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Another “Best” Places to Retire” List Misses Yet another popular website has published yet another “best places to retire” list. While a few of these lists are pretty good, far too many lists aren’t, and some are just outright poor. The flaws I see with this list are as follows: Criteria: The list creators website* says “we incorporated average […]

Best Urban Places to Retire Not

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Moving from a “Better” State to Florida can be an Expensive Mistake Millions of people have moved to Florida to live in paradise, only to discover they’ve made a huge expensive mistake. The report published by the University of Florida on in and out migration showed that. In a recent Gallop poll, the majority of Florida residents said their […]

Don’t Move to Florida if You Now Live Here

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Would it be Better to Retire/Live in Florida or South Dakota? I know, you think that’s a stupid question because the “obvious” answer is that Florida is a much better place to live or retire than South Dakota. Some of you are probably asking, “Where is South Dakota, is that near the Ukraine? For those of you who have […]

What? Better Place to Retire Florida VS South Dakota

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The Best Smaller Metro Area in Florida for Successful Aging is Gainesville, FL Gainesville Florida has been one of our favorite places to live or retire for years. Usually not even considered by most retirees when deciding where to relocate to in Florida to enjoy their retirement years, yet the great little city continues to show up on various […]

Best Cities for Successful Aging Florida

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Don’t Buy a House in Florida Now I can remember selling plenty of homes in 2005-2007 to people who weren’t ready to retire yet but thought if they didn’t buy now, they may not be able to afford the prices in the future. What a huge financial mistake they made. Not only did the prices stop going up, they […]

How is the Florida Real Estate Market?

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What is “The Villages” near Ocala Florida The Villages is one of the largest 55 and over retirement communities in the world. It’s located in central Florida about 30 miles south of Ocala and about an hour northwest of Orlando. There are over 100,000 residents that live in the self contained private community filled with golf courses and other […]

The Villages Florida

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What are the worst places to live in Florida also the worst in the U.S.? According to Men’s Health Magazine, Florida has some of the most “depressed” cities in the US.. It seems they did research and compiled facts from such sources as the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention for suicide rates and the US Bureau of […]

Worst Places to Live in Florida

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If you’re moving to Florida and like the the energy that larger cities provide, then you probably have been searching the web for the best cities to live in Florida. If so, you probably have been disappointed because Florida cities have not appeared anywhere other than the bottom of the best places to live lists for years. Forget Looking […]

The Best Cities to Live in Florida

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We are at just the beginning of the huge wave of baby boomers that will be retiring and it’s estimated that 10,000 people a day are now retiring every day in the U.S. It wasn’t that long ago that Florida was the default state for retirees that were relocating to enjoy their “golden years” elsewhere. That has changed drastically. […]

Best Places to Retire Florida 2014

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Criteria Used to Choose the Best Small Towns to Live in Florida for Jobs When I was young I asked some of the wisest people I knew where the best place to live was. The answer most often given was “the place you can earn a living”. Having lived in a few different states in the US and helping […]

Best Small Towns to Live in Florida for Jobs

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No, Florida is not the Best State to Live in, or Even One of the Best That’s according to a new poll done by Gallop. They asked residents from all fifty states if they thought the state they lived in was the best, or one of the best states in the US to live. Most Florida residents that were […]

Is Florida the Best State to Live in the United ...

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Florida School bus shooting: Video from inside bus released Lee County Florida Schools Opt Out of Testing Students The Lee County School District has voted to opt out of state wide testing of it’s students. Isn’t this testing done to determine how the students are learning compared to other students around the state? If you’re thinking of moving to […]

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#4 Sarasota Florida UPDATE: WE no longer recommend Sarasota because of it’s crime rate. The Sarasota Florida area has so much to offer it’s residents that it been making an annual appearance on my best places to retire in Florida list, and on the lists of Major publications. The Sarasota area is one of the larger areas picked for […]

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As the Florida Move Guide points out, the Sunshine State is probably the best state in the US for protecting your assets, just by becoming a resident. Whether you have hit the lottery or you became wealthy the old fashioned way (by earning or inheriting it), you may need a little help finding the best places to live in […]

Best Places to Live in Florida for the Wealthy

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If inexpensive living is what you are looking for when moving to Florida, these places are the Best places to Live in Florida 2014 on a Budget. Whether you’re retiring or looking to keep your home up north and buy an affordable second home in Florida, there are areas where you can still take advantage of the disastrous price […]

Best places to Live in Florida 2014 on a Budget