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 Where to Retire

Quotes about Where to Retire

My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty, and it was the law.
— Jerry Seinfeld

I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.
— Jerome K. Jerome

Always live in the ugliest house on the street — then you don't have to look at it.
— David Hockney

Be happy to retire — because you are a long time dead!
— from How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free by Ernie Zelinski

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
— Sydney Smith

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
— Charles Dickens

He makes his home where the living is best.
— Latin proverb

Why waste so much time, energy, and money trying to buy the biggest house that your credit rating will allow? Truth be known, a small house can hold as much happiness as a large one. Sometimes it will hold even more.
— from Life's Secret Guide to Happiness

Go and live somewhere else [in your retirement]. Try doing what you think you’ve always wanted to do.
— John Osborne, Retirement Seminar Presenter

Home — that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings.
— Lydia M. Child

No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.

— Samuel Johnson

Money can build a house, but it takes love to make it a home.
— Unknown Person Knowing Best Places to Retire

Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
— Norman Douglas

You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.
— Miguel de Cervantes

The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it — can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.
— Marguerite Duras

I suppose I passed it a hundred times,
But I always stop for a minute.
And look at the house, the tragic house,
The house with nobody in it.
— Joyce Kilmer

Top-22 Things to Look For and Enjoy in a New Retirement Location
  • The climate is exactly what you are looking for.
  • The people are friendly - warm smiles and hometown hospitality have never gone out of style. exactly what you are looking for.
  • The people are friendly - warm smiles and hometown hospitality have never gone out of style.
  • Whether it's the hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests, breathtaking mountains, pristine lakes, or raging rivers, the beautiful scenery beckons you to reside there.
  • Regardless of whether you intend to rent or buy, the housing is affordable.
  • There are a variety of housing options to suit your needs - from a stately house to a smart new apartment, a townhouse, or a gracious bungalow with the right-sized garden to look after.

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Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
— Helen Rowland

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
— Charles Dickens

There is no place like home if you haven't got the money to go out.
— Retired Person Speaking about Houses and Money and Knowing Best Place Where to Retire

In the matter of furnishing [houses], I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
- Colette

Don't expect to find more happiness by changing your circumstances or your environment. Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. As they say in Zen Buddhism, "Wherever you go, there you are."
— from Life's Secret Guide to Happiness

Note: See The Best Places Where to Retire in the World on The Retirement Cafe and Where to Retire on Squidoo for information on where to retire in California, cheap places to retire in Callifornia, and the best places to retire in Mexico.

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 I will do today
what others won't,
so I will have
tomorrow what
others don't.
— John Addison
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