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Old 10-07-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Florida? Been there, done that...three separate times. There will not be a fourth.

Humidity, bugs, traffic...did I mention the humidity?

Any place where you have to board up or pack up every time a hurricane approaches isn't exactly my idea of a relaxing retirement.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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Florida? Been there, done that...three separate times. There will not be a fourth.

Humidity, bugs, traffic...did I mention the humidity?

Any place where you have to board up or pack up every time a hurricane approaches isn't exactly my idea of a relaxing retirement.
When we lived in Florida, my mother who LOVED Florida would have probably died of a heart attack if a hurricane even came close. Fortunately, that never happened.
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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More than a little surprised NY was rated #1 for Quality of Life...
I believe the study weighed culture and entertainment very high under QOL. That's probably why it scored so high.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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The problems with all these lists is they try to represent an entire state as a homogeneous place.

Don't even bother reading the statewide lists, look for one that features individual cities. Better yet, neighborhoods!
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:35 AM
 
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Another list I don't get. I would never ever ever want to live in Florida. Quality of life? Who's life? I swear these lists are made up by 20 somethings sitting around their New York coffee shops who haven't a clue about the real world.
I know, right? The list says California is the 42nd most affordable state (sounds about right) but Nebraska is 40th (huh?). They ought to go back and check their data.

Warren Buffett's house, famously modest but still one of the nicest in Nebraska, is worth under $1 million - a price that wouldn't get you a one-bedroom condo in Malibu.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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I know, right? The list says California is the 42nd most affordable state (sounds about right) but Nebraska is 40th (huh?). They ought to go back and check their data.

Warren Buffett's house, famously modest but still one of the nicest in Nebraska, is worth under $1 million - a price that wouldn't get you a one-bedroom condo in Malibu.
Warren Buffett lives in NEBRASKA?!

Anyway, I found it helpful (she said for the hundredth time). Once we are interested in a particular state, based on BASIC criterion which is important to us, then it's up to us to investigate those things which are highly specific.

What WOULD be cool is if they took the top 10 and then broke it down into distinctive financial and sociological demographics. Don't see that happening, but it would still be interesting to know.
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