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Old 05-07-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Where would you retire ?

Ok, so you have used your RV to its FULL potential by visiting ALL 50 states, (even flying it to Hawaii), and now you have decided that enough is enough, your health isn't the greatest to keep RVing, and have decided to retire and stay put.

Where would you retire and why ?

(Reasons don't have to be elaborate. Just type in "close to family", "beautiful scenery", "low cost-of-living", "good fishing/golf/tennis, etc.....)

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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I cant answer this question yet. That is one of the things the DW & I want to find when we are full timing & traveling the country.

Dan Sees, Full Timing in the MH & Part timing in a S&B In Hampstead, NC
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:27 AM   #3
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close to family in the NW---but if family moved (promotion etc) then we might as well---closer to other family in other locals
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:32 AM   #4
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We just did that very thing and decided on Arizona to be near grandbabies, 9 months of beautiful weather each year, and golf.

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:41 AM   #5
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Prescot, AZ. Just go there and you'll know why.

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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Right where we are. My 2 children and 3 grandsons all live with 1/2 mile of us. As long as they are here, we are here.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:52 AM   #7
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I really like SW Missouri, generally around Springfield. I just like it there
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:25 PM   #8
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Absolute must haves for us:

Nice Beaches
Beautiful Deserts
Majestic Mountains
Superb healthcare/hospitals
Year round boating/sailing/fishing
Terrific winters; NO snow!
Awesome summers; max around 85, A/C optional, not really needed
Low humidity, no "sweat factor"
Abundance of microbreweries
Abundance of concerts, all types
Good arts scene
Strong vintage racing community

Did I mention low humidity?
And little to no mosquitoes / annoying bugs!
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #9
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I'd probably do a dual location. Maybe Hilton Head for the winter and I'd stay right here in Western NY for the summers. I don't think there is anywhere in the country that the summers are nicer. Our winters are not the best, but summer is great.

I'd love to do what my dad did while he was alive. They had a house here in WNY, one in Ft. Mill, SC, and one in Orlando. I don't see that in our cards, but it would be nice to enjoy the best of the East.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #10
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Automobilist: Is this your wish list or where you actually live now? Sounds like a deal to me.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:49 PM   #11
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Austin TX is good for me.
Great outdoor living there. hiking, restaurants, music. plus kids are there.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:01 PM   #12
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South Florida is the place for me (at least 6 months of the year). The Pigeon Forge area in eastern Tennessee for the summer months.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:31 PM   #13
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We would have loved to retire in and around El Paso, but it just changed too much, since we lived there in the 60th, so we stay in BC and travel as snowbirds south.

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Old 05-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #14
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I retired from corporate America six years ago and won't ever sell this 'cottage'. Great panoramic water views, Bass boat summers 40 feet from my door, Room for toy cars & MH, wife has her horse(s) nearby, most family and friends in the area.
MH enables an escape to shorten winter.

AND 'So far' NO Michigan state income taxes on pensions.

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