I mostly grew up in Northwest Florida, which is a mere 12 hours to Miami by automobile. The culture of the Panhandle is distinctly “Southern.” However, no one ever believes me when I say that my Florida bears little resemblance to the Florida they’d know from Orlando or Miami or Key West, etc.
Finally, some proof of Florida’s cultural diversity: in my part of the state, we say “Coke” as a generic term for all soft drinks. This is also true in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. In South Florida, it’s a bunch of Northern immigrants who say “Soda.” This also explains why the state is a battleground state every election