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Old 10-12-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Well, that kind removes part of the fun.....when your hometown team is the greatest team in NFL history, you sure as hell want everyone to know. Thatís part of being a fan.
But if you live in Philly, they wouldnít be your hometown team now, would they?
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I have no desire to live in any city.

As a retiree I migrated to the state with the highest percentage of retirees, Maine.

Maine! Seems you and I have both chosen retirement spots that are a bit less common than others. We have been going to Mount Desert Island each fall for over 15 years and just returned from there earlier this week. In fact, thought about retiring there for a few years and spent a lot of time researching the state before ruling it out. We explored Portland but ultimately concluded it was just too small for us.

I understand that Maine has the oldest average aged population of any state - even Florida. My guess is that there are many more people who retire in place in Maine than actually relocate there for retirement, though I may well be wrong. I think that because there simply are not enough good paying jobs that will attract and retain young people thus creating a robust economy. That doesnít change the fact that it is a beautiful state. I am sure you are enjoying life there.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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But if you live in Philly, they wouldnít be your hometown team now, would they?
Ha. Not necessarily. I have lived in Northern California for a long time but secretly I am a Mets and Red Sox fan since I grew up in New York and Boston
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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Ha. Not necessarily. I have lived in Northern California for a long time but secretly I am a Mets and Red Sox fan since I grew up in New York and Boston
I live in northern Californian too and openly root for my hometown teams.....the Boston teams. You can do it here without fear of somebody setting your house on fire. Not so sure that would be the case in any northeastern city. Those fans are way more serious about their teams than Californians are.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I live in northern Californian too and openly root for my hometown teams.....the Boston teams. You can do it here without fear of somebody setting your house on fire. Not so sure that would be the case in any northeastern city. Those fans are way more serious about their teams than Californians are.
While I donít think fans are quite that extreme in the northeast, I can believe what you say about Californians. They are pretty chill about everything.

I hope you are not threatened by the fires out your way. Itís heartbreaking to watch back here on the east coast.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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While I donít think fans are quite that extreme in the northeast, I can believe what you say about Californians. They are pretty chill about everything.

I hope you are not threatened by the fires out your way. Itís heartbreaking to watch back here on the east coast.
Yes, this yearly stuff with the fires is getting a bit much. I am across the bay from the fires, but know many who have lost homes between these fires and the ones further north a couple years ago.

If my house was flattened, I wouldn’t rebuild....I’d take the check and keep the land. That’s the part that appreciates and it would be hassle free real estate investing, right? Of course, most people here have much more emotional attachment than I do, so it’s hard to watch yet another natural disaster unfold.... floods, hurricanes, fires....

The miserable northeast weather isn’t looking so bad.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Maine! Seems you and I have both chosen retirement spots that are a bit less common than others. We have been going to Mount Desert Island each fall for over 15 years and just returned from there earlier this week. In fact, thought about retiring there for a few years and spent a lot of time researching the state before ruling it out. We explored Portland but ultimately concluded it was just too small for us.

I understand that Maine has the oldest average aged population of any state - even Florida. My guess is that there are many more people who retire in place in Maine than actually relocate there for retirement, though I may well be wrong. I think that because there simply are not enough good paying jobs that will attract and retain young people thus creating a robust economy. That doesnít change the fact that it is a beautiful state. I am sure you are enjoying life there.
We moved to Maine in 2005. Since then the BDN runs articles 2 or 3 times a year analyzing the US Census reports on inter-state migration patterns.

Young adults leave Maine seeking high-paying careers. Middle-aged people and retirees move to Maine for the lifestyle and low COL.

These two migration patterns nearly equal each other keeping the overall population level.

While I do know a few multi-generational Mainers, most of the people that we have gotten to know are 'from away'.
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have never experienced big city living, but you all are making it sound rather enticing. What has always held me back, besides enjoying the active rural lifestyle (which is becoming harder to keep up with when aging) are factors like city noise, cleanliness, and air quality. As far as noise, how do you sleep with all the banging and shouting and delivery noises? Do any light sleepers live in cities? As far as cleanliness, sidewalks and streetsides often have cigarette butts, bits of paper and rubbish. How are you able to ignore it? And air cleanliness, there are all those exhaust smells. Just curious.
I live in Chicago in a lovely quiet neighborhood about 6 miles from "downtown". Until 2 years ago I lived in a suburb. I am so much healthier now that I walk so much. I've also lost 60 pounds. I am still working and am able to walk to work, but I could take a bus or L train to get to just about anywhere I'd want to go. I use my car only for grocery shopping or to go to outlying areas. The neighborhood to one side of mine is a magnet for upper income families with a great shopping street, a movie theater and town square area. The neighborhood to the other side is more geared to singles with lots of restaurants and bars. I can walk easily to either of them along tree lined streets. I love where I live and plan on staying when I retire in 10 years.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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We moved to Maine in 2005. Since then the BDN runs articles 2 or 3 times a year analyzing the US Census reports on inter-state migration patterns.

Young adults leave Maine seeking high-paying careers. Middle-aged people and retirees move to Maine for the lifestyle and low COL.

These two migration patterns nearly equal each other keeping the overall population level.

While I do know a few multi-generational Mainers, most of the people that we have gotten to know are 'from away'.
You've acclimated well!!
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Center City
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We moved to Maine in 2005. Since then the BDN runs articles 2 or 3 times a year analyzing the US Census reports on inter-state migration patterns.

Young adults leave Maine seeking high-paying careers. Middle-aged people and retirees move to Maine for the lifestyle and low COL.

These two migration patterns nearly equal each other keeping the overall population level.

While I do know a few multi-generational Mainers, most of the people that we have gotten to know are 'from away'.
The only problem with this dynamic (young people leaving in exchange with old people) is that it results in zero growth. Retirees tend to pay less taxes than younger earners who buy homes and raise their families. Families also spend more than retirees, another dynamic that results in a static economy. Maine has to figure out how to fix this.
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