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Old 05-05-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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I am from a large city and retired to the sticks. It was fun for a while but I would really like to be near a city that has great retail shops and especially an assortment of ethnic foods. I don't want to go back to the northern cities with the nasty winters and snow. What do seniors have to say about living near or in Winston-Salem?
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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All i know is there is a lot of seniors here...My condo building downtown is mostly all seniors. I am the only 40 year old in the building.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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The seniors I know say the same thing here that they say everywhere.
"Get off my lawn!"
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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What do seniors have to say about living near or in Winston-Salem?
Well, I suppose my mate would qualify as a senior, being 60. He still works though and has an active life.

You can actually still live in the stix if you prefer quiet, while being close to W-S amenities. We're 20 miles outside the city and in a rural area. Unlike the snarls of traffic around Charlotte and Raleigh, it's easy to get in and out of the W-S area for shopping and entertainment. I'm not sure how critical the diversity of food stuffs is to some, but I've seen a variety of Asian eateries, plenty of Mexican and Italian, a number of ubiquitous Kountry Kitchens, and definitely quite a few BBQ places.

We have at least two big bookstores: Barnes n Noble and Borders, several theaters, a humongous mall, and many strip malls with periphery shops.

Medical care is more important to seniors than most - Wake Forest and Forsyth hospitals are excellent care centers.

We're fine with staying in this area for our retirement. I can't think of anything else we require that we wouldn't find around W-S.
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