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Old 09-08-2008, 08:56 AM
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We are retired and would like to find an affordable city or town to live in. Like everyone else. Ha Ha We would like a small 2 bdrm condo or townhouse and of course low low property taxes including low school taxes.

Appreciate any info. We are planning a trip and want to narrow our search accordingly.

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Old 09-08-2008, 05:13 PM
Location: Delaware
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Hi Desi,

Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your retirement! I think the general consensus here about affordability in DE is.. the further south you go in the state (excluding the beach area), to less expensive the real estate.

But as I am sure you know, a lot of that depends on where you are coming from in comparing the prices. Having moved to DE from central NC, it seemed expensive to me. But then again, our relatives are all over the northeast, and the housing prices are not bad in comparison.

Please post a bit more about yourselves, what other things you value in your retirement, and perhaps you will get more advise along the way. We are not quite where you are... we've got several years to go before we can even think of retirement. Plus, with our youngest still in elementary school, well, you know where that conversation leads!

Again, welcome to the forum.

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Old 09-14-2008, 01:56 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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I live in Wilmington and pay under $800 for a two bedroom apartment. However, I am an in area with a lot of young people. Although my building is not loud, nor is my block, surrounding areas tend to be a little more hip-hop then you may like. I would suggest looking on Baynard Boulevard area and Augustine cut-off if you would like to live in Wilmington and/or the 9th ward, there may be some good condos in that area. However, one of the best areas for retired couples is Middletown, great house for your money and they are building up around the area for shops, malls, restarurants, etc.
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