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Old 03-04-2017, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Single, 60-yr-old lady would like to retire in 2 years (early social security if it's still there) to the Mid-Atlantic coast (SE PA to...?) on limited income (around 1600-1800 per month), but can purchase a small home, 150-200K, in full. Not looking to be by the water on that price obviously, and not looking for "communities" which are too restrictive for my liking. I prefer the burbs or slightly rural areas as long as I'm not isolated.

I find that I now crave a somewhat moderate climate without long periods of either humidity or freezing temperatures and access to good healthcare and veterinary care. I am a "dog-person" so walking areas are important for their and my exercise. I'm not a big shopper other than the basics and have no need of a social life other than a good bible church. I also would enjoy volunteering with at-risk youth, as I just adore them and have experience in the genre both professionally and on a volunteer basis.

So am I asking the impossible? I currently live in SE PA and the prices of EVERYTHING are becoming just too outrageous; I see the "handwriting on the wall," so to speak. THANKS IN ADVANCE!.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Look hard at NC and SC.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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And......Social Security isn't going anywhere.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Single, 60-yr-old lady would like to retire in 2 years to the Mid-Atlantic coast...
on limited income ...but can purchase a small home, 150-200K

I prefer the burbs or slightly rural areas as long as I'm not isolated.
So am I asking the impossible?
All the things you describe wanting are pretty much standard fare and are pretty much
available just about anywhere you might want to be. What else do you want in your life?

Legalities aside, do you intend or prefer or expect to remain single ?
Romantics aside, do you intend or prefer or expect to live alone ?

The latitude to share costs (under whatever circumstance) almost doubles your options.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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I know someone who retired to a trailer in Lewes, DE from Oxford PA. I used to live about 25 minutes north of you into Lancaster County. They lived there for about 10 years before moving to the Willow Valley Retirement facility in Lancaster.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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It's pretty well known the most moderate climates in the USA are on the west coast, but we all have our own preferences on climate. Here's some "objective measures." It looks like anywhere but WV, AK or the Midwest/central plains would be better than PA.

Camelot Climate Index

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Old 03-04-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The South
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You didn't mention Georgia, but this little town is very nice. I don't live there, but I have driven through it a lot.
About Senoia, Georgia: History and Things to Do
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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It's pretty well known the most moderate climates in the USA are on the west coast,
but we all have our own preferences on climate.

Here's some "objective measures."
1) please learn how to size image links
2) divide the climate moderateness level by the real estate and other costs there
... then see how it shakes out.
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Look hard at NC and SC.
She doesn't want humidity, those two states are ruled out.
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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She doesn't want humidity, those two states are ruled out.
Hell, if someone doesn't want humidity, the entire country east of the Rocky Mountains is ruled out.
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