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Old 08-03-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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You better have a large nest egg to be able to afford many of the Milken Institute's top 25 since it is pretty obvious that a LCOL or tax efficiency is not one of the attributes that they are ranking.

I could see living in about ten of the Forbes list.
The Milken Institute top list of small metros was very disappointing for the western cities. I'm not interested in living in Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, Fargo, Midland, or Lubbock and can't afford to live in Boulder.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I did not take the time to read the entire list but personally for me, year round golf was a must thus many of the places would not work for me.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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Remember when they listed downtown Detroit as one of the best places? This was before the city's bankruptcy.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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The Milken Institute top list of small metros was very disappointing for the western cities. I'm not interested in living in Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, Fargo, Midland, or Lubbock and can't afford to live in Boulder.
LOVE Boulder, but not even possible financially!
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Milliken Institute list

Like many posters here, I was not familiar with the Milliken Institute list, so I googled it then started a new thread on it wherein the original post contained a link to the list. I wasn't sure if a new thread was better than just giving the link here, but here is the link anyway:


Best Cities for Successful Aging
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Works for me. Our house is under construction 5 miles from Bella Vista in Northwest Arkansas.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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"Best" is in the eye of the beholder. If I was forced to move there is only one on that list that I would even look at, and that is here in Florida.

When you get old enough "walkable" is a negative.

My first requirement is that I can look out the window and see palm trees.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Meh. I think I'll stay in L.A..
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:36 AM
 
Location: equator
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"Best" is in the eye of the beholder. If I was forced to move there is only one on that list that I would even look at, and that is here in Florida.

When you get old enough "walkable" is a negative.

My first requirement is that I can look out the window and see palm trees.

You and me both, brother. We just landed a bit further south than you....palm trees and waves.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:25 AM
 
Location: NC
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It is incredible that readers would think that any Milken Institute recommendations were not financially motivated in a major way.

The Resurrection of Michael Milken
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