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Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:11:26 am »
I'm currently researching optimal cities to relocate and eventually retire in a few years. Of course "must haves" are that they are socially liberal and have active LGBT communities. I enjoy being able to walk and ride my bike in my neighborhood to cafes, coffee shops, book stores, yoga studios, etc. so I'm thinking the suburbs are off my list. I'm also interested in residing near a college or university, art galleries, museums, parks and historical sites. Access to good healthcare is also a key factor. I'm not asking for much am I?

I spent over a decade in California when I was in the Navy and well acquainted with the west coast. If money was no object I'd probably move to San Francisco or San Diego. Unfortunately, finances are an issue and those cities are off my "possibles" list. I found this "Money Magazine" "Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees" and was intrigued by some of the cities listed. I've never spend any time in Columbus, Ohio but I keep reading good things about it. I currently reside in Tennessee and visit family in Michigan so the harsh winters don't deter me. The other cities on this list are not surprising. (e.g. Austin, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando) Any positive feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!



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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 08:22:30 am »
Well, if you're not limited to the U.S., there's Toronto.  It has a "Gay Village", where various LGBQT types are welcome.  In that area, there's the Rainbow Health centre, which supports that community.  Transgender support is readily available and GCS is covered by the provincial health plan.  There is also a transgender surgery clinic at a hospital just a few blocks from the Gay Village.  On the other hand, Toronto isn't exactly inexpensive to live in.
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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 05:02:38 pm »
Madison, Wisconsin! The capital city of Wisconsin, in the middle of three lakes, a good university and lovely, lovely people!

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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 05:05:35 pm »
Madison, Wisconsin! The capital city of Wisconsin, in the middle of three lakes, a good university and lovely, lovely people!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 05:05:52 pm »
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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 07:41:12 pm »
Manila Philippines    If I had my way that's where I would be.  Your US dollar goes a long long way over there and they are super LGBT friendly   

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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 07:58:17 pm »
         Atlanta, Georgia is on your list! Underground trans capital of U.S.A but wouldn't recommend staying directly mid-town . . . South-West burbs are best! Church Minister, who knows full well I'm *stealth trans*, gave me the biggest hug this Sunday regardless gee we can't all be "purfect"!
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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 08:15:22 pm »
Madison, Wisconsin! The capital city of Wisconsin, in the middle of three lakes, a good university and lovely, lovely people!
But way to cold!  I ran away from Wisconsin a little over a year ago, because I was sick and tired to always have cold feet!
Retiree  services here in SW Florida are way better than in Wisconsin, after all this is the waiting room to heaven!







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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 08:20:31 pm »
But way to cold!  I ran away from Wisconsin a little over a year ago, because I was sick and tired to always have cold feet!
Retiree  services here in SW Florida are way better than in Wisconsin, after all this is the waiting room to heaven!

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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 08:50:05 pm »
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Actually here where I live it is almost like living in heaven itself...  the scenery and views are unmatched and on many late dark nights we treated to a heavenly show with the Northern Lights  (aurora borealis)
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iIhad that for over 40 years of my life!  I am now entitled to many (I hope) years of never ever having cold feet again!







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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 05:58:04 pm »
I'm currently researching optimal cities to relocate and eventually retire in a few years. Of course "must haves" are that they are socially liberal and have active LGBT communities. I enjoy being able to walk and ride my bike in my neighborhood to cafes, coffee shops, book stores, yoga studios, etc. so I'm thinking the suburbs are off my list. I'm also interested in residing near a college or university, art galleries, museums, parks and historical sites. Access to good healthcare is also a key factor. I'm not asking for much am I?

I spent over a decade in California when I was in the Navy and well acquainted with the west coast. If money was no object I'd probably move to San Francisco or San Diego. Unfortunately, finances are an issue and those cities are off my "possibles" list. I found this "Money Magazine" "Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees" and was intrigued by some of the cities listed. I've never spend any time in Columbus, Ohio but I keep reading good things about it. I currently reside in Tennessee and visit family in Michigan so the harsh winters don't deter me. The other cities on this list are not surprising. (e.g. Austin, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando) Any positive feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!



https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/articles/2017-03-09/the-10-best-cities-for-lgbt-retirees


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Re: Ten Best Cities For LGBT Retirees
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 07:58:48 am »
I'm currently researching optimal cities to relocate and eventually retire in a few years. Of course "must haves" are that they are socially liberal and have active LGBT communities. I enjoy being able to walk and ride my bike in my neighborhood to cafes, coffee shops, book stores, yoga studios, etc. so I'm thinking the suburbs are off my list. I'm also interested in residing near a college or university, art galleries, museums, parks and historical sites. Access to good healthcare is also a key factor. I'm not asking for much am I?

@Danielle - Alaska is so beautiful, the aurora is so awesome (nice pic !).

It was interesting to read other's views on this. I will simply mention where I am in the Seattle, WA area, has everything the OP is mentioning above. I am not going anywhere, we love it here, the music and arts scene here are vibrant, this is important to me as a music type, seemingly unlimited music options. The natural beauty is abundant, this is important to me as I love the outdoors. The access to health care is awesome here, so many caring professionals. The social climate here is quite favorable. There are still affordable areas away from the core Seattle / Tacoma metro area. Olympia is nice, but getting more expensive too. It's a myth about the weather here (shhh), it's generally a mild climate being near the Pacific.

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