My wife and I live about 80 mile south of Chicago and are looking for a good place to retire in about 7 years. Looking for a place where we can ride most of year, is afforable and not too hot. Was looking at Abilene Texas. Anyone out there got any suggestions?? Otter I posted this on the midwest site and should have asked the folks that live in the southwest. My wife and I will retire in about 6-7 years from 80 miles south of Chicago, IL. and want to great (warmer but not too warm) place were we can ride at least 90% of the year to live in. Was looking at Abilene , TX anyone since its kind of central US. Anyone out ther got any suggestions where the best retirement area in the south US would be??