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Where are you retiring and why?

Posted on 08/02/2005 2:29:28 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Okay, this is my first vanity post, so let's just have some fun with it.... Where are you going to move when you retire, and why, is what this post is all about, I'm retiring in less than a year, and my husband and I are moving to the Ozarks and build a house on a lake.


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1 posted on 08/02/2005 2:29:30 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Mexico.

I figure by the time I retire the place will be completely abandoned.

2 posted on 08/02/2005 2:30:43 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Monte Carlo, where else?!


3 posted on 08/02/2005 2:30:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

North Carolina or Tennessee, depending on which has the better tax situation then...lived in California all my life until about 12 years ago, when I moved to NC.


4 posted on 08/02/2005 2:31:20 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Maine cause it has real winters, not this stuff they have in illinois.
5 posted on 08/02/2005 2:31:45 PM PDT by dts32041 ( Dear Senator Durbin, I am not an Illinois Nazi. (US ARMY RET))
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

I live in a place in Texas where it's 15 degrees in Winter and 105 in Summer. It's great in Fall (besides its Texas Tech football season then) and tolerable in Spring, especially if you can drive down and see the bluebonnets.
I say Idaho or Montana in Summer for sure. Not sure about Winter, but Fall will be exactly where I am now.


6 posted on 08/02/2005 2:32:01 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (There will be no bad talk or loud talk in this place. CB Stubblefield.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

"I'm retiring in less than a year, and my husband and I are moving to the Ozarks and build a house on a lake."

How are the RE prices there? Are you talking Branson, or somewhere else?


7 posted on 08/02/2005 2:32:20 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

When my wife retires we plan to move north here in Michigan. We like it here.


8 posted on 08/02/2005 2:32:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
NO State income or death taxes, beaches, thongs, golf and ocean. Pretty much in that order.


9 posted on 08/02/2005 2:32:52 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

I'll find someplace that doesn't tax the life out of me.


10 posted on 08/02/2005 2:32:52 PM PDT by SaltyJoe ("Social Justice" begins with the unborn child.)
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To: dts32041

Georgia, because of proximity to ocean and lower cost of living.


11 posted on 08/02/2005 2:32:55 PM PDT by raisincane (Addicted to FR)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Click on Hoosiermama and you see "home sweet home"....About as close to heaven as I want to be for a while.


12 posted on 08/02/2005 2:33:14 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Mr and Mrs Wilson III were both working UNDERtheCOVERS!)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

I'm going home, on the range....where the deer and the antelope play.

I'm going back to the 50 acre portion of my great grandfathers ranch that was left to me by my daddy. Yee Haw!


13 posted on 08/02/2005 2:33:26 PM PDT by colorcountry (Where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words. .....Zell Miller)
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To: Mr. Mojo

>>>Mexico. I figure by the time I retire the place will be completely abandoned.

Sounds like a good plan... :)


14 posted on 08/02/2005 2:33:33 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals...they're so quixotic.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

We're semi-retired and live deep in the Ozarks, came here from St. Louis. Very beautiful place, four full, clear seasons; nice people, low prices on nice houses.

I never want to live anywhere else...


15 posted on 08/02/2005 2:33:50 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Tragically hilarious!
16 posted on 08/02/2005 2:34:16 PM PDT by crs1776
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Is there a rule that you have to move when you retire? Do we humans have to live out the Elephant Graveyard concept? Or is there a Del Boca Vista in everyone's future? The only thing that would make me move would be finances (cost of living here is getting sky-high), and I wouldn't move any further than necessary.


17 posted on 08/02/2005 2:34:22 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
It won't happen for another 15yrs. but at present it's a toss-up between the Hill Country of Fredricksburg, Texas and the coastal area around Eureka, Kalh-lee-forn-ya. Of course if CA falls into the Pacific or goes bankrupt it'll be an easy decision.
18 posted on 08/02/2005 2:34:25 PM PDT by w_over_w (I'm thankful there's no "I" in work but there's a "me" in meatloaf.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Murray, Kentucky. A splendid little town with friendly people, low living costs, and some peace and quiet.


19 posted on 08/02/2005 2:34:26 PM PDT by JamesP81
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Del Boca Vista (Phase III)


21 posted on 08/02/2005 2:34:44 PM PDT by BikerNYC
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To: Mr. Mojo

Mecca, a couple of years after we bomb it, oughta be nice too!


22 posted on 08/02/2005 2:34:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
The mountains of Colorado.

Arrid climate with low humidity year-round and beautiful winters.

We like the snow:-)

23 posted on 08/02/2005 2:34:48 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
I will retire to my rear end on my pile of money. Probably watching for the black helicopters. Seriously, wherever land is still available.
24 posted on 08/02/2005 2:35:00 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize


25 posted on 08/02/2005 2:35:07 PM PDT by sinclair (It's probably a good thing I'm not in charge of stuff.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Monte Carlo, where else?!

Lemme know if you need a roommate.

26 posted on 08/02/2005 2:35:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Oklahoma City. The AF dropped me off here 20-odd years ago, and its not a bad place to live! Just moved into a new custom-built home east of the metro a year and 9 months ago. Country living within 5 minutes of Tinker AFB, inexpensive housing, decent climate, few liberals. What more can you ask for?


27 posted on 08/02/2005 2:35:44 PM PDT by Don Carlos (Me cache en los Moros. (Ancient Spanish curse))
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To: Mr. Mojo

Good one!

Montana or Idaho maybe. Could just stay in Texas, but I hate the heat. Any rate I still have 20 or so years to worry about it.


28 posted on 08/02/2005 2:35:57 PM PDT by One Proud Dad
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To: w_over_w

Fredricksburg-proper and surrounding is getting way too crowded with tourists, etc. Not too far away is Boerne and Bandera which are still nice.


29 posted on 08/02/2005 2:36:18 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (There will be no bad talk or loud talk in this place. CB Stubblefield.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

The are moving from California to the Ozarks, and it is a place called Cherokee Village, where the prices are really good and it's really a nice place. There is a web site

www.cherokeevillage.org


30 posted on 08/02/2005 2:36:22 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (Close the borders.....)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

we just sold our house in NJ and will be building a home in NC (on a lake!). we plan to retire in less than a year.


31 posted on 08/02/2005 2:37:12 PM PDT by tazannie
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To: BikerNYC

You gonna run for president of the association?


32 posted on 08/02/2005 2:37:25 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Let's try that again:


33 posted on 08/02/2005 2:38:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Rodney King

No. I'm going to install a puppet regime and rule from behind the scenes.


34 posted on 08/02/2005 2:39:50 PM PDT by BikerNYC
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To: BikerNYC
"Del Boca Vista (Phase III)"

Don't forget the white shoes and Lincoln Town Car.
35 posted on 08/02/2005 2:39:58 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: moondoggie

Me too! I like the Grand Lake area.


36 posted on 08/02/2005 2:40:12 PM PDT by Millee (Earth First! We'll log the other planets later!)
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To: w_over_w

If I recall, isn't Fredricksburg the home town of Lady Bird Johnson, a.k.a. Claudia Taylor? Wasn't her daddy the richest man in that town?


37 posted on 08/02/2005 2:41:46 PM PDT by HuronMan
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To: Steve_Seattle

I can't wait to sit in the heat and pretend it's not hot.


38 posted on 08/02/2005 2:42:23 PM PDT by BikerNYC
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To: hispanarepublicana

Roger that . . . when the time comes to research we'll start near Georgetown and work our way towards Fredricksburg. Kerrville has possibilities too.


39 posted on 08/02/2005 2:42:36 PM PDT by w_over_w (I'm thankful there's no "I" in work but there's a "me" in meatloaf.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Nevada...where else?


40 posted on 08/02/2005 2:43:21 PM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

We just got back from Couer D'Alene after signing the papers and getting the keys to our new house this weekend. We've been working on buying up there for almost 4 years...we will be moving up there soon and be semi retired once our property in Los Angeles sells and I can quit working full...(full time anyway)

However it's become apparent that Couer D'Alene's changed quite a bit since we first started going up there. Too many of the wrong kind of people are leaving California (and elsewhere) and heading up there...We're already starting to think about another place to retire to. Maybe Montana...


41 posted on 08/02/2005 2:43:50 PM PDT by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of "Reynolds Aluminum Products - Implant Suppression Division")
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To: w_over_w

Do NOT move to Texas when you retire. We have no income tax so it's great when you're working but we pay for everything from property taxes so it's hell with a fixed income.


42 posted on 08/02/2005 2:43:54 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
The Republic of Georgia, probably just outside of Tbilisi.

Mediterranean climate, terrific food, and the dollar goes forever. 95% Christian population, primarily Orthodox Christian, which is our faith.

The kindest and most loving people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. They love Americans and welcome them with open arms.

43 posted on 08/02/2005 2:44:04 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
I retired years ago. Staying in Cook County, Illinois so that when the inevitable happens, I can still stay active in politics.

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

44 posted on 08/02/2005 2:44:46 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: HuronMan

Geez, I pride myself on my Texas history (I'm a native) but you got me there . . . !


45 posted on 08/02/2005 2:44:58 PM PDT by w_over_w (I'm thankful there's no "I" in work but there's a "me" in meatloaf.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

According to Sir Benny Hill, scientists have discovered why elephants go to a central graveyard to die...it's the walk that kills them!


46 posted on 08/02/2005 2:45:52 PM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: sinclair

Have you visited Belize lately ?


47 posted on 08/02/2005 2:45:56 PM PDT by AlBondigas
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

I can't help but notice that no one mentioned Boston.


48 posted on 08/02/2005 2:47:51 PM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: HuronMan
If I recall, isn't Fredricksburg the home town of Lady Bird Johnson, a.k.a. Claudia Taylor? Wasn't her daddy the richest man in that town?

Don't know either, but Chester Nimitz has a boyhood home there. Hill Country Texas.

49 posted on 08/02/2005 2:48:39 PM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: AlBondigas

No. You?


50 posted on 08/02/2005 2:49:48 PM PDT by sinclair (It's probably a good thing I'm not in charge of stuff.)
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