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Old 04-22-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Have you considered some of the little towns in the Panhandle? I stayed a couple days last summer in Port St. Joe. It has a beautiful beach, wonderful parks, neat little town.
Yes, the Panhandle is very beautiful and it's one of the many Florida options that need to be explored in time. So many choices ~

 
Old 04-22-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Of all the women who have been posting here for awhile and are still considering a move, does the whole thing of the cost $ of car gas (and home heating/a.c.) concern anyone and is this a factor in where you will choose to move and in what kind of locale you will select once there? Maybe I should ask this on the shoestringer forum, but just curious.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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It doesn't affect my choice of location. Except as it affects the cost of air fares and manufacture/shipping of goods, rising energy prices don't concern me because I have made a point of conserving energy since the early seventies. My utility bills are always lower than those of anyone I know and I don't have a car.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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It will probably affect my "One year of roaming in an RV", while I look for my new home. I'll still roam from town to town; but not as much, or stay longer in one place.

It doesn't affect the state I've chosen to roam *in* ... Arizona is much much cheaper than where I am now. In every way.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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I do not have a car, and one can arrange one's life where a car is not needed by living in a town or city with public transit and/or senior bus transporation.

And many towns and cities now deliver groceries for only $5.00 or $9.95 - you order your groceries thru safeway.com, byerlys.com, peapod.com, and other grocery websites.

And one can choose to live in a neighborhood with amenities. I have never owned a car.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I do not have a car, and one can arrange one's life where a car is not needed by living in a town or city with public transit and/or senior bus transporation.

And many towns and cities now deliver groceries for only $5.00 or $9.95 - you order your groceries thru safeway.com, byerlys.com, peapod.com, and other grocery websites.

And one can choose to live in a neighborhood with amenities. I have never owned a car.
Me too. It's easier than most people think.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I do not have a car, and one can arrange one's life where a car is not needed by living in a town or city with public transit and/or senior bus transporation.

And many towns and cities now deliver groceries for only $5.00 or $9.95 - you order your groceries thru safeway.com, byerlys.com, peapod.com, and other grocery websites.

And one can choose to live in a neighborhood with amenities. I have never owned a car.
I admire you and Riverbird and Minervah and others who do not drive a car. As soon as I move I plan to do a car share, and if prices get much worse, give it up altogether.

I wonder if I should start a "going carless" thread as this may be a wave of hte future. I would like to get a lot of tips from others.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Default Going carless ~~~

Well, I grew up in NYC, a poor girl living in the Projects where nobody owned a car and, as young adult, I only knew one person who owned a vehicle

After enjoying the luxury of owning a car for the last 40+ years I don't even like the idea of having to give it up eventually, as much as I'd like to cut out expenses. Personally, it would be a hardship for me to have to "shlep" all my groceries, etc. on foot ~~ at age 72, with a bad back and bad knees. I feel very comforted in knowing that I can go anywhere, walk until I'm tired, and then hop into my own transportation without having to wait for public transportation in all kinds of weather ! Spoiled? Yup, Yup, Yup !!

I'll keep driving until I can't
 
Old 04-22-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Well, I grew up in NYC, a poor girl living in the Projects where nobody owned a car and, as young adult, I only knew one person who owned a vehicle

After enjoying the luxury of owning a car for the last 40+ years I don't even like the idea of having to give it up eventually, as much as I'd like to cut out expenses. Personally, it would be a hardship for me to have to "shlep" all my groceries, etc. on foot ~~ at age 72, with a bad back and bad knees. I feel very comforted in knowing that I can go anywhere, walk until I'm tired, and then hop into my own transportation without having to wait for public transportation in all kinds of weather ! Spoiled? Yup, Yup, Yup !!

I'll keep driving until I can't
But you might want to be prepared when and if that day comes. It doesn't have to be a hardship but your life will change. I have seen people go into depression because they were told they could no longer drive due to health reasons like failing eyesight or a bad heart etc. They just didn't know how to cope.

If you have an alternate plan to driving in place in the event you are no longer able to drive, you are way ahead of the game.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Default Excellent advice !

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But you might want to be prepared when and if that day comes. It doesn't have to be a hardship but your life will change. I have seen people go into depression because they were told they could no longer drive due to health reasons like failing eyesight or a bad heart etc. They just didn't know how to cope.

If you have an alternate plan to driving in place in the event you are no longer able to drive, you are way ahead of the game.
I'll try to make sure my relocation destination is not far from all services, where I can either walk, use public transportation or taxis
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