10 worst places to retire

The expensive cost of living and high taxes make these places unattractive retirement spots.

By Emily Brandon, U.S. News & World Report

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Apr 24, 2013 11:35PM
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5 of 10 are California.  What a shock.
Apr 24, 2013 11:19PM
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This article gave me a good laugh!  I cannot imagine anyone waking up as their golden years approach and say "Honey, lets retire to Bridgeport Connecticut or maybe Oxnard California"".

 

 

Apr 24, 2013 8:10PM
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ALL, AND I REPEAT, DEMOCRATIC AND LIBERAL CITIES.   TELL ME IM WRONG AND I BET THEY ALL HAVE BUDGET PROBLEMS

 

Apr 24, 2013 8:45PM
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5 out of the 10 cities are in CA.  I love it.  What that means, is Ca. is a great state to live in.  People wouldn't pay the money to live here if it wasn't.  Now if we can get our elected idiots to function, live here can be better... but I don't see much hope there.  In Sacramento it's the Kalikaks and Jukes, instead of Republicans and Democrats.  Our representatives are dumber than a sack of hair.  It would take about 5 hours to solve the states money problems if we just had people in office with IQ's in positive numbers.  We don't. 
Apr 25, 2013 2:04AM
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I've been all over Califoreignya, lived in two of the cities, and I would NEVER live in that septic tank again! Let alone remotely think of retiring there!

 

Between Gov. Moonbeam and his Assembly raising taxes every day, and the rampant crime in many cities, overwhelming drug problems and gang problems, and a state where one is not allowed to carry a gun, and barely allowed to own one in many cities...no thanks!

Apr 24, 2013 11:22PM
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Wouldn't live in any of those places. Thank goodness we planned ahead for a better place.


Apr 24, 2013 11:28PM
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The only thing wrong with the U.S. & California is the Democraps, they want to give all we have worked for to illegal's for there votes, just like the U.S. ran Osama free ride . After Boston i want all illegal's to go thru the process to become legal. Jerry and the gang of 8 need to quit giving away our kids dreams to illegal dream acts for there parties votes.Take care of your United States legal People first. Why does the U.S. have feed children and people out on the streets out of work with nothing! and we have room for more? People abuses, and we frown on other countries. We need to vote as the people and take some of the decisions that affect us like dream acts or 12,000,000 illegals in to take jobs and benefits away from all legal U.S. people. Let's start voting all these Rubio's, Jerry"s and Obama's the free loading money giving thief's OUT!
Apr 24, 2013 8:21PM
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Retirement? I wouldn't want to live in most of these dirt holes anyway. Except maybe San Diego, the rest of em bite.
Apr 25, 2013 7:54AM
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Look as though California is out as a good retirement spot.
Apr 24, 2013 8:06PM
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Find a place where if you have to work to supplement your retirement income that  you are able to obtain employment.  Hill sborough County, Florida is not one of those places that finding employment over 45 is easy to do!
Apr 25, 2013 12:23AM
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  After all the expensive places on that list it should say  10 places seniors "Can't, not "Shouldn't" retire.
Apr 25, 2013 9:03AM
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all long time deeply held Democratic territory.
Apr 24, 2013 10:14PM
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San Diego was once a great place for a leisurely life style.  That was decades ago, before the freeways got clogged with bumper to bumper traffic.  Urban sprawl with often poor air quality  makes this a less than ideal location for retirement. 

 

The weather along the coast and about 5-7 miles inland is perfect.

 

 But it gets hot (as in 100 degrees plus) once you move further inland.  Combine that kind of heat with smog and it is not very healthy for retirees.

 

Moved out 20 years ago before it got really bad. 

 

 

Apr 24, 2013 8:32PM
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Retire???? I ain't one of those Wall Street snobs who got richer during the Financial Depression of 2007-2012.

I now will need to work until I die, thanks to those greedy "B-A-S-you-can-finis-the-rest and "Witches" (but spell it with a "B" in place of the "W")."

Retire......what a joke!!!
Apr 24, 2013 9:58PM
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Alll these cities are run by liberal Democrats. Surprised not to see Detroit and Chicago on the list.  The state of California is broke and with Moon Beam Brown back in charge that is not going to change.  Retirees must move south for its beauty, weather, and nice folks.
Apr 25, 2013 6:35AM
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Real retirement? Never.
Thanks to America. Thinking of my childhood and that is the way I will retire and be happy!
Washington DC which I am now live.. NO. Bangkok where I went to school..NO.
I do not need a big city to retire!
Apr 25, 2013 6:28AM
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Do they pay these writers to write these stories as a series of links? Surely the writers don't approach their stories that way on their own. This approach is all about artificially inflating the number of page hits on Bing. Hey MSN/Microsoft - let Bing stand on it's own and stop making it look like something it isn't. Do you really think people don't see through this farce? Good way to drive people AWAY from your product.
Apr 25, 2013 12:08AM
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A lot of MSN commentators need to retire form the idea of pretending they are important . . .

 

Keep writing the president, and when he crumbles up your complaint, and shoots a hoop with it . . .

 

Don't forget I am laughing at you.

 

 

Apr 25, 2013 10:06AM
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