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Old 06-13-2019, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I came to C-D to consider where to live after I retire. Now that I am retired and done about 6 years of research and travel we have decided that there is No Place Like Home.
I've been away from Home (Minnesota) 26 years now and there's a saying: You can never go home again! Very true!
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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I've been away from Home (Minnesota) 26 years now and there's a saying: You can never go home again! Very true!
I've been gone 40 years but whenever I go back it still feels like home.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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When I moved out of the city to NJ, everyone thought I had lost my mind. Jersey? Who wants to live in that ****e hole?


Apparently millions who came after me do.


And when I moved to East Tennessee people were even more aghast.


And now? People are flocking in for the great climate , easy living, and desirable costs.


My experience has been that you want to do your own work and move to a place which has yet to be "discovered". If people give you the "why in the world would you move to there", you know you have made the correct choice.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:20 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Who designated these folks the “foremost authority” on where to retire? The link you posted is obnoxious with their constant moving graphics so you can’t even pinpoint what to chose to read.
The publication says so. It is simply click-bait for advertising.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Each of us wants something different for our retirements.

When I retired, we were living in Italy and the Navy offered to move us to any state in the nation. We had decided to settle in Maine, which turned out to be the state with the oldest average age, and the highest percentage of retirees.

We have been here for 14 years and we love it.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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that's funny because I'm currently at a location scouting out an area and I do my daily fitness at a YMCA co-located with a county hospital that has the very same thing (helipad) ---one of my thoughts about finding the right spot is to have some reliable medical care and catastrophic care if needed.
Interesting that you mention the hospital helipad. I live literally 1/4 mile from a hospital with a helipad. Unfortunately. They are very LOUD. Helicopters buzz overhead at all hours..... But, I'm close to medical care!

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Old 06-13-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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Each of us wants something different for our retirements.

When I retired, we were living in Italy and the Navy offered to move us to any state in the nation. We had decided to settle in Maine, which turned out to be the state with the oldest average age, and the highest percentage of retirees.

We have been here for 14 years and we love it.

Didn't realize this - thought FL would be tops on those demographics.....loved visiting there three summers ago (Acadia area/Bar Harbor), but I imagine the winters are brutal ---couldn't handle that.

I'm coming to the conclusion that I'll be a retiree who lives in FL during winter months then travels to Western NC, UT, CO, WY, SD during summer months until I'm too old to do so.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:32 AM
 
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just put your cursor on a picture but don't click. It stops the motion.

I've read some of their articles. Or at least tried. They're geared for folks with considerably more money than me. and for couples.
Well, these articles don't really get into the nitty gritty of decision-making when looking at retirement locations. Take healthcare, for example. Simply saying there is great healthcare in a particular location doesn't take into account whether or not there are primary care doctors or specialists actually taking new medicare patients, or the quality of local hospitals. It gets even more complicated with Medicare Advantage plans. Some hospitals may take some of the plans, while the doctors working at that hospital may take different ones. It all needs to be researched ahead of time.

One example: The Mayo Clinic, a top rated facility, isn't taking new medicare patients at their Phoenix, Scottsdale or Jacksonville locations, locations with lots of retirees. In any case, thoroughly researching healthcare options and access to doctors should be one primary factor when looking at retirement locations and these articles gloss over that information.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: NNV
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This is helpful???
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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When I moved out of the city to NJ, everyone thought I had lost my mind. Jersey? Who wants to live in that ****e hole?


Apparently millions who came after me do.


And when I moved to East Tennessee people were even more aghast.


And now? People are flocking in for the great climate , easy living, and desirable costs.


My experience has been that you want to do your own work and move to a place which has yet to be "discovered". If people give you the "why in the world would you move to there", you know you have made the correct choice.
I grew up in NJ and spent 32 years in metro Atlanta. I moved to Knoxville a year ago. My daughter and SIL recently moved to Seattle, WA from Knoxville. When the transport company came to pick up one of their cars at my house, the driver looked around and said "It's really nice here." I often think of that as I go about my business in East Tennessee. It IS really nice here.
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