just took a week long trip to fort meyers florida. it was a beautiful town, the weather was awesome, and the gulf water is nice (as of right now). i returned home to kansas city missouri, departed the plane to a 65deg cloudy and 70% cahnce of rain, and wondered "why couldnt i just move back there now?". well i have a very secure job on the railroad as a conductor, make outragious money for not having a degree or any college edg. of any sort except for welding. it would be pretty hard to leave this job to go live there in this time of economic downfall, so i know for now i will follow my career plan of retireing from the railroad with a healthy chunk of money at the age of 60 (25 more years). i just searched trulia.com for houses in fort meyers fl, and the prices are rediculous. so many short sells, forclosures, and people that just need to dump their properties. if i buy now, i would be getting a hell of a deal, but if i wait, the home prices are sure to go back up. i would like to stay around my home town, but the weather is just all over the place, i hate the cold, and i hate the snow.
so in short, i want to retire in the vecinity of fort meyers florida. any other sugestions? how about you?