Recommend a state/city to retire in

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  1. Lone Woof

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    I can't stand fishing, but I really like the rural areas and small towns of south central PA.
     
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    Yeah, I know enough to stay far away from any of those northeastern states.
     
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    Texas is one contender I forgot to put on the list. I'll definitely look into Corpus Christie.
     
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    I don't know what the situation is for Brits, but I do know I could regain the Spanish citizenship I had when I was born after a couple years of residence and renouncing of my US citizenship.
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    You can go ahead and cross Delaware off your list.
     
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    In the desert...you flip your seasons. In the upper Midwest, you have the winter and heating bills. In the desert you have the summer and A/C bills.

    I retired to Iowa from CA. Cost of living was cheap. Houses were cheap. But too cold.

    Moved to New Mexico. Had a ranch. In the boonies. Land was cheap...living was cheap. But...it was the Wild West where I was. Wore a .45 on my hip every day I lived there.

    AZ is great. Even when it's 116°.

    But if I had the money...I'd go home to CA.
     
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    Personally I'd think Arizona would be too hot and disqualify it for the "decent weather" requirement. I've heard they sometimes recommend not staying outside too long in the summer due to the heat, and I've heard heat can take its toll on you when you're getting up there in age.

    I was born & raised in the pacific northwest and enjoy it here, so I probably wouldn't be able to make a good recommendation for you.
     
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    How are the summers there weather wise?
     
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    Louisville. I hear they ha e good jelly there...

    My buddy has lived there for several decades. Seems like a hip town.
     
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    Tennessee is as good as any and better than most .
     
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    Lived in Rochester MN for 8 years. I miss it a lot. It’s a great town to live in and it’s only an hour away from the twin cities, which is one of the best metro areas in the country. You have to like the cold though!
     
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    I don’t understand- you say the Pacific Northwest is out and you want the ocean and forest nearby... that’s the Pacific Northwest... if you live in Portland you can go skiing in the morning and head to our beautiful beaches in the afternoon. No tornados here, beautiful mountains, more musical talent than anywhere. Cool people except for those antifa asshats and even most of the drivers here are WAY more cordial than anywhere else. No sales tax. Easy winters, nice summers. Homeless tent cities are nowhere near California and Seattle :rolleyes:.
     
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    Nah, I wouldn’t move there, you’re right, not the place to be, the PNW, cold, very wet, and windy all the time. Strange, unfriendly people. I’d head east, south, or out, Spain, anywhere. Not west.
     
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    PNW (Portland and Seattle especially) are too just too far left for me. Also, I had the worst allergic reaction to pollen in my life when I visited Seattle. Literally non-stop sneezing and eyes watering.
     
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    Your money will go a lot farther there...but those damn winters!!
     
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    imo choosing a home is no different than choosing a guitar or amp, you need to try it out yourself to know for sure if it is for you.
     
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    Testify: I have been sneezing for 4 months straight. I live 6 miles from the Boeing factory in Everett.
     
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    A few words of Advice:
    (1) Wherever you move, make sure your significant other is fully onboard.
    (2) Money magazine always has good ideas regarding where to retire.
    (3) The Motley Fool has many free retirement calculators.
    (4) Get a fiduciary person to advise you regarding finances.
    (5) Spreadsheet all of your current expenses, including income tax, to see where all of your money is going each month.
     
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