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Old 02-10-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Lynchburg, Va.

Yep. The opening poster described perfectly the mountains of SW VA; NE Tennessee and western North Carolina. This is the bible belt, very conservative and strong faith. The mountains prevent the oppressive heat you find elsewhere in the south. Lynchburg is Jerry Falwell territory, neighboring Roanoke/Blacksburg, Johnson City or Knoxville Tennessee would be other good possibilities. Asheville may be more liberal but it's still the bible belt. But it's probably too expensive. Not sure about public transportation but UBER is available most everywhere now.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Ecuador It has a very low cost of living. It is very stable. It is a Catholic country and very religious. The climate I show here.



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The coastal lowlands in the western part of Ecuador are typically warm with temperatures in the region of 25*C (77*F).[2] Coastal areas are affected by ocean currents and between January and April are hot and rainy.[3]
The weather in Quito is consistent with that of a subtropical highland climate. The city has barely any cool air since it is close to the equator. The average temperature during the day is 66*F (19*C), which generally falls to an average of 50*F (10*C) at night. The average temperature annually is 64*F (17.8*C). There are only really two obvious seasons in the city: dry and wet. The dry season (summer) runs from June to September and the wet season (winter) is from October to May. As most of Ecuador is in the southern hemisphere, June to September is considered to be winter, and winter is generally the dry season in warm climates. Spring, summer, and fall are generally the "wet seasons" while winter is the dry (with the exception of the first month of fall being dry).
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: equator
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Greenville, SC. You have Bob Jones University!


Not sure how humid it is.


Pretty humid here in Ecuador, at least on the coast. I'm not sure Catholicism dove-tails with conservative Christianity? But every taxi driver has a Virgin or Jesus statuette on the dash.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Idaho
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Greenville, SC. You have Bob Jones University!


Not sure how humid it is.


Pretty humid here in Ecuador, at least on the coast. I'm not sure Catholicism dove-tails with conservative Christianity? But every taxi driver has a Virgin or Jesus statuette on the dash.
I was going to suggest Greenville but it's really hot as it's not in the mountains, just next to them.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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Shangri-La!

Or, of course, you could give more information, like what you can afford per month, if you need particular medical facilities, if you can handle snow, need to be by beaches......

Otherwise, just Google Shangri-La and you'll be home free. The place with no problems, everything you need,and anyone can afford.

I wasn't aware there were rules about how specific I had to be in asking a question. And I see absolutely no reason why you found it necessary to be nasty. God bless you.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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Well, to be fair, some of that information would be useful. Two older people living in an area with a lot of snow (like some of the places mentioned) would probably have difficulty getting around. If you're looking for a low cost area, then hiring reliable people to clear the walkways may cost too much, and having a delivery service if the snow is so bad you can't get out to get groceries may also cost too much. Also, a lot of small towns may have limited medical services, so you'd have to factor in the cost of paying someone to drive you to a larger facility, should you need one. Those are valid things to consider, and would help other posters to narrow down some choices for you.
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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I wasn't aware there were rules about how specific I had to be in asking a question. And I see absolutely no reason why you found it necessary to be nasty. God bless you.
To know more, though I agree a flip answer isn't nice. I went back and read through your history. Sounds like you have been looking for a long time. Your finances seem to be your greatest stumbling block. Small Christian college towns seem most fitting. Unless you are in the mountains, the south will be humid. We love Asheville-but it is too liberal for you for sure. Hendersonville is conservative, and a small town near Hendersonville might work for you. Most people that I have met in North Carolina are very pleasant and friendly-but probably would be put off by too much unsolicited straight talk.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:22 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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... I went back and read through your history. Sounds like you have been looking for a long time. Your finances seem to be your greatest stumbling block. Small Christian college towns seem most fitting. ....
Approved ^^^^

You have also looked at very expensive places, so...
  1. take a step back,
  2. Define your budget (reality, not wishful thinking)
  3. Determine your climate (tough to change that!)
  4. Screen for required services (if you are car-less, THAT is very tough in USA, consider overseas BTDT, not ez, not impossible, but VERY educational and EYE-OPENING!)
  5. Add your wishes. (social / political environment)
  6. THEN start hunting / asking advice.

(I would do a retirement lifestyle / goals / finances spreadsheet (as I have created and done, and it really forced me to get away from emotional desires and focus on reality of what the PROOF / statistics revealed (no more Wyoming, my favorite choice ... worse yet it illustrated that where I was currently at was BEST! And I was certainly NOT very happy with that! both Long term and short term scenarios pointed out where I was most likely to stay within budget and longterm plans) I had to re-allocate my financial assets and cashflows to support my current location, that was not my idea of 'happily retired', but my spreadsheet was not lying to me, it was just informing me of the facts from a non-biased perspective.

So far so good (retired 12 yrs, and still FAR from age 65)
Wasn't what I planned, definitely not PERFECT! but it has been a nice and fruitful journey.

More 'retirement' / changes / plans / experiences coming daily.

Stay 'flexible'
Count your blessings
Name them One by One...
http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...y-flexible.jpg

Best wishes from all of us at C-D
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:33 PM
 
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My sister and I are looking for a friendly, politically conservative, Christian friendly place to move to. We are car less people as we spent our entire lives in cities with good public transportation but we want to live differently now. A smallish city would be great; hopefully, a walking friendly place.

We don't have a lot of money and we're looking to rent. I'd love to live in a small house.

Hope to different kinds of climates except for extremely hot, humid summers. They make us literally sick.

Sorry if I sound picky but we'd like to age gracefully in a happy place. Thanks for any and all suggestions!
Are you going to remain car-less?
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