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Old 08-16-2017, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Well at least this one has Orlando on it. works for this Disney addict.

I don't know who wallethub is so can't say if it's worth the read but enjoy

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-place...iette-o-malley

top 3 are in Florida.
1. Orlando
2. Tampa
3. Miami
4. Scottsdale Az
5. Atlanta Ga
6. Salt Lake City Utah
7. Honolulu, HI
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Well at least this one has Orlando on it. works for this Disney addict.

I don't know who wallethub is so can't say if it's worth the read but enjoy

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-place...iette-o-malley

top 3 are in Florida.
1. Orlando
2. Tampa
3. Miami
4. Scottsdale Az
5. Atlanta Ga
6. Salt Lake City Utah
7. Honolulu, HI

My personal reaction:


1, 2, and 3: That summer humidity is certainly not for me - you couldn't pay me enough to live in Florida.


5: Atlanta has traffic congestion to rival Los Angeles.


7. Honolulu is one of the highest cost-of-living cities in the United States. Only one or two cities are worse, depending on which year the comparisons are done.


But really, these things are fun in a sick sort of way, because almost all of us agree that the lists are strange so we get to shake our heads and cluck our tongues and wonder out loud whose criteria could result in whatever cities appear before us!
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Unless you drive a fancy BMW, don't move to Scottsdale ! You will feel out of place.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I would basically reverse the list. I would prefer Honolulu as number one. COL might be high but boy is it beautiful there. I did find small condos running for under 1200 a month there downtown Waikiki.

Florida is not really my cup of tea for the humidity. Scottsdale sounds interesting but I have never lived in the Southwest. The closest I was to there was Palm Springs CA.

The lists do get people talking though.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:38 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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On that list, maybe Scottsdale if money is a problem, I mean if I were to move out of California, it would be Scottsdale, AZ.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Orlando? I visited there once in summer, grew gills so I could breathe. I've never seen so much humidity in my life. What a bizarre list.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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Lists like this make me wonder how one determines "best." High crime, high prices/COL, congested areas for a good number of those choices.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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These lists must be someone's idea of a joke. If your idea of a retirement town is a place that is crowded, expensive with horrid traffic and has poor urban planning, you can't do worse than Honolulu.

Been there.

Funny seeing Atlanta and Miami on that list. If I had the desire or time I'd share a link this said those towns were on the top 20 worst cities to live in.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:29 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Orlando? I visited there once in summer, grew gills so I could breathe. I've never seen so much humidity in my life. What a bizarre list.
Different strokes for different folks. I feel the same way about Orlando; we are extremely happy to have left the area after 23 years there. The neighbors who bought our house for their son moved there about 40 years ago from Syracuse NY and have no intention of ever living elsewhere. They thought we were a bit touched in the head for leaving.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Orlando? I visited there once in summer, grew gills so I could breathe. I've never seen so much humidity in my life. What a bizarre list.
To me, it's the same thing as living in a swamp; humidity , bugs and more bugs. You couldn't pay me to live there. OH!!! And don't forget the Fire Ants!!!!!
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