This is a discussion on Where would you retire? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott While not "retired", I am already there! This is the view from our back porch: Sir, that is beautiful! Montana ...
Not to be disrespectful, but somewhere I dont have to push 1 for ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Somewhere in the Texas hill country. Austin area, Fredricksburg, maybe on the river George Strait made famous, the Frio river.
"He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." - Leonardo da Vinci
FindYourSpot.com is fun, I also check Kiplinger's and Money for tax rankings, and I look at Outside, National Geographic Adventurer, and this year either Outdoor Life or Field and Stream for their best towns to do x in. Have to find a happy balance. Tax-wise, the northeast loses, the 10 best included the East Coast from NC though TX EXCEPT Louisiana, plus a couple others. NH used to be tax friendly, not as much now I believe. An uncle did his homework and picked Delaware for decent taxes/cost of living/boating. I am not up on the other state firearms laws as much as the other factors. I think if you can afford it, buy a nice place somewhere warm and be a snowbird; that's my hope.
East TN, North GA or Florida Gulf Coast. North GA is top of the list right now for me between the gun laws, weather, access to Mtns and beaches in just a few hours it's hard to beat.
Was held prisoner of war for two winters up North and I got enough of -40 and 4 feet of snow to last me two lifetimes. I like snow measured in single digit inches and that is gone by noon the next day.
Would love HI but no guns and high costs (maybe if I hit the lottery - lol). Would like it around Seattle but SWMBO hates the lack of sunshine.
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
GM: Thank you Sir! Montana is a beautiful place--gun friendly (except Bozeman and Missoula), independant minded folks,mostly good "old fashioned values". Winters can be long however. Lots of really nice, small and friendly rural communities.
Scott, US Army 1974-2004
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
- Ronald Reagan
Picking the best place to live, is about like picking out the best gun to own.
Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.
The thing to do might be to wait a bit, RENT a place for a few months, and see how you like it before actually moving. There are loads of rentals available (e.g.The Villages 4 Rent, Rentals in The Villages). You can check out the community, see what the weather is like, talk to people who live there, try out the facilities, etc. WE started lookin for a place about 5 years before choosing. At one location, we stopped people on the town square and asked them how long they had lived there, how they liked the place, etc. Thought everyone was on Prozac, they seemed SO happy - that was the place for us!
I miss Alaska and wouldn't mind it. However, I think I'm eventually gonna buy 100 or so acres of SC swamp and spend my remaining years there. Bury me in the sandy South Carolina soil under a tree with some spanish moss hanging off of it, please.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
Humm, somewhere with low taxes. Somewhere friendly to 2nd Amendment rights. Somewhere with low crime. Somewhere with upstanding politicians. I'll retire to Illinois.
You can retire to Phoenix , Arizona where...
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your hiney from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!
You can retire to California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.
You can retire to New York City where...
1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan .
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature."
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn. (Ed. Note if you have a car).
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.
You can retire to Minnesota where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco .
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for casserole.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.
You can retire to the Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Ellen, Betty Jean, Mary Beth, etc.
5. Everything is either "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder." It's important to know the difference, too.
You can retire to Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and so he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.
You can retire to the Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"
FINALLY You can retire to Florida where.
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2.. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people.