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Old 10-19-2009, 02:13 AM
 
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Arizona is a fabulous state and we've enjoyed our visits there tremendously. However, it is a bit too landlocked for me. I prefer being closer to a coastal climate. So it'll be gulf or Atlantic side for us.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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NYC
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north wood Maine
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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Albuquerque, NM (where I will be moving to)
Santa Fe, NM
Prescott, AZ
Bouquete, Panama
Costa Rico
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I've made a couple of investigative trips to the White Mountains and the Rim Country in AZ. It just gets more perfect every time I go.

Although Ruidoso NM got my attention about 6 months ago. I still need to go visit.

Any place is better than where I've been for 50+ years.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Fresno, CA
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Oregon coast or Northern California coast. Possibly western Washington state.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:53 AM
 
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I was born and raised in Miami. FL, and subsequently lived in Durham, NC, and Carbondale, IL, for a few years before moving to the DC area 24 years ago. But each year I've spent at least a week or two in Las Vegas. I'll be retiring in a few months and will finally get to move cross-country and live there full-time.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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CO

other places in the west possible but not currently on my radar. I need to do some experimental living before making a final decision.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Where really depends on what you can afford.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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As much as I'd love to live in the Mountain West (daydream of riding horses all the time), it strikes me that I live in a very good place to get older, except for the expense (near Boston). I love my house, 1250sq.ft., have a fenced yard for adopted dogs, do have to drive to most things but not very far. Great medical care within ten miles and then on into Boston if need be. (People I know with ordinary cancers go to the Dana Farber, one of the top places anywhere).
It strikes me that, if I did move somewhere for vistas and less humidity, it likely wouldn't be the cheaper places in those areas, and I might not end up with much savings that way.
I do hope to spend some extended time in retirement, like a season, in a couple of places, but am thinking I likely will grow old/older in place.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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Statistically, a vast majority of people retire right where they are and don't move anywhere. I think that's probably because alot of folks live around their kids, grandkids, and want to stay.
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