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Old 11-06-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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I will be retiring from my current job in 5 years. I will only be 47 years old so I will most likely start a business or work part time. At that time my daughter will be 12 years old. I am looking for a great neighborhood in a warm state with low cost of living however still near good schools, hospitals, recreation, etc. We've thought about Arizona, New Mexico, South Carolina, etc. but we are open to suggestions. We would like some acreage but don't want to be in the boonies as my daughter is very sociable. Please respond as to great areas to live so we can expand our search into other states. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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I'm looking into moving my young family to Alabama....low cost-of-living, safe, warm, plenty to keep you busy (lakes, cities). I've narrowed it to Alexander City, Guntersville, and Arab. I'll be visiting all three this summer to choose. Good luck!
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: SanAnFortWAbiHoustoDalCentral, Texas
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Take a look at Temple, Tx. On I-35, 2 hours south of Dallas, one hour north of Austin, half hour from Waco. Temple is not large but is a nice place. Nearby is Ft. Hood which contributes to populate Belton/Killeen and a couple of other communities. I think the area (Bell County) population runs 250 thousand but is well spread out.

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Old 11-08-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Cool Tulsa, OK

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I will be retiring from my current job in 5 years. I will only be 47 years old so I will most likely start a business or work part time. At that time my daughter will be 12 years old. I am looking for a great neighborhood in a warm state with low cost of living however still near good schools, hospitals, recreation, etc. We've thought about Arizona, New Mexico, South Carolina, etc. but we are open to suggestions. We would like some acreage but don't want to be in the boonies as my daughter is very sociable. Please respond as to great areas to live so we can expand our search into other states. Thanks in advance.
I've traveld around the country and Tulsa has the lowest cost of living. Both the OKC and Tulsa areas have plenty of cheap land for sale in the outer suburbs. acre-sized land plots are located just outside (12-20 min. commute time) the Tulsa metro areas in all directions. check out our profile
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:41 AM
 
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My small family and I want to move somewhere warm, safe, and cheap. We currently live in New York and just fed up of the cold weather and crabby people. I want to start new and be happy..does anybody have any suggestions as to where I can start looking? Oh..and we are not fans of tornadoes or any of that severe weather stuff. I would like to somewhat stay on the East Coast too thanks!
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, FL
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Pensacola is not at all for me but I think you may enjoy it; Many people retire here. It's quite below the national average in terms of COL and while we do have the benefit of having all four seasons but it generally is warm year round apart from a few crazy days. The beaches here are subjectively among the most beautiful in the country. The Pensacola sub-forum is quite stagnant but you may be able to find some useful discussions by searching.

I see the OP was in 2007. I hope you found a great new home!
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