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Old 07-29-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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I love Phoenix too and plan to at least winter there in retirement. After living in the PNW for over 20 years, I could stand some sun and warmth. If I tire of the heat and sun, there's always Seattle.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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You lost me, OP, as soon as you said AZ for the climate.

Maybe it is just me......

And scenery is nice for the first couple of visits...but then....well, it never changes. Rock, and desert, are....rock, and dessert.

I landed in Tennessee...northeast corner....no state income tax, huge medical complex which brings diversity, university of 20,000 students, climate--four seasons, low humidity, modest temperature swings, low probability of earthquakes/tornados, tremendous environment, mountains, highways, great regional airport, TVA=recreation, water and low cost electricity.....and the people could not be any friendlier. If you like to shop, don't come here. Other than that, it is a home run.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I always thought Nevada was known to be the best bec of no state taxes.
Hands down.
No?
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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... The most beautiful sight was phoenix in my rear view mirror. .
too funny!
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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You lost me, OP, as soon as you said AZ for the climate.

Maybe it is just me......

And scenery is nice for the first couple of visits...but then....well, it never changes. Rock, and desert, are....rock, and dessert.

I landed in Tennessee...northeast corner....no state income tax, huge medical complex which brings diversity, university of 20,000 students, climate--four seasons, low humidity, modest temperature swings, low probability of earthquakes/tornados, tremendous environment, mountains, highways, great regional airport, TVA=recreation, water and low cost electricity.....and the people could not be any friendlier. If you like to shop, don't come here. Other than that, it is a home run.
For you maybe. I can't wait until I'm at retirement to get the heck out of Tennessee.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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For you maybe. I can't wait until I'm at retirement to get the heck out of Tennessee.
Any particular reason?
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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I love reading these posts - it just goes to show how different we all are - thank goodness, right?
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:21 PM
 
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Any particular reason?
Weather (hate cold, humid, trees)
No ocean
Too slow pace
Don't feel safe riding my bike
People do not know how to drive
Lack of decent ethnic food
Lack of shopping
Not my kind of people for the most part

I'm a Californian at heart. Love the desert and the ocean.
Dream retirement would be a house in Sonoma Co. (California), a house in France and one in New Zealand, then follow the summer.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I always thought Nevada was known to be the best bec of no state taxes.
Hands down.
No?
States with no income tax:
  • Alaska.
  • Florida.
  • Nevada.
  • South Dakota.
  • Texas.
  • Washington.
  • Wyoming.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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When we left Colorado as political refugees twelve years ago the final two choices were Wyoming and Arizona. We chose Wyoming for demographic and political reasons.
And Wyoming is less expensive, tax-wise.
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