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Old 02-11-2018, 06:03 PM
 
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Tried Arizona, too dry, too hot in summer and chilly in winter.
New Mexico offers a great four season climate without the extreme heat and crowds of sun baked retirees in tennis shorts. The problem for some is the elevation— Albuquerque is a mile high and Santa Fe is 7,000 ft. Winters are mild unless you are up in the mountains in ski areas. High desert appeals to some people as does the diversity that comes with the native Indian and historic Spanish cultural mix. Cost of living is low to average depending on where you live. I’m from the Midwest but fell in love with the high desert and open spaces of New Mexico. Healthcare is certainly adequate in the cities but can be sparse in rural areas. Cultural opportunities are wide ranging — in Santa Fe and Albuquerque especially. The Railrunner commuter train between Santa Fe and Albuquerque (and as far south as Belen) is free to seniors on most Wednesdays and cheaper than driving and parking any day. To people accustomed to the extreme heat of Arizona it might seem too cool. To people accustomed to green lawns, beaches, or huge cities it might seem too dry or undeveloped. It sort of fits in the Goldilocks position for some people - most of my neighbors are Eastern transplants or from the west coast.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:36 PM
 
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I'm not sure what you mean by "workable", but the legislature approved the implementation regulations last spring and i believe that they went into effect in July. There's a couple of hoops to jump through, but if you have a legitimate medical need, then getting approval shouldn't be a problem. My oncologist would have started the process for me had I wanted him to.
Medical marijuana may be legal, but patients are still limited in Florida | Tampa Bay Times

As Patients Wait, Florida Legislators and Bureaucrats Fight Over Medical Marijuana | Miami New Times

Rethugs who are against letting people decide for themselves have effectively gutted the intent of the MMJ laws. The fact that dry herb is not allowed in and of itself makes this unworkable. Particularly their attempt to limit MMJ to CBD only - CBD products do NOT help me at all. Great for some, ineffective for me. And forcing you to use things like tinctures and oils increases the cost past my ability to pay for it. I strongly suspect that even after they jerk the funding for these guys so they can make some progress the PTB will set prices so high I STILL won't be able to afford it.

MMJ has been passed by the voters in OH as well. Wouldn't surprise me one little bit if OH takes a leaf from FL and pulls the same kinds of shenanigans to make the will of the voters irrelevant.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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New Mexico offers a great four season climate without the extreme heat and crowds of sun baked retirees in tennis shorts. The problem for some is the elevation— Albuquerque is a mile high and Santa Fe is 7,000 ft. Winters are mild unless you are up in the mountains in ski areas. High desert appeals to some people as does the diversity that comes with the native Indian and historic Spanish cultural mix. Cost of living is low to average depending on where you live. I’m from the Midwest but fell in love with the high desert and open spaces of New Mexico. Healthcare is certainly adequate in the cities but can be sparse in rural areas. Cultural opportunities are wide ranging — in Santa Fe and Albuquerque especially. The Railrunner commuter train between Santa Fe and Albuquerque (and as far south as Belen) is free to seniors on most Wednesdays and cheaper than driving and parking any day. To people accustomed to the extreme heat of Arizona it might seem too cool. To people accustomed to green lawns, beaches, or huge cities it might seem too dry or undeveloped. It sort of fits in the Goldilocks position for some people - most of my neighbors are Eastern transplants or from the west coast.

We are moving to Arizona to be close to our son and family but i LOVE NM and would live there if I could. It surprised my family because I am from quaint English countryside with castles and lush landscapes, and the coast, but something about NM grabbed me.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:08 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Just looked at the weather forecast for where we moved from in Central Florida. It is going to be in the 80s for at least the next week. It got so that the summers seemed to last forever; so happy to be where we are now.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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When I used to vacation in Naples Florida, I found that the first week of April was unbearably hot and humid and it was not possible to enjoy a beach vacation during that week and after.

(spending majority of time on the beach)

So I always went to Naples during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of March, because even the last week of March was often iffy in terms of comfortability for a beach vacation.

And oddly, going the 3rd and 4th weeks of February could be too cloudy or rainy.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Just looked at the weather forecast for where we moved from in Central Florida. It is going to be in the 80s for at least the next week. It got so that the summers seemed to last forever; so happy to be where we are now.
It was -4 this morning on my back porch in Park City. I'm now suiting up to go skiing -- even though we haven't had much snow this winter, I've passed 1 Million vertical feet. Skiing: even when it's bad, it's good.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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When I used to vacation in Naples Florida, I found that the first week of April was unbearably hot and humid and it was not possible to enjoy a beach vacation during that week and after.

(spending majority of time on the beach)

So I always went to Naples during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of March, because even the last week of March was often iffy in terms of comfortability for a beach vacation.

And oddly, going the 3rd and 4th weeks of February could be too cloudy or rainy.
It is going to be in the 80’s for the next week and much appreciated after a chillier January. Blue skies and sunshine this time of year is still a novelty after years of winters that were too gray. They cleared our sod yesterday to begin pool construction. Bike riding, kayaking and beach yoga are going strong. I’m picking cucumbers and tomatoes now. Summer that is our winter will come soon enough.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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I'd like to see a list of "Best Places to Retire for People Who Can Afford to Live Anywhere". I imagine it would be quite different. These lists always seem to assume low retirement incomes, hence the accent on affordability. I once Googled "Florida Bugs" . Never again.
Coastal California would win that one.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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When I used to vacation in Naples Florida, I found that the first week of April was unbearably hot and humid and it was not possible to enjoy a beach vacation during that week and after.

(spending majority of time on the beach)

So I always went to Naples during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of March, because even the last week of March was often iffy in terms of comfortability for a beach vacation.

And oddly, going the 3rd and 4th weeks of February could be too cloudy or rainy.
I was in Naples in September. It was perfectly fine to me. Was it hot? Sure, but it wasn't unbearable. I walked several miles at Delnor-Wiggins and wasn't sweating like a pig.

I had previously only been to Florida in the winter. I thought the complaints about the summer heat were entirely overblown, but different people have different tolerances.
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