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Old 10-16-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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to move away when they retire. leave eveything they know. why didn't they move when they were younger. i guss i do not get it
Because we are different people now. Our old lives no longer fit.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: State of Waiting
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I understand those reasons, It just always makes me sad that as people age they leave where they lived. It has a lonely touch to it. Where I live a lot of people retire only to be found endlessly at the casinos and it always makes me sad inside that they are not with their familes and extended families. I see alot of elderly people that retire up in Northern wisconsin out alone doing there grocery shopping when it looks like they could sure use some help. I guess I was just wondering what they are looking for in retirement that could not be satisfied where they spent the bulk of their lives.

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Berries, not everyone has family or people to be with. I have no children of my own - just a stepdaughter who is consumed with the activities of her children and my husband's ex wife's family, her "real" family. I am an only child, no cousins around anymore, only one I talk with a few times a year. She lives about 10 hours from me. I look to the future and if something happens to my DH, I will be that little old lady all alone at the grocery store.

Not every family is as you might think it should be. We are leaving here for a less expensive slower pace of life. Hopefully to a friendly town. Location: TBD.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Berries, not everyone has family or people to be with...........
You addressed the OP by user name, as I often do myself. Just wanted to point out that this is a very old revived thread and that the OP (Berries) has not posted anywhere on City-Data in a little over four years. Nothing wrong with us continuing the conversation without the OP, of course, but we should not expect him or her to answer.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Northern IL
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For us, we just live in the peoples republic of Illinois because that is where the current income stream is. Once we pull the trigger in 18 months we will get out of here as soon as we can sell the house. Some family is still here and we can visit. Many have moved away already..................
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We moved because our kids were elsewhere. We moved to be closer to two of them + grandchildren. We get to see our grands much, much more often than if we had not moved.

There is also this: should one or both of us have health emergencies, two of our kids will not have to fly half a continent away to be with us. Also, we enjoy being of assistance to our kids. We pick up a grand at school once a week. We have gotten to know this child so much better than before!

I think our choice was correct for us. We did uproot, and moving was major, major production and expensive, to boot. But we have not been sorry to have done it.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:57 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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We're moving to "go home".

Where we are working isn't home - and hasn't been for over 24 years...
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:41 AM
 
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For mid October days like this
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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For mid October days like this
Yup.
It's in the 80's here in SE Arizona.


Ken
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Yup.
It's in the 80's here in SE Arizona.


Ken
Same up here in Central AZ. Cloudy but beautiful and perfect temps...low 80s. I love fall!
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I wonder if the OP ever got an answer he was satisfied with. There are so many reasons for him to choose given here. He posted his question in 2007, the year I decided I would have to someday leave Portland because of the ever increasing COL although I never thought circumstances would dictate it would be this soon.

So, my reasons were mainly financial but also because that city was no longer right for me. I would have moved even if I could have afforded to remain there.

As I have said many times, this is a big country. Plenty of places to find your bliss. If there isn't anything really holding you back where you are and you don't really want to be there, go where you think you would rather be.
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