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Old 02-03-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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after watching brief episodes of "Jersey Shore", can't say that I blame you

Thanks for the info on Main Line, I had never heard of it by name although I had heard of many of the colleges in the area. I looked it up on the internet too and there was quite a bit of information there. You were looking for exactly what I'm looking for...so the Main Line is something for me to keep in mind.

 
Old 02-03-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Glad to hear it, Autumn! Yes, "Jersey Shore" (which I refuse to watch) has not portrayed the area in a good light. (Though it's filmed in North Jersey, which is a whole 'nother world than South Jersey....NY affiliation v. Philly.) Anyway, I don't mean to impugn the entire Jersey shore -- there are many nice, genteel, quaint beach towns at the shore. However, I wasn't in one of them. Regardless of that, I wasn't fond of living in a resort area that was so far from the city and civilization...plus crazy crowded in the summer and desolate in the winter. Many retired folks love it, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't realize all that, of course, til had lived there for a few years. Lesson learned! :-) I'm sure I've lost tons of money with all these various moves, so that's why I'm just renting for now....plus, as I mentioned, the Main Line is an expensive area so I'd never be able to afford anything decent. But for now, I am thrilled to be living here!
 
Old 02-04-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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what would you say is the average rent for a one bedroom apartment?
 
Old 02-05-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Hmmm....probably $900-1000, depending on the complex and area..? Keep in mind, it encompasses quite a few towns, some more expensive than others. This is just a guess based on my research last year for a 2 BR. Many were in the $1400 range, so I felt lucky to find $1200 for a large 2 BR/2 BA. Let me know if you want to do any more specific checking.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Wisteria
I read about the CA rainstorms, etc and your roof leaking--have you been able to have it repaired? Has the weather calmed down any?

Here is the weirdest weather ever, no snow all winter (just a tiny bit). Usually the amount of snow by now breaks the town budgets and is piled mile high! You can see bare ground (not complaining). I expect our luck on snow and ice won't hold out very long.

Areas I thought I'd move to for a milder winter are off the list.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: SW US
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I've decided to try organizing an ecovillage/co-housing near Ft. Collins CO. It seems to me that living in an intentional community might be a good way to age. My plan is for affordable housing that is also energy efficient and low on toxins. I'm not sure this will work out, but I decided it's worth a try.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I've decided to try organizing an ecovillage/co-housing near Ft. Collins CO. It seems to me that living in an intentional community might be a good way to age. My plan is for affordable housing that is also energy efficient and low on toxins. I'm not sure this will work out, but I decided it's worth a try.
I've been checking out the Ft Collins area and it seems that the housing inventory is very low there and the prices are still high. Good luck and I'll be interested in how this turns out
 
Old 02-07-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I've been checking out the Ft Collins area and it seems that the housing inventory is very low there and the prices are still high. Good luck and I'll be interested in how this turns out
Me too.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: SW US
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I've been checking out the Ft Collins area and it seems that the housing inventory is very low there and the prices are still high. Good luck and I'll be interested in how this turns out
I think the prices are on the higher side too. There are tons of older houses for sale in the Old Town area, from roughly $150,000 up.

I wanted to be more rural, but with a close by community, so I decided to try getting an ecovillage going. I need a couple more people to help organize it.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Hey, Minervah! I know you are checking out a lot of different areas, including Cleveland. My ex is from there and moved back a few years ago when his brother became ill. We went for weddings, funerals etc... I occasionally keep in touch with him and he still does not like it there. He moved to MN when he was 13 and went to a military school, so he had been away for a long time. Lots of crime, no jobs etc... He says he misses it here and wants to come back. Just sayin~~~
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