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Old 01-17-2020, 08:08 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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“Year-round temperate weather”... San Diego, Coastal Oregon, or Albuquerque, that’s it.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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With that much, can do 2 places - main house someplace like Las Vegas or Phoenix for 9 months and 3 months of summer travel or in a place in California or a northern city. That is essentially what we are doing.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Italy and much of the Mediterranean also have a similar climate to California.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Well he asked for suggestions worldwide and mentioned Buenos Aires as his primary consideration. So I mean, clearly he is strongly open to somewhere international and Barcelona or Montevideo provided in the answer seem pretty good. Austin was the lone US suggestion and it seems to fit decently.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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IIRC, Spain requires something like a 500K Euro investment, which may be your house, to get a residency permit there. So Barcelona or Madrid would be good choices, and would have more stability than Argentina would.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:34 PM
 
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Well he asked for suggestions worldwide and mentioned Buenos Aires as his primary consideration. So I mean, clearly he is strongly open to somewhere international and Barcelona or Montevideo provided in the answer seem pretty good. Austin was the lone US suggestion and it seems to fit decently.
but Austin doesnt have a year-round temperate climate.Summers in Austin are really hot and uncomfortable for the most part.I think ABQ,NM may be better if he wants a comfortable climate and doesnt want to pay California prices but thats just me.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:54 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of the west coast of Fl, the ocean water there is trash from the Mississippi but the beaches are nice.

I was in Siesta Key a few years ago and it was crystal clear water - just beautiful. It was actually one of the prettiest beaches and water I have ever seen. I sure hope it has not lost all of that in the years since.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:06 PM
 
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While there are many fine and compelling reasons to live in the United States of America, climate/weather aren't among them. The nicer places are going to be costly, if not in real-estate prices, then in income taxes. And how many of the nice places, are merely pseudo-nice?

But if by decent weather, one means avoidance of extremes, such as Midwestern winters (or Midwestern summers)... or the summers of the American South, but can tolerate an occasional dusting of snow... perhaps the Washington State coast (especially towards the Oregon line?) might suit?
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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While there are many fine and compelling reasons to live in the United States of America, ...
Yeah, as in being age 48 and needing affordable Healthcare for next 17 yrs.

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IIRC, Spain requires something like a 500K Euro investment, which may be your house, to get a residency permit there. So Barcelona or Madrid would be good choices, and would have more stability than Argentina would.
Portugal, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Croatia...

Ecuador, Argentina

With $3.5m, they could even "Buy-into" NZ, that would be sweet! (And safe and good HC and decent weather options. or... Australia might take them.
https://www.expatica.com/about/basic...t-life-108166/


For USA... get very creative (stay mobile)
Domicile in SD (only one night / lifetime required for income tax free domicile)
Stay often in San Diego (don't STAY there too long to force domicile)

If FT 'mobile', keep vehicles (and planes and boats) owned, registered, and insured in MT (no inspections, lifetime plates over certain age, no sales tax)


Probably easier to just pack a knapsack and move to Hawaii. SIL did that 40 yrs ago. Been 'house-sitting' ever since, no high cost of housing required. Looked at properties last month while there, and quite a lot of affordable stuff in the boonies (Hawaii or Molokai). but... USA Healthcare

US Territories is another option. a few friends have moved to St Thomas and St Croix for tax free internet commerce businesses. Build a concrete house with a concrete roof high on a hill. (Get a spot with a 'sea breeze' for the hot season)

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Old Yesterday, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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“Year-round temperate weather”... San Diego, Coastal Oregon, or Albuquerque, that’s it.
Hawaii is far more temperate than any of those places. Where I live on Maui the average daytime winter temp is 76 and summer temp is 82.

Our total monthly utility bill (water, trash, electricity) is about $100. Solar panels provides most of our electricity and we don't need to heat or AC the house. Hawaii does have an income tax and gasoline is expensive.
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