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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

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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

Appreciate the advise good buddy, but my heart has yearned for home a long time. I'm a native originally from Austin (family still there) and am familiar with the rising taxes in our Republic. But I figure for what I'll get for my Calif. property, I'll be able to own our retirement home outright. Still, I've got easily 15yrs. to decide . . .


51 posted on 08/02/2005 2:51:03 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
As a Missouri native, I have vacationed often in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozark region.

The various retirement communities along the line between the two states have grown tremdously after a slow start in the 70s.

Golf courses, nearby lakes, some of the fairly large and an easy standard of living with little snow.

You do get some ice in the winter and the occasional big storm but otherwise the biggest adjustment will be the July and August humidity and dealing with the bugs.

Wasps, chiggers and the like will take getting used to on the level that exist in the Ozarks compared to your current region.

Spring and fall are "drop dead" beautiful and there is plenty to explore within a four hour drive.

52 posted on 08/02/2005 2:51:03 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Already retired to a life RV'ing. Home base is Alabama, (had to be in the South somewhere, and our son goes to Auburn). Winter in Texas or someplace warm. (good two stepping, close to S. Padre, Mexico, lots of resorts for RVs there) Summer in California (and don't tell them we are there) along the northern coast. Need to find other summer spots, like the New England area, but have not had the time yet.


53 posted on 08/02/2005 2:51:42 PM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: HuronMan

If I recall, isn't Fredricksburg the home town of Lady Bird Johnson, a.k.a. Claudia Taylor?



Naw...... it was Karnack, Texas and her daddy owned the general store and declared himself as the 'dealer in everything'.... Karnack is in Northeast Texas not too far from the Tx/La line and Caddo Lake. Northeast of Marshall, Tx and Northwest of Shreveport, La.


54 posted on 08/02/2005 2:55:53 PM PDT by deport (If you want something bad enough, there's someone who will sell it to you. Even the truth your way.)
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To: sinclair
IIRC, last time I was there was '97.

Didn't care for the place at all.
Stayed in Belize city & visited Placentia.

YUCK !

Most tourists go to Ambergris Cay but I had no intentions of mingling w/ tourists.

Not a paradise. A cliquish, poverty stricken hell hole w/ tremendous crime (theft) IMHO

56 posted on 08/02/2005 2:58:38 PM PDT by AlBondigas
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To: Ribeye

We are considering Couer D'Alene, Idaho as well. Or possibly somewhere in Washington. Not sure about the winters there though. We've lived out our lives in San Diego and are not used to harsh winters at all. Still, I want somewhere green and semi-rural. I really like Idaho.

We were up there last June looking around. We liked it but I know what you mean.. I picked up a local newspaper and read stories about the local meth problems.

How depressing. That's just the sort of thing I want to get away from when I retire....

10 more years.... /sigh


57 posted on 08/02/2005 3:01:39 PM PDT by Trampled by Lambs (This Tagline is on hiatus as I think of a new one.)
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To: Baynative
Retired people in thongs...ewwww.

ROFLOL!!!


58 posted on 08/02/2005 3:01:51 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

Ain't tellin! I'm already there and don't need any neighbors.


60 posted on 08/02/2005 3:06:24 PM PDT by mercy (never again a patsy for Bill Gates - spyware and viri free for over a year now)
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To: Trampled by Lambs

How 'bout Fallbrook, instead ?


61 posted on 08/02/2005 3:07:18 PM PDT by AlBondigas
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

If I get my way, Tybee Island, GA, but if She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed gets her way, it'll probably be in the mountains somewhere.


62 posted on 08/02/2005 3:07:29 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: Baynative

Ahem. Retired people is not what I meant.


63 posted on 08/02/2005 3:13:47 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Interesting thread topic..thanks for starting...let me toss in a curve ball..why wouldn't you want to test move to the area for a year or so..and rent..before committing to the whole shebang of building a home...I mean, you wouldn't buy a car without a test drive?


64 posted on 08/02/2005 3:15:06 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
We're staying in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with its 4 distinct seasons - eh.

mc
65 posted on 08/02/2005 3:18:24 PM PDT by mcshot (Boldly going nowhere with a smile and appreciation for life.)
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To: ken5050

I'm wondering how everyone is convincing their children to follow 'em with their grandkids.

I'll be retiring "Somewhere-Near-Grandkids."


66 posted on 08/02/2005 3:21:35 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Heard a good one yesterday: After a hurricane devastated Mexico and killed millions, the U.N. sent money, Europe sent food and the U.S. sent two million replacement Mexicans.


67 posted on 08/02/2005 3:27:58 PM PDT by jjmcgo
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

I just got a home improvement loan for 65K. I will not be retiring in this decade.


68 posted on 08/02/2005 3:29:02 PM PDT by mware
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To: Trampled by Lambs

The Meth problem is everywhere....anywhere there's rural land, there's meth sooner or later.

The main Couer D'Alene issue for us the the "LA" types moving there. The typical rude, self involved, botox types.
We're from Los Angeles, but we're just north of it...we're horse people. We live on a ranch. We like to rural living. These people want to turn Idaho into LA. I makes us crazy...

Couer D'Alene winters aren't Wisconsin or Iowa harsh. It snows, but it's not brutal!


69 posted on 08/02/2005 3:35:52 PM PDT by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of "Reynolds Aluminum Products - Implant Suppression Division")
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To: bannie

Forget that idea..that's why they made airports..look, you could settle near the grandkids..then one sone gets a transfer to London, the other to Seattle..so, are you gonna live in Nova Scotia?


70 posted on 08/02/2005 3:37:39 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Ribeye

Well, we're still thinking about moving there. The thing that first attracted me was the fact that for what I can sell my house in San Diego for, I could buy 2 or 3 houses up there WITH land.

Hopefully that won't change too much in the 10 years we have left till retirement.

We also liked Bend, Oregon and Spokane Washington areas.


72 posted on 08/02/2005 3:48:29 PM PDT by Trampled by Lambs (This Tagline is on hiatus as I think of a new one.)
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To: ken5050

Color me "Grandma."

73 posted on 08/02/2005 3:52:28 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Argentina. Cheap land (for now), educated population (good for conversations), good food. I can tolerate governments falling every once in awhile. Besides, by the time I hit 70, I may be looking for a new wife, and Argentina has plenty to offer.


74 posted on 08/02/2005 3:54:56 PM PDT by Clemenza (Life Ain't Fair, GET OVER IT!)
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To: bannie

not "hot?"


75 posted on 08/02/2005 3:56:04 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: ken5050

Not this Nana. Not hot; not cool.

Lukewarm Grandma.

;-p


76 posted on 08/02/2005 3:58:35 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: bannie

FYI...Nana was an Old English sheepdog..(G)


77 posted on 08/02/2005 4:00:28 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

My husband was pushing for Maine, but it gets a wee bit cold up there for me. We considered the cape, but it's pricey. Florida is too humid. It's a continuous source of disagreement for us. :)


78 posted on 08/02/2005 4:03:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkes.)
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To: ken5050

you peeked!!!!


LOL!


79 posted on 08/02/2005 4:04:49 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Mike Bates

What's your definition of the "inevitable"?


80 posted on 08/02/2005 4:06:57 PM PDT by american spirit
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Here's my retirement:

I've never understood the concept. Long as I'm alive and able, I'm doing something to create wealth or help folks...something....but to each his own.

81 posted on 08/02/2005 4:07:27 PM PDT by wardaddy (Nuke their ass and take their gas......for my GMC K3500!)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
my husband and I are moving to the Ozarks and build a house on a lake.

Hot Springs Arkansas?? Beautiful there.....mountains and amazing lakes....
83 posted on 08/02/2005 4:13:50 PM PDT by PaulaB (Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believe------John 20:29)
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To: Clemenza

Retire? Never!

But if forced to, then Vina Del Mar, Chile is near the top of the list. On the beach, Mediterranean climate, metropolitan Santiago just 60 miles away, best economy in S. America, deserts to the north and cool forests to the south, skiing at the top of the Andes within a 2 hours drive, and still relatively socially conservative (lots of good Catholics and some evangelicals, too.) Home prices are still very affordable, saw a 3-bedroom clifftop with a poolside view of the Pacific for $250,000.


84 posted on 08/02/2005 4:18:59 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat (E-Hominy.com is corny)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Mexico. I figure by the time I retire the place will be completely abandoned.

Thank you for giving my hubby and I a good end of work Tuesday laugh...that was classic!!!
85 posted on 08/02/2005 4:23:42 PM PDT by PaulaB (Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believe------John 20:29)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

If the good Lord allows, we'll stay right here in Michigan, only nowhere near Lansing. 80 acres and a gun tower, that's all I need.


86 posted on 08/02/2005 5:01:05 PM PDT by grellis (node iddum eentup sechew)
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To: PaulaB

The place we are going to is the north central part of the state, close to Hardy....


87 posted on 08/02/2005 5:14:23 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (Close the borders.....)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

I would want to retire to a place with four seasons, a cool dry summer, a snowy winter, and either water or mountains to enjoy. Affordable housing, pleasant conservative company and an interesting city nearby. Any ideas folks?


88 posted on 08/02/2005 5:55:35 PM PDT by mlmr (CHICKIE-POO!)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Good choice....beautiful there too :)


89 posted on 08/02/2005 6:04:30 PM PDT by PaulaB (Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believe------John 20:29)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Las Vegas, NV. The libertarian-minded citizen's Last Frontier. ;)


90 posted on 08/02/2005 6:08:04 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Democracy...will be revengeful, bloody, and cruel." -- John Adams)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Interesting concept. Retire and move. I retired last year, but haven't decided where to move to. Probably if I move it will be to someplace where the stars are still visible at night.


91 posted on 08/02/2005 6:09:44 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and open the Land Office)
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To: Ribeye
people are leaving California (and elsewhere) and heading up there

It's like that physics experiment in high school where you send a wave down a wire and it bounces off the end and comes back. The wave of civilization started on the east coast and moved west until it hit California and now it is bouncing back east. Eventually it will hit Boston and won't that be an eye-opener for the Mugwumps.

92 posted on 08/02/2005 6:14:25 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and open the Land Office)
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To: american spirit

Death and taxes are inevitable. And we've already had the taxes part.


93 posted on 08/02/2005 7:01:06 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Out at the end of a 5 mile peninsula near Sequim Washington directly across the street from the Juan de Fuca Strait on 3 acres. Temperate climate, 14 inches of rain/year, deer, elk, eagles, all manner of aquatic birds, seals, snow covered mountains, great fly fishing, wild rivers, peace and quiet. It's the antithesis of Southern California. One of two red counties around Puget Sound.
94 posted on 08/02/2005 7:12:55 PM PDT by Bug
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To: Baynative

I've already decided that I'm retiring in Washington State.

What a beautiful place!

And I'll just be one more conservative vote in the area. :-D


95 posted on 08/02/2005 7:18:29 PM PDT by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: mlmr

Spokane, Washington, Grand Junction, Colorado, nearly anywhere in Utah, Flagstaff, Arizona, much of Idaho.


96 posted on 08/02/2005 7:46:38 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat (E-Hominy.com is corny)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Your idea sounds fine to me.

I think cheap and simple is the way to go. You lose some stores, but who needs them?


97 posted on 08/02/2005 11:25:23 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Hawaii (Big Island)

Because I've lived in Alaska for 53 years.

98 posted on 08/03/2005 12:24:48 AM PDT by Species8472
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To: Ribeye

I own a house in Wallace Idaho, just East of Coeur dAlene on I-90. The houses are really nice old turn of the century & newer houses, and they go for REALLY INEXPENSIVE!!! I have mine on the market for $50,000 and there are MANY OTHERS for that same price (3 bdrm+). They get snow there, but it is usually pretty mild. You should check out Wallace Idaho or the Silver Valley - it is beautiful!


99 posted on 08/03/2005 12:52:50 AM PDT by LKitty (LEVEL 3'S DESERVE DEATH OR LIFE - NO EXCEPTIONS!)
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To: Trampled by Lambs

Ya, I think the meth problem is EVERYWHERE! At least it seems like I run into the problem everywhere I move. I live in Seattle now, but own a house in Wallace. Seattle is really nice when the rest of the country is in 100+ degree weather, we are still in the 80's. My other 1/2 is about to retire from the Navy in a year or so, we are not sure if we will go back to Wallace, or stay in the Puget Sound. Have lived in Colorado, Calif, Washington State, Idaho... Meth is everywhere, I hope they get a grip on it soon. It is like sex offenders, EVERYWHERE!


100 posted on 08/03/2005 12:58:47 AM PDT by LKitty (LEVEL 3'S DESERVE DEATH OR LIFE IN PRISON - NO EXCEPTIONS!)
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