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(USA Today)   More people retiring to Pittsburgh than Miami because when you don't have much time left you want every moment to feel like an eternity   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 10:36:33 AM  
Yes, because living in a metro-area with quality universities, great medical facilities, nearby outdoor activities & solid sports teams is just awful compared to hurricanes & Florida Guy.
 
2017-11-09 10:38:21 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Yes, because living in a metro-area with quality universities, great medical facilities, nearby outdoor activities & solid sports teams is just awful compared to hurricanes & Florida Guy.


Or the comparatively lower cost of living in PA vs FL.
 
2017-11-09 10:39:03 AM  
Great. Just what we need: more f*cking old people.
 
2017-11-09 10:41:42 AM  
I don't know how the local old farts are going to deal with the influx of new old farts "ruining their neighborhoods." Their brains will probably explode.
 
2017-11-09 11:09:41 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Great. Just what we need: more f*cking old people.


Imported Jag-offs ?
 
2017-11-09 11:59:06 AM  
My husband and I decided on Denver or Colorado Springs for retirement. Decent cost of living, beautiful weather and surroundings, lots of things to do, better political atmosphere, legal weed.

Then we thought, we hate Texas, why wait until retirement to enjoy our lives?

We're working on moving there in a few years. All we'll have to do at retirement is sell our house and downsize.
 
2017-11-09 12:03:08 PM  
I've been to both places. I'd choose Pittsburgh over Miami. The traffic in Florida from Palm Beach County south is a nightmare. The drivers are crazy. And I don't recall seeing a Zika warning for Pennsylvania. In addition, Pittsburgh has this place.
 
2017-11-09 12:07:03 PM  

Unobtanium: I've been to both places. I'd choose Pittsburgh over Miami. The traffic in Florida from Palm Beach County south is a nightmare. The drivers are crazy. And I don't recall seeing a Zika warning for Pennsylvania. In addition, Pittsburgh has this place.


Pittsburgh doesn't have the traffic Miami does but my god is it frustrating in its own way.  I can see the bridge I need to be on, it's right there, but how in the hell do I get ON it?  And don't even think of asking for directions unless you know where a lot of things used to be, because those are the waypoints you'll get n'at.
 
2017-11-09 12:21:56 PM  
No perogies in Miami
 
2017-11-09 12:22:02 PM  
Lived in Miami.  Visited Pittsburgh many times.

Pittsburgh over Miami, no question.
 
2017-11-09 12:22:09 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Great. Just what we need: more f*cking old people.


Well yes- didn't you see the article yesterday on senior sex?
 
2017-11-09 12:22:39 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Yes, because living in a metro-area with quality universities, great medical facilities, nearby outdoor activities & solid sports teams is just awful compared to hurricanes & Florida Guy.


But the snow.... and the heroine.
 
2017-11-09 12:23:21 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: My husband and I decided on Denver or Colorado Springs...better political atmosphere


One of those places is not like the other.

/ Spent summers in the Springs as a kid, still have family there
 
2017-11-09 12:23:47 PM  
You get the added bonus of having your corpse floated down the Monoga...  Monoga...  er, Allege...  Allegan...  uh, Ohio River.
 
2017-11-09 12:24:27 PM  

nekom: Unobtanium: I've been to both places. I'd choose Pittsburgh over Miami. The traffic in Florida from Palm Beach County south is a nightmare. The drivers are crazy. And I don't recall seeing a Zika warning for Pennsylvania. In addition, Pittsburgh has this place.

Pittsburgh doesn't have the traffic Miami does but my god is it frustrating in its own way.  I can see the bridge I need to be on, it's right there, but how in the hell do I get ON it?  And don't even think of asking for directions unless you know where a lot of things used to be, because those are the waypoints you'll get n'at.


Yeah, my dad said 20+ years ago that CMU would perfect the holographic display because some engineer would be sick of being 200' laterally but 100' vertically away from their destination. For a midsized city Pittsburgh has by far some of the worst driving conditions.
 
2017-11-09 12:24:38 PM  
Where do we go when we die?

Pittsburgh?

You mean if we're good, or if we're bad?
 
2017-11-09 12:24:51 PM  
Miami absolutely sucks. Grew up in Florida. Went to college in St. Pete and grad school in Miami. Moved the fark out of Florida. Never going back. Never been to Pittsburgh, but I'd take it over Miami, sight unseen.
 
2017-11-09 12:25:23 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Great. Just what we need: more f*cking old people.


What he said. What are they going to do when they meet the tunnel monsters?
 
2017-11-09 12:26:00 PM  

Anastacya: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Yes, because living in a metro-area with quality universities, great medical facilities, nearby outdoor activities & solid sports teams is just awful compared to hurricanes & Florida Guy.

Or the comparatively lower cost of living in PA vs FL.


If you choose the right town, Florida is as cheap as spit. Even on the coast.
 
2017-11-09 12:26:12 PM  

strathmeyer: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Yes, because living in a metro-area with quality universities, great medical facilities, nearby outdoor activities & solid sports teams is just awful compared to hurricanes & Florida Guy.

But the snow.... and the heroine.


Pittsburgh doesn't get that much snow, certainly not like any of the cities along the Great Lakes. Yes, it's more than Miami but many people enjoy seasons.
 
2017-11-09 12:26:21 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Great. Just what we need: more f*cking old people.


Howdy neighbor!
 
2017-11-09 12:27:22 PM  
Can't tolerate Miami traffic. And don't speak a word of Spanish.

/guess I could learn Spanish
 
2017-11-09 12:28:03 PM  

DubyaHater: Miami absolutely sucks. Grew up in Florida. Went to college in St. Pete and grad school in Miami. Moved the fark out of Florida. Never going back. Never been to Pittsburgh, but I'd take it over Miami, sight unseen.



If summer did not exist, I would love to live in Florida.  But after spending on summer there when I was a kid, no way.

/Although I would be tempted to "snow bird" down there if I won Powerball.
 
2017-11-09 12:29:07 PM  
Crap, more people who can't "Maintain Speed Thru Tunnel !"

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2017-11-09 12:29:21 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: My husband and I decided on Denver or Colorado Springs for retirement. Decent cost of living, beautiful weather and surroundings, lots of things to do, better political atmosphere, legal weed.

Then we thought, we hate Texas, why wait until retirement to enjoy our lives?

We're working on moving there in a few years. All we'll have to do at retirement is sell our house and downsize.


Uh, have you checked cost of living lately?

/enjoy Pueblo
 
2017-11-09 12:29:53 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Yes, because living in a metro-area with quality universities, great medical facilities, nearby outdoor activities & solid sports teams is just awful compared to hurricanes & Florida Guy.



Regardless, it's cold during the winter...and lower temperatures are the enemy of the elderly.

/Remember having Christmas dinner with my Grandparents when they were living in retirement home.
//They had the heat cranked up to the max.....I'm not kidding when I say that it felt like a sauna.
 
2017-11-09 12:30:23 PM  
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Came for this.  Didn't see it.
 
2017-11-09 12:31:20 PM  
With increased automation, steel mill jobs only require pushing a few buttons. Easy enough for the old farts to do.
 
2017-11-09 12:33:02 PM  
Was Miami ever a major retirement destination? It's so damn expensive there. I thought people who wanted to retire to Florida went to the Tampa Bay area, or the beach communities north of Fort Lauderdale.
 
2017-11-09 12:37:05 PM  
I have nothing to add to this conversation but felt the need to say that I heart this headline and whoever submitted it.
 
2017-11-09 12:37:07 PM  

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Came for this.  Didn't see it.


Look again, grandpa
 
2017-11-09 12:38:21 PM  
I'm sorry, but I'm under sixty. What is this "retiring"?
 
2017-11-09 12:38:40 PM  
10 years ago, a friend of mine went to Pitt for grad school.  He referred to it as "a great writer's city".  What he meant by that is that it's gritty and it rained a lot.

I haven't been there in 14 years, but I liked Pittsburgh.  Nice town.  I entertained a job offer there 15 years ago and what was really tempting was the cheap housing.  It's probably not so cheap these days.
 
2017-11-09 12:39:15 PM  
Pittsburgh has a low crime rate and San Francisco has better weather than LA?
 
2017-11-09 12:39:33 PM  

Alassra: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Great. Just what we need: more f*cking old people.

What he said. What are they going to do when they meet the tunnel monsters?


They're called Furries.
 
2017-11-09 12:41:20 PM  

darwinpolice: Was Miami ever a major retirement destination? It's so damn expensive there. I thought people who wanted to retire to Florida went to the Tampa Bay area, or the beach communities north of Fort Lauderdale.


40 years ago it was the retirement destination long before money from Latin America, Europe, and the Northeast poured in and started buying up all the real estate.

Nowadays, Tampa/Sarasota is for Midwesterners and Canadians whereas Fort Lauderdale/Boca is for Northeasterners.
 
2017-11-09 12:41:44 PM  

EyeballKid: I'm sorry, but I'm under sixty. What is this "retiring"?


It's where you get to take it easy, reflect on a life well lived and scream "C'mon death.  I'm right here."
 
2017-11-09 12:41:57 PM  
If Pittsburgh and Miami were the only two choices available, I'd choose Pittsburgh, too.  Fortunately, there are other options.
 
2017-11-09 12:42:25 PM  
City-dwelling hillbillies, french fry sandwiches and shiat traffic. Hell no.
 
2017-11-09 12:43:23 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: My husband and I decided on Denver or Colorado Springs for retirement. Decent cost of living, beautiful weather and surroundings, lots of things to do, better political atmosphere, legal weed.

Then we thought, we hate Texas, why wait until retirement to enjoy our lives?

We're working on moving there in a few years. All we'll have to do at retirement is sell our house and downsize.


Colo Springs is far more fundamentalist and Republican than Texas, FYI.  The other little Colorado towns are great, but not that one.
 
2017-11-09 12:43:25 PM  
I heard Pittsburgh is actually pretty cool. I would like to check it out someday.
 
2017-11-09 12:43:30 PM  
 I thought we were sending our retirees south of the border so people there can complain about jobless lay-a-bouts who gobble Viagra and get rapey with the help.
 
2017-11-09 12:45:29 PM  
Pittsburgh decided not to buy the city expansion slot car track set when they designed their roads. They waited until other cities were done and bought the left over 35 degree left turns and X crossovers.

/Pittsburgh over Miami
 
2017-11-09 12:45:45 PM  

abhorrent1: Pittsburgh has a low crime rate and San Francisco has better weather than LA?


These lists are kind of useless:  http://www.slate.com/articl​es/technolo​gy/technology/2017/10/the_fascinating_​flaws_behind_those_best_places_to_live​_lists.html
 
2017-11-09 12:45:58 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: My husband and I decided on Denver or Colorado Springs for retirement. Decent cost of living, beautiful weather and surroundings, lots of things to do, better political atmosphere, legal weed.

Then we thought, we hate Texas, why wait until retirement to enjoy our lives?

We're working on moving there in a few years. All we'll have to do at retirement is sell our house and downsize.


Note: Colorado Springs is the conservative bastion for the entire state, there is a reason why the local planned parenthood has safe rooms and bullet proof vests at the ready. Also, despite there is green crosses on every block, there isn't any recreational weed in the city, you'll have to go to Manitou Springs to get some. If you lean left, Denver or Boulder would probably be better options
 
2017-11-09 12:47:34 PM  

shutyourass: Crap, more people who can't "Maintain Speed Thru Tunnel !"

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Lived in PIttsburgh most of my life, still cannot comprehend the driving skills of the general population here.  Rain drops?  SLOW DOWN!  Tunnel appraoching?  SLOW DOWN!  The ever-present PENNDOT talisman?  SLOW THE FARK DOWN!  Snow?  Mash the gas, I need to turn left!
 
2017-11-09 12:48:22 PM  
Pittsburgh came along way in the last couple decades. It's a pretty okay town and surprisingly very clean.
 
2017-11-09 12:50:02 PM  
As long as you don't have to drive all that much, Pittsburgh is pretty awesome.  And, with the advent of Uber and Lyft, the driving part can be dealt with.
 
2017-11-09 12:51:07 PM  
Pittsburgh is badass.

I've only been there a few times. Before GPS was a thing. You had to use one of those old fold-up maps and drive through people's neighborhoods to get anywhere.

I love the oddity of the Strip District, the Incline, Primantis. The point at Three Rivers.

I ran my first half marathon there.

Five stars, would go again.
 
2017-11-09 12:51:48 PM  

strathmeyer


But the snow.... and the heroine.


Who is she?
 
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