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Old 01-01-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Upstate NY - Saratoga
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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I find, from doing 3 years of work on the net, that there are pockets of areas where large numbers of retirees are moving to. Of course, we have Florida and Arizona and Las Vegas; but there are also pockets of retirees flocking to Maine now.
Illinois, I checked recently, around the Chicagoland area seems to have nobody flocking to it--except the very wealthy from the suburbs are now moving into the city downtown. And you have to be wealthy to move there as a studio would cost me $200K without a parking space, too. That is high.
Austin, Texas, has many going there, but many are moving outside Austin. However, it is booming.
San Antonio is getting many, I understand, but many are also moving out of there once they get there.
Any idea where other HOT pockets in this country retirees are moving to now?
Ashland, Oregon.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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Anyplace voted "best place" by this magazine or that. (equals rise in prices and influx).
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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Default Retirees moving to NE Alabama

Mod cutDear TootsieWootsie

First I have an Aunt Tootsie. I love the screen name. I am the Retiree Development Manager for The Chamber of Commerce in GadsdenAL in Etowah County, AL. Many retirees have been moving here and all along NE Alabama. In the last 30 days, I have helped relocate 6 to this area. I would love to send you a Retiree Relocation Package about this area if you would contact me Let me tell you a little about the area,-City Population is 38,979 and County Population is 103,459,Property Taxes are among the lowest in the country -For a $150,000 home property taxes range from $540-$735 a year, depending on which municipality you live inside Etowah County,Sales Tax is between 8%-9%, depending on which municipality you live in,Gadsden has one of the lowest cost of living in the nation,Retirement Incomes are tax exempt •No Inheritance Tax and Estate Tax,Top Rated Hospitals according to HCIA, Inc. & 60 minutes to a top 5 Nationally Ranked Hospital, UAB in Birmingham, AL,For 99.9% of diagnosed illnesses treatment is available by a qualified certified physician,Low Crime Rate - 20% Lower than National Average, Gadsden Municipal Airport and 45 minutes from Birmingham International Airport, Interstates within 90 miles of Gadsden, AL,4 Sunny Seasons with a long growing season of 261 days,Average High Temperature is 89.0F[font=Arial] and Average Low Temperature is 49.4F - We usually only have 2 months cold weather. This week a cold front came in but next week we will have highs of 60-70's. Tornadoes mostly miss us and the mountain shields us it seems...... It seems a lot of people have moved here from FL because insurance companies will not insure some due to the hurricanes. Some miss the 4 seasons. Some miss being close to the beach, mountains, and plains...........We hope you discover your Fountain of Youth here with us in Gadsden, AL... We are letting America see our little secret that we have been sharing with retirees for years. I have lived in NY, Orlando, Nash, spent a lot of time in AZ and CA, but my heart rest here in Gadsden, AL on Lookout Mountain -Gateway to the Appalachian Mountains.. Thanks

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Old 01-03-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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I don't know if this is the most popular place, but after quite a bit of searching we decided to head for the North Georgia mountains.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I don't know if this is the most popular place, but after quite a bit of searching we decided to head for the North Georgia mountains.
For a visit, or to move there? It is very scenic, but not much going on. It is close enough to Atlanta if you like going into the city now and then, but Atlanta has become a dangerous place to be, so I don't recommend spending too much time intown.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Dahlonega. I love it there. Probably won't go into Atlanta for any reason except the airport.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Dear Mgood--You have posted an almost identical ad for Gadsden, AL several places in the retirement forum, and twice in the same thread. These forums are not marketplaces for you to advertise and especially not multiple times. Please stop.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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Dear Mgood--You have posted an almost identical ad for Gadsden, AL several places in the retirement forum, and twice in the same thread. These forums are not marketplaces for you to advertise and especially not multiple times. Please stop.
Dear normie

I want you to love Gadsden as much as I ... I just moved here from Nashville after being gone for 15 years-- 1 am getting married and have adopted 2 children that have lost their mother and have decided not to move my family to Nashville but stay here and decided to help retirees because I love helping people......... .. I too was searching for a home, a place to call Home and I found it. I wanted the world to know about Gadsden, AL........... I am sorry you do not feel the same as I do....
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I smell a salesman... but now that you've started your writing posts that are different each time and geared towards sharing info, it's ok, I guess. The mods are in charge, anyway. We have a great mod, I respect her decisions.

BTW, just on the off chance you're wondering, please don't use the direct mail on these sites to "personally invite" me to visit NE Alabama, either. Not suggesting that you're going to try this. But just in case the idea has occurred to you--don't do it. I had a salesman from Fairfield Glade send me a few of those. Maybe it's just me, but I really don't like being contacted by salesmen.
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