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View Poll Results: Best, most afffordable small city to retire to....
Boise ID 6 6.19%
Spokane WA 6 6.19%
Roanoke VA 9 9.28%
Ocala FL 11 11.34%
Fayettville AR 10 10.31%
Sebring FL 4 4.12%
Charleston WV 1 1.03%
Athens OH 3 3.09%
Asheville NC 18 18.56%
Branson MO 2 2.06%
Rapid City SD 6 6.19%
Greenville SC 21 21.65%
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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Folks must really love Greenville on CD. Seems like Roanoke VA would be commented on some more. Decatur AL is in a very high tornado risk zone according to home facts website.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:02 PM
 
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Seems like Roanoke VA would be commented on some more.
The area AROUND Roanoke is the appeal; the BRP in particular.
Within Roanoke there is only about 10 city blocks with much appeal: http://goo.gl/maps/rAIbD
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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fairhope, alabama
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:05 PM
 
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check out Hampstead NC.....close to the ocean and still relatively inexpensive.....Wilmington nearby
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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Wilmington..think I gave that place a thought or two at some point then I read some more on CD and thought, maybe not.,...
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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Try this Real Estate - 2 Homes For Sale | Zillow it's on three acres with a lovely kitchen and pool. It's in this cute little artist's village called Micaonpy. micanopy fl - Google Search just south of Gainesville, Fl were a large regional VA hospital is located. The village is north of Ocala and just south of the larger Gainesville where a U Florida campus is located.

You're right about upstate NY. It is beautiful but my utility bills are about 1/3 of what they were there and RE taxes about 1/10th, but you can get inexpensive houses and property there if you don't mind the snow and lots of it.

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:46 PM
 
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I'm a boomer. Just curious why older people want to get away from areas with the best health care and hospitals, namely, large cities.
But you do not often get best medical in large inner cities. You often get over burdened emergency services and over burdened emergency transport. Things are changing quickly to serve those boomers having the wealth and using the services. For instance the hill country of TX mentioned. The largest per cent age of millionaires in Texas is in the small town of Fredericksburg; TX. Modern new hospital and certainly within available helicopter service to Houston's huge medical center. Where the wealth goes services including healthcare soon follow. Inner cities are no longer the place to be for many things like the past; since financial crunch they have gone thru.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:48 PM
 
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Poteau, Oklahoma……………Trinidad, Colorado……...
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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Brutal, trying to decide where to....what a tough choice, been struggling with this for a few years now....
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:57 AM
 
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Brutal, trying to decide where to....what a tough choice, been struggling with this for a few years now....
What's "brutal" is the risk of doing the "move to" AND the purchase.
Take the purchase risk out of the equation.

Pick one of the top 3 places you already have it narrowed down to.
WHICH really doesn't matter (but storing large possessions might be needed).
Move there. Rent. Settle in a bit. Make some friends. CONFIRM the assumptions.

Repeat as required until you do find the assumptions confirmed.
THEN look into buying.

I suspect though, that once settled in, all manner of opportunities will develop
to move in with someone who already owns the sort of place you have in mind.
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