I haven't seen a launch since I left Florida in 2011. It used to be a common occurance.
My father was an engineer on the Saturn V booster during the Apolo program, so I was a NASA kid. When we moved to Central Florida I was elated that we could see the launches from the cul-de-sac in front our home.
I do remember one launch in particular as it made a huge impact on me. It was one of the last shuttle launches and I watched the countdown on the local TV station then rushed out to the street to watch it go. I was excited as usual and noticed that a group of the neighborhood kids were playing in the yard across the street. I yelled to them "hey, the shuttle is going to launch!" I'll never forget one of the boys replied to me "So what? They do that all the time" then went on with what they were doing.