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Old 01-25-2020, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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Probably not very, while N Alabama is fairly nice, it is very conservative - with NASA Space flight center and the Army's Redstone Arsenal there. I would suggest New Orleans as better location - fairly inexpensive, cosmopolitan, LOTS to do, gay friendly and fairly good weather 9 months out of the year.
A major strike against New Orleans is crime.
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:06 PM
 
Location: plano
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Houston, Dallas or Nashville depending on how much winter weather is wanted. Great healthcare in all three which grows in importance as we age
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Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM
 
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Seems like south Florida is what he is describing, live on the outskirts of Miami.
Crime, 24/7 traffic, surrounded by vast numbers of people wealthier than he is, hard to get to the water, way too hot to do anything much for 6+ months of the year......

Not gonna do it.

You get what you pay for.....if you want "weather" and water. One can buy a 2 million dollar condo on the waterfront right here in Sarasota and still have the Bay full of red tide and e-coli that they may not be able to wade into.

3.5 Million just isn't enough to "live the life". Garth Brooks just bought a beachfront place nearby...I suspect he'll have 20 million into it by the time he starts using it.

My answer to this individual would be to get a nice 600K small house or nice condo in coastal RI....AND, a decent 500-750K house in Florida somewhere.......and then they'd have most of the weather element done for and also be near culture, arts and health care.

But they will also find out right quick that lots of people have lots of money and tickets to the Opera may be sold out.

Down in Miami if you drive a top of the line Benz no one will give a second look.
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Old Yesterday, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Buy a farm in some small town / rural area in the Great Smoky Mountains. Stock up supplies, and ride out the 'big one.'
Better yet, finance a fortified village for 200-300 charter subscribers and build a civilization as you so desire.
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Old Yesterday, 05:44 PM
 
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Florida has nothing in common with California besides being ocean side. People are different, education levels are different and the entire vibe is different. Florida has a lot of snow birds and is a vacation destination.

What we found is the "best" way to do it is to have a place up in Canada for the summer months and a place in Florida for the winter months. Ping and pong between them.
I think the "two places" scenario is the very best (and that's what we do).

West Coast of Florida does have relatively nice culture (Sarasota has Opera and we have at least a dozen stages and playhouses within 10 minutes, world-class museums, etc.)...for Florida, anyway.

Lots of people do Maine, RI or Coastal MA....in the summer and then Florida in the winter. Dec 1 to April 15 is bearable, especially mid-state.
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Old Yesterday, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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OP, If you need some one to accompany you in your search, I am willing to be that person. I just need to go somewhere.
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Old Today, 09:47 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico


One of the best climates in the SW and not one but 2 big lakes...Elephant Butte and Caballo..
also hot springs spas down by the river.



Your money goes far too, cheap housing, there are nice newer homes backing on golf course,
and homes with water views at Hot Springs Landing.
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