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Old 02-21-2017, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by LoriNJ View Post
Hmm, maybe I will consider Los Alamos. I would love to hang out with scientists and fellow nerds!
Los Alamos has a lot to offer but inexpensive housing is not one. It's well above the national average in that regard.

Also - and this is just my experience - it sorely lacks cultural and culinary amenities. I've never eaten at a place there - casual or upscale or in-between - that I'd remotely consider recommending to anyone. Exactly zero northern NM restaurants and one very sad so-called Mexican restaurant. If there are any theater or musical or literary venues, I must have missed them. I don't recall there being a movie theater or retail shopping mall but again I could have missed them. It's a town with a very short history (nothing pre WWII), so if that's your thing, move on.
I'm not sure they have a hospital there. Could be wrong, though.

All that said, it's a gorgeous and safe, if somewhat isolated, mountain town. Mild summers and cold winters that in most years provide skiing opportunities. Santa Fe is only about a 45-minute (give or take) drive down the hill.

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Old 02-22-2017, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by PierPressure53 View Post
Thank you for the idea, but my wife would never go for retiring outside of the U.S.

That's a shame. I live in a retirement haven on the other side of the world where the weather is ideal (considered by the CSIRO to be the best in Australia) - summers are pleasantly warm but not usually too hot (average high in summer 27 degrees C, average high in winter 18 degrees C) (we did have an extremely hot day recently (46.5 degrees) but that day broke the all time record in this area) . It is also popular with younger families.

Originally Posted by PierPressure53 View Post
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.

As a female, I wouldn't have any qualms in the town I'm in. Having said that, as a female, I would just point out that I would consider "safety in numbers" when it came to finding an ATM at that time of night and thus would probably use an ATM in a club (eg lawn bowling/RSL/league club) or a late opening supermarket.

Also, even if I still lived in the city (closest being Sydney), I would probably feel "safer" withdrawing money at 11pm in Kings Cross (the red light district (I did live close to there for a while)) than in a safer outer suburb - again "safety in numbers".

I think someone mentioned Las Vegas - as a woman, I would probably consider withdrawing money in a casino there safer than in the suburbs.

Btw I don't know how old the OP is but one thing to remember is to not be too far from good health services.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:51 AM
Location: SW Florida
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[quote=luv4horses;47263645]Thank you Mr. Rider. I was using this common definition.
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Yes thank you.^^^^^^
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