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Post by Firewood42 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:59 am

On or near South Padre Island Texas.We stay there for two months in the winter but couldn't stay there year round because we would miss our grandchildren too much.

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Post by richard » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:19 am

xerty24 wrote:Even assuming you can afford the 10%+ extra taxes, NYC seems like a bad place to be old. The subways have tons of stairs and the sidewalks are icy and slippery for 1/3 of the year, treacherous even to the young who can bounce back if they fall down. Traffic is a mess and the taxis/buses/your own car are all lots slower than the subways because of this. while it's fine if you can take the subway, I think any sort of mobility issues would make NYC pretty unattractive.
There is almost never ice on the sidewalks in Manhattan. It seldom forms and on those rare occasions it is removed very quickly. It's against the law for a property owner to leave snow or ice on the sidewalk for more than a few daylight hours after a snowfall.

Buses are very easy to use for the elderly and those with mobility issues. There are a lot of buses in Manhattan and many dedicated bus lanes.

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Post by brainstem » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:48 am

Reading this thread reminds me that there are only two kinds of New Yorkers.....

Those that never leave....

And those that never go back

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Post by mlipps » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:06 am

If I could take my friends and family with me, I think I'd retire to a beach town outside Sydney and get a camper van to travel around Oz. Also do lots of travelling to NZ.

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Post by chaz » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:21 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
englishgirl wrote:I think I'd like to join the Manhattanites.
Hi Sarah,

Welcome to the group. We need a Bogleheads colony in Manhattan. If we settle in Lower Manhattan we could call it "Bogleheads Occupy Wall Street" :oops: .

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Post by ruralavalon » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:07 pm

Winter: Maui.

Summer: Michigan's Upper Penninsula.
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Post by chaz » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:53 pm

Las Vegas is very nice.
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Post by Elsebet » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:12 pm

As long as I'm physically able and healthy I'd like to live in a small cottage on about 10 acres outside of a small college town. Some possibilities we think about in the US are Eugene, OR, Asheville, NC, Yellow Springs, OH, etc. Outside of the US maybe near Cambridge, UK or somewhere in Ireland.

Once we're physically unable to steward that kind of land I would love to live in London and take the tube/trains everywhere.
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Post by JimmyD » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:39 pm

Longboat Key, FL is the plan.

26 years to go :oops:

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Post by jlawrence01 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:16 pm

MossySF wrote:Singapore for the good cheap eats. Don't care about anything else. I want to be able to walk down from a retirement condo to multiple hawker food courts and have access to 15 different food styles within a 2 block radius.

Me too.

I have been watching too many YouTube videos lately.

Maybe in 2017.

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Post by midareff » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:18 pm

snyder66 wrote:Still searching for my perfect little beach town. You?
Living in it.

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Post by ruralavalon » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:06 pm

ruralavalon wrote:Winter: Maui.

Summer: Michigan's Upper Penninsula.
We loved vacationing on Maui for about 20 years. We have had to switch our winter location because of health reasons limiting travel by air.

I'm not telling the new location, it's peaceful & very low key and we don't want it to become popular.
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Post by BHUser27 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:13 pm

Somewhere in or near Ventura, California.
Maybe Palm Springs.
Nowhere humid - Florida and most of the Gulf coast doesn't make the cut for me.

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Post by mak1277 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:33 pm

Somewhere in the Rockies. Enough land so that I can't see any neighbors....and in a spot where I can walk to the top of a mountain or a stream where I can fly fish for trout all without getting into a motorized vehicle.

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Post by likegarden » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:53 pm

...regardless of healthcare... So Medicare payments would be available also in Europe. I worked 2 1/2 years in Munich, Germany, with Alps close by and all that beer and culture, I would try that again!

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Post by imbogled » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:51 pm

ruralavalon wrote:
ruralavalon wrote:Winter: Maui.

Summer: Michigan's Upper Penninsula.
We loved vacationing on Maui for about 20 years. We have had to switch our winter location because of health reasons limiting travel by air.

I'm not telling the new location, it's peaceful & very low key and we don't want it to become popular.

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Post by Jpg » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:04 pm

Naples , Florida. Beautiful beaches and weather. Fifth Avenue and Gulfshore Blvd are great

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Post by Vilgan » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:07 pm

Spring/Summer/Fall: Seattle area. We already live there, so this is figured out. Have lived in many places all over the world and visited many more and the PNW is my #1 choice for place to live.

Winter: 2 months in San Diego or traveling or Hawaii or whatever. Haven't figured out how to do this affordably yet.

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Post by youngcrv » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:09 pm

Winter Park, Florida.
Asheville, NC.
Boston.

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Post by GoFish » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:37 pm

Lexington, KY.

College town, LCOL, 4 distinct seasons, good stream fishing/paddling, mountains an hour away, and family nearby.

Multiple trips each year: Colorado, Door County (WI), DC, North Carolina, NYC, and maybe Florida in the future as (more) decrepitude sets in.

But as a permanent home base, Lexington really works for us.

PS. Am afraid to return to Mauai. Came uncomfortably close to not boarding return flight last time :D

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Post by blueblock » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:54 pm

Ever since I visited Portugal a few years ago, I keep thinking about how much I'd like to live in Porto.

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Post by flyingaway » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:56 pm

JGG wrote:Lexington, KY.

College town, LCOL, 4 distinct seasons, good stream fishing/paddling, mountains an hour away, and family nearby.

Multiple trips each year: Colorado, Door County (WI), DC, North Carolina, NYC, and maybe Florida in the future as (more) decrepitude sets in.

But as a permanent home base, Lexington really works for us.

PS. Am afraid to return to Mauai. Came uncomfortably close to not boarding return flight last time :D
I just wish that the winter weather in Lexington could be a little bit warmer so that my sensitive fruit plants could survive.

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Post by steve roy » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:56 pm

Santa Barbara would be GREAT.

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Post by Barefootgirl » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:05 pm

I'd divide my time, depending on season, between Manhattan and Anna Maria Island, FL

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Post by MikeWillRetire » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:15 pm

mcblum wrote:There are so many beautiful places that I have visited over the years, but few that I could say I would like to live. I have always come home to Maryland. I was born in D.C. and consider this the place I will spend the rest of my life. My entire family with some small exceptions is here; I love the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore. Thats all!
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Marty, I also love the DC metro area, and the Chesapeake, but the winters are depressing for me. I dream of migrating between DC and Florida.

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Post by surfhb » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:26 pm

Huntington Beach, Ca & Ocean Beach, Ca.

Back and forth every other month

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Post by PoppyA » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:00 pm

Love Manhattan, but would prefer to live on Govorners Island. Un populated, great views, grass, small town feel, ferry ride to Manhattan.

Who ever said Michigans Upper Penninsula......Shhhhh. Don't tell anyone else.

Long Boat Key, Fl. No power vessels alowed near the beautiful beaches. Very peaceful and close to Sarasota that has a bit of culture.

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Post by randomguy » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:57 pm

Realistically you are going to just about everywhere in the world listed. Some people like ciites, some people like rural regions, some want to live in mountains, others on beaches, some like it hot, others prefer cool weather and so on.

I sort of wonder what it would be like to live in a 747. Ok that might be a bit big to get into all the airports but imagine that when you visit a city, you get to take your 4000 sq ft home with you. :)

The interesting things is that a large percentage of you will be unhappy moving anywhere. If you have 30+ years of friends and relationship in an area, moving somewhere else is very hard. There are a lot of people who think retiring to FL is great but after 6 months they move back because they miss their old routine. Vacation in a spot is one thing. Living there is another. It is something to think about when you decide to make your life somewhere.

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Post by GKSD » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:06 pm

San Diego, CA.
Perfect weather, happy to be living here for 20 years now and would want to retire here as well.

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Post by Nestegg_User » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:57 pm

Hmmm, let's see. Tomorrow will be just shy of 80 degrees, low humidity, and sunny. Within the day I could golf, ride bikes, hike in wilderness area, fly fish in world class rivers (not quite sure if water is good enough for white water rafting at this time), water ski, snow ski ** or just sit on my 1500 sq ft deck in the hot tub and view over 120 degree span of mountains-- ALL within the day.
(Alas, the beach would be a couple of hours away, but open and beautiful.). Oh, with world class local beers and world class wineries about two hours away--

That's why I retired here :)

**( local area might be a bit poor; but down the road a ways is an area that stays open longer than almost any in the continental US, as I talked to some pros there a while back that were heading to Japan after there, Mt Fuji I believe)


For OP's Beach town, Padre Island TX, Marco Island or Sanibel Island FL, La Jolla CA ( or north side of San Diego around Mission Bay) would mostly fit my needs if I couldn't afford Maui, NZ, or Oz.
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Post by protagonist » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:04 am

VictoriaF wrote:Manhattan.

Victoria
I enjoy Manhattan too- I'm there about 30% of the time these days, but....as a "perfect little beach town"? (OPs words). Were you thinking of the East 20th St. beach? (http://www.scoutingny.com/manhattans-ea ... eet-beach/). The East River is a bit chilly in January, and I wouldn't call Manhattan little, even if you think of it as perfect.

I own a condo in el Yaque, Margarita Island, Venezuela that I purchased in the pre-Chavez era....it is one of a handful of world-class windsurfing spots, which was the draw for me. For me it is paradise but is most assuredly not for everybody, and so I am not recommending it. The recent dicey political situation/hyperinflation has made it ridiculously cheap if you have hard currency. Even if I never rented out my home in MA, I would make money just by being there, since all of my expenses (including condo fees, daily three course restaurant meals with drinks, windsurfing hours every day, etc) amount to considerably less than I would pay in heating bills alone in MA. Where else in the Caribbean can you say that? And I am steps to the beach with the sun shining every day. Oh, I take it back. I remember one day this winter it rained for a few minutes.
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Post by FreeAtLast » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:23 am

brainstem wrote:Reading this thread reminds me that there are only two kinds of New Yorkers.....

Those that never leave....

And those that never go back
Please count me as a member of the latter group. Five years of working in and around NYC convinced me that I would never live there. In any case, I have been looking at New Mexico lately, maybe Santa Fe or Albuquerque. The Southwest has always fascinated me.
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Post by Ari » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:27 am

Hong Kong, probably. My favorite place in the world. I don't want to work there, but I'd love to retire there.

I could also imagine somewhere like Kuala Lumpur, though I haven't been there. The multilingual nature of the city attracts me. Basically anywhere which is cheap and warm, and people don't speak much English would be a nice place for me to retire.
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Post by financial.freedom » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:37 am

US: La Jolla, Newport Coast, Santa Barbara, Malibu

Outside US: Koh Samui, Dubrovnik, Sydney

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Post by Kersten » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:09 am

Big Sur, CA or Stockholm, Sweden

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Post by lthenderson » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:10 am

Almost everyone seems to be gravitating towards the coast which is just fine with me. As the middle part of the country gets emptied out, it seems more and more like paradise to me! Where I grew up, the nearest neighbor is now more than 2 miles away!

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Post by Random Poster » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:14 am

Nearing_Destination wrote:Hmmm, let's see. Tomorrow will be just shy of 80 degrees, low humidity, and sunny. Within the day I could golf, ride bikes, hike in wilderness area, fly fish in world class rivers (not quite sure if water is good enough for white water rafting at this time), water ski, snow ski ** or just sit on my 1500 sq ft deck in the hot tub and view over 120 degree span of mountains-- ALL within the day.
(Alas, the beach would be a couple of hours away, but open and beautiful.). Oh, with world class local beers and world class wineries about two hours away--

That's why I retired here :)
It sure would be nice if some people would be a bit more specific in regards to their preferred location. :annoyed

I'm guessing that the above-described location is somewhere in California, but for all I know it could simply be a self-created world.

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Post by Psyayeayeduck » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:58 am

Denver. I lived there during my undergrad years and fell in love with it. That area has a right combination of rural and urban where I can either hike, ski, and camp in one direction, and have a decent nightlife at the other direction.

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Post by Texanbybirth » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:07 am

Assisi, Italy. We're planning to retire there anyway, but that's such a long ways off!
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Post by HomerJ » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:19 am

Lake house in Middle America in the summer and fall, all the way until New Years (I actually love snow and cold through Christmas), then travel to Florida, California, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Caribbean islands, Costa Rica, etc. from January through April. A different place to winter every year.

I would never, in a million years, live in a big city with buildings as my view. I want to look out my window and see lake, ocean, mountains, or at least a ton of trees.

I can never go back to looking at my neighbor's backyard or an office building across the street again.

Edit: Well, I guess if money is no object, I suppose I could live in a big city if I could afford a penthouse near the ocean or Central Park or something.

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Post by JaneyLH » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:14 am

Key West in the winter and the Cotswolds UK in the summer.

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Post by cinghiale » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:59 pm

Not a whole lot of Europe in the responses thus far. Interesting.

We are now where a few decades of travel and careful retirement planning led to: Mediterranean Europe. Low cost of living, with abundant seafood, fruit, produce, wine, and olive oil. Lots of free or low-cost live music. Exquisite climate. Friendly people (well, at least toward us...). A good-sized, though walkable city with bike paths, green spaces, and excellent public transportation. Reasonable rental rates, though prices for buying a place still seem high to us. And, the rest of Europe is a train ride or EasyJet flight away.

Chalk one up in the "Europe" column.
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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Post by reggiesimpson » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:03 pm

Gonzaga Bay MX.....hands down.

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Post by Dutch » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:49 pm

Circumnavigating the globe in a 40 ft sailing catamaran, spending lots of time in the caribbean and the south seas islands.

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Post by PandaBear » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:11 pm

I'd purchase a private rigid-frame airship and fly around like a boss.

The first time I told my wife this, she thought I was crazy.

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Post by flyingaway » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:21 pm

Should the title be changed to "regardless of money"?

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Post by Thatthatisis » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:17 pm

We just retired. We looked at a whole bunch of locations and ended up choosing Williamsburg, Virginia. College town, friendly people, mild climate but with 4 seasons. Decent cost of living. We love it here!

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Post by Crimsontide » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:54 pm

HomerJ wrote:
I can never go back to looking at my neighbor's backyard or an office building across the street again.
+1 I think the folks mentioning Manhattan are pulling our legs :P

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Post by radiowave » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:07 pm

Denver. I lived there during my undergrad years and fell in love with it. That area has a right combination of rural and urban where I can either hike, ski, and camp in one direction, and have a decent nightlife at the other direction
Well I just got stuck at Denver airport two weeks ago with a foot of snow, plane was at the deice pad in the middle of a raging blizzard for 4 hours until they sent a dozen plows to get us back to the gate. That was the easy part, trying to get home was a real treat with the airport closed.

But Denver gets 300 days of sunshine, low humidity (high desert) and of course looking at those wonderful mountains makes up some if not most of the bad weather days :)
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