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Old 10-11-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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Helllo!

Okay, what I am looking for may not exist but here goes! We are a middle-aged and an older adult lesbian couple of gals wanting to live at the coast. We are West Coast kinda folks but may be interested in living elsewhere. Any suggestions on a place where we could live on a fixed income (pt work possible) and be right at the coast (salt water). Thank you for any insights!

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Old 10-11-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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Provincetown MA?
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:37 AM
 
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I don't think Provincetown is cheap to live in, really.

I was thinking Arcata, CA (but drug issues) or Portland, ME (which is still pretty affordable)
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:03 AM
 
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Check out the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach/Bethany Beach area in Delaware. Rehoboth Beach is heavily gay/lesbian populated, especially in the summer as it's the primary beach resort for the LGBT populations in DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Lewes and Bethany Beach are on either side of Rehoboth Beach and tend to be quieter yet obviously still quite liberal. Delaware overall is strongly a Blue state.

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Old 10-12-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't think any place right on the Ocean anywhere on the West Coast is cheap. I also don't think any place on the West coast north of San Francisco is politically liberal.

Brookings Oregon is full of Californians, so maybe they are liberals. There must be some way to find out how the town voted in the last election.

The state of Hawaii is really politically liberal. If you don't mind being covered in hot lava every decade of so, the Puna area of The Big Island is pretty cheap, although that doesn't apply to the houses with an ocean view, but you could drive to the ocean fairly easily. Taxes are high to pay for all those liberal giveaway programs and cost of living is high because of the cost to bring items to the islands, plus the taxes imposed.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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I don't think any place right on the Ocean anywhere on the West Coast is cheap. I also don't think any place on the West coast north of San Francisco is politically liberal.

Brookings Oregon is full of Californians, so maybe they are liberals. There must be some way to find out how the town voted in the last election.
Here's the county level results from the 2012 presidential election for Oregon. Curry County, where Brookings is, went 57-40 Romney. Oregon Election Results 2012 - Map, County Results, Live Updates - POLITICO.com
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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I don't think any place right on the Ocean anywhere on the West Coast is cheap. I also don't think any place on the West coast north of San Francisco is politically liberal.
Most of the California coast north of San Francisco is pretty liberal which includes places like Arcata and Mendocino. The north Oregon Coast is fairly moderate, I'd say somewhere like Astoria is somewhat liberal.

To the OP, are you wanting to live right on the coast or would you live somewhere with salt-water but not really right on the ocean--like say the Olympic Peninsula?
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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Lewes DE is a few miles from the coast, but it is the cutest town evah..... Really really cute if that matters to you.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Portland, Maine was a pretty good suggestion. A select few parts of Florida, generally around Tampa and Miami-Dade could maybe do the trick.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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Default OP Here!

THANKS everyone!

We are Californians but live in Seattle. We HATE Seattle and not because of the weather. So, we want to head out. I would love to move home to the Bay Area but we cannot afford it. Upon looking at what is important at this point in life, it's affordability and atmosphere. We are looking at somewhere else in Western WA since it would be less costly to just stay local. It's hard to imagine, but we are looking.

And BTW, most Californians are not "liberal". And there are many "liberal" areas north of SF.

Thank you for all of the suggestions. I am pretty afraid of Oregon but I hear that Astoria is nice. The PNW is not my fav vibe but I am really trying to stick to the "what's important RIGHT NOW" list.

I appreciate all of the suggestions!

Inga
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