Any advice on relocating to LOTO, short term or for retirement? We own a house in Michigan, on a small lake with a pontoon boat. Would like a lake condo further south, with a longer summer and less brutal winter. Osage Beach area seems ideal, with many reasonably-priced condos on a nice (?) lake, convenient shopping, restaurants, health care, and activities.
(Will be retired, so job market is irrelevant.)
But we heard summer weather is terribly humid, lots of mosquitoes, crowds of 100,000 visitors in summer, few activities in winter, also earthquake risk? Other posts on this site suggest showering after swimming in the lake, huge boats cause big waves that will swamp and sink a pontoon. This gives us pause.
Local realtors of course say the area is wonderful. Or do the many condos for sale (currently over 1,100) suggest high turnover from folks who give up on living here?
Comments or advice?