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Old 01-18-2018, 02:37 PM   #1
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Where to retire?

So, I could retire in about 5 years. There's a lot on the 'net about where to retire, but none match my criteria for looking.

Where should an AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIASTS retire?

I like Malibu. Great temperature, near the beach, and Great canyon roads out your back door. Drawback? Very pricy.

Or, North Carolina, somewhere central to The Tail, Devils Triangle, and little Switzerland. Drawback, not all that great of weather this time of year and I'm not certain about the medical care. If you live here, PLEASE give an honest, constructive thought about retiring here, especially drawbacks.

Other than that, I'm not sure. Any ideas? I'm open to anywhere.

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Old 01-18-2018, 02:41 PM   #2
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Texas Hill Country... Kerrville, TX area maybe. Weather is nice... you got some great driving close by, greats eats, not very pricey... medical care is probably great (San Antonio is amazing I here)... I love riding my bikes there.

Checkout the Three Sisters... aka The Texas Roller Coasters.

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Old 01-18-2018, 03:31 PM   #3
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:07 PM   #4
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Northern Arizona always intrigued me. Tennessee if you want Eastern US. Unfortunately I’m stuck in PA for the next 25-30 years with the new wife as she’s buying out the business so no moving away for us.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:14 PM   #5
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I am looking at retiring in about 2.5 years myself. Probably gonna end up in Florida, north of Tampa. Nice area there and houses are relatively inexpensive. Plus there is no State income tax down there either.

Have had my fill of the cold and snow and ice up here in Pennsylvania.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:26 PM   #6
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Ok, I'll add a few things about TX...

No state income tax...
TexMex...
BBQ...
Kolaches...
Strudel...
Homestead tax exemption after one year in home...
TexMex...
BBQ...
Kolaches...
Strudel...
Relatively low amount of Snowbirds...
TexMex...
BBQ...
Kolaches...
Strudel...
Weather...
TexMex...
BBQ...
Kolaches...
Strudel...

... and the people.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:26 PM   #7
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I'd suggest taking a week or two vacation (while you're still working) to each place you are considering, if at all possible.
I retired in 2001 to Arizona, about 45 miles NW of Phoenix. I really loved it. Low humidity, near perfect weather from October to May (or so). Summers are extremely hot, but that's. better than shoveling snow. Many twisty roads around Sedona and Jerome to name a couple. Close to Vegas and California if you want to take a break. Many, many neat places to explore.
I was forced to move back to Nebraska 13 years later and I hate it. If I could afford two houses, I'd be back down there in a heartbeat!
Just my opinion however :-)
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I'd suggest taking a week or two vacation (while you're still working) to each place you are considering, if at all possible.
I retired in 2001 to Arizona, about 45 miles NW of Phoenix. I really loved it. Low humidity, near perfect weather from October to May (or so). Summers are extremely hot, but that's. better than shoveling snow. Many twisty roads around Sedona and Jerome to name a couple. Close to Vegas and California if you want to take a break. Many, many neat places to explore.
I was forced to move back to Nebraska 13 years later and I hate it. If I could afford two houses, I'd be back down there in a heartbeat!
Just my opinion however :-)
An ex-coworker of mine just retired down there, car nut (Vette). He loves it so far.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:37 PM   #9
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I live in MN, but my work sends me everywhere. My retirement goal is Asheville NC..day trip to coast, beautiful mountains nearby, the town is just big enough to have most things you need. Very nice people also.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:52 PM   #10
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I vote for NC. Being a New Englander, I love the four seasons and you still have them there but none too severe. Cost of living is cheap in most areas. There are a lot of new areas being developed all over the state for retirees these days too. Google is your friend.
Add Virginia to the list also.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:53 PM   #11
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So, I could retire in about 5 years. There's a lot on the 'net about where to retire, but none match my criteria for looking.

Where should an AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIASTS retire?

I like Malibu. Great temperature, near the beach, and Great canyon roads out your back door. Drawback? Very pricy.

Or, North Carolina, somewhere central to The Tail, Devils Triangle, and little Switzerland. Drawback, not all that great of weather this time of year and I'm not certain about the medical care. If you live here, PLEASE give an honest, constructive thought about retiring here, especially drawbacks.

Other than that, I'm not sure. Any ideas? I'm open to anywhere.

Thanks, All
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:10 PM   #12
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South Alabama
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:31 PM   #13
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I'd suggest taking a week or two vacation (while you're still working) to each place you are considering, if at all possible.

I agree, I can get up to a month vacation each year, so planning some extended trips.

I retired in 2001 to Arizona, about 45 miles NW of Phoenix. I really loved it. Low humidity, near perfect weather from October to May (or so). Summers are extremely hot, but that's. better than shoveling snow. Many twisty roads around Sedona and Jerome to name a couple. Close to Vegas and California if you want to take a break. Many, many neat places to explore.

Thanks for this. This sounds very interesting. I haven't been to Arizona in 20 years, saw the Grand Canyon. I remember it was only about 50 degrees, but when we left Vegas it was 80's. Definitely will start planning a trip.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:38 PM   #14
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I live in MN, but my work sends me everywhere. My retirement goal is Asheville NC..day trip to coast, beautiful mountains nearby, the town is just big enough to have most things you need. Very nice people also.
I've been down there 2 years in a row now, that area has the lead for me so far. I enjoyed picking a direction, plotting a drive, then driving nearly empty roads with lots of curves. Really fun.
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