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Old 03-18-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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My parents are looking to buy a home to retire in. All of their kids live around NYC. Anyone have any recommendations for good retirement locales- nj, ny, ct???? They are presently looking at some places in south jersey. They would prefer to be near water, anything within 2 hours of NYC. Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Why not the Northern Poconos in Pennsylvania. I would move to the Lake Wallenpaupack area in a heartbeat if I was retired. Check it out...
Hawley - Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I live in this general area. It is beautiful, lots of water. In fact, just today as I was driving up North I commented to myself (no one else in the car) how lovely the creeks, streams and river are in this area.

It is about 2hrs from downtown NYC, or perhaps 2-1/2hrs by public transportation.

Only one problem I've experienced: lots of snow this winter, but my neighbours take it in stride.

Check out Western Sullivan County, upper Orange County (NY), Wayne, Pike County (PA).

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Why not the Northern Poconos in Pennsylvania. I would move to the Lake Wallenpaupack area in a heartbeat if I was retired. Check it out...
Hawley - Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Oh, I fogot about the cheap taxes and living expenses. And I belive that they do not tax on retirement money.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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What do you mean..no .tax on retirement? I just did my taxes and I paid tax.


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Oh, I fogot about the cheap taxes and living expenses. And I belive that they do not tax on retirement money.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:51 AM
 
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Check it out. Go down the page till you come to Retiremnet Income Taxes

Taxes by State




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What do you mean..no .tax on retirement? I just did my taxes and I paid tax.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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My parents are looking to buy a home to retire in. All of their kids live around NYC. Anyone have any recommendations for good retirement locales- nj, ny, ct???? They are presently looking at some places in south jersey. They would prefer to be near water, anything within 2 hours of NYC. Thanks!
Nadia, I live in the northern Ocean County area in NJ. We are about 65 miles to NYS. I live within walking distance to Bay Head which is a lovely oceanfront community. The beaches are absolutely beautiful in the area. Within 1 1/2 hours of NYC. They have many retirement communities in all price ranges within 15-20 minutes from the beach on Ocean County. They have a lovely community with a new clubhouse 40,000feet on a golf course named Greenbriar in Waretown that 20 minutes to Long Beach Island. I think the homes range from 300-400K. Boating,swimming,fishing abounds in this area. Good luck I would give more info if needed and I am not a realtor.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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My sister lives in Milford, PA, and plans to retire there next year. She's currently telecommuting to a job in Manhattan.
It's a pretty area, at the Delaware Water Gap. Lots of rivers, lakes, forests. There is bus and train service to Manhattan out of Port Jervis. It's about a an hour and a half, two hours depending on traffic.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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I would second the Milford, Pa area. I just made my way there two times in the last couple of weeks. It has lots to offer and is centrally located to many other amenities and has quite a bit of charm.

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My sister lives in Milford, PA, and plans to retire there next year. She's currently telecommuting to a job in Manhattan.
It's a pretty area, at the Delaware Water Gap. Lots of rivers, lakes, forests. There is bus and train service to Manhattan out of Port Jervis.
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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Nadia, I live in the northern Ocean County area in NJ. We are about 65 miles to NYS. I live within walking distance to Bay Head which is a lovely oceanfront community. The beaches are absolutely beautiful in the area. Within 1 1/2 hours of NYC. They have many retirement communities in all price ranges within 15-20 minutes from the beach on Ocean County. They have a lovely community with a new clubhouse 40,000feet on a golf course named Greenbriar in Waretown that 20 minutes to Long Beach Island. I think the homes range from 300-400K. Boating,swimming,fishing abounds in this area. Good luck I would give more info if needed and I am not a realtor.
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.
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