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Old 10-08-2014, 07:41 AM   #15
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We deal with a lot of Western New Yorkers that have moved south. Many of them tried Florida and didn't really care for it so they have become what we call halfbacks. They left Florida and now live in TN or SC or NC. They just came half way back. For me I couldn't stand the heat of Florida or Arizona or Texas on a year round basis. I still enjoy our four seasons here in Upstate NY and will stay here as long as we can afford it.

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Old 10-08-2014, 07:52 AM   #16
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:56 AM   #17
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Our No.1 choice is Texas. Not sure I could handle the heat in summer but it is certainly our winter destination when we retire. Lots of space... reasonable cost of living.... nice weather........ and maybe most of all..... friendly and welcoming people!

I'm also all about 4 seasons, as long as they include warm/warm/warm and warm.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:22 PM   #18
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:34 PM   #19
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Yes, Northern Ohio winters can be cold and damp. Thought about Northern PA. for it's beauty. But No, PA. come to find out is a high tax and fee state. Maybe TN / NC. lower taxes.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:49 PM   #20
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I retired to my motorhome and now I get to pick my weather and scenery. Typically, I spend summers parked just off the alley at my daughter's Seattle home and winters at a friend's place near Tampa, FL. Spring and Fall I spend meandering from 1 to the other.

No property tax, no state income tax, no grass to mow. Lots of choices for what route to take. It will be a sad day when I have to give up traveling. But when you bring your own house you are everyone's favorite house guest.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:14 PM   #21
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Born and raised in northern Indiana. Hated the winters with a passion. Ran south soonest I was out of school. Have lived and worked across the southern part of the country most all my adult life.

Came to the San Diego area in 2000, love it here. The weather, the people, etc. So much to do and see - ocean, mountains, desert all nearby.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:17 AM   #22
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Southwest Florida. We went there the first time in 1973.

Spent our entire adult working life there.

Left in 2006 to travel.

If we ever "go stationary" again, it will be there.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:17 AM   #23
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Yes, Northern Ohio winters can be cold and damp. Thought about Northern PA. for it's beauty. But No, PA. come to find out is a high tax and fee state. Maybe TN / NC. lower taxes.
Ummmmmm, you better check the personal property tax, income tax, in NC! That's why we left to settle in FL. It's just as hot if not hotter in NC than summers in FL. I know, we bought a cabin on top of a mountain where at one time people had no AC that all changed. Now the cabins on that mountain top are all air conditioned with the appropriate amount of humidity mixed in.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:38 AM   #24
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We spend our winter in the Florida Keys and the summer in central NY where we both grew up. When it gets to be spring, even with the almost constant breeze in the Keys (hey that rhymed) it gets hot. Back in NY in the fall it gets cold but nothing like winter and in the spring is is cool and rains. Sort of the best of both worlds but if it came down to one place and if we could afford it, the Keys would be it. An occasional hurricane might wipe out your house of course

Seriously we have been (early) retired for four years and talked many times about where we could move that has great weather, taxes and everything else but there doesn't seem to be an answer. I do know from most of my life being somewhere that is so cold that being hot is a better alternative.

There are good and bad things about any state you choose. Google search the most tax friendly and most expensive states. Our NY property taxes are stupid expensive but it is our childhood home and not so easy to give up. That may change if they raise them one more time
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:42 AM   #25
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I lived in South Texas for 10 years in the 80's. Corpus Christi to be exact. I loved it. Always an ocean breeze. If it weren't for the kids and grandkids living here I would move back.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:02 AM   #26
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:24 AM   #27
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5 yrs and I hope to reside around Charleston SC
I think we would both like the Charleston SC area... Again I want to thank everyone for giving your opinion,, And why... When I read why you like or dislike an area, it gives us a lot more to go on... I really don't see us retiring in Arkansas... (hopefully I can retire someday....)
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