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Old 10-05-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Those lists prove one thing only and that is that their priorities are radically different from mine.

I have lived Florida for a total of 30 years, I will not be leaving.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:04 PM
 
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Those lists prove one thing only and that is that their priorities are radically different from mine.

I have lived Florida for a total of 30 years, I will not be leaving.
that's the problem with any list regardless of how much research is done to create them. We are all individuals with different likes and different priorities.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I lived in Iowa. It took me about about a year and I was completely miserable.

That's not saying West Des Moines didn't have a high quality of life - it did, but it was so different, with almost no vegetation, endless corn, just the monotony of it all, I didn't care for it.

I would move to the Gulf Coast of Florida in a heartbeat and leave this part of Tennessee.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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that's like over a half a century ago - places change, don't they?
Not from any of the various times I've been back.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I have lived Florida for a total of 30 years, I will not be leaving.
Yes, you will be leaving one day. But you remind me of one of the unique things about the Sunshine State -- at well past 70 years of age myself, I can still walk into the IHOP in Cocoa Beach and be waited on by a woman older than I am. Now, that's special!
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:05 PM
 
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that's like over a half a century ago - places change, don't they?
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Not from any of the various times I've been back.
Naples Florida has changed a lot from decades ago. I've seen photos of Naples as it was many decades ago and through its history.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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[quote=marino760;49734286]But some things don't change....very very flat, lots of bugs, need A/C most of the year or you're living in a sauna. My mom loved Florida but she almost never stepped outside except to go from her air conditioned house to her air conditioned car to the air conditioned store. Unless you live with a nice ocean view, what's the point?[/QUOTE]

My Dad lived in Vero Beach on the AtlanticOcean and said after a few years you rarely notice it. At the time I thought he was crazy. I have lived overlooking the Pacific Ocean for the past 15 years and rarely look at it. I have a city view as well and find that more interesting.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Yeah...these lists are not for everyone, yet THIS one just happened to address the things I need and perhaps others need as well. That's why I posted it (even knowing that the scoffers would be out in force)
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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They need to break it down in the different areas of the states. For instance, in Boston, MA, the COL is outrageous, the health care is great, and things to do/quality of life is great. There's public transportation and people don't even need cars.That's if you can afford to live anywhere around there in the first place.

Take the rest of the state and the COL is much less, there are run down old cities and towns. Nothing to do, no public transportation.

Same with neighboring CT. There's one of the riches areas in the country down in the part of the state that borders NYC and there must be a lot to do because of the proximity to NYC. There's also an affluent area around Hartford in the north. The rest of the state is like any other state--not much to do, run down cities and towns, medical care is mediocre.

In Virginia you can live around Richmond or you can live out in the sticks. Big difference. Same with NC--everyone wants to move to Asheville where the quality of life is good--probably one or two other places in the state that have good quality of life--and then there's the rest.

They need to list it by area. And they still wouldn't be able to tell us what's best for us. They can list some areas and the statistics that go with them but we still have to sift through all of it and figure out which combination is best suited for us.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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Different strokes for different folks. Personally love here in Az because my arthritis roars when I go to humidity~ my brother who loved the old west or so he thought said he had a headache because of lack of moisture in the air from the time he entered Az until he left. If everyone had the same ideas of the best everyone would be a doctor and no one would build the homes or fix the plumbing and everyone would live in a single highrise.
Grew up in Iowa, spent time in service in Hawaii, California, Washington, Florida. I've lived in Colorado Springs for a while which I thought was great but wife couldn't handle altitude. So no perfect place for everyone, research areas that have what you wish to do in your retirement and retire there.
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