There are challenges in making and keeping friends in two geographical locations simultaneously but they can be overcome if you set your mind to it.
I am spending five months in Maine, which is new to me. I don't have much to do there or to get involved in. The seven months I spend in Florida are very different with lots of activities. I need help on how to make friends in Maine.
Most people would think that you are fortunate to be able to split your time between two nice places and take advantage of the best of the seasons at each. Yet, moving back and forth can take a toll on friendships at both ends.
It sounds like you've been able to make friends in Florida and it may be easier to do there for several reasons: You have been there longer, the weather facilitates going outdoors, and many retirees live around you who are free from work responsibilities and thus, tend to be more sociable.
Coincidentally, my friend Hilary Nangle is a travel writer, who calls herself the "Maine Travel Maven." Hilary is like an encyclopedia on what to do in Maine and has written three books on the state (Moon Coastal Maine, Moon Acadia National Park, and Moon Maine). I posed your dilemma to Hilary and these are her thoughts: