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Old 02-08-2015, 05:10 PM
 
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Perhaps where you are, but certainly not in older parts of the country like New England. There are no "clusters" (wish there were). Everything is far-flung. Supermarket one direction, doctors and dentist another, mall or downtown shopping another, etc...Whether you live in cities like Boston, Worcester, NYC, Hartford, etc or in a small town (or, definitely, rural) you are packing some serious miles on in the course of one day. I often wonder about how my rural friends, and those in large cities, are going to negotiate their outings in elder years.

So, I'm curious...where are these clusters?
My husband spent the last four years of his career at the University of Toledo and rented an apartment a mile and a half from his office. What I noticed when I spent a sabbatical there was how logically parts of West Toledo were organized: main shopping/services streets a mile or so apart with residential streets running perpendicularly between them, with fairly frequent bus stops. Daily errands did not require a car at all in that part of town.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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My husband spent the last four years of his career at the University of Toledo and rented an apartment a mile and a half from his office. What I noticed when I spent a sabbatical there was how logically parts of West Toledo were organized: main shopping/services streets a mile or so apart with residential streets running perpendicularly between them, with fairly frequent bus stops. Daily errands did not require a car at all in that part of town.
Sounds ideal. Where's Toledo?
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Sounds ideal. Where's Toledo?
Ask Cpl. Klinger!
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Ask Cpl. Klinger!
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Great response
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Holy Toledo, go Mud Hens!

Toledo is in northwest Ohio, on the western end of Lake Erie, about 50 miles south of Detroit. It's a former industrial powerhouse which has struggled in the last 3 decades. One thing in Toledo's favor is a good geographical location along main east-west and north-south rail lines, Interstate 80 & 90, and Interstate 75 (Canada to south Florida). Toledo is one of the rust belt cities, but it did not lose as much of it's population base as places in Michigan like Detroit & Flint.

I've been to Toledo a few times. Because it was home to a lot of prosperous manufacturing companies in the first half of the 20th century, the city is loaded with the types of classic buildings, museums, parks and performing arts centers that one would normally find only in much larger cities.

Because Toledo's population has declined in the past few decades and there is no influx like in sunbelt areas, there are a LOT of houses available to buy or rent at very reasonable prices. Many of these were built in the early 20th century, and were well built with brick exterior and nice hardwood floors. Many are small 2 or 3 bedroom and 1 bath, which was common at the time.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Ask Cpl. Klinger!
Who's he?
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:44 PM
 
Location: land of ahhhs
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Who's he?
LOL! I'm going to wonder if you're really a boomer, NEG.
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Here, negirl ...
Maxwell Q. Klinger
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Here, negirl ...
Maxwell Q. Klinger
Oh! I sort of guessed that but I wonder if NEG will know. The only reason I might have guessed that is that I knew someone who used to watch that program. But then, I never watched Dallas either.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:12 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Oh! I sort of guessed that but I wonder if NEG will know. The only reason I might have guessed that is that I knew someone who used to watch that program. But then, I never watched Dallas either.
How terribly UnAmerican!
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