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Old 02-17-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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Does anyone read this? I get it because I just plain like reading about places, and it's an addition to the Money magazine/Kiplinger "Best Places" kind of lists. Now I do admit that, had I not found the Colorado town I'm moving to, I likely would not be looking for someplace to move to. Where I am has enough pluses (and is convenient) that I likely would just stay here- maybe try to find a way to go somewhere in the humid summers that suited better.

Of course, being about retirement, there are a lot of towns that have "better" weather, meaning less winter. (I personally do not like humid summer or oven-blasting heat).

I also notice that it's all "we/we/we" with silver fox male-female couples sailing, golfing, etc. Pretty standard stuff. Has anyone found these rundowns on different places to lead to some place of interest?
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Years ago Durango Colorado was considered one of the top places to retire. Is that the place?
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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My place is Ridgway, which is about 70 miles as the crow flies from Durango (but about three hours in good weather on the most scenic road...)
Ridgway is too small to ever make one of those lists. I did consider Durango but that was when I was thinking of moving before retirement. I still think well of it but probably couldn't afford it.
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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it is really just a lot of advertising
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:39 PM
 
Location: 26N x 82W
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My place is Ridgway...
You made a very good choice to relocate! Western Slope is the best part of Colorado these days.

A former coworker used to get that magazine, agreed about the lots of advertising comment.
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I see it as strictly for high rollers.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I see it as strictly for high rollers.
me too. beyond my budget.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I read and enjoy the magazine. If a place is real hot or cold they minimise that. And yes the ads especially have a lot of beautiful people who are suppose to be our age but look 50.
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Old 02-18-2017, 05:35 AM
 
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I am not sure if I have seen this particular magazine but I agree that most (all?) of the magazines about places to retire somehow seem to have tie in ads from builders/developments in the very areas touted as being worthy. Certainly some places might be revealed that I did not know about-----
It's a good start to get information but I take it all with a grain of salt.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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I do look at the ads more than articles, just to see what one gets for how much. I enjoy the photos of places. I remember once seeing a photo and thinking how I could live there, and turns out I already did- it was a picture of Boston at its best (and most expensive).

Like I've said, I'd be staying right where I am (with grumblings to the humid summer and a good part-time income 20 miles away) if I hadn't started vacationing in this small CO town in 1988 and have felt pulled to live there.
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