Florida Retirement Living

Florida Retirement Living -- summer weather all year long, sunshine all year long, sounds like a little bit of heaven on earth to me! I guess that's why so many retirees live in Florida!

In our retirement years, warm weather climates work so well for us. The sunshine alone does wonders for our mental attitudes, and the warmth of every day helps with the normal aches and pains of everyday life.

My parents have a Sunshine Voice when they call home from a Sunshine climate in the winter. I comment on it all the time. The sunshine just naturally gives them happiness and a little more lift to their walk! It's a good thing (as Martha says)...

Check out the Florida Retirement Living stories below - all written by real retirees on their Florida retirements!

Florida after Retirement

Please consider sharing your thoughts on your experiences and life in Florida. Looking for your two cents on Florida after Retirement.

- Where did you move from?

- Where in FL are you located?

- Where are you live? home, condo, apartment?

- Why did you move to Florida?

- What do you love about Florida?

- Any negatives?

- What do you do all day? Describe a typical day.

I hope your comments will help others with the decision on Moving to Florida, or not! Thanks!

Florida thoughts from other Visitors:

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First Time Snowbirds 
My husband and I are newly retired from CT who rented a condo in the Mandarin, Jacksonville area of FL. We ended up here when my son was living and working …

Canadians retiring to Florida 
MY husband and I are Canadians thinking of retirement in the next three years. We would like to retire in Florida, but dread the thought of travelling …

Retired: Moved to Hunter’s Creek, Orlando, Florida 
My wife and I are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We recently went through a process of deciding between a few different places for retirement. We thought …

Retirement Move to Orlando (from Tennessee) 
I retired a bit earlier than most, age 50, and decided I would move to Orlando because I just love the sun. Not only is it really a great place to live, …

Retired and Moved from NY City to Key West, FL 
Born in Manhattan, and having a career in retailing in New York City kept me in life’s fast lane. I never would have imagined spending my retirement …

A beautiful bed and breakfast 
I was just reading one of the articles about the bed and breakfast experience and wanted to add my two cents with a wonderful bed and breakfast. For …

Beacon Terrace, FL -
“An Evening in Paris”
 
And so it came to pass that yet another event planned and put on by a select few couples here at Beacon Terrace was a huge success. If you will recall, …

Retire to Destin, Florida 
If you are nearing retirement age, no doubt you've been researching different areas where you might like to move to, and no doubt you've also looked into …

Retirement Move from NJ to Florida 
I moved to Florida from northern New Jersey. I was attracted by the climate because I am a sport and outdoor fanatic. My son just left for college …

Retirement Move from Minnesota to Florida 
Hello, I and my wife moved from Minnesota a few years ago for retirement. The winter in Minnesota... yeah you know what it's like, cold--Florida …

Retired: Florida busy lives! 
We have kept ourselves very busy in retirement- maybe too busy! I retired about eight years ago from my work with the government, and my husband has …

Retirement Move: Venezuela to Key Biscayne FL 
I moved from Caracas, Venezuela to Miami, Fl, particularly to Key Biscayne. I lived all my life at Caracas with my husband, daughter and two sons. …

Retirement Move:
How to Ship Your Car
 
Whether you're planning a Florida vacation or you'd like to make the state your permanent home, there are several ways to get both you and your car there. …

Retirement Move: New Jersey to Miami, Florida 
Moving to Sunshine is not always a good thing... I used to live in Elizabeth, New Jersey before I retired. I lived in New Jersey for over 30 years …

Retired, Moved to Florida & Keeping Busy! 
We have kept ourselves very busy in retirement- maybe too busy! I retired about eight years ago from my work with the government, and my husband has just …

Moved from Venezuela to Key Biscane in Retirement 
I moved from Caracas, Venezuela to Miami, Fl, particularly to Key Biscane. I lived all my life at Caracas with my husband, daughter and two sons. After …

Retired to Miami, Florida 
I used to live in Elizabeth, New Jersey before I retired. I live in New Jersey for over 30 years in the same house and really never thought of moving until …

North Orlando, Florida 
I lived in Fl. (Orlando) for 15+ years. I got there as a job xfer from Denver. Left there as a job xfer to Atlanta. We lived in N. Orlando (away from …

Tallahassee, Florida is my retirement place 
I'm a 71 year old women and my husband is 68. When we both retired we decided we wanted to move and get out of our current state, Kentucky. Out children …

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