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Old 02-02-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Winter Park FL
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Excellent analysis. I, too, thought that the over-the-top description of Otter Rock sounded like it was written by a chamber of commerce representative or a realtor. I'm sure Otter Rock is a very nice place, but that description was really "trying too hard".
Noticed that the Otter Rock poster also stated "The house we lived in in Otter Rock Oregon" which sounds like they no longer live there. Maybe the house is on the market. Yes, a very Chamber of Commerce/realtor narrative. I'm sold - if I had the money. And I'm a boomer (one the first, I admit) who did inherit from my elderly, now deceased parents. Not a fortune but certainly enough to help with SS and modest retirement income. Of course this is going to have to last me for many years. Women in my familly tend to live well into their 90s. I live comfortably but smartly so I won't be a burden on my kids. And with any luck perhaps there will be some left to leave them.

Considering the history of this whole thread (Women Retiring Alone to a New City/State), this property is way beyond the means of most of us. And if they moved from CA to OR, yes it was a bargain for them. I have always wanted to live on the Oregon coast but a move from FL to OR is not financially realistic. Would love to have the financial means to live in "that" house in "that" location. I have a wonderful townhome that is perfect for me. Not crazy about my location but it is so affordable. Would rather live affordably and use any extra $$$ for travel then to live in paradise and not be able to do a thing.

 
Old 02-02-2015, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Winter Park FL
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Flamingo: Anyone can join in on Chat. We certainly do not all know each other and everyone is welcome. But I agree that your comment about "where" is appropriate for this LONG thread. I myself am burned out trying to decide where to move. I thought I had my place picked out (Greenville SC) and then visited twice and decided I could not live in the south. I haven't given up yet on moving, but I spend less time thinking about it.

You hit the nail on the head. Where is the perfect place to live and what should I do if I get there and hate it?
The lament of a lot of us long-timers on this this chat/thread. It's how I got started, and I'm still looking for my spot. The west coast (Oregon especially) has always called to me. Even did the tour and fell in love with it even more. However, my kids (well into their adulthood) were east coast. Son lived close by and daughter in NYC. So I didn't want to move "that far away from them." So ended up "retiring" to the next town over (5 miles away). That was 5-1/2 years ago. Lo and behold son now lives in CA and daughter in Australia. I laugh now because I tell them if I moved closer to them, they'd move to the east coast. So have learned you have to live in a place best for you based on your likes, dislikes and needs - and affordable. It may not be perfect but you make it work until you do find that place.

Have been on this site since 2008 and have made (and even actually met one) some wonderful friends. Though not chatting as often it is still kind a soft place to land to talk things out with people who understand what you are going through. Just like this - it's morning, grabbed a cup of coffee, and sitting here "talking" with my Golden Girls.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Winter Park FL
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Just noticed I am the first poster on page 700! Wow!!! My first post was on page 110 back in February 2009 (sorry, first thought it was 2008) - six years. I'm still a work in progress.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Karcon: You should get a special prize for your post. Page 700...Wow ! I wonder if there ever was a more prolific question on CD than the one asked so long ago by ..... omg, I forgot who it was. BTW, where is that person now? Anyone know????
 
Old 02-02-2015, 09:07 AM
 
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Karcon: You should get a special prize for your post. Page 700...Wow ! I wonder if there ever was a more prolific question on CD than the one asked so long ago by ..... omg, I forgot who it was. BTW, where is that person now? Anyone know????
The OP settled in a mobile home community in the Monterey Bay area of California.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 02:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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How did you all decide WHERE? (if it was somewhere else?) - if you are on your own, don't know anyone in a warmer climate that you know you need (except for late husband's cousins - LOVE them but don't care for the area) - figured I'd take some trips but that's still scary - HATE the idea of renting (noise, moving twice, etc.) - but don't want to make a huge mistake and buy somewhere that I HATE. Maybe this would be better for chat but those folks all seem to know each other.
Have you done the US map with X's and O's yet? Gotta X out all the places you're not interested in first (for whatever reason) to make it easier. Narrow down the field! Some people won't live in the South, some want desert, some want water, some want big cities, some want small towns ....

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Just noticed I am the first poster on page 700! Wow!!!
You're on Page 175 here, LOL
(40 posts per page, not 10)
 
Old 02-02-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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Huh? It shows as page 700 on my computer with six posts on that page. Are there different formats or something? Inquiring minds want to know!
 
Old 02-02-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Huh? It shows as page 700 on my computer with six posts on that page. Are there different formats or something? Inquiring minds want to know!
Click on My Settings (Upper left)
Click on Edit Options (Under Settings and Options)
Under Thread Display Options, look for "Number of Posts to Show Per Page"

I have mine set at 40.


ETA: Remember to click Save at the bottom of the page!
 
Old 02-02-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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I'll be darned! I've never even thought of changing that. Thanks so much! No wonder I was confused.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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No idea what you are talking about

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Have you done the US map with X's and O's yet? Gotta X out all the places you're not interested in first (for whatever reason) to make it easier. Narrow down the field! Some people won't live in the South, some want desert, some want water, some want big cities, some want small towns ....


You're on Page 175 here, LOL
(40 posts per page, not 10)
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