The idea for Florida for Boomers came to me in 2004 while I was working as a new home salesperson in a community geared towards retirees heading to Florida.
Every day at the sales office I'd get the same questions in some form or another about moving to Florida, discovering the best places, finding the best communities, and so on.
I thought it would be amazing if someone put together a one-stop resource that could answer all of those questions and more.
It was a few years later before I actually did anything with the idea, but in 2008 I finally published the first version of my book, Florida for Boomers.
Since that time, the website and book have both been expanded and regularly updated to keep up with the ever changing Florida retirement landscape.
We now have more than 150,000 newsletter readers, and the site has turned into a full-time, but very enjoyable calling.
Writing about places to retire is not a glamorous topic, but I get a lot of pleasure hearing how my work has impacted readers.
If this is your first time here, I invite you to sign-up for my free Florida retirement newsletter.
If you just prefer to browse for now, that's ok too. I would recommend starting with our constantly updated list of the 25 Best Places to Retire in Florida, or check out some of our favorite communities.
Thanks for stopping by, and if there's anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Ryan Erisman, founder