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Old 06-09-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Visit Tucson & see if you can get around the summer heat, you will be visiting at the worst time of the year so it only will get better... it seems to check a lot of boxes.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I haven't read all the posts, so this may have been mentioned.


Florence, Oregon is a very gay friendly town, gay pride parades, very friendly people in general.


Weather wise, it may be a bit cold. It's usually in the 60's, occasionally up to 70.



OTOH- No snow, no really cold temps.


Also has great recreational opportunities: Hiking, biking, boating, clamming, crabbing.


The wind does blow at times.


Good luck with your search!
Yes the wind does blow, and that's an understatement. Beautiful coastline. The medical must be very limited in that at area. I would think someone with medical issues, would have to consider that with Florence. Otherwise I do feel the Coastal area of Oregon is beautiful.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:21 AM
 
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This is probably cliche but have you thought of Provincetown? The only thing missing is mountains. It juts out there in the ocean and doesn't get the snow that Boston gets and the snow it does get melts rapidly.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Visit Tucson & see if you can get around the summer heat, you will be visiting at the worst time of the year so it only will get better... it seems to check a lot of boxes.
It is hot and dry. I was surprised what a poor city Tucson is. Its no wonder the condition of its roads are in such disrepair. Evidently the state must invest only in Metro Phoenix. I was also surprised how high the rents are, as well as how high they increase. The UofA dominates Tucson. Which I was told impacts the rent in Tucson. I liked the surrounding mountains, especially My Lemon. Old Tucson Studios was fun to visit. Ordinarily I wouldn't say this but sometimes we should say it like it is. I found many of the gays I met in Tucson were very snobbish. What they had in common was noticeable. Many of them moved from Calif Metros. They had big money, and little respect for those of lesser financial prosperity. I found them pompous and ignorant. So no I would not be interested in Tucson. Not just because of the types I mentioned. I just don't care for the environment of Tucson. For those that do, more power to them.

Thanks for the info though.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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This is probably cliche but have you thought of Provincetown? The only thing missing is mountains. It juts out there in the ocean and doesn't get the snow that Boston gets and the snow it does get melts rapidly.
I'm from Mass originally, about 60 miles from Provincetown. Its very small with little housing and next to no parking. The cost of housing if one could find it is not possible for many retirees. By the time late spring comes, your stuck there. Tourist pour in the Cape is one massive traffic jam all the way to Sept. Nice place I agree, but again as most gay areas. Expensive locations. Residents wouldn't be many retirees. If they were their higher incomes retirees. Very limited Medical. Everything is a drive to Hyannis. Basically Ptown is a vacation town, always has been. Fun place to visit if you take the boat from Boston, because a parking spot is hard to find.



Thanks for the info

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Old 06-10-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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I live on the Cape and it's none of those things. The traffic you speak about, for two summer months, doesn't compare to... let's say Tampa, or any other big city, and the back roads get me anywhere I want to go in July and August. And as far as only wealthy retirees, no. The Cape today is flooded with retirees and frankly, we settled on Cape Cod vs anywhere else in New England because of economics. The property taxes are half what you'd pay over the bridge because we share high schools and have only two major highways to support. We have two good hospitals with Beth-israel Deaconess right over the bridge in Plymouth. If parking is your woe, it's because you're looking at it through the eyes of a visitor as all residences will have at least a driveway.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I live on the Cape and it's none of those things. The traffic you speak about, for two summer months, doesn't compare to... let's say Tampa, or any other big city, and the back roads get me anywhere I want to go in July and August. And as far as only wealthy retirees, no. The Cape today is flooded with retirees and frankly, we settled on Cape Cod vs anywhere else in New England because of economics. The property taxes are half what you'd pay over the bridge because we share high schools and have only two major highways to support. We have two good hospitals with Beth-israel Deaconess right over the bridge in Plymouth. If parking is your woe, it's because you're looking at it through the eyes of a visitor as all residences will have at least a driveway.
The post I replied to was about Provincetown. I don't think the person that wrote it was commenting on the rest of the Cape. If the person meant the entire Cape I didn't catch it. sorry
I'm sure there is a variety of retirees in all the communities. That's why I mentioned the closest sizeable hospital to Ptown is probably Hyannis. Is Hyannis the closest one to Ptown?

I'm glad you like your area on the Cape
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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Me and my closest friend who is a lesbian have been discussing about moving in together. We've been friends for more than 10 years and are quite joined at the hip going through life's ups and downs.

Anyways, been reading this thread with interest. Keep it up.
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I live in MA and I think you could pick any small town and be part of the family gay or otherwise. Massachusetts is a state that could easily claim the most open and inviting state. I might be biased but I have traveled around. I find the residents of MA and my town in particular very open to people of all stripes. But I don't live on the cape. Too crowded during the summer for me.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I live in MA and I think you could pick any small town and be part of the family gay or otherwise. Massachusetts is a state that could easily claim the most open and inviting state. I might be biased but I have traveled around. I find the residents of MA and my town in particular very open to people of all stripes. But I don't live on the cape. Too crowded during the summer for me.
Yes I agree. Many of the towns are pretty open, but like anywhere. Your going to find those that are not so much. Overall though Mass is pretty open. Unfortunately much of the housing is very old and very costly. Combine that with the long cold winters and enough said I guess. What family I have left on this planet lives in Mass. They hate those winters and the cost of Mass. Not one of them would leave though.
Its home and its all they have known in their lifetime.
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