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Old 12-10-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Just so I don't overlook checking certain places out, I was wondering if any of you knew some great cities or towns, that might rank high on quality of life but low on cost of living. I don't need schools or a job but do like immenities and things to do. My preference would be a pretty looking place with a historic district, nice people and reasonably priced older homes (as is historic).
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Most of upstate New York.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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Most of upstate New York.
True, but I was trying to think of some specific communities that fit the bill. Maybe towns like Cooperstown, Saratoga Springs in some parts, Geneva on its western half, Elmira has the historic Near Westside, Corning also has the Market Street area, parts of Albany are very historic, Same with Troy and Schenectady and many more places.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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True, but I was trying to think of some specific communities that fit the bill. Maybe towns like Cooperstown, Saratoga Springs in some parts, Geneva on its western half, Elmira has the historic Near Westside, Corning also has the Market Street area, parts of Albany are very historic, Same with Troy and Schenectady and many more places.
Thanks, I just found info on Albany in a search. Someow I think I will want to be somewhere a bit warmer than NY state...having spent 40+ years up that way.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Charleston, South Carolina

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Old 12-10-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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What size city? Are schools a priority?
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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What size city? Are schools a priority?
I mentioned that I don't need schools or a job, I'd be moving alone. I like small to mid sized places, big enough to have immenities and things to do, but small enough to feel somewhat quaint.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Thank you, I will look into Charleston, I know absoultely nothing about it. the only place I've been in the SE so far is FL, the rest of my expereicne is with the NE, west and SW
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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Thank you, I will look into Charleston, I know absoultely nothing about it. the only place I've been in the SE so far is FL, the rest of my expereicne is with the NE, west and SW
I think it will meet your needs. Good luck finding a place
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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You could try a place like Springfield or Columbia, MO (150k and 100k respectively), but there may not be enough to do. Both are big college towns. St. Louis and Kansas City are probably too big for you. You'll still have snow in any part of Missouri, but these shouldn't be as bad as New York. In Springfield you can get a decent apartment for $400. Springfield Craigslist
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Just a suggestion.
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