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8 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida

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As you sit there mulling a retirement in the South, approximately 1,000 people are already on their way to Florida today with all their household belongings. Should you join them?

Like many baby boomers approaching retirement age and hunting for a warmer climate to call home in their golden years, I too am on the prowl for a new locale, though my target date is further down the road. My wife and I recently scouted cities and towns in Florida for a possible landing pad -- so I have some skin in the game.

But Florida isn’t all about the beaches, Disney World and the massive retirement community known as The Villages. I interviewed experts and residents for tips on what you need to know about moving to Florida. So grab an OJ and dive on in. The water’s warm, but. . . complex.

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