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Old 09-04-2019, 01:29 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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By way from someone who's already retired lived there, a couple says Las Vegas is excellent if you can still drive yourself. The Strip is traffic laden, but you can always take "backways" to circumvent that.

I'm surprised people STILL want to bother with Florida despite decade after decade after decade of hurricanes, and other issues (e.g. weather, humid, hot). But hey, it's STILL popular, so there's gotta be some charm there! [shrug]
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Explore and marvel... turn off the ac and roll the windows down.

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Old 09-04-2019, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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You know, blueherons, living up north isn't for everyone just like living down south isn't for everyone. Your repeated bashing is getting old. Personally I love living up north, have lived most of my life up north, and even lived in Iceland for three years. I love snow and I still take my daily walks in temps as low as 10 below zero, as long as there's no wind.

However, I have also lived in the south for several years while still connected with the Navy. I did not care for it, but I made the best of it at the time. Do I want to go visit family and friends that now live in the south? Yes, but I'll do it in the winter months, but not to escape my northern winter but to visit down there in months I can tolerate your southern weather.

So, it is not "nuts" to live up north and I am very glad everyone doesn't like it up here.

Good day!
You know geebabe, I've never bashed the north. Not once. In fact, if you click on my name you'll see where I said in another thread how much I love Milwaukee.

Repeated bashing? Not me.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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Hurricaneóthatís it, Florida is off the list. As a New Yorker Iíve always placed Florida on the top of my retirement home search list. In fact I have a another visit to Tampa area already planned in a couple months. But with this major hurricane headed to Florida I can only think living there is too much of a stress and hassle. Time to look for less greener pastures, I guess. Hard to give up the dream. These more frequent and stronger storms I believe are the result of climate change...and I donít see that issue being addressed. Any advice as to where to move that doesnít require hurricane shutters, evacuations and weeks with electricity?


My father was born near Tampa in 1929. In the 90 years since then, he never experienced a direct hit from a hurricane. These "more frequent and stronger storms" are not a recent phenomena. Google "Labor Day Hurricane of 1935" to see that the strength of a hurricane is not necessarily tied to the "climate".

Every retirement locale has its share of pros and cons. New York seems to have more cons (both in elected office, and in reality), and I understand why you would want to move. But anywhere you go is going to have some challenges.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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"end of Fl as a retirement destination" on a Hurricane that mostly missed Florida.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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You know geebabe, I've never bashed the north. Not once. In fact, if you click on my name you'll see where I said in another thread how much I love Milwaukee.

Repeated bashing? Not me.
Too funny!!! I don't care enough to go digging through posts, so have it your way. Bye-bye.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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For me, its Texas, Nevada or Delaware
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Omitted is the preponderance of insects.

Well, technically spiders and scorpions are not insects, but arachnids - and you got plenty of them, and big ones, around Tuscon. Not sure they are much of an improvement over palmetto bugs.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:31 PM
 
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On Venus. That has never shown to be true experimentally on earth. This is trash science for here. CO2 doesn’t have enough presence in the atmosphere to do that....on earth.
Not going to even try to explain the science to someone that feels this way. Believe what you want to believe. As a double science major I disagree.

Have a good day but remember just because that’s what you believe doesn’t make it true.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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Tennessee, Arkansas, inland portions of Texas, Oklahoma, inland portions of Virginia, inland portions of North Carolina and inland portions of Alabama are safe from hurricanes but still have a humid subtropical climate. You may not be able to grow live oaks and spanish moss, but you can grow southern magnolias and a few cold-hardy palms (I live in middle TN and am growing two needle palms myself).

Plus, Virginia and Alabama do still have major cities away from the water, even if not in the way Texas does; Roanoke and Huntsville, respectively. However, an inland major city in North Carolina may not be easy to find, if even possible, so Roanoke or middle/east Tennessee would probably be best if you want a similar climate to western NC but in a major city.
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