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Old 07-02-2019, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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The recently retired couple across the street, who are among the very few neighbors who lived here when we moved into the neighborhood in '81, are having a new home built very near their daughter 120 miles away. They anticipate listing their current home next February and moving in the Spring.

The retirement exodous is accelerating!
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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The recently retired couple across the street, who are among the very few neighbors who lived here when we moved into the neighborhood in '81, are having a new home built very near their daughter 120 miles away. They anticipate listing their current home next February and moving in the Spring.

The retirement exodous is accelerating!
Where do you live?
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:44 PM
 
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The recently retired couple across the street, who are among the very few neighbors who lived here when we moved into the neighborhood in '81, are having a new home built very near their daughter 120 miles away. They anticipate listing their current home next February and moving in the Spring.

The retirement exodous is accelerating!
It`s the circle of life.
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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It`s the circle of life.
A modern day wrinkle with the Circle of Life.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:05 PM
 
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That's one of the great things about retirement. Many people if they want to can move to where they please since no job search is required. This makes perfect sense to me. It's one of the big perks in not working anymore.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:19 PM
 
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Agree Marino760. No worries about employment. No worries about schools (kids grown and moved out).
It then all boils down to "where do I want to live" .
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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That's one of the great things about retirement. Many people if they want to can move to where they please since no job search is required. This makes perfect sense to me. It's one of the big perks in not working anymore.
We have discussed this and decided to stay in close proximity to where we now live. Will be keeping our eyes open for a single story dwelling of less square footage, new or existing, but no desire to move away. We like the area where we have lived for 40 years, and our children give no indication they will ever settle in one spot for more than 5 years. The two couples have lived in Florida, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Connecticut, DC, California, Michigan, and Saipan. No, they are not Military.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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For me, it was winter that finally caused me to move from Minnesota. At the time I just wanted to get away from the ice and snow.

I had no idea how beneficial Arizona would be for me in other ways.

I've always had allergies and just lived with them. They are so much less here. Arthritis pain is also greatly reduced.

It's great that you'll be staying in your same area. If you like where you're living, that is a good thing. There are people like me though, who find their body is less tolerant of things that were not such a problem when younger.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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These days, it seems unusual for people in a neighborhood to stay in one place for 40-years. Circumstances and desires change in life. (Obviously, there are exceptions to this).

With modern communications and transportation -- and fewer lifetime 'factory jobs,' people are far more aware of their options and able to do something about them, than they used to be. And even if they aren't particularly mobile, their children and grandchildren are likely to be.

(We moved to Central Florida about 45-years ago and vowed to never move further NORTH (although we did move 2-3 times in Central Fla). Then, the kids grew-up and settled with the grandkids about 8-9 hour away. So, we packed-up and moved to North Florida about 8-years ago). We don't like it as much as Central Florida, but, the grandkids are here!
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Saipan.
I knew a couple with two little kids who went to Saipan.

They were both teachers who'd lost their jobs. She landed a short-term teaching contract there, he stayed home with the kids and worked online.
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