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Old 08-10-2007, 12:34 AM
 
Location: northern Michigan caring for mother
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I am only 53 but on partial disability. I want to find a beautiful place to live, feel safe and call home where I can support myself and enjoy the rest of my life. I am hearing about Silver City and Alamogordo. I need easy weather (not too hot nor too cold), no difficult commutes, and easy access to lakes or rivers because I'm still young and active! I need a fairly inexpensive place to call home (under $150,000 for a small cabin or condo). I'm done with the big city life and just want quiet but not so remote that I can't find friends to enjoy on weekends! Can anyone please help me? Thanks!!!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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What do you class as remote ? Back in Ireland I classed remote as a 5 minute drive from Dublin Now, living in Clayton, the next town with 10k population is 40 mins away, and thats just a trip down the road lol.
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Durn near anywhere. Find the climate you like in the other part of this website and check out housing at Realator.com or the local papers. Then take a vacation and do a recon trip.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:38 AM
 
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probably not many condos in alamogordo or silver but I could be wrong.
There are a lot of condos in the ruidoso area but while it is nice in the
summer the winters are a bit cold. Some with Silver City. Not quite as hot
in the summer but a little colder than Alamogordo in the winter. Alamogordo
is a little unique since it is so close to the mountains and much cooler/colder
weather. I don't think you will have to look much to find more peace and quiet than most large cities here in New Mexico unless you move to Albuquerque which might be more like the city you live in now.
Good luck
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: northern Michigan caring for mother
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Default Re: Where..?

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I am only 53 but on partial disability. I want to find a beautiful place to live, feel safe and call home where I can support myself and enjoy the rest of my life. I am hearing about Silver City and Alamogordo. I need easy weather (not too hot nor too cold), no difficult commutes, and easy access to lakes or rivers because I'm still young and active! I need a fairly inexpensive place to call home (under $150,000 for a small cabin or condo). I'm done with the big city life and just want quiet but not so remote that I can't find friends to enjoy on weekends! Can anyone please help me? Thanks!!!!
P.S. I consider a small town to be under 200,000... the largest city a good hour and a half or so away; and the nearest drug store and restaurants within 20 minutes driving time. I want to be able to see my neighbor's house. I am NOT looking to live on several acres out in the middle of nowhere by myself! Will that help???
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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postermom:

Could you be more specific about the weather?

What exactly do you mean by "not too hot or not too cold". This means different things to different people.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Most cities in NM are way under 200k. From what you have already said, I would sugggest Alamogordo, Silver City, or in the Rio Grande Valley.
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:03 AM
 
Location: texas
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Alamo and Carlsbad are great choices. Silver City has really bad air quality and is expensive. Whatever you do stay away from Santa Fe. It's fun to visit but the people are snobs and it's terribly expensive. I can't stand that town. Lived there for 7 years (school) I've never seen such materialistic back east yuppies in my life.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: northern Michigan caring for mother
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Default Re: Weather in NM

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postermom:

Could you be more specific about the weather?

What exactly do you mean by "not too hot or not too cold". This means different things to different people.
You're absolutely right. 25 degrees F lows and 95 degrees highs are a perfect range for me. I should have been more specific!! I have had enough of snow and ice for 6 months and more out of the year and I can't bear anymore heat over 100 with humidity for any length of time (2-3 months). I'm looking for comfort in the weather, traffic and safe areas along with friendly people.... and a fun job to support myself! Not too much to ask, right?
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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If you check Realtor.com there are a bunch of condos in Socorro for sale at around 120K.
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