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Old 05-07-2011, 11:55 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Wayne MD View Post
Automobilist: Is this your wish list or where you actually live now? Sounds like a deal to me.

Been here 53 years... Seen virtually every other section of the country as an airline pilot, none meet these parameters. My absolute requirements are: No bugs, little humidity, NO SNOW & NO SWEAT...

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Old 05-08-2011, 12:32 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Automobilist View Post
Been here 53 years... Seen virtually every other section of the country as an airline pilot, none meet these parameters. My absolute requirements are: No bugs, little humidity, NO SNOW & NO SWEAT...
Encinitas, CA ? Majestic mountains ?!?!

I beg to differ on that.

I worked at Scripps Encinitas, so I have a fairly good idea of that region. But I didn't see any "majestic mountains" anywhere there, none, at least, that can compare to the Rockies, Chugach or the Cascades.

It is a nice area though, don't get me wrong. But I can surely do without the traffic, or the expensive cost-of-living....

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Old 05-08-2011, 06:17 AM   #31
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We chose North central Florida after a search of two and a half years. Rural but not isolated. Mild to moderate winters with no snow. No State income tax and reasonably low property taxes. Rolling hills and Live Oak trees amid an agricultural based economy. Pace of life here perhaps slower than some would care for though. Everything we need close by, everything we want within easy driving distance. Tallahassee sixty miles west , Jacksonville eighty miles east, Gainesville eighty miles south. Valdosta, Ga. thirty miles.
We are located, intentionally, twenty miles from I75 and seven miles from I10 making convenient access to major routes and several airport choices. Cost of living comparable with the agricultural base.
Hopefully our last move here six years ago.

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Old 05-08-2011, 06:42 AM   #32
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We are doing it finally! Summer in central NY on the lake. Winter take the MH to Fl mostly in the Keys. As already said, the summers are beautiful here but the winter too hard to take.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:53 AM   #33
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Virginia, out in the country, to be near 5 kids and 5 grandkids with the RV as our escape pod to explore the remaining USA. (and this was an informed decision after visiting all 50 states multiple times - but for the record, the RV didn't go to Alaska or Hawaii with us).
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:11 AM   #34
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:30 AM   #35
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There are only a couple of States that I have missed and I expect to remedy that soon.
Many are beautiful and offer the weather that I like at least part of the year. A person can look at only so many pretty rocks and around the next corner what you get is another pretty rock.
However there are only a very few places on this earth that the kids live and work. Being close allows me to be part of their life and there are no do agains! I'll be as close as they'll let me, and I don't care where in the world that is! Although the winter time I will be "South". (South Texas, South Florida, or South AZ, South CALF.) I have yet been to one place that has it all, and that includes family, as they are in several States.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:39 AM   #36
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Family (and grandkids ) brought us to Southeastern PA after spending five decades in Southern California.

PA has beautiful countryside, low state income tax (3.1%), retiree friendly (no income tax on pensions or SS), low vehicle registration ($36 cars, $81 MH), and friendly people. We are in gorgeous horse country and when it snows it's beautiful. Beats the masses of people, houses 10 feet apart, lots of pavement, cars and smog in sunny California!

From a fellow Californian, that all sounds terrific.... except for the snow.... maybe the mosquitos.... possible tornado's.... Do they speak English in PA?
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:25 AM   #37
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We will stay in Arizona where we reside now when we can't RV any longer.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:40 PM   #38
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Guess I'm the only New England vote so far. I was born and raised in Florida and Mom and sisters still live there. Moved to New York a dozen years ago and love it but too expensive. Can't get over the beauty of New England, will probably settle in New Hampshire because of the no taxes benefit. Snow doesn't matter because if I'm ready to stop traveling I can enjoy the beauty of it through a window.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:58 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by Automobilist View Post
Been here 53 years... Seen virtually every other section of the country as an airline pilot, none meet these parameters. My absolute requirements are: No bugs, little humidity, NO SNOW & NO SWEAT...
I'm with Autiomobilist on this. I also agree with another poster about the traffic, but for me, what traffic, Im retired. There is no traffic. I can be in Nevada, Arizona in 3 hours.
I have a friend that wanted to get away from the insanity of So. Cal, so he moved to Montana for it's beauty and slower pace of life as well as cheaper living. Now he is freezing his ass off in the winter and all of his friends are outta there by December. I have been there and it is one of the most beautiful places in th USA. Trouble is for a wimp from So. Cal. it's also very COOOoooolllld in the winter.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:11 PM   #40
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Don't do what I did--

Pick your "stick and brick" home either up North or down South.
Then travel in the other direction for the "other season"- while you can.

I ended up "in-between". We seem to just "pass through" the home place twice a year (North Carolina)-.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:18 PM   #41
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I'd like a state that would not tax me to death on what I have left,which isn't much. Any suggestions? Wife and I talked about it this morning. We can't afford to keep what we have now and everything is paid for. I don't care about beaches and mountains I can always travel to them.My Fed tax is cheap , but State tax, real estate, personal property, and local taxes are killing me here in STL. Plus everyone is worrying about Mexico, but I don't think they have as many shootings that go on in St Louis. It's bad.
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Perry I'm in stl to. Texas is attractive, so are both north & south Dakota. I hear good things about fl also.

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