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Old 10-11-2016, 06:42 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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As I get older and consider leaving Indiana in maybe ten or so years, I actually wouldn't mind Florida. I think the key is to live a much more frugal lifestyle incase the hurricanes are really that bad. I'm not sure if hurricane insurance is like flood insurance or not. Live simple, be able to gather items of value quickly, and get away from the coast in plenty of time. If the home is gone, so be it. Insurance should take care of the biggest cost. Fact is, it is still a fairly low risk event, which is why Florida still has millions of people living there.
I use to think I might like to live in Florida, but not too much anymore, as I've gotten older. I think it would get old real quick going to the beach. I think soon after I started a job, it wouldn't be long until living in Florida stopped feeling like I was on vacation and would soon become a drag. I didn't take all that into consideration when I thought I might like to live in Florida. I ended moving to Houston and then 4 or 5 years after that, I moved over to Austin. I been in Austin full time since the late 70's and it still feels like I'm on vacation. Even more so, now that I'm retired and I don't have to work.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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Plus the frugal lifestyle idea is actually comical. Incomes are stagnant for most of this country. Wages are lower in Florida AND the cost of living is higher. Healthcare, utilities especially water with the rising sea levels, food, housing. Unless you want to retire in a trailer park the Frugal talk means little
I know people in Florida. Sure, housing is high in some areas, but not all. The people I know are middle income, but they aren't forced to live in a trailer or subsidized housing. Of course they don't live in Miami or some other gulf or ocean front property.

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I use to think I might like to live in Florida, but not too much anymore, as I've gotten older. I think it would get old real quick going to the beach. I think soon after I started a job, it wouldn't be long until living in Florida stopped feeling like I was on vacation and would soon become a drag. I didn't take all that into consideration when I thought I might like to live in Florida. I ended moving to Houston and then 4 or 5 years after that, I moved over to Austin. I been in Austin full time since the late 70's and it still feels like I'm on vacation. Even more so, now that I'm retired and I don't have to work.
I could deal with Florida, but it wouldn't be my first choice. I know enough people who have recently moved there, or are doing the snowbird thing, that I know it doesn't have to be as bad as people say.
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