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Old 08-23-2017, 08:43 AM   #1
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Hoping to hear from some folks in Nevada (thinking Vegas, Henderson, or possibly Laughlin) Florida (Orlando to Daytona). I know for tax purposes these states make the most sense including weather. Just unsure either would be a big move and would appreciate input.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:03 AM   #2
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florida is full.
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Look beyond the big cities in Southern Nevada such as Fallon or Carson City (all be it you do have some winter there). Or if you are willing to live in nearly the middle of nowhere try Eureka or Ely. (or Cities east of Reno on I-80)
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Look beyond the big cities in Southern Nevada such as Fallon or Carson City (all be it you do have some winter there). Or if you are willing to live in nearly the middle of nowhere try Eureka or Ely. (or Cities east of Reno on I-80)
For me, this would boil down to one question: "can you handle humidity?"
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Hoping to hear from some folks in Nevada (thinking Vegas, Henderson, or possibly Laughlin) Florida (Orlando to Daytona). I know for tax purposes these states make the most sense including weather. Just unsure either would be a big move and would appreciate input.


Fort Lauderdale is my favorite. City is big enough to have everything needed, but not too big. Lots to do and beautiful scenery and warm weather. It's also a great "walk around" city - if you live close to downtown, everything is in walking distance. Although I just re-read your question and it isn't between Orlando and Daytona! Sorry
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florida is full.
Well said I agree...
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florida is full.
Not in August.
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I live just outside Orlando, 20 minutes to WDW. My husband grew up in this area and won't relocate, but if it were just me I'd go to Destin, Fl in the panhandle. The heat and congestion is a little less intense, but of course the risk of hurricanes increases somewhat. To live in central Florida you need to learn to love hot humid weather for at least 6-7 months a year, typically.
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I have considered both as well. Our problem is Southern Nevada is too hot for my better half and northern Nevada is too cold for me. Florida is too humid for both of us. Lol.
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florida is full.
As is Clark county NV but the rest of Nevada except for the Reno Area is empty.
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Hoping to hear from some folks in Nevada (thinking Vegas, Henderson, or possibly Laughlin) Florida (Orlando to Daytona). I know for tax purposes these states make the most sense including weather. Just unsure either would be a big move and would appreciate input.
We all hate paying taxes, that's for sure!

However, when looking for a retirement location, it is probably wise to compare ALL costs, not just state taxes. If other costs are higher, then even states with no state income taxes can be relatively expensive.

So, you might want to look at overall cost-of-living comparison sites. There are many such sites, and I don't know which one is best although here's one that I sometimes use.

Also, quality of life is important to most of us, and usually means a higher cost of living.

I have never lived in either Florida or Nevada so I can't help much there.
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Nevada might run out of water in your lifetime. Northern Florida is probably a better bet. It is NOT full there yet. Stay away from Orlando/Tampa. North of John's Pass is pretty quiet, with the action of the Pass nearby.
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As is Clark county NV but the rest of Nevada except for the Reno Area is empty.
I heard Reno is starting to boom. Tesla has a factory there or something?
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I have considered both as well. Our problem is Southern Nevada is too hot for my better half and northern Nevada is too cold for me. Florida is too humid for both of us. Lol.
Northern Nevada is misleading. The thermometer says it is cold, but to me it is so dry that it is not even slightly uncomfortable. Also, it is generally not windy, unlike some other dry cold destinations. If I had ever wanted to leave WA, Reno would have been my destination.

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Nevada? I don't think so. The place is desert and really hot.

Florida humidity? Louisiana and South Texas are hotter and more humid.

Other than San Diego, Florida has the best weather in the continental US. Come.February,.you'd be glad you're.there.
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Other than San Diego, Florida has the best weather in the continental US.


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Florida humidity? Louisiana and South Texas are hotter and more humid.
I hear hell is hotter and more humid also. Great rec for Florida!

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Nevada might run out of water in your lifetime. Northern Florida is probably a better bet. It is NOT full there yet. Stay away from Orlando/Tampa. North of John's Pass is pretty quiet, with the action of the Pass nearby.
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Heat is relative. Personally, I would rather be hot than cold. And it is always cooler by the beach. BTW I do talk from experience, I lived in the Frozen North for way too long and am not going back if I can help it. Now Central Florida is a different story, it is for the Gaitors and the nearly deads as they do not care anymore. Remember Florida is full of Newlyweds and nearly deads, well the nearly deads live in central Florida....
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Northern Nevada is misleading. The thermometer says it is cold, but to me it is so dry that it is not even slightly uncomfortable. Also, it is generally not windy, unlike some other dry cold destinations. If I had ever wanted to leave WA, Reno would have been my destination.

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But then: why you ever want to leave WA? (I'd love to go back...)
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