8 Things You Should Know Before Retiring to Florida

While you are sitting there, contemplating whether retiring to Florida is a good idea, 1,000 people are already heading to the Sunshine State with all their household belongings. Should you become one of them?

The pros of moving to a warmer climate like Florida include…well, the warm temperatures, the beaches, and the massive retirement communities many retirees choose to call home in their golden years.

But Florida isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. The weather might be warm…but it’s also complex. There are things you might discover about the most popular go-to place of retirees, things that might make you reconsider your options. So, sit back, take a deep breath and read on to find out some of the things you should know about retiring to Florida.

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  1. I relocated from Indiana to SW Florida 2 years ago because of the nicer weather year round, but I have decided to leave the state for many reasons:
    1. Summers are HOT and living indoors with AC is a must! People may venture out at night if it’s cool enough.
    2. Hurricanes are horrible!
    3. Property taxes are outrageous!
    4 Home owners and vehicle insurance is extremely high.
    5. Healthcare is 10 years behind the North and good luck finding a physician! Also, I work in healthcare and pay is much less in FL.
    6. Traffic is terrible and drivers do not obey the laws, especially speeding and blatantly running red lights.
    7. People are just plain RUDE!
    8. The area is dirty, trash along the roads, etc
    9. For those who are older and retired and living in SW Florida, if you are in need of elder care,be prepared to pay heavily for nursing home care in poorly staffed facilities. I suggest that you have family members check on your care often and advocate for you.


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