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Approaching retirement in a few years and wondering where a good retirement location to move to with good access to reasonably priced golf courses would be.  

Other hobbies include motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing.  Retired Army.  I prefer forest over desert.

 

 

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Grew up in Southern California, my brother is still there. High costs for housing, rents are high!  I would not recommend.   Myrtle Beach, a.k.a. “The Redneck Riviera”. Lived in South Carolina for 5 y

One of the best locations would have to be my home- New Zealand - (think we are only 2nd to Ireland for Golf Courses to pop. in the world) I'm down in Central Otago .. without doubt a honey hole

That's a long way to pedal.  

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33 minutes ago, IowaGreg said:

Approaching retirement in a few years and wondering where a good retirement location to move to with good access to reasonably priced golf courses would be.  

Other hobbies include motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing.  Retired Army.  I prefer forest over desert.

Greg, I've merged your new thread with this slightly older one, you may find some good advice here.  I'm in the same boat, and looking very closely at the Pinehurst, NC area.

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1 hour ago, IowaGreg said:

Approaching retirement in a few years and wondering where a good retirement location to move to with good access to reasonably priced golf courses would be.  

Other hobbies include motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing.  Retired Army.  I prefer forest over desert.

 

 

Florida. Hands down.

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53 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Greg, I've merged your new thread with this slightly older one, you may find some good advice here.  I'm in the same boat, and looking very closely at the Pinehurst, NC area.

Crap, I found the right place.......  But 4 years from retirement......  Cannot afford it yet....... maybe you would like it.......
$254,900   4 bd4 ba  2,145 sqft  78 Traceway, Sanford, NC 27332

On one of the Fairways at Carolina Trace country Club in Sanford NC.   

Like 40 Courses in that area....   

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We are looking at Hilton Head right now.  Very pricey but both the wife and I really like the area and seems to tick all the boxes we have.  Still 10 years or so to go until we'd consider living there with any regularity but we've started scouting areas we'd be interested in long-term.

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

Greg, I've merged your new thread with this slightly older one, you may find some good advice here.  I'm in the same boat, and looking very closely at the Pinehurst, NC area.

Dave....perhaps you know already that real estate here in Pinehurst is skyrocketing at the moment.  Homes are becoming scarce.  The USGA’s announcement of a 2nd home has sparked that.

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In what can be seen as a significant economic impact to the Sandhills, the United States Golf Association will move parts of its operations to Pinehurst beginning in 2023.

Also the improvements we are seeing here almost daily will spike demand.

Then theirs the hotel plan: https://sandhillssentinel.com/new-resort-hotel-plans-made-possible-with-village-incentives/

Lots are also be snatched up quickly!

 

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49 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Florida. Hands down.

Not to argue, I know a number of people who have retired to FL very happily.  But for some people it doesn't work so well.  The Carolinas are full of "halfbacks", the folks who retired to Florida for a few years, and ended up moving halfway back to where they started.  

2 minutes ago, Sandy Lie said:

Dave....perhaps you know already that real estate free in Pinehurst is skyrocketing at the moment.  Homes are becoming scarce.  The USGA’s announcement of a 2nd home has sparked that.

Yeah, we may have missed the sweet spot for property values.  On the other hand, we don't need to be in a hurry, we'll find something we like, and it'll still be a LOT less expensive than our home in the DC suburbs

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15 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Not to argue, I know a number of people who have retired to FL very happily.  But for some people it doesn't work so well.  The Carolinas are full of "halfbacks", the folks who retired to Florida for a few years, and ended up moving halfway back to where they started.  

Yeah, we may have missed the sweet spot for property values.  On the other hand, we don't need to be in a hurry, we'll find something we like, and it'll still be a LOT less expensive than our home in the DC suburbs

I have a few years to retirement but have started looking already.  I could do Pinehurst, but  when I retire, I don't think I want to mess with any cold weather.  And I would prefer a gated golf community, with few members.  

So, Naples Florida is my number 1 choice right now.  

Palm Beach/Port St. Lucie/Palm City, FL area. 

Bluffton (Oakatie SC) - Some really nice golf communities (Belfair, Colleton River, Berkely Hall, Old Tabby Links).  Planning a trip to here and Savannah in April possibly.

Savannah GA (Savannah Landings).

And then a couple places away from the ocean but still look nice.

The Cliffs - Keowee Springs, Keowee Vineyard and Keowee Falls outside of Greenville SC look amazing.  Plus would be close enough to play more golf with @coachjimsc

 And then a hidden gem would be Grand Harbor in Ninety-Six SC, the golf course there was fantastic., real estate isn't outrageous. Plus would be close enough to play more golf with @coachjimsc

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2 hours ago, jsgolfer said:

The Cliffs - Keowee Springs, Keowee Vineyard and Keowee Falls outside of Greenville SC look amazing.  Plus would be close enough to play more golf with @coachjimsc

 

@jsgolfer if you end up retiring at one of the Keowee properties, you will get sick of seeing and playing golf with me. 😉🏌️‍♂️

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The Triad ( Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point) has good, reasonably priced golf, decently priced real estate, and fantastic medical care. An easy drive to Pinehurst and the mountains. The winters are not bad. There are not many days you can't play. 

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Bellaire MI. World class fishing, great hunting, and a multitude of golf opportunities on some stunningly beautiful courses. You may want to add snowmobiling to your list of hobbies though.. And 4WD is a must.

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On 1/8/2021 at 4:48 PM, coachjimsc said:

@jsgolfer if you end up retiring at one of the Keowee properties, you will get sick of seeing and playing golf with me. 😉🏌️‍♂️

Never.  :beer:

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San Diego or the island of Kauai.  You can golf almost everyday.  San Diego has reasonable priced golf courses.  How about Torrey Pines for $32, resident senior rate.  Kauai, not sure about the reasonable priced courses.

Hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding... yep, San Diego.  You'll have to take a road trip out of the city for the hunting though.

San Diego average temperatures, pretty close to room temperature all year, at least midday.

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Month Low High
Jan 49.7°F 65.8°F
Feb 51.5°F 66.3°F
Mar 53.6°F 66.3°F
Apr 56.4°F 68.7°F
May 59.8°F 69.3°F
Jun 62.6°F 72.2°F
Jul 65.9°F 75.8°F
Aug 67.4°F 77.5°F
Sept 66.1°F 77.0°F
Oct 61.2°F 74.0°F
Nov 53.6°F 69.9°F
Dec 48.9°F 66.3°F

 

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1 hour ago, No Mulligans said:

San Diego or the island of Kauai.  You can golf almost everyday.  San Diego has reasonable priced golf courses.  How about Torrey Pines for $32, resident senior rate.  Kauai, not sure about the reasonable priced courses.

Hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding... yep, San Diego.  You'll have to take a road trip out of the city for the hunting though.

San Diego average temperatures, pretty close to room temperature all year, at least midday.

 

San Diego's weather is amazing, but where can you live for under a million dollars?

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