Get Your Fraud & Scam Questions Answered in the AARP Online Community! Find Out More!

Reply
Conversationalist

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

1,793 Views
Message 91 of 170

Why does the response to a post not show below the post I responded to???????? 

 

Why is there not a delete option. 

Report Inappropriate Content
Conversationalist

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

1,777 Views
Message 92 of 170
You can pay it monthly thru your mortgage or once a year. Tax is not the same all over. Every county has it's own rate. I bought my house before the housing market went crazy and I pay $750 annually. The Florida county I live in has a policy that your home value cannot increase more then 2% a year based on what you pay. Florida also offers a $50,000 homestead exemption.
Report Inappropriate Content
Conversationalist

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

1,776 Views
Message 93 of 170

If I had the money I would be a snowbird. Live someplace where it is not hot and humid 8 months out of the year. Come back home for the winter. 

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

1,772 Views
Message 94 of 170

Leaning toward TN or maybe TX, currently living the dream in Indianapolis, IN.  Smiley Happy

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

1,809 Views
Message 95 of 170
Very good point. Mexico is overall a beautiful country and its people are very friendly.
Report Inappropriate Content
Bronze Conversationalist

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

2,400 Views
Message 96 of 170

Anywhere but where I am. I want to get to a place that is near my daughter and her kids since Taylor is the best one of them all!

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

2,330 Views
Message 97 of 170

My wife & I moved down from Mich. to Sun City, Texas in Georgetown Texas.  It is a friendly active 55 & over community.  Lots to do & Georgetown is a great town.  Hot in summer but spring, fall & winter are great!

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

2,887 Views
Message 98 of 170

I am planning on retirement soon.  I currently live in Pennsylvania.  Property taxes are high, and I live in a low tax county.  I looked at Florida, but it appears the property tax there is high.  Are the property assessed annually?  I will be bringing 4 horses with me so I will need acreage with house and barns.  My plans are leaning more to Tennessee at this time?

Report Inappropriate Content
Conversationalist

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

2,915 Views
Message 99 of 170

Where did you travel in Mexico? Have you visited Guanajuato City in the central highlands?  It's a high desert area.  I've lived here close to 20 years on a mountaintop overlooking the city.  Built a 3bed/2bath house on one level with wheelchair amenities like ramps and wide doorways.  Thought I'd bring my parents down to live with me,  Sadly, they both passed away before I finished the house.  Now, I'm about to retire from my university position here. I love it here, but realize living alone on a mountaintop has its drawbacks for aging in place.  I'm developing a plan to convert the house into a communal living area and I have land to build individual private cottages.  In other words, a small (6-10 person) senior co-housing community.  I'm looking for interested people.

It's DOABLE.  Just needs a few fellow pioneers with vision and drive to get the ball rolling.  If you're interested, come visit Guanajuato.  I'd be happy to show you around my town!

Report Inappropriate Content
Conversationalist

Re: Where do you want to live when you retire?

2,809 Views
Message 100 of 170

Dear SW1743

 

I've lived happily and safely in Mexico 20 years, and plan to stay right where I am after I retire next year. The violence isn't everywhere.  Where I live, it's peaceful and the crime is little more than petty thievery. Warning people not to move to the entire country of Mexico based on crime in a few areas is like warning people not to move anywhere in the U.S. based on the number of crimes in Chicago, a huge over-generalization.

Report Inappropriate Content
Announcements
Prepare to Care: A Resource Guide for Families download this free guide developed by AARP to help make caregiving more manageable. It includes information on how to have vital conversations with older family members, organize important documents, assess your loved one's needs and locate important resources.
Top Kudoed Authors