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June 19th, 2012

It is not a secret that Florida is one of the most popular retirement destinations for seniors in the United States. Now, when I think about it, it all makes sense. Florida does not lack anything an average senior might want: sunshine, good weather, proximity to the sea, low prices, etc.

I became interested in retirement communities after I started making plans where to retire when I reach the age when I could stop working. Something tells me that I am going to be richer when I retire than I am right now. All this money that I spend on my family does add up. Of course, I do not blame my folks for it as I love them very much. The truth is, however, that the older I become, the more money I am going to have. I believe that it is true in case of most seniors, especially those living in countries such as the US or UK.

Frankly, I do not know why some people choose to retire and stay in colder states such as Wisconsin or Ohio. I can understand that somebody might be attached to his friends, but one solution to this is to take your friends with you and encourage them to move to Florida as well. It is proven that a little bit of sunshine everyday produces a hormone called serotonin, which is responsible for a person’s happiness. To be honest, during winter months in some states, a person can expect to get very little sunshine. Lack of sunshine causes depression and other serious illnesses. Such problems are less likely to occur if you live in a place such as a retirement community in Florida.

When is the best time to move to Florida? Any time is good, although you might benefit from it more if you move there as a senior as many gated communities accept only seniors.

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