Relocation Research Pointers
We have done all the online/library research we can do to narrow the field, but we have to actually go visit some places to make a decision over the next two years. But it seems to me it would be pure luck to actually know if we're going to be comfortable with a place after even a two week visit (we'd actually planned more like 4-7 days). Any pointers on how to most effectively do the "ground work" when visiting potential retirement location choices? If it matters, we're leaning toward somewhere in VA, DE, MD or NC - and we've scouted quite a few cities that might fit the bill. And while I expect it will be a PITA, we may well rent for 6 months to a year once we do choose a place to be sure and nail down what neighborhood makes the most sense for us.
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57
Target AA: 40% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 25% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)