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Old 08-02-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Since the OP made the original post about 7 years about, I hope s/he found a great spot to retire!

Thanks for the more recent info for on Clear Lake! I will put it on my list as a spot to visit as I take short trips around the state on the weekends.
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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I have lived in Mason City most of my life (I am currently 55-years old) and I like the small town appeal of this town. It's big enough to do things that may interest you but small enough where you don't have to worry about traffic jams and such. As with any town you have neighborhoods that are known for their troubles but there are many neighborhoods where you can talk with your neighbors. We have a variety of restaurants and retail places for you to enjoy and our location is right between Minneapolis and Des Moines. We have beautiful parks for you to enjoy especially if you like to walk. East park, in particular, is a beautiful example of this. I hope this helps you make your decision a little easier.
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