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Old 03-15-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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4 of the towns are in SW FL. This follows picks by Money Mag's #2 pick of Cape Coral of of all US, AARP's Naples & Sarasota pick and many other sources within the last 9 months. The Sarasota to Naples area is among the best places in the US to retire according to a wide range of diverse sources. Florida is still absent from general best places to live lists due to the unemployment rate being among the highest in the US.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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4 of the towns are in SW FL. This follows picks by Money Mag's #2 pick of Cape Coral of of all US, AARP's Naples & Sarasota pick and many other sources within the last 9 months. The Sarasota to Naples area is among the best places in the US to retire according to a wide range of diverse sources. Florida is still absent from general best places to live lists due to the unemployment rate being among the highest in the US.
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Great news. But Florida's unemployment rate is dropping, we are below 10% now. Several states ahead us, including the oft-touted NC.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/u...2#.T2HxwPWD-Cg
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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Not a surprise. Now for places to avoid:

Five States That Are Bad For Retirees - Forbes

The 10 Worst States for Retirees in 2012 - Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-worst-states-retirees-2012-050106199.html - broken link)
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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Great news. But Florida's unemployment rate is dropping, we are below 10% now. Several states ahead us, including the oft-touted NC.

Page 2: Unemployment Rates Fell in 45 States in January - ABC News
NC especially suffered with many Floridians escaping the heat/congestion and our bad economy as well as the substantial numbers who moved to NC from across the country during the height of the booms in Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham. I don't think it'll be long before NC passes FL thanks to diversification of their economy, something which Florida will continue to struggle with.
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