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Old 04-22-2015, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Irvine, California.
That's actually a pretty good suggestion, although it carries a fairly high price tag. One thing the OP would like, the year round temperature range in Irvine and coastal Southern California is not that much different from the temperature range along the coast in Lima / Miraflores. And the last few years, the scarce amount of rain here in Southern Cal has been a lot like Lima (one of the driest large cities on earth).
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:50 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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If you had to live in the USA for 5 years, where would it be?
I am 62, wife 32, Son 10 and a 3 week old baby. In order for my wife to collect my SS survivor benefits we are forced to move from Peru to the USA for 5 years. We are looking for a suburb of a major city with modern apartment complexes, lots of young families, great schools,lot's of healthcare jobs, good weather, nice parks,little crime,less churchgoers,etc. Where would you choose?
You're 62 and your wife is 32?
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:55 PM
 
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You're 62 and your wife is 32?
Thumbs up for the OP or the wife?
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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Tampa or Orlando
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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My first thought was Houston, because of the medical requirement, and it has some nice suburbs, but weather blows that one out of the water. I agree with the Denver recommendation. Also, lots of nice areas of California if you have the funds. Also, Oregon, and possibly Austin, Texas (though summers are hot and muggy)

Not been there, and not sure about medical facilities, but Ashville, North Carolina and Chapel Hill, are both very progressive areas and usually get high marks.

In short, your criteria spells "expensive cost of living" , as most everyone would like to have all the things you mentioned (which is what makes the area expensive to begin with), but most have to settle on some things in order to get most of what they want for the price they can afford.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:14 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Vancouver, WA (income tax free) good schools, close to a big city, <5% churched.
  • 5 min to sales tax free shopping (Oregon)
  • 10 min to all the culture / weirdness of Portland
  • 20 min to fabulous hiking
  • Year round gardening possible
  • no water shortage (280 days / yr rain)
  • Snow skiing 1 hr,
  • Beach 1 hr (Oregon coast)
  • Volcano... one hr.
  • PDX airport 10 min (it is great)

Living in the USA is a PITA as you know. (due to loyalist / jokers / ingrown 'toenails' as per above comments (being that naive / uninformed pride is only possible in USA...(sheltered from having to "Live" in / with another culture) ) so... Make it a culturally diverse opportunity as is possible in USA.

For proximity to Vancouver BC (really good cultural diversity) Use Bellingham, WA as a home base (great schools and on the water)

Consider the 5 yr to start when your oldest is age 16. WA and Hawaii offer FREE fulltime college instead of wasting time in 'babysitting' High school.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_Start


Get as much free college as possible, then off to Wyoming or Alabama for very inexpensive and excellent colleges. (and a different experience)
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:38 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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The thread title is both off-putting and doesn't make sense until you read the original post and realize that the OP "has" to live in the U.S. for a certain period of time. But since the vast majority of posters in this Retirement Forum do in fact already live in the United States, I second the motion of post #3 in wondering what sort of responses were expected. Mine would be if it's that bad that the thread title needed to make it sound like a prison sentence, then just stay the hell out of this country. Malcontents do not normally make for pleasant company.
Exactly! The OP shouldn't burden himself and his family by subjecting all of them to the horror and indignity of having to abide for five years in a place he obviously loathes. In fact, the entire premise shows a total lack of caring and character.

"Let's go put up with a place I've taught you to hate like I do so you can collect from its government and taxpayers when I predecease you as I almost certainly will."

That's special!
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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You're 62 and your wife is 32?
You've clearly missed all of OP's other posts continually pointing out this fact.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:09 AM
 
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You've clearly missed all of OP's other posts continually pointing out this fact.
LOL. The OP does obsessively tell us about his young wife in almost every post, but other than that, I don't get all the animosity toward him on this thread. True, the title could have been phrased better, but afaik, the OP has never been one to make negative or anti-US comments. IIRC, he moved to Peru to marry his Peruvian wife, not because he hated living in the U.S.

And as for trying to maximize his family's SS benefit, I don't see much difference between that and all the husbands and wives here going through all kinds of machinations with spousal benefits to do basically the same thing. I especially appreciate the irony of these same husbands and wives playing games with SS rules to maximize their own benefits while at the same time lamenting how SS is going broke.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:00 AM
 
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That's actually a pretty good suggestion, although it carries a fairly high price tag. One thing the OP would like, the year round temperature range in Irvine and coastal Southern California is not that much different from the temperature range along the coast in Lima / Miraflores. And the last few years, the scarce amount of rain here in Southern Cal has been a lot like Lima (one of the driest large cities on earth).
Great schools, plenty of healthcare jobs/young families/parks/beaches, low crime. Religion not an issue.
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