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Old 04-04-2017, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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I'm confused. How can you possibly consider retiring to someplace you've never been. Especially a place as remote as Whittier?
IMHO, you put places on your list that you want to consider, whether you've visited them or not. We just visited an area for the first time and eliminated it from our retirement list.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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We just visited an area for the first time and eliminated it from our retirement list.
Gee, ya think?
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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I appreciate all of the information. All that I know about the place so far is what i have read.
Well you got a good group of folks on this forum who would have some good insights, I'd think. If you're looking for actually remote with community, I think I'd suggest something more like Valdez, Cordova, or Seldovia. If you're looking for a town that's just on the perimeter but easily accessible, I think I'd take a look at Homer, Soldotna, Talkeetna, etc.
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I have not visited, but this is not a decision that I would make without doing so.

Come on up and give it a try. There are several B&Bs that operate out of the condos in the Begich Towers. You'd get a first hand look at the place and could decide how you might like living there.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I'm confused. How can you possibly consider retiring to someplace you've never been. Especially a place as remote as Whittier?

And yes, I've been there dozens of times.

I'm very early in the process. Something about the place intrigues me. Nothing more than that at present.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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I'm confused. How can you possibly consider retiring to someplace you've never been. Especially a place as remote as Whittier?

And yes, I've been there dozens of times.
You're confused, all right -- about the purpose of this forum. It's primarily a relocation forum. That means that its purpose is for people like the OP to ask questions about various locations and hopefully get the perspective of locals. The reason for doing this is usually to make a decision about whether a visit is in order or whether the place should be crossed off the list. Forums like this are often the first step in someone's relocation process.

Is that clear enough for you? If it isn't, take a look at the other forums here. People consider moving to places they've never been all the time. Why don't you go troll those forums? You aren't impressing anyone here.

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Old 04-04-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I'm considering a number of places that I have never visited. Some of them aren't even in the United States. I won't choose any of them without a visit and spending a few days there.
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