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Old 08-18-2011, 06:14 PM   #41
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In May, June & early July I don't mind the heat but by August I start planning trips to cooler climates.

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:59 PM   #42
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OP- Since you live in So.Calf.,have you checked out Laguna Woods Village. Anyone?

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:49 PM   #43
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Not me, I love the heat here in Fla.. I'm getting ready for my afterlife.
Best response ever!
That is going to be my story on why I love the heat (and the humidity) here!
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Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
Best response ever!
That is going to be my story on why I love the heat (and the humidity) here!
Me, too.

At least we don't have to shovel heat... there are at least some advantages to living in the South.

And the humidity? It's good for the skin.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:56 PM   #45
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My wife and I visited the Villages in May of this year. It is a huge community but each of the "villages" has it's own recreation centers etc. It seemed to me that the community was like a medium sized city and each of the villages was a neighborhood within the city. We liked it very much though I agree that the average age seemed like 70. I have always been attracted to 55+ communities, perhaps because I am a golfer and love the thought of climbing into a golf cart and driving from my house to the first tee box.

We noticed that when you look around a village where the homes are older that the average age was also older and the reverse is true also. When you visit a community of new homes the average age was lower. So I would suggest buying a newer home if you prefer being around "younger" retirees.

I think that the prices quoted for homes were a little low. They were accurate but the prices quoted did not include "lot premiums" and the lot premiums in the villages are high. You can easily add from twenty to eighty thousand dollars to the prices quoted for larger lots, corner lots and view lots.
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