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Old 12-08-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Eaton 53---you mean Holiday Florida? That is where I am looking--also Port Richey area.

What is a PITA?

One way to justify moving away is to get a easy small part-time job or gig there--if it doesn't subtract from social security payments.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I want to be your neighbor.
Actually I've been looking at the 55+ communities, Winterhaven and Holiday, for some time. The weather here $^%&* suxs.
My wife is overly cautious but once I retire I'm having a hard time coming up with a good reason to stay here.

I plan on visiting the area soon.

Come on down and visit. Southeast Arizona is a very special place
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Not really. I've always been a hermit, and I didn't know anybody I left behind, either.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Eaton 53---you mean Holiday Florida? That is where I am looking--also Port Richey area.
Holiday is a 55+ community in Sierra Vista, AZ.
The humidity in Florida is too much for me.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: New Oxford, PA
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I moved from my Westchester, NY co-op to a brand new townhouse in Southern Central PA this past July, after retiring in 2015. I enjoy my privacy, so not knowing anyone in the immediate area wasn't really an issue. I am now geographically closer to many of my interests, and my nearest friend is about 1/2 hour away.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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I would imagine that unless the mover were moving somewhere to be closer to family and/or friends, they WOULD tend to be the loner/independent type. Otherwise, they probably wouldn't be leaving people they know and presumably care for behind.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I would imagine that unless the mover were moving somewhere to be closer to family and/or friends, they WOULD tend to be the loner/independent type. Otherwise, they probably wouldn't be leaving people they know and presumably care for behind.
Actually not true at all for us. We had family and friends where we lived. But we wanted a different lifestyle in retirement than we could afford where we were at (CA). We also wanted to be near other retirees who had similar interests and time and energy to engage in activities that we like to do. Where we were, everyone was still working, or when they retired they became homebodies who never wanted to get out and go somewhere.

Moving cross country to somewhere that we knew no one was, to me, a big adventure. To my DH, it was scary. He'd lived in the same area his whole life and was worried that we wouldn't make new friends or that we'd make a mistake. He was excited initially, but as the day drew near, and the enormity of it all settled in, he became very stressed about it. The trip was long, 5 days, and hard as we were moving ourselves and he had to drive a large truck with our dogs. I followed with my car, and my cat, and MIL (86). That was the longest 5 days of our lives! In the end, after we finally got here, he broke down with relief, but also with the finality of it all. It took him a day or two to relax. But after that, we've never regretted it for a minute. We love our life here, and we have a lot more friends and "playmates". We still talk to our old friends and family every week or two, and I visit every year. But we have many more friends now than before.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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What is a PITA?
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Pain In The Arse (so to speak, lol)
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I would imagine that unless the mover were moving somewhere to be closer to family and/or friends, they WOULD tend to be the loner/independent type. Otherwise, they probably wouldn't be leaving people they know and presumably care for behind.
My last duty station was Naples Italy [with various extended trips to Kosovo], while I did have some friends there. They were likewise all on three-year tours also. Every year you expect about one-third of the personnel to leave and to be replaced with fresh faces.

My wife and children were there with me, but obviously none of our relatives lived there.

I had gotten too old to continue serving in combat so I was retired, and we returned stateside.

Every duty station where I was homeported I brought my family along with me, so whenever I was up on the surface I could visit with them.

In my career field when you change homeport you bring your loved ones with you to the new homeport. So everytime you go up on the surface you can visit them.

Now that I have am retired I get to live full-time with my wife, instead of just doing normal visits.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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Default Did moving to a new town where you knew no-one change your life in retirement?

Just curious, BumbleBeeHunter. What is your general geographical location?
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