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Old 05-25-2012, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I would love to hear more comments about Auburn, NY. I used to have several families member up there, but that was a few decades ago. Back then it was a nice town for a summer cabin, but a little isolated for my relatives to want to stay there once they retired. At the time, the people who did live there year round were a bit clannish and not friendly to outsiders. That was in the 1970s, however and I'm sure the town has changed over the years. Would love to hear what it's like now, and how the area has grown.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Winchester, VA has a Veterans Hospital about 25 miles away in Martinsburg, WV. In fact I would venture to say that Martinsburg would be a much cheaper place to live anyway. No major bases close by, but DC area has many bases well within a day trip distance.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Martinsburg is very popular as a retirement place among people I know here. You'll have lots of people to do things with. And you're right, more affordable than Winchester. I have to wonder how they gauge "affordable." Do they mean affordable compared to Manhattan or Newport Beach? Because most of the cities on this list seem like moderately priced places, but (sadly) not really that affordable for many people these days.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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I lived in Tulsa in the 80s and love the people. It's people that make a place in the end. You have to get used to tornado alerts though...
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Maine
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Portland Maine or Portland Oregon?
Portland Maine for retiring. But Portland Oregon was pretty nice to visit also. Especially coming up from Texas and seeing "real" trees instead of the scrub brush that Texans call trees.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Portland Maine for retiring. But Portland Oregon was pretty nice to visit also. Especially coming up from Texas and seeing "real" trees instead of the scrub brush that Texans call trees.
East Texas - say around Beaumont - has real trees and lush greenery, but it comes at a cost - the high humidity of the Gulf Coast. That part of eastern Texas is really more like southern Louisiana, climate wise.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Maine
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East Texas - say around Beaumont - has real trees and lush greenery, but it comes at a cost - the high humidity of the Gulf Coast. That part of eastern Texas is really more like southern Louisiana, climate wise.
And you still have to live in Texas. Yuck.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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We are within two years of retirement and escaping Texas and have been traveling to destinations that interest us as "final resting spots." In the past 18 months, we have spent time in both Ithaca and Portland and would very much consider both. As of today, Portland (and the surrounding area) is at the top of our list, followed by Glens Falls NY, and then Ithaca (or Auburn at the northern end of the fingerlakes). The rest of the list doesn't appeal to us in the least, but that is our opinion. Any decision anyone makes should be based on what they like and not on any list. There may actually be someone that would like to live in Midland Texas!
I had a house there once that I inherited. Spent three days there and sold the house for whatever I could get Immediately.

Cheyenne Wyoming is another Hell hole. Wind blows all the time, snow and cold. But some like it. Not sure why. In Cheyenne I am sure the gas prices are a metirc considered. they are usually about the lowest in the nation.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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And you still have to live in Texas. Yuck.
I hold no particular brief for Texas. I have never lived there, although I've spent some time visiting in various places, but never in Midland. Texas is a very big state which cannot be the same everywhere. So I am wondering why you have generalized your dislike of Midland (which I am sure is amply justified) to the whole rest of the state. It would be like saying that Los Angeles has bad traffic, so California sucks. Or San Francisco has been taken over by gays, so California sucks. California too is a big place with lots of variety.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Winchester, VA has a Veterans Hospital about 25 miles away in Martinsburg, WV. In fact I would venture to say that Martinsburg would be a much cheaper place to live anyway. No major bases close by, but DC area has many bases well within a day trip distance.
Forgot about Ft Detrick in Frederick, MD. They have a commisary there.
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