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Old 03-02-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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The meeting as well as could be expected from a business stand point. We are such a close community when someone leaves, the loss is felt and definately stand together.

The sleep overs will start up again in March. It's really a nice way to experience the community by spending the night in one of the models plus a taken out for a nice dinner by one of the residents.
So if you interested, check it out and be wined and dined......literally.
Thank you for keeping us posted! Still trying to think of what to do with my dog. But I will definitly keep you posted. I was wondering if Roseville or CC have activities directors? I'm just curious.... SM is the place for me!... I'm pretty sure anyway
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:56 PM
 
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[quote=elizamary;18097645]you are quite welcome and they are as nice. the first time we visited and stopped at wal mart is when we noticed.
People would smile and say hi that we didn't even know.
I started looking around and then would say.......who me???
LOL
Not used to the friendliness coming from Phila area.

elizamary,

Your experience sounds similar to mine. We moved from MA to Tennessee back in 92, lived there for 15 years. People would wave and say Hi all the time, the checkers in the super market would just start up a conversation like we were old friends, and when passing another car when driving, people would wave all the time.
Coming from MA,where people keep to themselves, more of less, the unexpected friendliness took me by surprise. Many times as we were driving, my husband would say to me " Who was that, do you know them?"
It took us a while to get comfortable with the openness, but I can say from experience that I never met a nicer group of people, always willing to help you out if you were in need.
The folks in Delaware seem to have a similar manner, and I for one think that is nice.....
I am really looking forward to our up coming visit, I expect to have a really fun time.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Felton, DE
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It took us a while to get comfortable with the openness, but I can say from experience that I never met a nicer group of people, always willing to help you out if you were in need.
The folks in Delaware seem to have a similar manner, and I for one think that is nice.....
I am really looking forward to our up coming visit, I expect to have a really fun time.[/quote]

Absolutely true that Delaware has the nicest people. And guess what??....it's contagious!!
We very nice people who post on this forum are mostly (a few exceptions) from out of state and, as you can see we have all been influenced.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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you are quite welcome and they are as nice. the first time we visited and stopped at wal mart is when we noticed.
People would smile and say hi that we didn't even know.
I started looking around and then would say.......who me???
LOL
Not used to the friendliness coming from Phila area.

elizamary,

Your experience sounds similar to mine. We moved from MA to Tennessee back in 92, lived there for 15 years. People would wave and say Hi all the time, the checkers in the super market would just start up a conversation like we were old friends, and when passing another car when driving, people would wave all the time.
Coming from MA,where people keep to themselves, more of less, the unexpected friendliness took me by surprise. Many times as we were driving, my husband would say to me " Who was that, do you know them?"
It took us a while to get comfortable with the openness, but I can say from experience that I never met a nicer group of people, always willing to help you out if you were in need.
The folks in Delaware seem to have a similar manner, and I for one think that is nice.....
I am really looking forward to our up coming visit, I expect to have a really fun time.
Hi Loudon....So I have heard, TN is another friendly state. I know some that have retired to TN.
I thought I died and went to heaven with the open spaces. Coming from philly, not in center city but nevertheless a city, both hubby and I enjoyed the ruralness of this area.
The only thing I worry about is getting too old to drive.....but I guess lets not fret about something that may never happen.

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Absolutely true that Delaware has the nicest people. And guess what??....it's contagious!!
We very nice people who post on this forum are mostly (a few exceptions) from out of state and, as you can see we have all been influenced.
HI Going......I have said this before....moving to another state not knowing a soul was scary but not as scary moving into a 55+ community.
We knew most of the people were in the same boat as us and instant friendships were formed.
Just his week, I went to MD to help out Daughers leaving hubby home. while I was gone, he took sick. Some many of my neighbors came to his rescue. Those kind of neighbors are worth their weight in Gold.

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Hello Elizamary! I have been reading all the wonderful posts and we came down to visit(unfortunately) during the xmas blizzard! Went to see Baywood in whiteout conditions...so much for less snow than Long Island! We are coming down again the 3rd week in March to see all that we missed. We have agreed on 2 things. 1-we ARE coming down within a year(or 2).2- We love Kent county! We are in mid & late 50's and will need to work for quite a while, but think work will be found somewher around Dover. We are beach bums, and need to be within 1/2 hr to beach, any beach, no amenities needed. I strongly believe in not being house poor, and like you, the life is more important than the house-it will be a Home, wherever WE are! I am hoping my husband will like SM as that is where I feel we need to be. Thank you and all who contribute to this wonderful site.
Hi and nice to meet you Oceanani

Since you are coming down in March, why not call the office and get in on Southern Meadows sleep over. I wish they had that when we were looking.

We have a ton of good people who all contribute to the Delaware forum one way or another along with the new people who check in and help keep us going.
We can always learn something from everyone.

Sounds like you are thinking along the same lines as DH and myself. Worked hard for years keeping up with the Jones always wanting.
Just woke up and re evaluated our priorities. First Question....what would really make you happy.
Things are only temporary but true happiness inside is always.

We wanted a decent home near the beach with a pool and that is exactly what we got. Been here 4 years and this is home.

Would love to meet you if you come down. BTW, if you get in on the sleepover, you get taken out to a nice restaurant for dinner with one of the residents.
We may be the ones taking you out. That would be cool wouldn't it!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Are the 55+ communities only for those buying? Are there ever any rentals?
Anyone? Yes... No... Maybe?
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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I think for purchase. Why not call the ones you're interested in and see, they probably vary from place to place.

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Anyone? Yes... No... Maybe?
I asked that question in each of the communities in which I was interested and most said that there are no rentals. Now some of this information is from a few years ago and the market has changed. Honeycrisp is right. No reason not to just pick up the phone and ask. Good luck.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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I asked that question in each of the communities in which I was interested and most said that there are no rentals. Now some of this information is from a few years ago and the market has changed. Honeycrisp is right. No reason not to just pick up the phone and ask. Good luck.
True, thanks.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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Default Fair Housing Question

I was just asked a question about Fair Housing Laws, and 55+ communities. As I understand it, 80% of the homeowners in a 55+ community must be 55+. The other 20% can be homeowners/occupants under 55+. So does that include children under 18? Is anyone well versed in this? I pulled up HUD Requirements/ Fair Housing and have been searching for a definitive answer.
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