Ok let me shake things up a bit here. Lots of talk about pain, mixed diagnoses etc...so lets talk about something a bit less serious. I am a male who has been diagnosed about a year ago and I'm looking at retirement in about 3 years. I'm trying to keep working full-time until the magic day. My original plan was for a small town somewhere but now I'm having to give serious consideration to the medical services available and most small towns are not great when it comes to RA knowledge & treatment. I currently live in N. Pennsylvania where the winters are BRUTAL..on me and my joints. I am getting out of this frozen wasteland when the time comes....but to where? Those of you here who have contemplated retirement....what things did you consider? Climate? Medical care? Nearness to family? I've heard about how the desert SW is supposed to be good for arthritis but the desert isn't for me! If YOU had most of the country to consider moving too, where would you go and why?