Hurricanes, floods and rising rents drive up costs for Florida retirees

Florida’s Gulf Coast has been a top retirement destination for the middle class for decades, providing affordable living options in “over 55” mobile home communities. But the I-Team has learned Hurricane Ian has made some retirees question whether the risks and the rising costs of a Florida lifestyle are worth it. For decades Florida was marketed as an affordable paradise “The clean, clear air. The miles of blue water. The look of sparkling brightness everywhere you go,” said a booming narrator’s voice in a 1960s video posted on the State Archives of Florida website. “We really have a ball down

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