas with generally recognized boundaries that unofficially form a social center for LGBT people. Some may be gay getaways , such as Provincetown or Guerneville. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article.