Do you plan on moving when you retire?

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  1. Tommy Biggs

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    I'll stay put for a while. All my people are still around here, families, friends, musical circle.
    We will take the first part of our retirement looking at places we'll consider down the line. No rush, no deadline. There's a whole lot of nice spots I've already been, and a lot more to see.
     
  2. Lake Placid Blue

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    I would assume the medical facilities might be better here in California too. My parents wanted to move to West Virginia to retire. When my dad got ALS they were grateful they stayed in California.
     
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    Well the taxes and traffic suck here on Long Island so I'd consider moving to someplace cheaper and less crowded.
     
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    My wife and I like where we are in Fayetteville, but we're open to moving when the time comes. Actually, we REALLY like where we live now, and, in fact this is the longest I've ever lived in one town at one time, in my life (I've moved away from and back to my home town three times).

    If we moved, we like the southeastern Carolina coast.
     
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  5. Toto'sDad

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    That was exactly the point my daughter made with momma. Who knows, my wife has been in the hospital a number of times, would she have gotten the care she has other places? Guess we'll never know. After her recent hospitalization I do know that I'm thankful for the quality care she received and the very good, but expensive secondary insurance plan we had. She was very well taken care of at both hospitals.
     
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  6. rghill

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    Access to medical facilities should be a consideration. When my dad retired 20 years ago, he wanted to buy a motor home and travel around the country. Very quickly aging caught up with both he and my mom, and now they have to stay pretty close to home.
     
  7. Lake Placid Blue

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    I was thinking about your wife's recent health issue when I posted. You're right, you may never know if the health care would have been comparable in Arkansas. But if it was going to happen, I'm glad you were in Bakersfield where you already knew she would be well taken care of.
    We have had the same insurance for over 20 years. With my wife's health issues we know her doctors, surgeons and specialists very well. That's the main reason I would be hesitant if the option to move ever came up. Besides, I am used to the 100-112 degree dry summer heat with a chance of snow every 20 years.
     
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    We've already got our retirement place on Lake Norman in North Carolina. I'm a little dismayed at the apparent lack of a vital live music scene, but I guess I'm supposed to be retired by the time we live there full time anyway.Yeah. As if.
     
  9. RLee77

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    The important requirements for the wife and I are reasonable cost of living, No State Income Tax, and good medical... so CA is out on the first two. So far it's looking like Nevada checks a lot of the boxes for us. Oh, and no extreme cold or heat.
     
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    Anybody up for West Virginia? That's where I'm thinking about going.
     
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    Hey Teddyjack! We are not 100% certain where we are going to move to in Vermont. We love so many parts of the state. I'm 50 now, so if we do decide to move before retirement, we'd probably move around the Burlington area to find work. What part of VT are you in? How do you like it?
     
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    I guess we're in about the same boat. Luckily I'm not bothered all that much by the heat, and we have a/c for the missus, (and Toto and Bella) so I guess we'll look forward to that 80 degree cold spell in a couple or three months!
     
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    I did and did.

    I moved across the state to the Tampa area, because of the music scene.

    I'm doing the motor home thing and couldn't be happier!

    Have you ever wondered "How cool would it be if I could put wheels on my house and take it to that cool state park, or that Bluegrass festival?"

    Trust me, its very, very cool!
     
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  14. chris m.

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    My wife is from Vancouver Island, but we're planning to stay put here in Santa Barbara area if we can afford it. Hope to visit other places for sure. I would advise folks look at sea level rise and storm surge projections before considering any coastal lowlands. Lots of places are going under water fast.
     
  15. telleutelleme

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    Hope to. Houston has been a great place to work and it is a vibrant city but I miss climate. We have looked at Eastern Tennessee around Knoxville. First I have to retire.
     
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    That's the current thinking - my wife & I both would like to return to Colorado. It's the retirement part that isn't clear yet. I'm 65, she's 63 and we get health insurance from my employment, so there's not much sense in me retiring until we can both use medicare - assuming there will be such a thing in the future...ok, let's not go down that path...

    I'm still pulling on the oars. The good thing is that the two of us have similar ideas about living conditions. The three kids are all over the map - California, Texas and Georgia, so there's no clear mandate to move closer to the kids.

    Have a couple years to puzzle it out - but I've had my share of heat & humidity. I like to have four seasons, and a drier climate. I would miss a bunch of people here in Texas and the music, but I'll be heading North eventually.
     
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    yup,
    already bought the property.
    we will use it on weekends till then.
    that won't be for another 10+ years though.
     
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    This is a real dilemma for me and the missus. And I'm only a year and a half away from collecting SS.

    I live in South Florida, so where the hell am I going to go? No way I can deal with a cold climate, but man--do I miss mountains and rivers and streams and northern topography. But can't take the cold.

    I live in a real whitebread community (big deal), and I'm sick of it. I think:

    I grew up in Brooklyn, and as I get closer to my closer to death day, who the hell wants to live with other old farts in communities we call God's Waiting Room? Why the hell people in their later years choose to spend them in gated communities where there are no kids, no people of other color, no people of other culture...

    It's beyond me. Wanna feel young and alive? Spend time with people who ARE young and alive!

    So what are we thinking?

    Move a huge hour south to Miami or Key Largo. Big part of it is, my wife has her nieces and their families there who have recently (6 months ago) escaped the horror of Venezuela, and are seeking asylum.

    They'll be around to give my wife her real family back, regardless of which day I drop dead.
     
  19. Ira7

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    This is where I look at everything so differently.

    I don't assume any of us are guaranteed a few years to figure it out.
     
  20. Crafty Fox

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    I've already moved, from Glasgow, Scotland to Perth, Australia.
    Originally for a two year working holiday. That was over 33 years ago!
    A poor investment some years ago will probably see me retire at the same age as Prince Philip. But I'm in a good place and my wife and kids are from here.
    BUT............never say never. :rolleyes:
     
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