U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-03-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6,874 posts, read 6,172,648 times
Reputation: 13266

Advertisements

I'd stay exactly where I am, Fort Lauderdale.

Now if the amount was $10 million, I'd move to Southern California.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-03-2017, 01:35 PM
 
12,661 posts, read 6,490,007 times
Reputation: 4726
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueherons View Post
I'd stay exactly where I am, Fort Lauderdale.

Now if the amount was $10 million, I'd move to Southern California.
That would allow you to get a one bdrm apt in OC, LA or the Bay area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2017, 04:15 PM
 
16 posts, read 2,162 times
Reputation: 13
Thanks ya'all. I suppose I should expand a little or re-phrase my question. If you were already retired, your income was relatively good for Florida ($100k), no children, no debt. My goal was a house ON the beach but it would have to be a small fixer-upper house or my second option, a super nice big turn key Condo ON the beach with all amenities like pools, jacuzzi, gym and no maintenance and have money leftover for a small second home.

Looking at east central/north coast Florida. Keys would be super nice but $1M is not much there.

1) Fixer-upper small beach house beachfront

2) Turn key super nice Condo beachfront w/all amenities with funds to spare.

3) ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
972 posts, read 466,963 times
Reputation: 1560
Vegas baby - put it all on red.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2017, 05:12 PM
 
16 posts, read 2,162 times
Reputation: 13
Would not even consider Las Vegas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
972 posts, read 466,963 times
Reputation: 1560
I wasn't being serious. Did you notice the wink.

Back on topic. I would like a small place in Saint James city for the winter and one on Lake Erie for the summer with 22' boat and and a garage to keep my motorcycles at each place.

A million would be more than enough. In 10 months my DW retires and we'll be able to put the plan in motion. She'll be happy being closer to the kids for half the year and I'll be able to fish year round. Win win.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2017, 05:33 PM
 
16 posts, read 2,162 times
Reputation: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueherons View Post
I'd stay exactly where I am, Fort Lauderdale.
Las Olas has heavy traffic and the newly built massive Condo next to Cheesecake Factory just increased population tenfold. High tourist area and the seasonal Las Olas events that lock up traffic big time. Do you remember the free country music Turtle festival or black college/urban reunion? How can you live there with any peace and quiet? I could understand if you are retired with maids living in one of those $10M+ mansions on one to the famous canals.

Last edited by Brando is Alive; 10-03-2017 at 05:42 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: USA
14,052 posts, read 13,473,138 times
Reputation: 9974
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brando is Alive View Post
Not trolling. Honest sincere question. What would you do? Imagine if you received a $1 million inheritance. Where would you choose to live? Would you stay in Florida? If not, where would you go?
I wouldnt spend a million, it's not that much, I'd invest it lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2017, 05:51 PM
 
16 posts, read 2,162 times
Reputation: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmw335xi View Post
I wouldn't spend a million, it's not that much, I'd invest it lol
$1M is a lot if you have no debt, excellent credit/borrowing power and no other financial obligations like children or x wife(s). Add in $100k yearly salary. My home is paid off. Valued at $700k so after my house sells, my total amount to spend/invest will be $1,700.000.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2017, 05:54 PM
 
16 posts, read 2,162 times
Reputation: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueherons View Post
I'd stay exactly where I am, Fort Lauderdale.
I lived behind the Cheesecake Factory in a tiny Condo on that New River years ago and traffic/population was congested even back then.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top