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View Poll Results: What place would you consider retiring to?
Boise Idaho 9 9.89%
Missoula MT 8 8.79%
Spokane WA 10 10.99%
Tampa FL 37 40.66%
Louisville KY 9 9.89%
Cinncinatti OH 8 8.79%
Albany NY 5 5.49%
Portland ME 13 14.29%
Idaho Falls ID 4 4.40%
Rochester NY 3 3.30%
Rochester MN 2 2.20%
Sioux Falls SD 2 2.20%
Madison WI 13 14.29%
Charleston WV 2 2.20%
Pittsburgh PA 19 20.88%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-04-2017, 07:24 AM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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Depends on so many things. I think Albany NY is very underrated. The winters aren't great, but better than most of Western NY. The great thing about Albany: so close to the Adirondacks. So much wonderful access to the outdoors, quaint towns with beautiful water. Pretty affordable; good food and more amenities than a normal city its size due to the government presence.

You're also close to NYC. I like PtoV's recommendation of Portland ME. I'm partial to the idea of retiring to a place that has urban neighborhoods, history and four seasons though.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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Louisville, Lexington ranked nation's top two cities for early retirement

You don't want your retirement city overrun and thar bodes well for Louisville.

If you visit and follow my tour advice you will fall in love
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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Depends on so many things. I think Albany NY is very underrated. The winters aren't great, but better than most of Western NY. The great thing about Albany: so close to the Adirondacks. So much wonderful access to the outdoors, quaint towns with beautiful water. Pretty affordable; good food and more amenities than a normal city its size due to the government presence.

You're also close to NYC. I like PtoV's recommendation of Portland ME. I'm partial to the idea of retiring to a place that has urban neighborhoods, history and four seasons though.
Boston isn't too far away either. It is also close to the Catskills and the Berkshires as well. It also has very urban neighborhoods, it is a steadily growing area and is about average to slightly above average in terms of COL.

Perhaps neighborhoods like Downtown Troy, the Stockade in Schenectady, Center Square in Albany and maybe even parts of places like Cohoes(ka-hoes) and Watervliet(water-vleet) just north of Albany may work in terms of something urban in the area. Rensselaer(parts of), Ballston Spa, Scotia, Delmar and Saratoga Springs(keep COL in mind though) are other places in the area that are walkable and may be urban as well. There are other city neighborhoods that may appeal to the OP too.

Wild cards nearby but out of the metro area are Glens Falls(closer to the Adirondacks and may surprise people in terms of things to do for its size) and Hudson(artsy, train access to NYC, closer to Catskills and culturally diverse).

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Old 08-04-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Center City
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So basically this poll is between Tampa and a bunch of places with cold winters.............
I suspect many people who might select Tampa has never spent a summer there.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:58 PM
 
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Out of the choices in this poll I would pick Portland ME although the town in Maine I am retiring to is on the other end of the coast and has under 1200 people.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:46 PM
 
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Yes the Albany area of NY has great suburbs. I once lived in Troy NY. The Inner city sections of Albany Schenectady and Troy are pretty rough though. Glens falls is wonderful so Saratoga Springs. It's an area on my radar for sure. Glens Falls is really clean and nice and near the mountains.... That would be my preference. Portland Maine sounds interesting as well a little expensive I think though.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:49 PM
 
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Yea Louisville seems like it's booming these days. I have never been to Louisville.... But I have spent a few weeks in Lexington Kentucky some years ago.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:13 PM
 
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Yes the Albany area of NY has great suburbs. I once lived in Troy NY. The Inner city sections of Albany Schenectady and Troy are pretty rough though. Glens falls is wonderful so Saratoga Springs. It's an area on my radar for sure. Glens Falls is really clean and nice and near the mountains.... That would be my preference. Portland Maine sounds interesting as well a little expensive I think though.
All of those cities have seen some changes in parts of town. Here is an article about Downtown Troy: https://theurbanphoenix.com/2015/08/...h-in-totality/

Schenectady: https://theurbanphoenix.com/2016/11/...nectady_surge/

https://theurbanphoenix.com/2016/04/...g-on-a-friday/

https://theurbanphoenix.com/2016/04/...-the-naysayer/

https://theurbanphoenix.com/2015/03/...s-shine-again/

Hudson: https://theurbanphoenix.com/2016/02/13/hudson/

If you are still interested in Rochester, there is a range of info about the city on that site.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:47 PM
 
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Rochester NY I think would be pretty isolated do far up north. I think I would go with the capital region of Albany New YorK before Rochester NY though. So many possibilities such a hard decision.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:49 PM
 
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I do remember living in Troy in the downtown area years ago it was rough....a lot of crime. Like thru the roof crime.
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