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Old 08-11-2017, 05:46 PM
 
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We retired to a beautiful beach community, 4 seasons, lots of retirees just like us, so much to do, lower COL, beautiful new home.

Family loves to visit. So much to do here, they truly feel like they're on vacation, not just visiting mom and dad.

We skype and facetime and regularly see the kids and grands. Plus one child moved down they liked it so much.

Many people we've spoken to who live in communities like ours feel as we do, that we are truly living the retirement dream. No regrets.

Hope you all find your happy place!
Sounds just like a place we have been searching for in retirement.....care to share
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't you in your early 30's?

So how would your judgement about what older people do be based on anything other than a young person's POV based on a bunch of generalizations?

Of course you find it "bizarre". You haven't even lived half your working life yet.
And the stuff I liked/disliked/tolerated in my 30's is waaaaay different than whats important to me now that I'm approaching 60.


I used to enjoy winters when I was in my 20's. now i don't.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Long time lurker here and very occasional poster. I enjoy reading about everyone's choices....but:

Question......why won't people in these retirement threads say where they live? I don't mean nitty gritty specifics, but at least the area and state....southern California, northwest Kansas, etc.

It's very frustrating to read descriptions of places and how much people enjoy their retirement locations but won't say where. Some things might strike a chord with people......we live in a coastal community with great tennis, or we have lovely mountain views and mild winters......and people might be interested in investigating the area. It would really be helpful to those of us trying to figure out this next chapter. And actually, if the town/area is large enough why not just say.....Knoxville, TN, Sarasota, Fl.
This is one of my pet peeves also. I think the desire to remain anonymous is why people don't say where they live. But really, folks, nobody knows who you are here on C-D so stating your location wont give any meaningful clues about you. And it might help someone else to know where you are talking about, good or bad,
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:13 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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This is one of my pet peeves also. I think the desire to remain anonymous is why people don't say where they live. But really, folks, nobody knows who you are here on C-D so stating your location wont give any meaningful clues about you. And it might help someone else to know where you are talking about, good or bad,
I've never been shy about where we relocated. Middle Tennessee, on the outskirts of Cookeville. When I walk in the morning, I'm looking at the first step up to the Cumberland Plateau, about a quarter mile away from my house.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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Ansible....thank you!

No one expects someone to say they live at 123 Oak St in Raleigh, NC....but can't you at least say Raleigh, NC? And unless you're using your real name, how would anyone find you?....even if they wanted to, which is probably unlikely.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You don't understand... if us NYers didn't complain we would have an identity crisis! We would be Minnesotans or something!
Oh, we complain plenty here
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