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If you were retiring and looking to buy a home anywhere in the US

What would you consider before making your choice?
Where would you live?


Asked by Dardenella at 4:15 PM on Jan. 2, 2013 in Home & Garden

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Answers (17)
  • Alabama - the weather is easy and so is the living...
    houses are huge for the price!
    My hubbie is a realestate agent :)

    Answer by madmueller at 10:14 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • If I was retiring, Id look for someplace with decent weather so I didnt have to ever shovel snow or worry about driving on bad roads. Id want to be able to be out and about doing things all the time and not be shut in due to the weather... So maybe in the NAPA valley or the Oregon Coast... I like those areas..

    Answer by Nimue930 at 4:27 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • I would think about the weather, first of all. I don't want to be places where it's cold or there are very extreme temperatures.
    I would also consider the view. I want something to sit and look at. Ocean. Mountains.
    My husband and I want to move to Hawaii, hopefully in the next few years.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:35 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • Santa Barbara, California. It's not somewhere I'd like to live now, with young kids... but as a retiree it would be wonderful. It's a very cute little town.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 4:18 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • texas -i live in NE now

    Answer by futurebabykar at 4:25 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • Somewhere I can afford and warm weather year round. Also small community.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • affordability would be first on my list. Then weather, hospitals, and then I'd decide what I can and can't live with. Do I need great shopping or dining or theatre? For me, I'd want sun so probably look at Arizona, Florida (out of hurricane zone if possible) and New Mexico. Maybe Utah and doubtfully but maybe Nevada. California is too expensive.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 4:42 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • a condo on the beach where most old people go :)

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:48 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • I am a military "brat" and have lived a LOT of places. South Fla was by far my favorite on this continent (although I don't remember much about my time in California). And we went to Kauai for our honeymoon and I seriously would have stayed if I did not have any family here in the continental US....that was heaven on Earth.

    Answer by donnabc at 5:25 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • Either Texas or South Dakota. No State Income Tax.

    Answer by Keksie at 5:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2013