MarketWatch reports that the number-one state retirees are fleeing is New York. After that, the others being dumped are Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. High taxes usually provide a tipping point. Connecticut isn't on the list. But high taxes and high housing costs drove me out in April 2014. That was the year of the polar vortex so that also factored in.
My choice has been AZ. Taxes are low and housing is downright cheap. Some complain about the heat in summer. But this is my third summer here. I don't even notice the heat. But my dog does. For that reason, I have to keep the air conditioner going. And that isn't cheap during the summer.