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 18, 2013 2:31PM
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Stupid title for the article.  These are not the worst places to retire.  They may be some of the most expensive places to retire, but definitely not the worst.  The worst place would be somewhere the weather is bad or the crime rate is high...
Apr 18, 2013 1:52PM
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Basically don't retire in a big city in California or in the Northeast. And if you can't vacation in Hawaii because of cash, why would you retire there??  This article was a no brainer - surprised I took time to read it. Should have been Ten Worst Big Metropolitan Cities to retire in and then I would not have bothered to read.
Apr 18, 2013 2:10PM
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If you want to retire, dont live in any major big city in the US. Avoid the state of New York.
Apr 18, 2013 1:59PM
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California's high costs, not justified in any way, are nothing new. Arizona, Florida, Texas and Carolinas' still your best bet.
Apr 18, 2013 2:40PM
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Large metropolitan areas are expensive. WOW, that's a news flash.
Apr 18, 2013 2:30PM
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so basically....avoid the biggest cities...gotcha... all you had to say
Apr 18, 2013 2:58PM
Apr 18, 2013 3:24PM
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Can there ever be a conversation without hearing about the liberals vs the conservatives.  How about we discard the terms democrat and republican, and people just vote for a politician based on his or her core beliefs as to the direction the country should go.  Then what will people have to say then. 

Apr 18, 2013 3:08PM
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Had no intention of retiring to any of these cities. I'm too poor.
Apr 18, 2013 3:19PM
Apr 18, 2013 2:34PM
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Is it any wonder??  All of these are liberal bastions catering to empirical dreams, giving away working people's money to illegals, union members and lining their pockets with the rest.  Ha, you get what you vote for.  When all the hard working  and wealthy who pay the majority of the taxes move to another state, then see what rat holes these cities become.. Think...Detroit.
Apr 18, 2013 2:09PM
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Maybe I'm just stupid, or maybe just the product of our government school system, but ten out of ten of those places for retirement are the heaven of liberal democrats, I might be wrong, but it sure looks that way !!!! so why are you surprised ?????
Apr 18, 2013 3:07PM
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Is it any wonder a lot of these are in good old California?  There, overregulation of every aspect of life combined with union contracts that can furnish a lifeguard a $100,000 a year pension complete with excellent medical benefits after 30 years of service have drained the coffers of government, and left them with little choce but to tax residents more and more to cover the shortfall.
Apr 18, 2013 2:42PM
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seriously, dont just throw 10 high cost of living cities together and say its the "dont retire here" list. Make sure they are actual places people want to retire. Ok so you had Honolulu on there, but San Jose? DC? Who transplant "retires" to those places?
Apr 18, 2013 2:01PM
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Every place happens to be a liberal stronghold.  Coincidence?  I think not.
Apr 18, 2013 2:26PM
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Is it any coincidence that the places with the highest costs of living have high tax and spend state governments?  The liberal leaders of those governments say they are helping low income people, yet they really hurt rather than help.
Apr 18, 2013 2:34PM
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Most of these places have nice weather or high density population. It always costs more to live in high demand areas. I left California almost 30 years ago when the freeways were only about 3 lanes in each direction.

Apr 18, 2013 1:51PM
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I grew up in Bridgeport, CT and I am so glad that I don't live there now.

It was nice growing up there, but there have been a lot of changes in Bridgeport.

Apr 18, 2013 3:09PM
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Why is this writer being paid? Nothing new here. San Diego and Honolulu would be fabulous if you had the money. I guess that must be the point. Liberals have voted in so many "freebies" for those with no ambition that is no longer affordable to live there such as Detroit, there are a lot of people on the dole there and see how it's turned out. But as long as poeple can vote and recieve benefits, they will continue to vote themselves mo money. Do you think this can go forever? Probably not. People tire of taxes and move away.
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