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Old 01-30-2016, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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In what universe is Arkansas "back east"? It's flyover country west of the Mississippi.
Arkansas is east of Vegas isn't it? OP said near water, not near coast
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:34 PM
 
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Davebarnes -- Yes, I keep getting that suggestion to tell Google maps what my location is, but I never do. I am not sure why they want/need that information. What does this do?
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Davebarnes -- Yes, I keep getting that suggestion to tell Google maps what my location is, but I never do. I am not sure why they want/need that information. What does this do?
It localizes the information relative to where you are. Doesn't hurt a thing.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:45 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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I think most people - especially seniors - should rule out places where things they want/need on a regular basis are more than an hour away. Because - the older you are - the less likely you are to care to drive even 30 minutes to get to things. Especially at night - and especially in heavy traffic. Then again - the OP didn't say how old she and her husband are. 52 or 62 or 72 or older. Makes a difference. Robyn
I dunno, we'll both be 70 this year and we regularly drive two hours to a beach in Delaware. We certainly drive two hours for other things to do, like a show or concert (as part of an overnight trip).
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:12 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Back East is a pretty big place. Can you be more specific?

You could google for a list of colleges that have medical schools with teaching hospitals. Then check out where they are located in terms of the other requirements you have.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:14 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Hard to imagine a college town that wouldn't be fairly progressive. As opposed to a regressive college town???????
Liberty University maybe?
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:41 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Liberty University maybe?
LU is a fake college. So, does not count.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:01 AM
 
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In what universe is Arkansas "back east"? It's flyover country west of the Mississippi.
You don't get around much, do you? There's a whole world out there for you to discover.
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Plenty of UW Extension campuses throughout Wisconsin.

https://www.wisconsin.edu/campuses/#uwco

I would imagine other states will have the same setup - major campus in large city with satellite campuses throughout the state and closer to wilderness.
Depending on how far east and north you're thinking, I would highly - VERY highly - recommend Stevens Point, Wisconsin. If you like the outdoors, water, abundant natural resources, and a progressive cultural personality, it may be the perfect place for you. Last time I checked, their college has the largest school of natural resources in the country, and the surrounding area is sometimes stunningly beautiful and with a very strong arts community. Given what you say you're looking for, I would not make my decision without including Point in my research.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Definitely Chapel Hill, NC. Maybe Athens, GA too.
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