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Old 08-03-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: HP/Eagle Rock
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My mom was very fortunate to find a MH for $25K in a park with lot rent of $400/mo. My sister is helping my mom get it. She lives off a small SS and NYS pension. I hope she will be happy there. I have never been except to drive through on way to White Rock/Vancouver years ago.

 
Old 08-03-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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Default Fairhaven

I have family in Bellingham. It is a beautiful area, and there is lots to do. It generally rains quite a bit; this year it is hot and dry, but that is not the norm. As I recollect Fairhaven is small, with a very attractive downtown. I think it would be a terrific place to retire.
 
Old 08-04-2015, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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How close is Fairhaven to Bellingham & what's the cost of living there? I have been to Bellingham & it is so beautiful.

Never mind the question of Fairhaven' s proximity to Bellingham, I liked it up. But I would still like to know the cost of living there.
 
Old 08-04-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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How close is Fairhaven to Bellingham & what's the cost of living there? I have been to Bellingham & it is so beautiful.

Never mind the question of Fairhaven' s proximity to Bellingham, I liked it up. But I would still like to know the cost of living there.

I've always used Sperling to do cost of living comparison between cities. Maybe this will help a little?
 
Old 08-04-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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If you google Bellingham, there's tons of information on this place.

However, if anyone has an inclination to depression or SAD, I would be very cautious about moving to the PNW. It is cloudy, overcast, rainy most of the year.
 
Old 08-04-2015, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I remember that & you're right. And yes, I have to remember that, thank you. I do have depression which has worsened since the car accident which ruined my back. I am on medication but still...
 
Old 08-04-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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Not all depression is vulnerable to SAD ("all vegetables are not turnips…"). I personally would have more depression anywhere more humid, which appears to be my vulnerability as far as depression and weather goes.
 
Old 08-05-2015, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Mine is general depression & SAD. My Dr put me on high potency vitamin D in January because I was way deficient & I'm also on antidepressants. Yes, it's in great part due to the accident, but has always been underlying. So, even though I dream, I know I would not do well there.

It's only when I was working my team had a quarterly meeting there & I really loved it. But, it was never in bad weather.
 
Old 08-05-2015, 05:36 AM
 
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I've known people with SAD who did remarkably better in a very sunny climate, be it Florida or Arizona or New Mexico. Me, when I lived in Santa Fe, as much as I loved the perfect dry air and temperatures, found the daily blinding sun sort of disorienting- no room for moods, especially down ones. I gather winter has the same effect on some people, too. I agree with meo that there is often an existing depression, but that it is somewhat mutable to external factors like weather and light.
 
Old 08-17-2015, 05:02 PM
 
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I am over 60 and have to move from my slice of heaven to a lower elevation..which is breaking my heart. Here, I am surrounded by mountains, have the desert 40 minutes away...at 6500 ft, the winters are mild, the summers too..I broke down and bought a whole house air conditioner 3 years ago..because August is daggone hot! The drought impacted us so that I couldn't water in the spring..and lost alot of perennials..even tho they are supposedly drought resistant. It was the first time in the 20 years I've lived here that water was restricted..but just for a few months.
Central Utah is a great place to retire...I'd sell my house to the first person that could pay the mortgage so I can leave.. sadly. If you like 4 wheeling, hunting, and hiking, you'd love it here...

Last edited by Gottamove52; 08-17-2015 at 05:52 PM.. Reason: forgot the main reason I posted..I need to move to Washington where my daughter is!
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