U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-03-2007, 08:00 PM
 
53 posts, read 168,665 times
Reputation: 66

Advertisements

I posted about the same thin in another forum. We live in NJ (Williamstown) and are thinking about retiring in SC. We have visited Sumter and are want to visit Aiken, Greenville,Columbia, and Spartenburg. We need to be within 20-60 miles from a base that has medical facilities.
We are looking for a home in the price range of $100,000 to $175,000 tops. We need ahouse that has 2 bedrooms on the first floor, however prefer a rancher and sq foot of at least 1600 sq ft. If you have other suggestions please help. The house should be no older than 15 years old, prefer 1 to 10 years old. Suggest quiet neighborhoods if you know any.

Last edited by JEM125; 08-03-2007 at 08:12 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-03-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
3,099 posts, read 8,424,862 times
Reputation: 3198
This would probably get more responses in the SC forum.

Quote:
however prefer a rancher and sq foot of at least 16000 sq ft
And I think you accidentally typed one too many 0's. I think you mean 1600 sq ft, right? Liz
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2007, 06:04 PM
 
59 posts, read 238,760 times
Reputation: 48
Default south carolina retirement

we retired almost 2 years ago , left Utah , tired of the long cold winters , snow , ice , etc , inflation , taxes that make it impossible to live on retirement income. moved to Mississippi , spent 15 months there while still looking for where to be permanently. South Carolina has to be the tax friendliest place there is where one can survive well & still have lots of places to go , things to do . We've a couple acres just outside of town , 2500 sq ft house , 4 bedroom , 3 bathroom house , paid $150,000. Lowest gas taxes in the nation , low property taxes , low insurance , no winter weather . any other info feel free to ask ,, thanks ..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
9,321 posts, read 16,818,873 times
Reputation: 5694
Without giving out your exact location, could you tell us how far from a larger city you would be? We are looking at Murrels Inlet soon for future retirement. It seems more affordable than most coastal areas we have explored. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2007, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
556 posts, read 1,956,040 times
Reputation: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by abcdef View Post
we retired almost 2 years ago , left Utah , tired of the long cold winters , snow , ice , etc , inflation , taxes that make it impossible to live on retirement income. moved to Mississippi , spent 15 months there while still looking for where to be permanently. South Carolina has to be the tax friendliest place there is where one can survive well & still have lots of places to go , things to do . We've a couple acres just outside of town , 2500 sq ft house , 4 bedroom , 3 bathroom house , paid $150,000. Lowest gas taxes in the nation , low property taxes , low insurance , no winter weather . any other info feel free to ask ,, thanks ..
I totally agree! Wish I could convince my husband of it, though....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2007, 06:07 AM
 
59 posts, read 238,760 times
Reputation: 48
Were in Anderson, SC , less than an hour from the borders of Georgia , North Carolina , less than an hour from Greenville , lots of fishing , lakes , mountains of North Carolina & Tennessee a short ride - drive .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
9,321 posts, read 16,818,873 times
Reputation: 5694
Sounds very nice. We are planning on looking around Georgia and S.C. We will put that on our map.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2007, 02:21 PM
 
53 posts, read 168,665 times
Reputation: 66
What town in SC did you move. We are looking for about the same thing and price level.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
13,112 posts, read 25,316,945 times
Reputation: 11198
Quote:
Originally Posted by abcdef View Post
we retired almost 2 years ago , left Utah , tired of the long cold winters , snow , ice , etc , inflation , taxes that make it impossible to live on retirement income. moved to Mississippi , spent 15 months there while still looking for where to be permanently. South Carolina has to be the tax friendliest place there is where one can survive well & still have lots of places to go , things to do . We've a couple acres just outside of town , 2500 sq ft house , 4 bedroom , 3 bathroom house , paid $150,000. Lowest gas taxes in the nation , low property taxes , low insurance , no winter weather . any other info feel free to ask ,, thanks ..
Where in Mississippi? What did you like/not like about Mississippi?
Curious as it's on my list

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2007, 06:47 PM
 
59 posts, read 238,760 times
Reputation: 48
anyone moving or retiring in Mississippi will soon find out it is the biggest mistake in their life. almost like living in a 3rd world country..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top