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Old 03-05-2008, 03:19 PM
Location: east coast
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I am retired and want to buy a house in the Bishop, CA area...love fishing, hunting, skiing and the 4 seasons. Is it expensive in Bishop? Is Bishop like the rest of the state of California where prices are coming down a bit???

Any good restaurants (not fancy, just good food)
Any good senior citizen places?

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Old 03-05-2008, 04:02 PM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Check realtor.com for housing prices, or

Google Maps

and click on real estate search

Click on this for restaurants

restaurant loc: bishop, ca - Google Maps

Senior Stuff

senior loc: bishop, ca - Google Maps
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:58 PM
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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My wife's grandfather used to live in Bishop. He just passed away late last year at the age of 91, but lived there for many years after he retired. My wife's grandmother lived there with him until she passed away nearly 10 years ago. He was there living by himself since then. He actually was pretty happy living there, even though he was in a somewhat small mobile home. Those of us that weren't too far away would head up there to visit once in a while, though it wasn't nearly as often as it should have been. Anyway, his mobile home was in the "Highlands" mobile home park which was on US 395 west of the "wye" where it intersects US 6. It was a nice, clean park with mostly senior residents. I'm not sure if it was a senior park. What he liked about the area was the access to outdoor activities, and the fact that there were other seniors he could relate to. He became good friends with quite a few of his neighbors. In his many years of living there, he never had any problem with the mobile home due to natural disasters (not even a tornado)! He enjoyed heading down the street to have a meal at the "Indian" casino on the west end of town. In his last year, as his health was failing, he was offered the opportunity to move in with family in southern California. He chose not to do so because he liked being in Bishop, and wanted to remain there.

I mention all of this because I think Bishop is a friendly town for retirees, and wanted to offer the idea of a mobile home for your retirement years in case that's something you would want to consider.
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