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Old 11-30-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Knoxgarden ...

Do you have tornadoes there?

I'll check out the link you gave. Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:40 PM
 
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LauraC...

You are soooooooooo TOTALLY right! Golfing, hiking, all that stuff is sooooooooooo NOT us! Fishing, Bingo, Crafts, Gambling, hubby is a lifetime NRA member, etc etc.

I printed what you wrote and will start over based on your criteria. It was good advice. And has actually given me hope that we will find what we want. We have 18 months to do it, so I'm confident if I start looking for what WE want instead of looking at what "THEY" think we want, we'll find something! Again, thanks.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:48 PM
 
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OMG ... if we lived in Indy, my husband would totally kiss my feet! He's NASCAR through and through!

Thanks for the info. I never even gave Indiana a thought. It's not in "tornado alley," is it?

I will definitely check it out. We really don't have an income problem. We're not rich, but between Social Security for both of us, his VA retirement, and my pension from my government job, we're fine. We just don't have a big savings (two kids in college = break the bank). So, we're going VA for a home loan (no down). Heck, we pay $1,000 a month NOW for rent, and that's without heat, electricity, cable, and phone !!!

Thanks again! I'll definitely give it a look-see.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:53 PM
 
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Norm:

Actually, my husband does not use the VA hospital system. He has Medicare and military medical insurance. So, in our search, we are looking for the best cardiac hospitals or the hospitals that have the latest technology.

Thanks for the response!
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Knoxgarden ...

Do you have tornadoes there?

I'll check out the link you gave. Thanks for the info!
Not really. Small ones touch down occasionally and hit trailers, but East Tennessee has pretty agreeable weather. Four real seasons but it never gets too hot or too cold.
We do have lots of prime fishing spots and good hunting. Plus there are a lot of ATV clubs that let people who can't or don't care to do a lot of walking get out into the wilderness.
Windrock ATV Club Home
Indianapolis is a nice city. I considered moving there before I decided I didn't want to leave the South.
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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LauraC...

You are soooooooooo TOTALLY right! Golfing, hiking, all that stuff is sooooooooooo NOT us! Fishing, Bingo, Crafts, Gambling, hubby is a lifetime NRA member, etc etc.

I printed what you wrote and will start over based on your criteria. It was good advice. And has actually given me hope that we will find what we want. We have 18 months to do it, so I'm confident if I start looking for what WE want instead of looking at what "THEY" think we want, we'll find something! Again, thanks.
If you need any help trying to research those activities, let me know. For example, I'm in a state that has no casinos but there is a bus to a casino in North Carolina, that picks people up in my Tennessee town once a week and other nearby towns on different days of the week so if I wanted to go to a casino, I wouldn't have to rule out my town/state. Look up the casino and then check for bus tour links. Fishing opportunities and gun clubs should be easy to research and crafts, my suggestion would be to check the yellow pages if you have a town in mind. Then take the name of the stores and do Google searches on them. Many crafts stores offer classes, too.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:59 AM
 
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Indy has few tornado type issues but good weather warning systems.

We have good hunting and fishing in fact my bosses husband has just finished deer hunting season. He was out almost every day.

Kentucky also has lots of lakes and fishing.

We have so many great hospitals that it causes quite an issue choosing the one you want to go to. Several new specialty cardiac hospitals, great childrens hospitals, teaching hospitals, etc.

Indy is a big city with 4 fantastic quilting shops, two fantastic cross stitch and fiber shops, 4 Hobby Lobby stores, 3 Joann super stores, Lots of big box stores of all kinds. There are several specialty Hobby stores for mostly the manly hobbies too like radio controlled cars.

We have minor league baseball stadium, Pacers Basketball, Colts football with brand new stadium being built and all downtown. Indy 500 oval track (inside the I465 ring road) and all the parades downtown for various holidays. I dont think we are missing anything.

There are all the various choices of housing. In fact, the various patio homes which we looked into are on each side of town and in some of the smaller suburban towns if you like a smaller area to get to know.

So as we age, we can choose from a wide variety of housing styles and prices. Really depends on what you want to do on a daily basis, how far you want to travel to get to things, how important it is to be close to doctor/hospital.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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I noticed Knoxgarden recommended Fairfield Glade in Crossville, TN. We researched and visited many places to retire to. Of all the places we stayed, I loved Fairfield Glade the best. The cost of living is very reasonable and the people are extremely friendly. My husband liked Sahuarita, AZ better because of the warmer climate. So here we are in AZ. It is a great place and I'm enjoying it, but a part of me still wishes I was in Crossville.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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NW Arkansas is a good choice, such as Bella Vista:
http://www.beautifulbellavista.com/index.htm
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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Default Senior Housing NY State

http://seniorhousing.state.ny.us/search/begin.htm (broken link)

You might check this website to see if there is any housing that meets your financial and physical needs.
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