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Old 01-07-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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I don't see her as bitter, just realistic. I've seen what happens, and I agree with LauraC.

You are moving to the Leesburg area. By any chance are you moving to The Villages or any of the dozens of other big developments around there? You might want to google a bit on how that massive development overwhelmed the basically rural/small towns of the counties (yes, counties, it is that big) that it is in, and how the sheer mass of villagers affected them.

As for me - we are moving to TN from SC when I retire in a couple of years. I am basically 'going home', after living in several states for my career. My place is far from the developments, my friends and neighbors are locals, and I can hardly wait to be back in the sticks where I belong. I'm going there because it fits and I don't want to change a thing.

No, my home is not in The Villages........much too big and busy for me.....

Frank
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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School property taxes are one of the big factors that contributes to a high cost of living in my area. The property tax increases always get approved. If they fail on the first voting round, another election is scheduled and the school administration threatens the end of after school programs, etc. At this point the costs are just totally out of hand. Administrators and political appointees are making huge incomes. The scandals appear frequently in the local newspaper but that seems to have no effect.
Yes and then those huge incomes are translated into hugh pensions and then they retire and post in here about how great retirement is.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:59 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Wow LauraC,
you sound a bit bitter......
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I don't see her as bitter, just realistic. I've seen what happens, and I agree with LauraC.
I agree with LauraC also, although it's not just retirees, they just happen to be one of the larger groups of transplants targeted by our state. It's frustrating to see people want to change this area into some sort of retirement mecca based solely on COL and weather, with little regard for the regional 'culture'.
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"My biggest complaint about some transplant retirees is that many look for better weather and cheaper places to live without considering why the places they move to are cheaper than the places they left." I do not understand this big complaint. What is wrong with moving to a place with better weather and lower costs?"
You missed the part about "without considering why the places they move to are cheaper than the places they left." It's not that they are cheaper. It's why they are cheaper than the place you left.


You came for the weather and the cheap and you'll settle with others just like you
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