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Old 02-19-2018, 01:21 AM
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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Cumberland Plateau in TN.
I was a PA & FL snowbird and gave it up to live year round here. 4 acres w/ a view. Deed restricted community. Couldn't really find better. Legal weed would be nice though. Taxes are low. No place is perfect. This is close.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Would love to retire in these boonie, rural mountain-top A-frame homes in the beautiful forests, away from crowds.......but as i get old, will need to be close to healthcare, banks, grocery, etc.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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Would love to retire in these boonie, rural mountain-top A-frame homes in the beautiful forests, away from crowds.......but as i get old, will need to be close to healthcare, banks, grocery, etc.
One big reason we decided on the Hendersonville, NC area. You have both here, natural beauty and convenience.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Can anyone give me some ideas for retirement areas that tick my boxes?

1. Four seasons;
2. Mild winter (a few snows a few inches at a time is ideal);
3. Not hot or humid summer;
4. Conservative (fiscally AND politically);
5. Reasonably priced housing;
6. Low cost of living;
7. Possible waterfront living available;
8. No weird bugs, snakes or crocs in lakes/rivers, etc.

I'm having a hard time finding places to go that might match this wish list.

Thanks!

EDJ

This list is kind of irrational. It seeks contradictory characteristics.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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This list is kind of irrational. It seeks contradictory characteristics.
Not really. Places exist in the US that meet the criteria.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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This list is kind of irrational. It seeks contradictory characteristics.
I've never seen one of those "ideal retirement" lists that didn't.

They're usually a laundry list of nice-to-haves and think-it-might-be-nice-to-haves. We rarely hear from these people after, but I'm guessing at least some of them end up in a place they love but is not very similar to the list they started with.

I guess I'm lucky. I've known for a long time where I want to retire to. And since no place is perfect, I know I'll be traveling a few months out of the year.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:24 AM
 
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I've never seen one of those "ideal retirement" lists that didn't.

They're usually a laundry list of nice-to-haves and think-it-might-be-nice-to-haves. We rarely hear from these people after, but I'm guessing at least some of them end up in a place they love but is not very similar to the list they started with.

I guess I'm lucky. I've known for a long time where I want to retire to. And since no place is perfect, I know I'll be traveling a few months out of the year.
Exactly right. I don't know of a 'perfect' place. So, important to try to find one that ticks most of the boxes.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Nowhere.

Although, the Delmarva Peninsula seems to come close (Delaware, Virginia, Maryland.) Not sure on COL or politics there, though.

Anywhere that's warm will have snakes and/or bugs. Anywhere that doesn't will have more winter weather. Even if you go somewhere like Boone or Asheville NC, you trade humidity for more snow. Roanoke VA area near Smith Mountain Lake might work. Lake of the Ozarks could work.

But all of those places have, to some degree or another, hot and humid summers.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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Nowhere.

Although, the Delmarva Peninsula seems to come close (Delaware, Virginia, Maryland.) Not sure on COL or politics there, though.

Anywhere that's warm will have snakes and/or bugs. Anywhere that doesn't will have more winter weather. Even if you go somewhere like Boone or Asheville NC, you trade humidity for more snow. Roanoke VA area near Smith Mountain Lake might work. Lake of the Ozarks could work.

But all of those places have, to some degree or another, hot and humid summers.
Asheville would not work since OP wants conservative.
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