Florianópolis is a traditionally friendly and hospitable city. The Island’s little hand, a kind name given to those born on the island of Santa Catarina that makes up much of the capital of Santa Catarina, is a nice figure who likes to make friends and tell local stories. These characteristics of land and people, besides all natural beauty and business opportunities and growth, are determining factors for those who intend to live in Florianópolis. The seaside resort of the British in the North of the Island is an example of a place that embraces people from different states and countries and who chose Floripa to work, invest and live.
Living in Florianópolis is finding people from different places.
High level of education, skilled workforce, excellent working conditions and incentive to entrepreneurs make Florianópolis a dream for those who want to invest and work in a new city and seek quality of life. At the same time, health services, high life expectancy and the Human Development Index (HDI) above average (0.847, against 0.727 of the rest of the country) guarantee the third place among the best Brazilian cities to live in behind only São Caetano do Sul and Aguas de São Pedro, both in São Paulo).
To live in Florianópolis is also to find news constantly. The wealth and cultural diversity of Florianópolis give cosmopolitan ares to the city and enrich the place with the mixtures of languages, accents, without taking the characteristics of small city, such as security or that chat with the neighbor at the side of the street.
As it grows, Florianópolis welcomes people from everywhere
The number of people born in Florianópolis (47.8%) is already less than the number who chose the city to live (52.2%). Of every 100 inhabitants of the capital of SC, 48 are natural of the city; 22 from other cities of Santa Catarina; 29 are from other States; and 1 are foreigners. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of residents from other states increased by 66% and foreigners by 41%. Most came to Floripa primarily as a tourist and settled down after being enchanted by the dynamics of everyday life and the quality of life in this paradise.
Ingleses is a complete and diverse neighborhood
According to the 2010 Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the northern region of Santa Catarina Island has 107,905 inhabitants (corresponding to almost 25% of the population of the city) in six districts: Santo Antônio de Lisbon, Ratones, Canasvieiras, Cachoeira do Bom Jesus, São João do Rio Vermelho and Ingleses do Rio Vermelho, created by decree in 1831. Since its inception, the British have a vocation for commerce and for civil construction.
In the first wave of migration, between the 1960s and 1970s, it was driven by the creation of Eletrosul and state and federal universities (UFSC) and generated population and economic growth in neighborhoods around the Center, such as Trindade and Santa Monica .
More recently, in the early 2000s, the Island turned its sights to the full potential of the northern region, and a new economic corridor began to emerge from the SC-401 highway. [Know more.] According to an article published in the newspaper Diário Catarinense on February 16, 2013, the average valuation of the m2 in SC-401 in 2002 reached 2000%.
With the growth in the north of the Island, Ingleses is no longer just a seaside resort, with a thick sea beach that attracts swimmers, surfers and fishermen. The region has become a kind of center of the North of the Island of Santa Catarina, housing people from different places in Brazil and the world who meet, work and stir the life of the neighborhood, which has rich commerce, services and a nightlife worthy of the great cities.