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 of Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida.
Ultimately, we decided to move to Florida. The main reason we decided to move to Florida was because of the beaches and plethora of activities available.
My wife and I have always thoroughly enjoyed Disney World and now we live in Orlando, FL and are season pass holders.
In terms of deciding specifically on Florida, we considered cost, availability of activities, weather, and value for our money when purchasing a home.
Ultimately, we decided that Florida (especially Orlando) provided the best value.
When we decided on the city, we then started looking for some nice areas to live. We wanted a nice single family home, but we didn’t need a palace.
So, after looking in a few neighborhoods, we found great value in the Hunter’s Creek neighborhood in Orlando.
The area is close to the highway and only minutes from many different activities such as a few golf courses, Disney World, International Drive, and some nice restaurants.
One of the best things about the area is that we are very close to shops and a grocery store as well.
Overall, we live full time in a nice single family home in Hunter’s Creek. We enjoy all the activities Orlando, FL has to offer. Additionally, we usually get very reasonable airfares out of the Orlando airport when we decide to go on vacations.
Just last year my wife and I flew to Nassau, Bahamas for three nights and stayed at the Atlantis resort. The entire trip out of Orlando for two people cost $650 plus meals. So, there are plenty of advantages to living in Orlando, FL.
The main thing you need to decide are the most important things you want out of your retirement destination.