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Mid Atlantic (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, D.C.) 15 7.46%
Midwest (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI) 35 17.41%
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 12 5.97%
Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID, WY, MT) 19 9.45%
South (AL, AR, KY, LA, MS, MO, TN, WV) 11 5.47%
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Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) 24 11.94%
West (AK, CA, CO, HI, NV, UT) 34 16.92%
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Where are you retired, or where do you plan to retire? Please note state listings, there are various definitions of US regions. Dänke!

BTW, multiple choices are allowed for "snowbirds" and/or mischief makers...
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All though I am not sure why CO is in the west, and OK is in the SW.
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All though I am not sure why CO is in the west, and OK is in the SW.
Or why Texas is even in the US when we all know it should be part of "other countries".
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Or why Texas is even in the US when we all know it should be part of "other countries".
The politicians here in California often make me feel like I'm living on another planet.
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All though I am not sure why CO is in the west, and OK is in the SW.
No matter what slice-n-dice I might have chosen, someone would have questioned it.
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No matter what slice-n-dice I might have chosen, someone would have questioned it.
Maybe - but what I really want to know is whether or not my house should be included in my portfolio...
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Or how HI seems more like another country than a state in the west and also happens to be the state with the south point of the US.

Or how Alaska could just as well be considered to be in the "east" instead of the west (crosses IDL - technically, anyway, though they "bend" the line to decrease confusion) and is thus the state farthest north, west AND east.

But, YMMV
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Personally I really LIKED your divisions of the states. Missouri and Louisiana were both included in "South", so I didn't have to feel conflicted about my choice even though we still might move north to Missouri after a few years.

During the Civil War, Missouri was kind of straddling north and south AFAIK, but it does seem like southern Missouri has many Southern cultural aspects.
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Maybe - but what I really want to know is whether or not my house should be included in my portfolio...
Only if you plan on using a reverse mortgage.
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Only if you plan on using a reverse mortgage.
If you're going to have a 'directional mortgage', I guess that's probably better than having an upside-down one, eh?
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Milky way galaxy. Close enough.
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Once again, DC is left out. I wish they would make us a territory and drop the Federal Income Tax.
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Once again, DC is left out. I wish they would make us a territory and drop the Federal Income Tax.
Sorry, my dumb mistake. I actually thought about DC, and then forgot to include it (the mind goes first...).
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Sorry, my dumb mistake. I actually thought about DC, and then forgot to include it (the mind goes first...).
We'll let the Puerto Rico & Guam residents figure it out for themselves.

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Or why Texas is even in the US when we all know it should be part of "other countries".
Is this one of those questions with the answer "Texas ain't no state, it's a republic!!"...?

Navy friends retired to San Antonio because she found a great job. His problem is that he's a native Okie, and he still sort of skulks around in fear that his friends are going to discover that he gone south & went native...
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I left off Nantucket too - natives don't consider themselves part of the US. They say the ferries "go to America."
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So is that the reason there are so many poems that begin with "There once was a man from Nantucket, ..."?
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I voted for the west and all other. We plan to RV for a while to see the country and not go broke paying for a house we will hardly ever be in. Then, unless we find somewhere else we fall in love with or we follow our boys, we will likely end up back in this area. We like Reno and the surroundings. Besides, we figure when California falls into the ocean, our property values with skyrocket.
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Currently retired in the south. In a few weeks, I'll be retired in the west. It probably won't be the last stop. Other countries might be an option at some point.
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