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Old 02-19-2017, 10:37 AM
 
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Hi. I am looking from input from those who have retired to an inexpensive housing (under $300,000) retirement location, that has mild weather and relatively low crime. Where is the location and is it what you thought it would be, and are enjoying your retirement.
The above is what my wife and I are looking for, and only have a few years before retiring and finding our location.

Thanks.
John
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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I retired to the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru and it ticks all your boxes plus living on the Pacific Ocean!
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I live in Las Vegas. I live in a working class neighborhood that's very urban. I have been here since 2008 and the only crime I have seen is once I lost a side mirror on my car to vandalism. My own fault for leaving my car on the street. It's a great place to live. Food is cheap and most everything is reasonable. It has to be because wages are very low here and if the COL goes up the casinos/hotels would lose their workforce.

There is a lot to do and eating out is cheap too. And there are lots of choices. It's too hot here for 4 months of the year but the rest of the year is perfect. My patio doors are open right now!
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Old 02-19-2017, 02:43 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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inexpensive housing (under $300,000)... mild weather... relatively low crime.
WELL under $300,000 (but you could spend that much or more if inclined).
Aside from peak summer humidity issues the overall weather is mild.
Spring and Fall are usually long and lovely.
Crime -in any area- is about where you spend your time.
Property crime is hard to avoid anywhere.

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Old 02-19-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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WELL under $300,000 (but you could spend that much or more if inclined).
Aside from peak summer humidity issues the overall weather is mild.
Spring and Fall are usually long and lovely.
Crime -in any area- is about where you spend your time.
Property crime is hard to avoid anywhere.

www.cityofthearts.com
www.piedmontcraftsmen.ord
Winston Salem, NC Events Guide - Arts, Dining, Entertainment and Community Calendar in Winston Salem, Piedmont Triad, NC
https://www.uncsa.edu/performances/index.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway

Crime appears to be pretty high in Winston-Salem????
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Old 02-19-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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I retired to the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru and it ticks all your boxes plus living on the Pacific Ocean!

Thank you for the idea, but my wife would never go for retiring outside of the U.S.

John
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Old 02-19-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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I live in Las Vegas. I live in a working class neighborhood that's very urban. I have been here since 2008 and the only crime I have seen is once I lost a side mirror on my car to vandalism. My own fault for leaving my car on the street. It's a great place to live. Food is cheap and most everything is reasonable. It has to be because wages are very low here and if the COL goes up the casinos/hotels would lose their workforce.

There is a lot to do and eating out is cheap too. And there are lots of choices. It's too hot here for 4 months of the year but the rest of the year is perfect. My patio doors are open right now!
Las Vegas would be fine October thru May, but I wouldn't be able to stand the heat. We have been their in August and it still over 100 at midnight. I know it's a dry heat, but............................


John
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:00 PM
 
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I retired to the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru and it ticks all your boxes plus living on the Pacific Ocean!

Thank you for the idea, but my wife would never go for retiring outside of the U.S.

John
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Crime appears to be pretty high in Winston-Salem????
Is that a question?

It exists certainly...
but it doesn't appear to be "pretty high" to me.
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Where are you coming from amd how far are you willing to move? We have set a limit of an 8 hour drive as we will continue to go home for holidays etc
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