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Old 10-26-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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According to Moneyrates.com:

No. 4: South Carolina

Economic factors: Cost of living is 97 percent of the national average, unemployment is at 10.8 percent, and the average state and local tax burden is 8.8 percent.

Climate: Average monthly temperatures range from 44.12 degrees in January to 80.08 degrees in July.

Crime rate: 1st in the nation in violent crime, and 2nd in property crime.

Life expectancy: 74.8 years.

Reason for low rank: You can find things to like in South Carolina -- the pleasant climate, for example -- but the high crime rates would be enough to scare off many retirees, and the life expectancy (one of the lowest in the nation) is a downside.


10 worst states for retirement

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Old 10-26-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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This thread is about the state as a whole - it needs to be moved to the South Carolina forum. It isn't appropriate in this forum.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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This just in:

Moneyrates.com is the #1 worst site to find states to retire to.

The guy writes in a similar article that New Hampshire is the #1 best state to retire to. Look out, Nashua, here come the droves of wealthy retirees!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Somebody forgot to tell the old people then because they won't stop moving here. Just look at my Trader Joe's pics for proof.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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Somebody failed geography. Psssst Art: Greenville isn't a state.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Somebody failed geography. Psssst Art: Greenville isn't a state.
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Yep, this thread is in the wrong forum.

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Old 10-26-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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My bad, I didn't read the title correctly, I thought that the title read Greenville is the 4th Worst State to retire in. My apologies
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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The title says Greenville but the article says South Carolina. Since when did South Carolina change the name of their state to Greenville? I'm confused.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Greenville is a part of the state of South Carolina!!
It is only fair that retirees who are interested in relocating to Greenville understand what is happening on the state level. After all things like tax burdens, crime rates and high unemployment affect every city in the state.

Unless Greenville is planning on somehow separating itself from the rest of the state!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Originally Posted by Hobo7396 View Post
This just in:

Moneyrates.com is the #1 worst site to find states to retire to.

The guy writes in a similar article that New Hampshire is the #1 best state to retire to. Look out, Nashua, here come the droves of wealthy retirees!
Funny AND appropriate! See how that's done?

Yes, your point is legit. This is the opinion of one columnist, but he shows the factors he used. The crime rate here is high, as is unemployment. I get factoring in the crime rate. But if you are truly retiring, how important is the unemployment rate to you?

And, hey, old people love the heat.
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