1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a Christian Forum that recognizes that all Christians are a work in progress.

    You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Retiring to a warm, safe, conservative area: Florida, Texas, or Arizona?

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by Soverign Grace, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    My husband and I are trying to escape the cold. I've been looking in TX, around the Houston area. But we love the shore so I'm looking in the Florida area too. Arizona is nice but it's so hot and I want to grow a garden. Can anyone offer any advice about either Florida, Arizona or Texas? I don't want to move to a liberal area either. Our state is run by liberals and our taxes are outrageous.
     
  2. Willie T

    Willie T Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,171
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    You think Arizona is Conservative?
     
    bbyrd009 likes this.
  3. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    I thought it was. It's not? I know McCain was bad, and so was Flake, but I thought overall I'd heard the state was conservative. Admittedly I don't know much about it. I heard from a realtor I had to speak with when I was working a few years back. He told me Prescott was supposed to be a good place.
     
  4. Prayer Warrior

    Prayer Warrior Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    648
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    You know I love Texas, but I heard an interesting report about the Lone Star state on Fox News today. Evidently, a lot of Californians have been moving there to escape high taxes, high business regulation, high housing prices, high cost of living, highfalutin mumbo jumbo of ultra-liberalism ;), etc. The report said that realtors are advising home sellers to consider this when preparing their homes to put on the market. I know that Austin has gotten really bad as the seat of liberalism in Texas. (My alma mater is there.) Anyway, it seems that the conservative political climate in Texas is changing.
    .
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
  5. ScottA

    ScottA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,064
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    Hahah...we could be neighbors. Darn liberals! Darn taxes!

    Where are you moving from? It might make a difference in where you might like to actually live, what kind of climate, etc..
     
    "ByGrace" likes this.
  6. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    I heard that about Texas and it gave me pause. I don't want to move to an area that's going to be overtaken by liberals. They ruined California. It's such a shame because it's a beautiful state. The homeless population has skyrocketed as income inequality continues unchecked.
     
  7. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    NJ. I hate it here. Bad weather, high taxes, ugly state. Are you in Texas? I'm leaning more toward Florida.
     
  8. Prayer Warrior

    Prayer Warrior Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    648
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    I think California was mostly founded by liberals. Think Gold Rush...
     
  9. ScottA

    ScottA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,064
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    No, I'm in California. Plenty of ugly here too, but we have found a little corner to hold up in that is cheaper, more conservative, and more Christian. Otherwise we were doing the same thing, TX, etc.. I think it all depends on just where in TX. FL might be good.
     
  10. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    Are you in northern CA? I heard that's more conservative. Aren't your taxes high? Ours are ridiculous.
     
  11. Prayer Warrior

    Prayer Warrior Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    648
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    Unless northern Cali splits from southern Cali, you would be affected by liberal state laws even in conservative areas....
     
  12. bbyrd009

    bbyrd009 Groper

    Messages:
    19,470
    Likes Received:
    5,776
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
    in S Fl we build greenhouses to protect plants from the sun, and Arizona heat (dry) would be a blessing
    fwiw
    N Fl has some nice spots though i guess, my uncle loves Plant City, only a couple hours north but big diff!
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,064
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    In CA, northern or southern, conservatism is the exception not the rule. We just bought a retirement home in one of the more conservative little areas, but even that is like 50/50...but where we were was 90/10 liberal, so it's much better. You can actually have a conversation with people, instead of everyone assuming you are rooting for socialism. Yeah, taxes are high, but we are starting to get some of the retirement age breaks, so it's a bit better.
     
  14. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    I read that a lot of people were leaving CA and heading to TX for the lower prices. I saw the small retirement homes they have for seniors - they're pretty nice. We stayed in Redondo Beach before. TX is supposed to be the state where your money will go the furthest. I would love to retire to Palm Springs but I'm afraid of running out of money in retirement.
     
  15. Mayflower

    Mayflower Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    1,193
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    I'm from Texas, so no. Florida is beautiful, but I like to be inland more. Ive never been to Arizona, so Ill say there. Lol.

    I really like Indiana. I can't imagine retiring anywhere else right now. But the retirement age will be a 100 by the time I even reach 60, so probably don't have to worry about that. Haha
     
  16. aspen

    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

    Messages:
    11,604
    Likes Received:
    2,711
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    Can’t run from change. Conservatism is a lie, promising a sanctuary from change. Those taxes you mention are helping the poor Jesus tells us to serve. Best to embrace change rather than try to flee from it.
     
  17. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    How come you left TX? I read that people usually never leave there. Wait until you get older - you'll want to get out of the cold. Although there are a lot of older folks at our church who stayed. Didn't the already raise the retirement age? I think that's cruel. They have to make the people on disability work from home. I know people who got on it who shouldn't have and then they stay on it for years and make everyone else support them. It irks me because my family are all working hard and struggling. I saw too many people cheat on it and we're older and still working. I wish God would do something about it because no one else is. Yet they want to push those who do work out to work into old age. Everyone should email their legislators because that's wrong.
     
  18. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    A lot of those taxes are being wasted. We know at least 3 people who are cheating on disability. We spoke with a salesman at a local mattress store who told us some legislator's daughter got a free roof on her house compliments of us taxpayers, and when I went to the government building it was packed with immigrant men getting welfare. I don't believe in the redistribution of wealth because God says if you don't work you don't eat. What was originally intended for good to help the poor, has evolved into a paycheck for the lazy and malingerers.
     
  19. Soverign Grace

    Soverign Grace Active Member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    245
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    Is Plant city nice? Any problems with sinkholes?
     
  20. aspen

    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

    Messages:
    11,604
    Likes Received:
    2,711
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    Weird. I know of 5 friends using tax dodges to avoid paying the taxes they owe.....makes me wonder how much money is wasted between your friends and mine....
     
Loading...