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Old 02-19-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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People I knew who we're living near me retired in Oregon and Colorado. Not sure price still low there or not but I think they are reasonable mike. Colorado is zone 7 and Oregon is 8 or 9. Gardening zone.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: plano
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If you define mild as not getting too cold but hot summers ok then check out Sherman and denison texas. Both are roughly 50 population and 10 miles aparr. Near lake texoma and about an our from Northern dallas suburbs for your city fix. Can be at dfw airport in an hour and a quarter. Good economies safe and good weather other than summers when it's hot as hades. But not so hot I can't play golf all summer.

Another less expensive option is durant oklahoma. It's 20 miles from denison so just across the state line. It's a nice growing college town with lots of entertainment options with a good sized casino there. It's less than 2 hours from dallas downtown and the airports too. Oklahoma has income tax but super low property tax compare to texaa. Cost of living is less in oklahoma and durant is one of the best fast growing towns in oklahoma. It's population counting immediate suburb areas is around 25k.

Kee o us posted on where you decide and ask away if you have questions on these spots.

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Old 02-20-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I haven't retired there, nor researched it, as we're happy where we are, but I recently spent some time in Las Cruces, NM & found it to be very charming for it's small size. Nice looking houses, big town amenities it seemed & read articles about how many people are retiring there. Beautiful scenery.
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Old 02-20-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Depends on what you mean by mild weather. You can certainly buy a house or condo for under $300,000 in Fort Myers, Florida IF you don't mind hot and humid weather from June-October. It rarely gets cold enough to put the heat on and if it does, it is only at night. It always warms up during the day to high 60's or low 70's even during a cold snap. However we are pretty far down the peninsula so it will take you a good 6 hours just to get out of the state from here. Lots of snowbirds in the fall/winter which makes the traffic aggravating. People think hurricanes when they hear Florida but where I live in SW Florida, we have only had two hurricanes since 1960 and the last one wasn't even a direct hit.


However I don't know if I would call this area "small" anymore. There are certainly a lot of small towns in northern Florida with more of a four seasons climate. We have no sales tax on food and no state tax.


Someone mentioned Oklahoma but I always think tornados when anybody mentions those areas.
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: The middle
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I have not retired but I have researched Sierra Vista, AZ. Mild climate, inexpensive, about an hour from Tucson.

Cottonwood, AZ and Prescott,AZ are more expensive, but there is housing for under $300,000 so they may be an option as well. Both have a mild climate.

Las Cruces, NM was mentioned and the suburbs/outskirts of Albuquerque might work for you also.
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: NC
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If the terms are incompatible or contradictory, then poster TwoByFour used the term "oxymoron" correctly. He is saying that in his opinion, the three conditions are incompatible and contradictory. Therefore, if you do not agree, then you should say, "No, I think such places can be found" instead of implying that he doesn't know what an oxymoron is.
Thank you Mr. Rider. I was using this common definition.
https://literarydevices.net/oxymoron/
Oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect. The common oxymoron phrase is a combination of an adjective proceeded by a noun with contrasting meanings, e.g. “cruel kindness” or “living death”. However, the contrasting words/phrases are not always glued together.

A typical oxymoronic phrase does not follow the pattern A + B + C does not equal D. But let us not divert the thread.
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: equator
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Thank you for the idea, but my wife would never go for retiring outside of the U.S.

John

Dang it, there goes my suggestion. It's not for the faint of heart.


Deserted white sand beach and all.....
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:25 PM
 
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If you define mild as not getting too cold but hot summers ok then check out Sherman and denison texas. Both are roughly 50 population and 10 miles aparr. Near lake texoma and about an our from Northern dallas suburbs for your city fix. Can be at dfw airport in an hour and a quarter. Good economies safe and good weather other than summers when it's hot as hades. But not so hot I can't play golf all summer.

Another less expensive option is durant oklahoma. It's 20 miles from denison so just across the state line. It's a nice growing college town with lots of entertainment options with a good sized casino there. It's less than 2 hours from dallas downtown and the airports too. Oklahoma has income tax but super low property tax compare to texaa. Cost of living is less in oklahoma and durant is one of the best fast growing towns in oklahoma. It's population counting immediate suburb areas is around 25k.

Kee o us posted on where you decide and ask away if you have questions on these spots.

The crime looks rather high in Sherman and Denison.
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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You need to define low crime. What's low to me may be unreasonable to you.
Low crime to me would be a place where my wife could go to the ATM at 10:00 or 11:00 at night, and me not worry about her. Not sure if such a place exists, but that would be my definition of loa crime.

John
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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You must be kidding. Thanks for biggest laugh of the day. I live in a reasonable safe, it's rated very safe, but I wouldn't do that even.
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