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Old 03-20-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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All of the posts have me really intrigued. I moved to Ft. Lauderdale from McLean, VA (Wash, D.C.) years ago to escape the traffic and smog. The weather wasn't a big issue - the summers were, however, far worse than Fort Lauderdale because of the air quality.

What is the air quality in these areas? I have a friend who lives in Yorktown Heights, NY and the area is quite lovely. She is now retired, a widow, and can not imagine living anywhere else. Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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South Jersey is a nice place to retire too! I know lots of people who love it down there, no more than 2 hours from NYC. Their kids and grandkids love to come visit with all those white sandy beaches they have and the bay is great for boating.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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One of the reasons my sister chose Milford, PA, was the relatively cool summers. She had been in Texas for a couple of years and fled the heat. Winters are snowy but she likes snow since she doesn't have to go anywhere in it.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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The crisp, clean mountain air in and around Pike County cannot be beat!!
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Thanks everyone for great suggestions. I think they are going to look in vicinity of Ocean Grove in NJ next week, but I will give other suggestions. Jersey Man- is this in vicinity of where you live? what do u think? Our neighbor recently bought house there and loves it.
Ocean Grove is the first town south of Asbury Park which is a urban city which is undergoing a large rebirth and rehab. It still is a pipe dream in my opinion but to each there own. Ocean Grove is a small quant town with many restored victorian homes that were converted to bed and breakfast places and condos. It is a nice town with a small boardwalk. It looks like from the outside like a gated community because it's 1 road in and out from the west side of town. Unfortunately due to budget cuts, the state of NJ released many physciatric(sp) patients years ago and some of them hang around on the boardwalk benches. I 'd say you could most likely see 10-20 of them walking around at any given time. They keep to themselves but just be aware. It's a decent town but wouldn't be my first choice if moving to the area. Anyway good luck. Sorry
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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Geesh- That doesn't sound too good- and dangerous. We are not familiar with Jersey Shore- except trips to LBI/Wildwood years ago. My mother really wants to buy near a nice beach area, near other retirees- so they should look in Bay Head, Waretown??? Are these the names of the towns? Anything to avoid in these areas?
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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If she is looking to be near the ocean why not look on Long Island? Water everywhere, beautiful beaches, & really low crime!
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Geesh- That doesn't sound too good- and dangerous. We are not familiar with Jersey Shore- except trips to LBI/Wildwood years ago. My mother really wants to buy near a nice beach area, near other retirees- so they should look in Bay Head, Waretown??? Are these the names of the towns? Anything to avoid in these areas?
Bay Head is one of the most upscale communities on the Jersey Shore. It has a New England theme to it with all the clapboard houses. It is an ordinance
in town. No aluminum siding. It boarders the northern part of Barnegat Bay with several exclusive marinas. It's home to the Bay Head Yacht Club one of the premier yacht clubs on the east coast. If you can afford it THIS is the place to buy. You are close to the boardwalk of Point Pleasant if needed for the children. They have a very small downtown area with a bakery,small sandwich shop,post office,bank and the police station. This town is extremely safe and top notch. I live close by and the only crime consists of speeders and maybe a car breakin once a month. This puts you about 1hr and 15 -30 minutes from Manhatten with a good commute.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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Default Waretown, NJ

Jersey Man: I heard about that over 55 community. I told it was beautiful. can you tell me anything about the area:

Supermarkets: any in the area or do you have to travel

Malls with department stores

hospitals.

Thanks. Iris
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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I'd say there are some nice little towns in the Catskills right above New York. My family is from there originally - it might be more expensive than it used to be what with "city people" buying up properties, but if that's not an issue, it's a beautiful area.
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