I will able to retire from my job in 4 years. I will be 51 years old then. Hopefully, I will still have a bit of life left in me. I will have a pretty good New York pension. My house is payed for and worth a good amount of money. The plan is to get out of N.Y. and head either south or west to where the cost of living and housing is less expensive than here. Not to mention, the weather here sucks in the winter.
My wife and I just visited the Florida Keys. We loved it. I have been told ( By New Yorkers ) , that Jupiter Fla, is a good choice for Florida living. Boating and weather is great. Is that true? I didnt get a chance to visit Jupiter this time around. ( How about that Jupiter Sunsation ? )
For what my house here is worth, I can easily get something there and have plenty of $$ left for gas. My concern with Fla is the hurricanes. What about home owners and boat insurance, especially if you own water front property? How are the property taxes for water front homes?