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Old 09-13-2019, 08:13 AM
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Here's something to chew on...

2019’s Best Places to Retire in Florida

Podcast interview on this:
Surprise! You're Not Going To Believe Which Florida Cities Are Best To Retire In

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Old 09-13-2019, 08:25 AM
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So TV was rated as having the worst healthcare and as #114 overall out of 115 places to retire in Florida? Oh my!
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:39 AM
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I guess I have to move now.




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I guess nobody will move here now??? Don't hold your breath.

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Sometimes I wonder if they just make this stuff up. If you read the methodology, can someone explain how they could possibly rank The Villages near the bottom of the list for "activities"?
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:46 AM
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All the investigation I did before leaving the north turned out to be mainly true. The Villages has really turned out to be a perfect fit for us. How Wallethub could rate us so poorly is a shock to me. But then again, who the hell are they? Get lost.

I like that the OP took the time to post this, thank you.

The only thing that has been a surprise since we landed here has been the weather. Based on past history which was a big factor in our choice the recent change in the storm systems has been a drawback for me. I'm just being honest. I'm also not leaving. Not a chance, I guess the rough weather is the price for living in such a fine place. It's worth the tradeoff for sure.
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I have to agree with the healthcare rating--if you have something serious be prepared to go to Shands or Waterman---because of the density of seniors, especially during snow bird season, the local medical facilities are stressed almost to the breaking point--everthing else in TV is ok--however; there is very little diversity when it comes to non cookie cutter dining
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Quality of life 3 and activities 113. Something smells. As far as healthcare, last humm.
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Categorically disagree with the findings of the above study. The health care in TV is likely correct, but the activity score is not. The weighing of variables are not correct either as equal weight is given for unequally important things.

Before hubby and I chose TV, we went all around Florida. I had a bias as my family had lived in TV. My uncle was a world traveler all his life and after many different places chose TV to settle into. He not only looked into Florida, but many other countries in the world, and he spoke fluently in 7 languages. His choice alone told me that TV was special.

I’m not saying there is nothing better out there, but when all factors were considered, TV was pretty damn good! And keeps getting better. Silly study!
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Activities is a total FUBAR
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Sometimes I wonder if they just make this stuff up. If you read the methodology, can someone explain how they could possibly rank The Villages near the bottom of the list for "activities"?
That is ludicrous. I don't believe any of it! I've lived in Mirarmar and worked in North Miami Beach. There is absolutely no way North Miami Beach or Miramar should rank higher than The Villages in any of the rankings. BTW......Johnny Depp lived in Miramar during his teen years, Some of the other cities around this area do not measure up either. I don't believe this ranking at all.
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Activities is a total FUBAR
Absolutely agree. Something just doesn't add up with those rankings. I tend to agree only with the health care which is a very big consideration when looking for a place to retire. The other rankings (besides "quality of life") is hogwash.
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Subjective, unscientific clickbait. Who cares?
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Activities is a total FUBAR
Yes,but it's a typical SNAFU.
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Same discussion took place last month in this thread -> Villages rated next to last in florida cities

see my post #13 in the above thread
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