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Old 04-14-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Husband and I have been trying to decide on an area for a retirement home.
Would more then likely be snowbirds.

As we will be retiring early we will still be pretty active
Husband likes to golf, fish and he does like to go to the casino every once in awhile. He also likes a neighborhood watering hole to have a few brews, watch Nascar, football et al.

I know the golf, fishing, casinos are there but what else is there to do?

If he wanted to work part time to stay active his forte is HVAC, are there places he could work.

I've already checked out Savannah GA, Bluffton SC, Beaufort SC but keep coming back to Bay St Louis... there is just someting about that place
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Ran across your post - my immediate question is how you came up with this area? I belive a majority of Bay St Louis was wiped out during the hurricane several years ago. That would be something on my mind, if I was looking for a safe vacation home. Have you considered Mobile, AL, or Gulf Shores, AL? Of course, anything along the coast is subject to hurricanes. I question how much of BSL has been rebuilt however, from 2nd and 3rd hand accounts.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Yes, there was substantial damage from Katrins. That said I've always liked the area, a nice little well kept secret Bay St Louis is

I of course would visit again first to see how the area is fairing and rebuilding.
Hurricanes can crop up all down the Eastern seaboard and around the gulf to Texas!
It is the one one severe weather pattern that does give plenty of warning versus a tornado or earthquake..you just need to heed the warnings.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:30 PM
 
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If you haven't seen Bay St Louis since Katrina, you need to visit. It doesn't look like it used to.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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If you haven't seen Bay St Louis since Katrina, you need to visit. It doesn't look like it used to.

Thank you!! Planning a trip to NOLA before it gets to HOT and will take a drive over
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Default bay st louis still rebuilding

We are considering a move to this area as well. We visited last week. Bay St. Louis is nothing like I remember from before the storm. It is very much run-down, due to still being deep in recovery. In fact, I found it difficult to drive in town due to trucks and heavy machinery everywhere. What has been rebuilt is very nice, but it is only a fraction of the former town. I think it could be very exciting to live in a place that was basically wiped away and is now able to rebuild in an organized, planned way. HVAC seems a good field to be in...houses are being reconstructed everywhere you turn. You should visit. The beach isn't as attractive as it used to be, and finding lunch on a Monday proved difficult. It is a small town, to be certain.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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We are considering a move to this area as well. We visited last week. Bay St. Louis is nothing like I remember from before the storm. It is very much run-down, due to still being deep in recovery. In fact, I found it difficult to drive in town due to trucks and heavy machinery everywhere. What has been rebuilt is very nice, but it is only a fraction of the former town. I think it could be very exciting to live in a place that was basically wiped away and is now able to rebuild in an organized, planned way. HVAC seems a good field to be in...houses are being reconstructed everywhere you turn. You should visit. The beach isn't as attractive as it used to be, and finding lunch on a Monday proved difficult. It is a small town, to be certain.

Thank you and I agree it could exciting & challenging as well
Where are from?
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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Thank you and I agree it could exciting & challenging as well
Where are from?
I have lived around the northern part of MS, and now live in the mountains of North Carolina.
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