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Kevin Greene

25 Best Places To Retire

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I have a house near Bluffton. A little to the east. But the list seems a little dated as the ND economy is no longer booming. I was there in August and there's abandoned equipment, buildings, and half built houses everywhere

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This article looks at mainly the economic advantages of each location (Forbes, duh) with sprinklings of lifestyle positives. I've always wanted to retire to the Atlantic Beach/Beaufort/Harkers Island, NC area but the older I get the more I want to retire closer to family and friends...things that are most familiar.  

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Cannot speak for retirees, but if I won the lottery and no longer had to worry about work then I would move to the Oregon coast.  

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6 hours ago, Khyber53 said:

Surprised that neither Banner Elk or Blowing Rock, NC were on the list. Brevard, though, is a new favorite of mine.

Yeah it's gorgeous up there. Took our first trip to Banner Elk in April.

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Sorry... I would highly recommend Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Columbia or, if you have a pretty decent pension, Uruguay. The US dollar goes a very long way in most places in South America. 

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On 9/18/2017 at 10:55 AM, Anybodyhome said:

Sorry... I would highly recommend Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Columbia or, if you have a pretty decent pension, Uruguay. The US dollar goes a very long way in most places in South America. 

About 1% of retirees are willing to make that jump.

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6 minutes ago, thefuzz said:

About 1% of retirees are willing to make that jump.

The last thing u want to do when old is move to a country with inferior doctors and technology.

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5 minutes ago, ARSEN said:

The last thing u want to do when old is move to a country with inferior doctors and technology.

I work with retirees every single day, they are scared to death of their shadows.  I'm all about retiring somewhere like @Anybodyhome mentioned, but soooo very few are willing to take even the smallest amount of risk.

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5 minutes ago, thefuzz said:

I work with retirees every single day, they are scared to death of their shadows.  I'm all about retiring somewhere like @Anybodyhome mentioned, but soooo very few are willing to take even the smallest amount of risk.

It takes planning, work and time- something a lot of retirees simply don't want to mess with. 

Started while we vacationed and met with an ex-pat real estate agent who showed us around. Settled into the idea of buying and now make more frequent trips to make the place our own. We've had a few things shipped, but it can be costly, so we pick up a few things here and there. But it's a very simple life, no need for a lot of "stuff." 

Now we're downsizing here, cleaning out the attic, holding a garage sale every few months and getting rid of more "stuff." The plan is for me to fully retire at 66 and make the last push to unload just about all of the "stuff" we no longer need. We'll sell one of our vehicles until the wife decides when she is ready to retire. Put the house on the market and move into an apartment for the short period until we tie up loose ends and get on a plane. I'm guessing by the time we make the final move, it will have taken about 5 years.   

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I want to retire near friends and family.  That means more to me than anything else.  

 

That being said, if money was not an issue, Hawaii would be the place. Not to hot, not to cold, good medical, and still in the US.   Honolulu is to crowded, but the other islands are great.  And if money was not an issue, it means I could fly back home first class to see the family or bring them to me.

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Just now, Davidson Deac II said:

I want to retire near friends and family.  That means more to me than anything else.  

 

That being said, if money was not an issue, Hawaii would be the place. Not to hot, not to cold, good medical, and still in the US.   Honolulu is to crowded, but the other islands are great.  And if money was not an issue, it means I could fly back home first class to see the family or bring them to me.

This.  My ultimate goal but I'm poor

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Ideal for me?

Small place at Wrightsville, and a small place in either the Keys, or some other english friendly island down South.

 

I would travel back and forth via boat, and spend about 6 or so months at each location.

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