...Not right away, but I went home this past weekend and found my dad looking at properties through the internet in faraway states! My dad doesn't retire until two years from now, but moving would be exciting! The only reason I would stay in NJ is to be close to my parents, but if they move, then I could eventually move too! They are surprisingly serious about this too. Some states my dad is looking at are Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Kentucky, Tennessee, and just about any other popular "ranch" state. His plan is to buy a house on 50+ acres and get into raising some beef cattle and to play around with some crops. Nothing to get rich off of, but just to play around. He also would like to get more horses and have a nice barn. In other states taxes and property is WAY cheaper than NJ! Potentially we could sell our house for 500,000 or $600,000 when the market is good. We could probably buy a house bigger than ours now for half that in another state. So my question now is where do you live and what are the positives/negatives of the area? Ideally my mom wants to live where there are mild winters. I told my dad I would do some research because wherever they move has to be a place I would want to live too! LOL. I will probably be a junior or senior in college.