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Old 04-22-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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I will be retiring soon and want to know what others think is the best place to retire. I am not looking for any of the big cities like Washington DC, California etc. A nice place that is diverse. I want to live someplace that is accepting of everyone - not blatantly racist. Not too overly expensive. Any suggestions? By the way I already live in Iowa. Do not plan to retire here.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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"A nice diverse city that is accepting of everyone and not overly expensive; and isn't Iowa." - Could you possibly be a tad more general?

For your sake, I certainly hope the level of thought you have put into where you are going to retire ... doesn't represent the consideration you have given to other aspects of your pending retirement!

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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I will be retiring soon and want to know what others think is the best place to retire. I am not looking for any of the big cities like Washington DC, California etc. A nice place that is diverse. I want to live someplace that is accepting of everyone - not blatantly racist. Not too overly expensive. Any suggestions? By the way I already live in Iowa. Do not plan to retire here.
Give the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area in North Carolina a review.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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What are you looking for in terms of climate and things to do? There are many inexpensive, beautiful small towns in Oregon, and no sales tax.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Why not just come to AZ? Everyone else is. You might as well be part of the gang.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Whatever you do, do NOT go to Wyoming! Brutal winters...constantly windy...nothing but cowboys...everybody's got a gun...nothing to do...you have to drive either a pick-up or a Subaru...

Yeah, you don't want to go there. Or at least wait a bit and let me get settled in first.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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First places come to mind would be Texas, Colorado and AZ. All those have both strong liberal and conservative philosophies going on in large numbers in their states, have a wide variety of folks from the USA and foreign countries. All have large metro cities and a lot of rural land and small towns.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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I will be retiring soon and want to know what others think is the best place to retire. I am not looking for any of the big cities like Washington DC, California etc. A nice place that is diverse. I want to live someplace that is accepting of everyone - not blatantly racist. Not too overly expensive. Any suggestions? By the way I already live in Iowa. Do not plan to retire here.

Thousands of Iowans migrate to Phoenix and Tucson each winter. It is much less expensive than a lot of the areas mentioned above.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I would go to a small town in New Hampshire, because the Yankee mentality trumps the cold winters or to Northern Jutland in Denmark where people are very much the same, self-reliant and accepting of everything except for encroachments on their personal freedom. My roots are there, anyway. I miss the woods, the general stores, the maple sugar candy and most of all, the "tonic".
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I will be retiring soon and want to know what others think is the best place to retire. I am not looking for any of the big cities like Washington DC, California etc. A nice place that is diverse. I want to live someplace that is accepting of everyone - not blatantly racist. Not too overly expensive. Any suggestions? By the way I already live in Iowa. Do not plan to retire here.
Not enough information.

Do you like hot? cold? humid? ocean? forest? desert?
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