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Old 07-15-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Since we aren't ready to retire yet, but we would like to find a place to both move to and retire at. We are 59/60 years old and have to find somewhere to live and work full-time. We don't want any winter/snow at all, but do want "water" (be it lake or ocean or both) to put a Cabin Cruiser in (that we will be buying) and be able to meet some nice folks around our age and with interests that we have (boating/fishing, playing cards, just having some fun). Because of no winter and plenty of boating opportunities, we have been researching Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida. California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia, Tenn., South Carolina are all out. Gee, we guess that just leaves Florida??!! We are currently in NC/Charlotte area, but don't want another winter here (mild, but still cold/some snow).
Suggestions???
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Since we aren't ready to retire yet, but we would like to find a place to both move to and retire at. We are 59/60 years old and have to find somewhere to live and work full-time. We don't want any winter/snow at all, but do want "water" (be it lake or ocean or both) to put a Cabin Cruiser in (that we will be buying) and be able to meet some nice folks around our age and with interests that we have (boating/fishing, playing cards, just having some fun). Because of no winter and plenty of boating opportunities, we have been researching Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida. California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia, Tenn., South Carolina are all out. Gee, we guess that just leaves Florida??!! We are currently in NC/Charlotte area, but don't want another winter here (mild, but still cold/some snow).
Suggestions???
I would give a serious look at the Jacksonville area from Amelia down to St. Augustine. I think this is the best part of Florida with lots of water, relatively hurricane safe and affordable. Good luck!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Time magazine has an interesting article in the July 21 edition about Florida, called "The Sunset State?" Is Florida the Sunset State? - TIME.

I don't know how accurate the reporting is, but it may be worth checking out before you make a final decision.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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Very interesting link. Thanks very much.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Well, I've never been to Florida, but we are flying into Orlando next month to go on a Cruise out of Port Canavaral and then when we return from the cruise, we will be at Port Canaveral for a couple of days. Perhaps with this, I will get a "little" feel about the Orlando area. North Carolina just doesn't appeal to us like we thought it would!
We understand that a lot of people our age either move completely to somewhere in Florida or have a second home there. We have also found out that my hip replacement and shoulder/rotor cup surgery that I had, will feel much better there due to no winter.
Wife's brother lives/works close to Miami and loves it (he is 57).
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Good article, but a lot of the "ranting and raving" is about South Florida. Shoot, even the Charlotte area where we are isn't in that good of shape with gas prices, other costs and the Ecomony. Don't think Florida has a big part of that market.......most States right now share those problems.

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Time magazine has an interesting article in the July 21 edition about Florida, called "The Sunset State?" Is Florida the Sunset State? - TIME.

I don't know how accurate the reporting is, but it may be worth checking out before you make a final decision.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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Still wondering, looking and researching!
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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Still wondering, looking and researching!
Yes,very smart do your homework and research...what is good for one person may not be good for another.It took me 5 years before I retired to find a
place best suited for me and the family,It happened to be PA,...I have looked
at all these places arizonia,florida,NC..did not work for us,so you have to
find what will work for you.PA works for us because...easy commute to NYC
to see family..lower cost of living,better quality of life,lot's of activities in area
daughters college 30 minutes away...pension is only taxed federal,beautiful mountain
view from house,friendly people...
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Why not buy a nice houseboat..then where ever you dock thats home!
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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We want a boat for pleasure and fishing, not to live on. We love being on the water, but not that much!

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Why not buy a nice houseboat..then where ever you dock thats home!
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