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Old 06-08-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I see Boulder, CO is # 3.

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Boulder, Colo., may be best known for its environmental-protection efforts and green savvy, but this city offers its residents a wealth of cultural activities
I actually think these lists are a bunch of hooey. The best place to retire is probably the place you are most comfortable with.

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Old 06-08-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg
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I see Boulder, CO is # 3.



I actually think these lists are a bunch of hooey. The best place to retire is probably the place you are most comfortable with.
I was actually waiting for you to point that out.

In any case, it doesn't surprise me that Boulder is on the list also...and I agree with the "most comfortable" thing. Not everyone is looking for brainy. My parents retired to a town of 500 in BFE Oregon, 5 hours from any kind of civilization. That retirement would be boring as hell to me, but they love it.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yeah, well, I did it just for you! I think all top 10 lists are kind of lame. And we had our kids late, so probably will never retire anyway. We'll be working till we move to the assisted living center!
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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I actually think these lists are a bunch of hooey. The best place to retire is probably the place you are most comfortable with.
I agree the Top Ten list format isn't particularly useful, but on the other hand I think there is a market for this sort of information in general. Just anecdotally, I know of a variety of people who didn't want to retire where they worked, but also didn't want to move to a traditional retirement destination.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I agree the Top Ten list format isn't particularly useful, but on the other hand I think there is a market for this sort of information in general. Just anecdotally, I know of a variety of people who didn't want to retire where they worked, but also didn't want to move to a traditional retirement destination.
Yes, true. But as one who is closer to it (retirement) than you, I can say that I can't see my DH and I packing up and moving somewhere where we know no one. I read an article recently that said that most people retire near where they lived. Anecdotally, that seems to be correct. Some others move near their grown kids.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: The Beautiful Lowcountry of SC
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Wow, with the sky-high taxes in USC, I imagine it doesn't appeal much to people who are on fixed incomes. I know that's one of the major reasons my retired parents moved to Florida from USC six years ago.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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Yes, true. But as one who is closer to it (retirement) than you, I can say that I can't see my DH and I packing up and moving somewhere where we know no one. I read an article recently that said that most people retire near where they lived. Anecdotally, that seems to be correct. Some others move near their grown kids.
Sure. People do lots of different things in retirement.
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Actually, it seems that Boulder is # 3 because they put the list in alphabetical order. Oh, well!
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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Why is the title "Pittsburgh makes another...". I never got why people would call anything in allegheny county "Pittsburgh".
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