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Old 04-27-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Can I ask why you say Florida is "a hard place to live"? We're 99.9% committed to finding a retirement home in Florida (born and bred midwesterners) in a few years. I can't think of anything better than no snow, no freezing temps, golfing and being outside (comfortably!) 12 months of the year. I can't wait to consider 60 degrees cold!

Same here..WI resident but have a winter place in PGI.

-Gary
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:36 AM
 
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Hi eands0608,

The reason I say Florida is a hard place to live is because of jobs. We moved to FL right before the crash and my husband couldn't find work. We went through all our savings and ended up having to move back to New England to secure better employment. That being said, if you are retiring you are going to LOVE Florida. Our area (Englewood) was very quiet and there weren't many employment opportunities - at least at that time.

And the summers can be VERY HOT & HUMID. Just be aware of that. In August you won't be outside comfortably! However, it is great that you can always count on nice weather. I so-o-o miss that!
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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May-Oct is our favorite time of year! Things are a little slower, so we get to spend more time on the boat and in the 90 degree water, pool time with our boy everyday, we can actually get into restaurants again, etc... Yeah, it's hot, but I just don't take on large outdoor projects or mow the lawn at 2pm.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:57 AM
 
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I agree - off season was the best. Again, I was only saying it was hard because of jobs and pay scale. We lived through the crash which was like Armageddon in our area so it was hard. Although I can't wait to get back. Soon as my finances allow.
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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Same here..WI resident but have a winter place in PGI.

-Gary
How's it going Gary?
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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Can I ask why you say Florida is "a hard place to live"? We're 99.9% committed to finding a retirement home in Florida (born and bred midwesterners) in a few years. I can't think of anything better than no snow, no freezing temps, golfing and being outside (comfortably!) 12 months of the year. I can't wait to consider 60 degrees cold!
I feel you on this one! Can't wait to get to Florida someday soon to retire and Never see that evil snow again LOLOLOLOL
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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We spent twenty years vacationing in SW Florida,dreaming of the day we could finally move here. Now that we are here, all I can say is this is incredible!!
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:03 PM
 
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What don't you like about New England?
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Default Moved Back but Want to go Back to FL

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How's it going Gary?
Hi Cindy! Good to hear from you and it's been a while! I hope all is well!

Hating the WI weather. For all those in FL it's been in the 40's and 50's and rainly all week. Supposed to get into the 30's tonight.

The good news is that I'll be in PGI next week I hope the fishing is good!
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Old 04-29-2017, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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What don't you like about New England?
What i didnt like was afterbthe forth summer boaingbseason was over of going doenhill fast.
Then youbeaited till january if luckybfor enough snow to go snowmobiling then it usualy melted right away
Soningot tired of
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