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Drawbacks of Retiring in Iowa

By    |   Friday, 05 Jun 2015 12:52 PM

You know about the savings and safety Iowa can offer for your retirement, but what are the drawbacks of spending your golden years in this part of the country? If you're listing the pros and cons of retiring in Iowa, here are four things to add to the negative side of the ledger.

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  1. The Winters - If you already know about the "harsh Iowa winters," you don't need to be reminded that the snow season can last from the end of October until mid-April. That's six months of potential misery, unless you like the frozen tundra. Seasonal snowfall averages 32 inches across Iowa. The National Climatic Data Center says the average number of days per season with snow cover one inch or deeper varies from about 40 days along the Missouri border to around 85 days along the Minnesota border. Your dreams of giving away your snow shovel may never occur. Layer up as it's going to be a long winter.
  2. On the Topic of Weather, There are Tornadoes - The National Climatic Data Center says the Hawkeye State has 45 to 65 thunderstorms each spring and summer, with the peak month being June. "At times, these thunderstorms become severe, producing hail, high winds, torrential rains, and an occasional tornado," the data center reports. "Tornado occurrences average about 46 per year spread over 16 days with May and June being the peak months of tornado occurrence." That makes it sound minor, doesn't it? Have you seen the movie "Twister?" OK, maybe that was Oklahoma. But, still, "46 tornado occurrences" a year could be a little daunting.
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  4. Enough With the Corn Already - If you're burned out on corn, you may have retired in the wrong state. Iowa ranks first in the nation in corn and soybean production. The state is also responsible for 28 percent of all of the nation's pork, the Iowa Farm Bureau says. A single steer here will make about 720 quarter-pound hamburgers, the bureau says. And a single bushel of corn can sweeten 400 cans of soda, make 38 boxes of corn flakes and produce more than 2.5 gallons of ethanol. If you're craving seafood, chances are it won't be locally sourced.
  5. You're landlocked in the Midwest - There's no coastline or seaport in Iowa. Water bugs instead head for the state's lakes and rivers, such as Lake Red Rock in Knoxville or the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids. Iowa is the only state with two navigable rivers on its borders – the Missouri River to the west and the Mississippi River to the east. However, if you're looking for beach resorts, the shores of Lake Okoboji may have to give you your fix.
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