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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’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.

 

#MaskUpNV


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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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Oh my, we havent been to many places except Atlanta and Nashville, Bowling Green, ky and Virginia. I think i would like somewhere like in the Hallmark movie The Christmas Card. The family lives in a classic "Christmas Card" like log cabin surrounded by beautiful woods and snow. It would be soothing because i could paint all that scenery. Im a painter and artist from ky.

 

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Can't paint but it does sound really nice

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I would like to live somewhere like in the Youtube videos Self Reliance; i think its in Canada where this man builds himself a cabin, all by himself and the dog. This guy is a genuis!!

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I want to be more like a tumbleweed and less like a tree. I want to travel the world and live in as many places as I can, while I can. I've visited 3 continents and lived in 2 but I want to have visited and lived in all of them, except for Antarctica, a visit is a possibility but an extended stay seems not. I enjoy meeting new people and I like the adventure that new locales provide. This Covid thing definitely has put a hold on my plans for travel but it's also made me realize that if I'm going to do anything besides dream, I'd better do what I can, when I can. Because one of these days, the tumbleweed that I feel I'd like to be will eventually not be able to tumble any further along.



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I chose after living and working around the world, would be the southern region of Portugal. The weather, the locals, the food, the wine, and good medical care.

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Like to speak with the Portugal retiree.

What's the main language?

What're the costs of living comparable to as in the US?

 

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I can't speak to the relative living costs. But surely the main language is Portuguese. (also the main language in Brazil)

 

 


@PaulR741657 wrote:

Like to speak with the Portugal retiree.

What's the main language?

What're the costs of living comparable to as in the US?

 


 

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Where I currently live , Green Valley, Arizona.

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I have lived in Indiana, and hated it. The people I lived near, and worked with, were reactionary, and bigoted and paranoid, especially about non natives. Also, the education system in the county I lived in, was very bad.  Out of date texts, few computers for kids, no kindergarten, school buildings were in need of a lot of maintainance.   The things that were going on in the world, that people near me knew nothing about, was astounding.  I had to get out of there-and I won't ever return! 

I grew up in Western NY, and have returned there.  Yes, the taxes are high, but our public education system is extremely good.  Infrastructure is good, whereas in Indiana, roads were full of potholes, and if they were washed out, in the area I lived in, it took ages to get those roads repaired.   

We know when a blizzard is coming, we know when its going to get humid, or we're going to have a thunderstorm with high winds.  We don't get many tornadoes, and the ones we do get, are very weak, usually.  Yes, we have some faults nearby, but the earthquakes we get, are only strong enough, to maybe shake the floor.  Maybe.  We don't get floods much, as most of our streams and creeks have been managed so they don't overflow their banks during a rainstorm.  We don't get forest fires.  Yes, we get that frigid snap in January, when everyone says, its ever been this cold-well, not since last year at this time, that is.  And, we get maybe 90 of so inches of snow.  So, learn to ski!  Downhill, or cross country, either is done here.   Or, just sit by the window, and watch the snow come down-its a lot prettier to watch than rain!  And, we get humid summers that can get in the low 90's.  So what.  You just pick one of two Great Lakes, or Chautauqua Lake, and sit in a nice easy lake breeze, beverage of choice in your hand, and watch the world go by.  

And, Buffalo has the original chicken wings.  Always served with bleu cheese dressing, never ranch!  And, we have beef on weck, fresh horse radish, home made pierogis, fantastic pasta, Burmese food, Thai food, Yemeni, Chinese, Japanese, Greek...and every where you go in the summer, there's a farm stand with at least 3 kinds of corn on the cob.

We have great wines, produced locally, and lots of craft breweries as well. 

In the summer, there's a festival-a BIG one-every weekend.  Summer weekends are for food, wine and beer and cider produced from local grapes, hops, and apples.  For wandering around paintings and jewelry and hand crafted furniture.  For watching chalk artists. 

People are friendly here.  If you look lost, someone will stop, ask you what you're looking for, and usually walk with you there.  If you have car trouble, more than a few people will stop, and offer to change a tire, let you use their cell phone to call AAA (or, put your flat tire or empty gas tank on their AAA card), or ask if you'd like a ride to a gas station.  When there's a BLM protest, with a curfew, its not unknown for everyone, police and protestors, to take a knee, as one, have a moment of silence, then stand, and say to each other, "Well, see you tomorrow."  I did have a  bit of an argument with a cop at a protest not too long ago-but over whether a cover should be put over Buffalo Bills stadium, to cut down on the wind off Lake Erie, that makes kicking a punt or field goal so damned hard.

  Florida and the Carolinas are nice to visit, but, Western NY, with all its variety, is always going to be home.

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Stay in the house That I have lived in for the last 66 years.

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Where I currently live, Phoenix, Arizona.

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Philippines.

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I was stationed there for 3 years in the Navy. Beautiful place, beautiful people and English is a required subject in their schools. It's a popular place for expats these days. The food is delicious as well!



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In an RV in Jacksonville, Destin, or Pensacola, Florida...when storms come, I can drive off to safety.

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Very near a body of water in the interior of the US (lake or river - can be near a coast but not too near an ocean), preferably in a warmer climate, politically liberal area, a college town with a population under 100,000, and a lively arts scene. It should also be a place that doesn't necessarily cater to needs of an elderly population, but one that recognizes and supports those needs (things like having sidewalks, some kind of public transportation system, etc).   Of course a place where the cost of living is at least lower than average would be wonderful also.  

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North Carolina 

Tennessee 

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Central New Hampshire

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Move to Las Vegas

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I want to move to Henderson  nv nice place to retire to

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