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Old 10-14-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Cookeville TN
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My wife and I are planning to retire, on a budget, and we are looking for the state with:

1) No state income Tax
2) Lowest Sales Tax
3) Lowest Property Tax

Or the best combination of the three.

We plan to buy a few acres and raise chickens, maybe a goat or two, and have have a garden and try to live a quiet life, minding our own business. We would love to find a house/manufactured home in good condition and 3 acres for not more than $75K. My wife would like to locate near but not in a small city maybe 25K in population with a full service hospital. I am a veteran and would like to be withen 40 miles or so of a VA medical center or clinic.

We don't have strong preferences about weather except we do not want humid hot summers such as Florida or the Gulf Coast states.

The weather here is California where we live is great, but its way too expensive here and taxes keep going up, plus the state is going the wrong direction culture-wise, with all the liberals and the crooked politicians. We would live Oregon and/or Washington, but prices are high in those areas and the liberals are ruining those states as well.

Some states we have looked at are Arkansas and Tennessee, Wyoming, Utah.

Can anyone suggest any good low cost states to retire?

Also where can I get the information about sales tax rates, property tax rates, etc?

Thank you for any help and/or advice.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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we do not want humid hot summers...we have looked at are Arkansas
I think you are confused.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Actually if you google "best states to retire" you'll get a slew of information. LOL there is always some type of list

Kiplinger has a good one based on cost. "cheapest places to retire". I think they ranked Decatur Ala as number one.

lol, Pennsylvania is pretty retiree friendly but unfortunately us liberals maybe too much for you. (tongue in cheek)

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Old 10-14-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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A house on 3 acres for $75K, within 40 miles of a VA clinic and no hot humid summers and minimum taxes.

I doubt it exists.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My wife and I are planning to retire, on a budget, and we are looking for the state with:

1) No state income Tax
2) Lowest Sales Tax
3) Lowest Property Tax

Or the best combination of the three.

We plan to buy a few acres and raise chickens, maybe a goat or two, and have have a garden and try to live a quiet life, minding our own business. We would love to find a house/manufactured home in good condition and 3 acres for not more than $75K. My wife would like to locate near but not in a small city maybe 25K in population with a full service hospital. I am a veteran and would like to be withen 40 miles or so of a VA medical center or clinic.

We don't have strong preferences about weather except we do not want humid hot summers such as Florida or the Gulf Coast states.

The weather here is California where we live is great, but its way too expensive here and taxes keep going up, plus the state is going the wrong direction culture-wise, with all the liberals and the crooked politicians. We would live Oregon and/or Washington, but prices are high in those areas and the liberals are ruining those states as well.

Some states we have looked at are Arkansas and Tennessee, Wyoming, Utah.

Can anyone suggest any good low cost states to retire?

Also where can I get the information about sales tax rates, property tax rates, etc?

Thank you for any help and/or advice.
Once you find a state be sure to look at utility costs. They can vary a lot. My community has two electric suppliers and within 10 miles there are probably 5 or 6. Remember heating A/C will vary by temperature.

Search for a cost of living index for states then cities.
Check if your utilities such as water and sewer are provided. If not are there plans to expand to your area?
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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"Also where can I get the information about sales tax rates, property tax rates, etc?"

the internet?

utah has state income tax
utah has sales tax on almost everything, including groceries
utah has a fair amount of corrupt politicians/fraud/graft.
your choices to be close to VA or clinic can be found on the VA website. i think utah is in VISN 19
the only thing i found cheaper here is property taxes but i'm not on the wasatch front.


nevada?
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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No idea OP, but following this thread, as I, and I expect many others, are sort of looking for the same thing! Hence my user name! I have not found this ideal location as of yet, but considering Delaware, Tennessee and a couple of mid-Atlantic/mid-western states. Every state seems to have a draw back or two, there is no perfect place, at least not in the US!
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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My wife and I are planning to retire, on a budget, and we are looking for the state with:

1) No state income Tax
2) Lowest Sales Tax
3) Lowest Property Tax

Or the best combination of the three.

We plan to buy a few acres and raise chickens, maybe a goat or two, and have have a garden and try to live a quiet life, minding our own business. We would love to find a house/manufactured home in good condition and 3 acres for not more than $75K. My wife would like to locate near but not in a small city maybe 25K in population with a full service hospital. I am a veteran and would like to be withen 40 miles or so of a VA medical center or clinic.

We don't have strong preferences about weather except we do not want humid hot summers such as Florida or the Gulf Coast states.

The weather here is California where we live is great, but its way too expensive here and taxes keep going up, plus the state is going the wrong direction culture-wise, with all the liberals and the crooked politicians. We would live Oregon and/or Washington, but prices are high in those areas and the liberals are ruining those states as well.

Some states we have looked at are Arkansas and Tennessee, Wyoming, Utah.

Can anyone suggest any good low cost states to retire?

Also where can I get the information about sales tax rates, property tax rates, etc?

Thank you for any help and/or advice.
Well there is Texas - around San Antonio area. You could probably find a place for that price out in the country. Be close to a major VA hospital, no state tax, no food tax, no property tax if you are 100%VA disabled. But it can get hot and humid here. Sorry
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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Quote: Originally Posted by rod5591
we do not want humid hot summers...we have looked at are Arkansas

I think you are confused.

And Tennessee...
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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Texas is pretty hot and property taxes are pretty high........
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