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Old 05-04-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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I'm from Pittsburgh and my parents are getting to the age of retirement. They want to sell their home which has greatly appreciated (they bought it for $15000 in the early 80s now worth like $600k... 4bedroom + Den renovated semi attached rowhome outfitted to be accessible for disabled folks) especially as the old neighborhood has become hipster ground zero.


They are looking for a place that's no more than 3 hours plane ride from PGH, state wih solidly conservative politics, doesn't get too hot in the summer (stays lower than 90) with low humidity (very important) and lots of retirees. They want to be in a semi urban area, going from the middle of the city to some semi rural place will be too much for them.


Ideas?
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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Perhaps cities in WV like Beckley, Charleston or Huntington? Maybe places in VA like Roanoke or Lynchburg may be good fits too.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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Perhaps cities in WV like Beckley, Charleston or Huntington? Maybe places in VA like Roanoke or Lynchburg may be good fits too.
Thanks. We spend summers in rural WV and its GORGEOUS but I worry about resources for them as they age. my mom is wheelchair bound and my dad is a smoker with COPD so they need to be near doctors. Thanks for the VA suggestion! I never even thought of it
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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I pretty much only know the bigger cities, so with that in mind I think Nashville is good. Birmingham, Little Rock, and Greenville (SC) are other good smaller options as well.

Did they buy for $15k or $150k?
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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I pretty much only know the bigger cities, so with that in mind I think Nashville is good. Birmingham, Little Rock, and Greenville (SC) are other good smaller options as well.

Did they buy for $15k or $150k?
Thanks. TN looks beautiful!


$15k, not $150k. This was when Pgh was a place with no jobs and no economy and losing population, this area was not a very desireable area back then (lawrenceville if you're familiar)
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:44 AM
 
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I would second Greenville-Spartanburg SC which is a beautiful area with good medical resources and nice weather for most of the year. It may rarely see the 90 degree mark in summer, but usually tops out in the 80s. It's also quite conservative as well, sort of that region's antithesis to Asheville.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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You didn't mention if they like beach areas, if so then anywhere along the coast in NC or SC could work. The humidity is tempered by the sea breezes and it's cooler along the coast.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:20 AM
 
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You didn't mention if they like beach areas, if so then anywhere along the coast in NC or SC could work. The humidity is tempered by the sea breezes and it's cooler along the coast.

I don't think I have ever seen them swim. I will ask in regards to being near the beach though.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:23 AM
 
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Thanks. TN looks beautiful!


$15k, not $150k. This was when Pgh was a place with no jobs and no economy and losing population, this area was not a very desireable area back then (lawrenceville if you're familiar)

Your parents could have some of the best medical care if they move close enough to Vanderbilt.
The weather is good but can get very humid so that may be a concern for your Father.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Thanks. TN looks beautiful!


$15k, not $150k. This was when Pgh was a place with no jobs and no economy and losing population, this area was not a very desireable area back then (lawrenceville if you're familiar)
Wow! I was assuming Lawrenceville when you said hipster ground zero lol. That's amazing...3900% increase. I've never heard of such a thing!!
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