I never really understood why old folks, specially with hard breathing move to Florida to retire. For the record, I did live in the state for a WINTER, but I had the good sense to move away when May came. If old people prefer mild weather, Georgia, NC, Tennessee, specially SC are way better to spend a pleasant summer or winter. FL has some special laws, thus criminals like OJ prefer it so their money can not be touched, but that doesn't apply to most old folks. Also there is no state income tax, but most retires, well, retired.... Now for the snowbirds it makes sense, but they have 2 homes and they only stay for the winter. So why is FL so attractive to retirees and live there all eyar around??