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Retire in the Woods or on the Beach?

Time to choose: retirement in Wisconsin or Florida?


 

The Scenario: Time to choose: retirement in Wisconsin or Florida?

Check out the choices the Reweys had.

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1. Panama City, Florida - Keep Things Simple ($156,000)

Chris loved the beach life and Florida’s low taxes, so he wondered: Why not consider quitting Wisconsin completely and moving to Panama City full-time?

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2. Minocqua, Wisconsin - Let’s Have It All ($460,000)

Selling the house near Madison could finance a log cabin in the area Chris loved as a kid. That would give the Reweys the best of both worlds.

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3. Eastern Tennessee - Go for the Best ($350,000)

The Reweys liked reading lists of best places to retire and pondered moving to North Carolina or eastern Tennessee. They even checked them out.

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Their pick: Options 1 & 2! We want it all!

Minocqua, Wisconsin, and Panama City, Florida ($460,000)

The Reweys sold their house outside Madison in the fall of 2021 and bought a cabin on a lake in Wisconsin, while retaining their place on the Florida Panhandle. “We chose to stay connected to our Wisconsin roots and also enjoy warmer winters in Florida, with a panoramic view of the bay,” Chris explains.

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