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    Re: Retirement Location Evaluation NC, SC, GA, FL

    I live in Lakeland, Florida which is a relatively small town of around 100,000 between Tampa and Orlando. It has southern hospitality and is big enough to have nice restaurants, shopping, etc but small enough to not have much crime or traffic. Housing prices are quite low compared to the northeast or even coastal Florida. Lakeland Regional Medical Center is an 850 bed tertiary care center with cutting edge technology. We are less than an hour from either Tampa or Orlando for things like professional sports, theater, etc. As you know Florida does not have a state income tax.

    From a diving perspective, West Palm/Jupiter (my favorite) is 2 1/2 hour southeast, "cave country" is 2 1/2 north, the Gulf of Mexico is one hour west, and the Florida Keys are only about 4 hours away. And if you are desperate to get wet there is Lake Denton, a spring fed 40 foot deep lake, about 45 min away!

    Besides I need more rebreather buddies!!!

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    P.S. And did I mention that it is sunny and 79 degrees outside right now in late January!
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    Re: Retirement Location Evaluation NC, SC, GA, FL

    1. In order to "retire," don't you actually have to work first?

    2. Canadians aren't supposed to be afraid of the cold. Grow a pair.
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    Re: Retirement Location Evaluation NC, SC, GA, FL

    Quote Originally Posted by kwinter  View Original Post
    1. In order to "retire," don't you actually have to work first?

    2. Canadians aren't supposed to be afraid of the cold. Grow a pair.
    Right on, Ken. you crack me up.

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    Trying to avoid areas of direct hit by hurricanes and driving to dive is not a problem.

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    Re: Retirement Location Evaluation NC, SC, GA, FL

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    Re: Re: Retirement Location Evaluation NC, SC, GA, FL

    Quote Originally Posted by kwinter  View Original Post
    1. In order to "retire," don't you actually have to work first:
    Hey Ken I want to be just like john when I grow up

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    Re: Retirement Location Evaluation NC, SC, GA, FL

    John, I'm surprised with all your time in Asia, you're not considering living your latter years on that side of the world...............

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    Re: Retirement Location Evaluation NC, SC, GA, FL

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin stone  View Original Post
    Hey Ken I want to be just like john when I grow up
    Get in line behind Ken.

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