Yesterday’s NY Times had a piece on trends in choice of retirement communities. That move you imagined doing, to the Florida coast or anywhere in Florida, or any coast for that matter, might not be the right move.
Climate change is affecting those communities, and probably yours too. Here in Cville our summers have gotten hotter and warm weather is extending longer into the fall. You can go here, put in any US address, and get a crude estimate of its risk of flooding, wildfires, and extreme heat. At our address in Cville, we have a minor risk of wildfires but a major risk of extreme heat, predicting 7 days of temps above 103 F this year and 17 of the same in 30 years.