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Old 01-04-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Well, it seemed that Florida was definitely the retirement mecca for a few years, but that has changed. I am also curious as to which states will be the big destinations in the future.


As far as Gadsden~I did a quick search on it. The unemployment rate in 2005 was 9%. It has now dropped to 4.3%, however the job growth is -.36 and the future job growth is at a minimum compared to the projections for most cities.

The national average crime rate that is figured on a 158% for an average shows that Gadsden has a crime rate that is well over 700%. The stats go back to 2000 and the crime rate is in that same area for the years the stats were available except for the year 2000 when it was well above 800%.

Sales tax is 9% and income tax is 5%.

The city has had a 4.3% loss of people within the past 6 years so I guess promoting it is the best way of saving it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi? Retirement in Mississippi
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi? Retirement in Mississippi
How well has the Gulf Coast recovered? Is everything cleaned up and rebuilt?
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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As far as Gadsden~I did a quick search on it. The unemployment rate in 2005 was 9%. It has now dropped to 4.3%, however the job growth is -.36 and the future job growth is at a minimum compared to the projections for most cities.

The national average crime rate that is figured on a 158% for an average shows that Gadsden has a crime rate that is well over 700%. The stats go back to 2000 and the crime rate is in that same area for the years the stats were available except for the year 2000 when it was well above 800%.

Sales tax is 9% and income tax is 5%.

The city has had a 4.3% loss of people within the past 6 years so I guess promoting it is the best way of saving it.
Thanks for doing this research. Wow--a crime rate over 700%? Hopefully that's just a temporary figure. I guess it could be if this was an area hurt by Katrina (but I'm not sure how far inland the devastation from that storm went).
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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For years now lots of retired people have moved to the Oregon coast. It used to be mainly people from the big inland cities in Oregon that would move over to the smaller cities on the coast. Now there are people moving to the Oregon coast from other states too.
Now I'm not really promoting the area as I like our cities being small. It would not be the same if it became crowded here.It's just that the OP asked where retired people are moving to.
I'm sure that other states have areas where the retired people move.

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Old 01-05-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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IMO, most people who choose to move pick places where they can live as inexpensively as possible. After that, they try to choose places with mild weather and close access to major airports or (sometimes) a nearby city with cultural facilities and shopping.

Delaware, Arkansas, Tennesee, South Carolina, New Mexico are frequently mentioned, but there are probably just as many people moving into other places too.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:17 AM
 
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Atlanta is a good place to retire.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:33 AM
 
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but they are running out of water !
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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but they are running out of water !
That's just a temporary problem. A lo-o-ng lasting one that will probably go for another 6 months or so. But all they need are a few good rain storms and the remnants of a big hurricane, and those happen all the time.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Thanks for doing this research. Wow--a crime rate over 700%? Hopefully that's just a temporary figure. I guess it could be if this was an area hurt by Katrina (but I'm not sure how far inland the devastation from that storm went).
You're welcome. Actually, the crime there doesn't seem to be Katrina related, but an ongoing problem.

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As I was browsing the forums yesterday, I did happen to catch a thread about the stats from moving companies. It appears that Texas may be a very popular destination right now.
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