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Where do you want to live when you retire?

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It is reported about 10,000 baby boomers retire daily.

Some of them want stay home where they are.

Some want to move to other place to enjoy their retirement.

Do you want retire and stay where you are?

Or do you want move to a community where you can make friends and share commen interests?

 

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I'm retired now and I am living where I prefer to live.  I was born and raised in Augusta, Ga.  and wouldn't want to live any where else.  I would love to go to Israel though!

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I am doing the same. House is paid for. My friends are here and I like my church. No state income tax. 

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1rst Choices: Punta Cana Dominican Republic / Ceara Coast Brazil  

2nd Choices: Destin Florida / US Virgin Islands / Puerto Rico

 

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To the Caribbean! Here's hoping!! 🏖

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and if you must stay in the USA, Puerto Rico is the place to go.  But my favorite and I've been there several times, is Santo Domingo, right across the Mona passage from Puerto Rico.  Great weather, great people, great food, and wonderful scenery in both places.

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@MM3080  Agree!  Puerto Rico is awesome. My wife and I have visited her birth country of the Philippines a number of times from the US. Having a 24-26 hour plane trip was no fun (and more like 30 hours "door to door"). That is certainly an exotic tropical country (of sorts). But it was a real treat to visit Puerto Rico when we lived in Florida. An exotic tropical country with great cuisine, lovely friendly people, yet with the benefits of:   no currency exchange (US Greenbacks), no passport! no customs entry! no immigration! And best of all it's only a 3 hour flight from Tampa! 3 hours of travel and you debark into a "foreign" exotic tropical paradise.

 

 

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Staying in Kentucky. I toyed with the idea of going back to NY but it’s a little more laid back here. 

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I'm in Georgia...gotta love the South!

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(1/8/23) Hey stranger!!! So good to hear from you @Raynyky . Happy New Year. 🥳 Nicole 🙂

 


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Staying in Kentucky. I toyed with the idea of going back to NY but it’s a little more laid back here. 


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Happy New Year!

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(1/8/23) Thank you @Raynyky 🙂 Nicole

 


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Happy New Year!


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(1/8/23) Good Morning @l508156s , I hope it is okay to respond to your post although I know it was for the person who lives in Ocala. I have heard it is farmland, horses and just GORGEOUS. Never been out there but one of my only child's elementary school teachers had a 2nd home out there. Thanks, Nicole 🙂

 

@l508156s wrote: I cannot find the post but someone mentioned Ocala Florida. My son lives in Ocala it is a very nice city.. Plenty of trees and rolling hills. There is a golf course not too far, from On Top of the World.

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Good to hear from you @OscarE1968 🙂

 

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 ‎01-08-2023 06:58 PM

Hi @NicoleRetired2020 , No updates still stuck in Arizona lol. Doing good thank you for asking. Hope all is well with you and you're having a wonderful start to the new year!

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Likewise 😁

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➡️Hi @l508156s , are you talking about Florida and to me? IF yes, I use to live there. Thanks, Nicole 🙂

 

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Did they tell you it rains and rains and rains.

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No I was commenting on the post about moving to the Philippines. I have no idea why it posted here. I live in Florida so I am very familiars with the monsoons. 

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(1/7/23 11pm EST) NO  pressure to respond 😉 @l508156s , were you okay when Ian and Nicole came your way? My only child lives in Melbourne where she was born and had NO damage. Just alot of rain. Thanks, Nicole 🙂

 


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No I was commenting on the post about moving to the Philippines. I have no idea why it posted here. I live in Florida so I am very familiars with the monsoons. 


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I cannot find the post but someone mentioned Ocala Florida. My son lives in Ocala it is a very nice city.. Plenty of trees and rolling hills. There is a golf course not too far, from On Top of the World. 

 

 

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Great thread @dreamhomenj and love your response @c791841g , @k920929b and @ClaytonS891490 ! I was supposed to move back to Florida when I retired July 2020 - move was December 2020. But COVID arrived. Hoping for this year 2023 or next year 2024. Moved to Virginia in 2015. Living in Cave Spring, Virginia. Thanks, Nicole 🙂

 


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It is reported about 10,000 baby boomers retire daily.

Some of them want stay home where they are.

Some want to move to other place to enjoy their retirement.

Do you want retire and stay where you are?

Or do you want move to a community where you can make friends and share commen interests?


 

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I’ve thought of moving to someplace near Orlando-but not in Orlando.  My brother, who I’m close to, lives there with his family, and it’d be nice to see them more than once every few years!   They love Orlando, but I don’t know that I’d like living in a large city.  A smaller place like Mt Dora might suit me better.  I don’t know that I’d want to buy another home, though. Maybe a nice apartment.  Currently I live near Buffalo, NY.  I love the change of seasons here.  I love that we live near two Great Lakes, Lake Chautaqua, the Finger Lakes. I love that we live near the foothills of the Appalachians.  I love that there’s a festival of some kind, arts, music, food, you name it, somewhere in Western NY, every weekend of the year. I love the architecture, the museums, the live theaters, the huge variety of restaurants.  People are so nice in this area.  I think I’ll stick around home!

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I so wanted to win the HGTV home in Hilton Head, but missed that so was okay with my little apt in Vegas.

 

After the last year, and especially last 3 months, thought I'd be okay... then today. I now want to find somewhere that will accept retired persons as immigrants and future citizens.

 

Does anyone know of anywhere one can go (post-covid19) that is affordable (e.g., small apts utilities included for <$1K US)? Climate would preferably be warmer, but anything is doable. Must have internet access.

 

I hope I don't sound as silly as this appears but I really cannot be around for the repeat.

 

Thank you in advance!

 

#MaskUPNV

 


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You and me (and my wife) both!

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First of all, Vegas is great. Are you running from, or seriously running TO? Portugal is warm, is friendly, low taxes. There is always Costa Rica. 

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I do like to think of Portugal but they currently don't want retired ex-pats, based on google returns; Costa Rica is hesitating as they are overloaded right now.

 

Thanks for the suggestions; both would be beautiful once "Atlas Shrugs" and the world re-aligns proper.

 

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I've lived in Chicago, Washington D.C (surrounding areas) Ft Lauderdale, Phoenix and Tucson Sao Paulo, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) and now back in Maryland. 

I would really like to retire early and return to a warm climate. Therefore, Florida, Arizona, Brazil or Vietnam.  

 

By the way, why do people from Chicago tend to retire to Arizona and East Coast generally moves to Florida?

 

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hahahahaha, @MarkB242707... only fam rumor but East Coast peeps couldn't mix with anyone from THAT gang, so CHI, KC, STL...and east of the MS river hated Miami; honest to goodness next warmest area was AZ (TX hated any brown skin; NOLA was owned by French (after WWII they'd never get along with Italians). It worked out okay, me thinks...

 

 


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We don't know where to retire! Our choices are: AZ, NM, NV, or TX.  I don't know how we are going to narrow the choice down.  We live in MO now, but want to get out of the cold plus try something different.  I've never been to AZ or NM, so I suspect we will have to drive out there and do the tourist thing.  We are have 3 years until retirement/semi-retirement. 

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My wife was born and raised in St. Louis (where I met her while in the service) and we spent 10 years after we got married. We moved a number of time during my civilian career. We are new arrivals to Tucson, Az having accepted a job with Raytheon. I am currently partially retired with full retirement perhaps 8 years away (much less if I cant get my current workload way down). A strong reason why I chose the job is that Az was on our list of retirement places (in our top 5). We are going on 2+ years here and happy with our decision. It certainly has somethings to get used to (high temps summer, dessert terrain) but lots of pluses, especially for folks who like outdoor activities. As with all things we are learning to adept, for summer season we simply shift our outdoor hikes to early in the AM. We are fortunate that we live in the foothills of the Santa Rita mountains, with our house of 4000 ft alt it bring cooler temps in summer. When we have a hankering for real trees and forest we head down to Mt Wrightson a high altitude mountain with gorgeous green forest. I ended up putting a ‘welcome to Tucson’ book for new members of our congregation, feel free to reach out to me for a copy
Also, FYI.. what our wife and I did to start getting a feel for places to retire. 1) of course lots on internet searching and gathering info, 2) More important was making 1 week trips out to the place, this helped a lot. We have visited AZ (3 times), Tx (2 times), NV, WA, AK, and Belize. As noted we also have moved around the country quit a bit so had a very good feel for other locations

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Hi! I'm KC born and raised, so good to meet you!

 

My first thought is to strongly consider AZ or NM! Beautiful states but you'll have to definitely spend a couple of months in Spring and Winter in each as they have extreems you wouldn't even expect in MO because they're 6 months apart 😉

 

NV has been good to me but I came here 10 years before retirement so worked and became connected to the community plus kids and their families transplanted here. I love it very much and would only leave if I can find a country that will accept retired immigrants (due to the current political situation) or if a little shack in the backwoods of the Ozarks became available. 😉

 

TX, never lived there but I'd advise their mosquitos are 3 x as big as MO's and 3 x as many 😉

 

Happy retirement!

 

#MaskUPNV

 


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