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Old 10-09-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Best neighborhoods to retire.

If life after work means more than a beach chair, the best place to retire might be the big city. We looked at 30 of the nation's largest metro areas and found the right neighborhoods for you.

Best neighborhoods to retire - New York (1) - Money Magazine

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Old 10-09-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Oh. Dear.

Who wrote this article--people in their 20's? I looked at the places they were suggesting for each of the cities I happen to be familiar with. I wouldn't recommend them at all. Woodley Park in Washington D.C.??? Where cost of rent would quickly eat through all your savings... where the average retirees would have to settle for some rundown dump? Where there are regular muggings and robberies? Where the heavy traffic is dangerous for someone who can't cross the street quickly? Are they kidding? Midtown in Atlanta???? The South Loop???

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I just looked at a few of them. It's too slow to go through all of them. Thanks for the info but I've got to say No no no no no too. The ones I saw were all big cities areas.

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:05 AM
 
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It is best to make ones own list, always remember these lists are other peoples list and most likely do not reflect each indiviudals likes and dislikes. Never choose a place or anything for that matter by some list that says it is best, always do your own research and see if its on your best list.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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LOL, I totally agree! I never find the lists very helpful, but usually I can at least figure out why certain places were suggested (even if they weren't right for me).

I couldn't resist commenting on this list, though, because it's so-o-o bad. These city spots are good places for 20-somethings, but not at all practical for retirees.
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Sometimes I get the feeling like they (not sure who they are) are trying to "herd" us into the urban core. I would not suggest San Francisco to even a young person let alone a retired person. I dread going to the AIA conventions when they insist on holding them there. New York scares me to death.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:02 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Sometimes I get the feeling like they (not sure who they are) are trying to "herd" us into the urban core. I would not suggest San Francisco to even a young person let alone a retired person

Gosh, I love San Francisco, but I can not even afford to buy a studio apartment in a decent area there. Is that why you would not suggest it, motley?
I like smaller cities myself. Big ones are just too hard for me to contend with.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We have dreamed of retiring rural, and focused much of our investment portfolio with that in mind.

Now with my pension, we have bought a bunch of land, in a forested area and are in the process of converting part of it to farming. We have goats, pigs, and chickens. We have fishing available to us within walking distance on our land, and hunting.

Our taxes are very low, local crime is almost off the chart low, the local economy is slightly depressed so my pension compares very favourably.

We are finding most people are fairly friendly around here.

We like rural.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:36 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Well, it's pretty much a premise of the article that it was going to focus on big city retirement, and went from that point. So if you wanted to retire in a large city, the article might be useful. Although, given the condo prices, you'll also have to be retiring very well off for the majority of sites and be willing to sink that much money into housing.
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