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Old April 14th, 2017, 09:33 PM
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14 years ago I moved to Paradise .Why do I say this ?
I can shop in 77 stores within 1/2 mile .3 department stores and 74 specialty stores .In addition there are 30 restaurants of virtually every possible cuisine .
In my town is one of the largest outdoor pools and one of the largest parks in the state of NY .
I am 10 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and a beautiful beach.
There is virtually no crime here ,no crimes of violence of any kind .

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I guess that Paradise is not the same for everyone. We that live here in Palm Coast refer to this area as Paradise.
We are also close to the Atlantic and have great beaches nearby. We have plenty of Palm trees, flowers all year round and don't get any ice or snow so we do enjoy this life.


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I guess that Paradise is not the same for everyone. We that live here in Palm Coast refer to this area as Paradise.
We are also close to the Atlantic and have great beaches nearby. We have plenty of Palm trees, flowers all year round and don't get any ice or snow so we do enjoy this life.


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One of my friends who has been a Fla snowbird the past few years sold his apartment and will be back in NY as a full time resident later this month.

Conversely ,a guy who belongs to one of the gym's I belong to is selling his NY home (not in my town) and relocating to Palm Coast Fla.I do not know him but overheard a conversation .He said that his aunt and uncle live there and love it so much that they talked him in to moving there.
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I love it here but I could not be a snowbird. I kept my house in Connecticut for a couple of years but it was too much aggravation and too expensive.
One of the benefits of living here is the low cost of living.


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My wife and I have many friends who are Fla snowbirds and several who are fulltime residents.
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I live in paradise, too, beaches, palm trees, sweet temperatures with nary a flake of snow. I have said that the palm trees have a job to do: every day, they remind me that I left home for lots of very good reasons. I am very grateful that the Powers that Be told me to come to CA.

Manuel is correct. Paradise is different for everybody.

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If you have the ability to provide adequate shelter, put food on your table, perhaps partake in some form of entertainment, maybe do some travelling and be with those who love you and also have great friends then....I think wherever you call home is Paradise.
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I live in paradise, too, beaches, palm trees, sweet temperatures with nary a flake of snow. I have said that the palm trees have a job to do: every day, they remind me that I left home for lots of very good reasons. I am very grateful that the Powers that Be told me to come to CA.

Manuel is correct. Paradise is different for everybody.

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I love California . I have relatives ,long time friends and school friends living in California one of whom is Barbara Boxer who I have posted about numerous times over the years .She has mno desire to ever move back to NY.
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If you have the ability to provide adequate shelter, put food on your table, perhaps partake in some form of entertainment, maybe do some travelling and be with those who love you and also have great friends then....I think wherever you call home is Paradise.

I agree with you 100%.


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I thought that I was living in Paradise.
Although I spend about 3 months a year in Ibiza (which is not such a bad place) Tokyo is my home for the remainder of the year.
Living in the largest metropolis on earth (Metro Tokyo was at 42 million at last count) has a very few disadvantages and a surprising number of advantages.
We have more Michelin-starred restaurants just in Tokyo than you have in the entire USA.
As a foreigner I am not required to pay any income taxes.
As a legal resident, I receive medical, dental and pharmaceutical care free of charge for life.
As a senior citizen, I can use public transport - which is easily the best in the world - free of charge.
I receive mail deliveries 3 times every day, seven days a week.
We have over 200 large Department Stores in the 23 Wards of Tokyo; most are Japanese, but quite a number are from China, Korea, Taiwan, France, and England.
With my foreign passport, anything I purchase here is duty free.
Japan has little to no tax on alcohol. My local bottle shop has prices that are about 50% of what you pay at duty free shops in the Caribbean.
Lunch at a good restauant in Central Tokyo is never more than US$10. I don't know how they do it.
Living in the center of Tokyo, I have never locked my door - even when away on vacation. There is no crime here.
I must admit that 16 Japanese people were killed by guns in Japan in 2016 - quite a high number for Japan. But a bit better than the 16 Americans killed every day by guns in the USA.
My local beach is a 15 minute train ride.
I can ski in the Japanese Alps 9 months of the year. That requires a 60 minute train ride. Those trains stop one street away from me, every three minutes.
I am required to pay for travel on the Shinkansen (Bullet trains), but they are a joy to ride. And as a foreigner, I am elegible to purchase a JR Train Pass, which gives me a 75% discount.
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If you have the ability to provide adequate shelter, put food on your table, perhaps partake in some form of entertainment, maybe do some travelling and be with those who love you and also have great friends then....I think wherever you call home is Paradise.


I am in complete agreement with this.
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I thought that I was living in Paradise.
Although I spend about 3 months a year in Ibiza (which is not such a bad place) Tokyo is my home for the remainder of the year.
Living in the largest metropolis on earth (Metro Tokyo was at 42 million at last count) has a very few disadvantages and a surprising number of advantages.
We have more Michelin-starred restaurants just in Tokyo than you have in the entire USA.
As a foreigner I am not required to pay any income taxes.
As a legal resident, I receive medical, dental and pharmaceutical care free of charge for life.
As a senior citizen, I can use public transport - which is easily the best in the world - free of charge.
I receive mail deliveries 3 times every day, seven days a week.
We have over 200 large Department Stores in the 23 Wards of Tokyo; most are Japanese, but quite a number are from China, Korea, Taiwan, France, and England.
With my foreign passport, anything I purchase here is duty free.
Japan has little to no tax on alcohol. My local bottle shop has prices that are about 50% of what you pay at duty free shops in the Caribbean.
Lunch at a good restauant in Central Tokyo is never more than US$10. I don't know how they do it.
Living in the center of Tokyo, I have never locked my door - even when away on vacation. There is no crime here.
I must admit that 16 Japanese people were killed by guns in Japan in 2016 - quite a high number for Japan. But a bit better than the 16 Americans killed every day by guns in the USA.
My local beach is a 15 minute train ride.
I can ski in the Japanese Alps 9 months of the year. That requires a 60 minute train ride. Those trains stop one street away from me, every three minutes.
I am required to pay for travel on the Shinkansen (Bullet trains), but they are a joy to ride. And as a foreigner, I am elegible to purchase a JR Train Pass, which gives me a 75% discount.
The brother of one of my friends moved to Ibiza from NY approximately 40 years ago and has never returned .
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