Originally Posted by Ringodoggie
I considered the Caribbean. Still thinking about it.
Another question about Santa Barbara......
How are the medical facilities? I have a knee replacement in my future and with 16 surgeries in my past, I'm certain my future will involve at least a few more.
One of the guys at they gym (in Oregon) moved here from California because he couldn't afford the liver surgery he needed.
By having zero income in Oregon, he qualified for Oregon state medical care. So he moved to Oregon to have the liver surgery, and it helped that his parents live here.
Medical care in the US in general is so dicey that I wouldn't plan on finding anything good. There might be some kind of residence time requirement.
On the other hand, good healers are where you find them.
You might have a decent chance of finding a good professor-med student combination at UCSB med school.