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Old 12-10-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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greatest place on earth SD. no winter. been waiting for it since 1980. has not come.
chicago is a wonderful place to be from.
If I could afford SD I would retire there in a heartbeat. Four years ago we spent the entire holiday, before Christmas to New Years in SD, in Mission Bay, I actually cried the last day there as I DID NOT WANT TO COME BACK, and I love my NJ.
I can understand why real estate is high there, perfect weather!! Never to hot never cold and no humidity.

I am sooooooooooooo jealous of you

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:29 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I like the four seasons, but our winters are too long and our spring isn't very spring-like. Where can I find a place that has a normal spring, summer, and fall, but only winter from mid-december to mid-january.

I've lived in Florida, and that is not someplace I would ever retire. Florida sucks for many reasons, in fact the only positive is nice beaches and decent seafood.

Don't really care for the south in general. Too humid and wet, too many rednecks, more crime than you would think, low pay, lousy health care.

I like the northeast, but lived here most of my life. Not crazy about the longish winters anymore. Do appreciate the good jobs, smart people, and beauty of the area.

Midwest, forget it. Nothing to see there, crappy weather also.

Out west is looking better and better.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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I think North Carolina is the place for us. you get the 4 seasons but winters are short and pretty mild....
Cost of living very favorable compared to my 12k a year Real Estate Taxes in NJ.

@ more years and "outta here" !!!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Cool weather is anything under 70 to about 50 degrees. Anything under that is cold not "cool". Nov-Mar is COLD, and running in the cold sucks. Ill give you the skiing and snowboarding thing. That certainly can be fun and only done in the winter. I'd gladly give that up though for year round warm weather.
no, running in 95 degrees with 85% humidity sucks.

putting some pants on and a long sleeve shirt to run in 55 degree weather is easy. naked gets you arrested, and you're still sweaty.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: NJ
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if im retired, i can just travel more during the nj winter months.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:31 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I think North Carolina is the place for us. you get the 4 seasons but winters are short and pretty mild....
Cost of living very favorable compared to my 12k a year Real Estate Taxes in NJ.

@ more years and "outta here" !!!!
Your post could have been my post 6 years ago.

Weather very similar to NJ except for longer summer and shorter winters. People say NC is very humid but NJ humidity is pretty bad also.

Don't move here for work or public education for your kids. Stick it out in NJ then retire here. Lots of NJ, NY people down here mostly around Cary, Chapel Hill.
The best kept secret in NC is Moore co. Just enough rednecks to keep it the South but plenty of Northerners that attracts decent restaurants.
The US Open golf championship plus a Concours D'Elegance for you car lovers this year in Pinehurst.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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The current plan is Austin and Manhattan.

Planning on being in a city/s when truly old as I don't want to be stuck in a suburban house needing to drive everywhere.

Used to see a group of old men at an Irish pub on 3rd Ave in NYC get together every Friday afternoon to have a few drinks and play cards. As my coworkers and I would roll in for happy hour they would be packing it in, heading home, or out to dinner with their wives for dinner...seemed like they had it all figured out.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: NJ
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The current plan is Austin and Manhattan.

Planning on being in a city/s when truly old as I don't want to be stuck in a suburban house needing to drive everywhere.

Used to see a group of old men at an Irish pub on 3rd Ave in NYC get together every Friday afternoon to have a few drinks and play cards. As my coworkers and I would roll in for happy hour they would be packing it in, heading home, or out to dinner with their wives for dinner...seemed like they had it all figured out.

Totally agree! While I won't be living in Manhattan (even though I'd want to, it's too $$$), I want to move to a more walkable area with stuff to do. I grew up that way and miss it.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I don't really plan on retiring. I'm sure that could change since I'm only in my late 30's but my current plan is buying a bar and condo in Key West and running it until I die.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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Delray Beach, FL. Has a great night life on Atlantic Ave., the beach, easy access to West Palm airport. I don't see how anyone retired could continue to pay the property taxes we pay in the NJ area.
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