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Old 09-05-2016, 02:24 PM
 
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Lakes, farm land, rolling hills, down towns that are walkable with local shops, 30 minutes from box stores/malls, swath of rehabs/nursing homes/health care facilities, Churches, library, near forest/campgrounds, 30 minutes from a college, 3 hours from a major city, and 3 hours from the ocean.

Where my grandparents live represents this, but in the winter the are hit by 50 to 60 inches of snow per year.

Curious any other areas with less snow.

Look forward to reading the responses.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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Asheville, NC
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Everett, WA
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- rolling hills + mountains = some areas of Western WA. Hardly any snow in lowlands but easy to get to ski resorts.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:41 AM
 
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Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro NC has walkable downtowns, plenty of elder care options, world class medical care (Duke University Medical Center and University of North Carolina Hospitals), gently rolling hills, wooded terrain and a lot of farms in between, excellent public/university libraries, a wide range of churches to choose from, free public transit in Chapel Hill-Carrboro for all ages and a mild four season climate with very little snow/ice three hours from the coast and two hours to the mountains.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:50 AM
 
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Charlottesville VA is another potential fit.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Lakes, farm land, rolling hills, down towns that are walkable with local shops, 30 minutes from box stores/malls, swath of rehabs/nursing homes/health care facilities, Churches, library, near forest/campgrounds, 30 minutes from a college, 3 hours from a major city, and 3 hours from the ocean.

Where my grandparents live represents this, but in the winter the are hit by 50 to 60 inches of snow per year.

Curious any other areas with less snow.

Look forward to reading the responses.
Parts of Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania hit this pretty spot on except you would be much closer than 3 hours from a major city/the ocean.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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Asheville NC, Charlottesville VA
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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The California Gold Country (between Mariposa in the south to around Auburn) comes to mind:

Lakes (Folsom, New Melones, McClure, a couple reservoirs)

Farm Land (the Central Valley is just to the west)

Down towns that are walkable with local shops (Auburn, Folsom, Placerville, Sutter Creek, Sonora, Mariposa)

30 minutes from box stores/malls (more like 45 minutes to an hour in some places, but all it takes is a drive down to the towns/cities along CA 99, and in the northern portion of the region closer to I-80/US 50, its closer.

Swath of rehabs/nursing homes/health care facilities (The northern portion has the best selection, while further south has less)

Churches (Pretty much anywhere)

library (Pretty much any town with a walkable core)

Near Forest/Campgrouds (The Sierras are just to the east)

30 Minutes from a college (See Box Stores/Malls)

3 Hours from a Major City (most towns are within 3 hours of the Bay Area and some literally suburbs of Sacramento if you consider that a major city)

3 Hours from the Ocean (See above, convers pretty much anywhere from Monterey Bay up to Marin County)

Plus, while the towns themself don't get too much snow, its just a short drive to the Sierra Nevada ski resorts.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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Grand Rapids -except it's nowhere near the ocean. But it's close to "sea" sized lakes
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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Probably parts of Oregon. You can possibly find some areas with some of those amenities in Hawaii, even.
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