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Old 09-16-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Money Mag. has put Marquette in the top 25. Not sure where it ranks, but it must be high. The category was" best Places to Retire".... The problem is , many times after a city wins this award, retirement costs start to go up. I have seen it before with the case of Brevard, NC. and some other places.
My advice is act soon, it will only go up from here. We have not seen a decline in home prices, and forecloses are very few. Food does cost a little more, and gas prices is often higher than other parts of the Midwest. Overall the cost of living as a whole offsets all that.
The contractors are still building new homes like crazy, our water front has been transformed to one of the best in the Country, so has the restoration efforts of our historic downtown.... We have more bike/walking trails than any city in the country. Winter temps are moderate , but we do get a lot of snow, which is cleaned up quickly by state of the art machinery... Don't wait, invest now, you will not regret it as interest rates will never be lower again.
Maybe I should quit talking about Marquette all the time, I kinda like it as it is now.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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Actually it was #1 Hopefully I will retire there.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:26 AM
 
Location: At the end of the road, where the trail begins.
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Marquette is way to expensive already. Seriously.
Due to the isolation, the costs of all material goods and gas is higher then most anywhere else in the midwest. The 6+ months of winter is horrible. I mean 120+ inches of snow every winter???
Having to drive HOURS to get to anywhere bigger is horrible.

Just stay away. Whatever you do....... only visit here for short periods of time..... it's hell otherwise. Stay away.
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