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Old 07-17-2018, 07:08 AM
 
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I guess perhaps the OP should have said "Gay-FRIENDLY" small town in his or her title. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think there are any towns in the U.S. in which the majority of residents are LGBT -- are there?
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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Check out Nevada City, CA. In the mountains, quaint, seems to be a large gay population. Beautiful location, about 2 1/2 - 3 hours from SF. Hour from Sacramento airport. Close to Lake Tahoe, lots of lakes and rivers and hiking. Reasonable housing costs (for CA! . Mild winters, but close to ski resorts for winter sports.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:10 PM
 
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I guess perhaps the OP should have said "Gay-FRIENDLY" small town in his or her title. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think there are any towns in the U.S. in which the majority of residents are LGBT -- are there?
Yes, Palm Springs CA. Not only is more than 50% of the resident population gay, in 2017 the City Council became 100% LGBT.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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Yes, Palm Springs CA. Not only is more than 50% of the resident population gay, in 2017 the City Council became 100% LGBT.
Was just thinking Palm Springs, but wouldn't really classify it as a small town (but that's relative).
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Was just thinking Palm Springs, but wouldn't really classify it as a small town (but that's relative).
Unbelivably hot with relentless sun and little to no shade. There isn't any real tree cover. Electric bills from hell. I would call it a retirement place, for a higher income person. Although I've heard references to nearby communities as options. Such as Cathedral City. I don't know what these nearby communities are like.

Palm Springs is a nice place to visit in the winter. I've been thru the area in summertime, some years ago. It really is suffocating heat and you can't escape that kind of heat, without a drive to the crowded coast.

There was a thread on CD at one time about Palm Springs living. Many of the replies main comment, was the very high electric bills. That and expensive housing. Or the income tax on their retirement income.




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Old 08-09-2018, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Check out Nevada City, CA. In the mountains, quaint, seems to be a large gay population. Beautiful location, about 2 1/2 - 3 hours from SF. Hour from Sacramento airport. Close to Lake Tahoe, lots of lakes and rivers and hiking. Reasonable housing costs (for CA! . Mild winters, but close to ski resorts for winter sports.
Hopefully that area is not in the fire zone. Its so sad how much of beautiful Calif is on fire.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: California
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Hopefully that area is not in the fire zone. Its so sad how much of beautiful Calif is on fire.
I am in Nevada City right now for work *cough* *cough*
You don't want to be here
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:00 PM
 
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California just has WAY too many problems (the constant fires REALLY freak me out!!!). And it's expensive. Not a place for most of us in retirement.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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Hi Jimrob1,

I live in San Diego but I've been looking in other areas of California and Southern Oregon. I prefer the mountains or at least someplace with a lot of trees. People would probably think I'm crazy for wanting to move from San Diego but where I live, it has turned into a mini-Mexico. I have a lot of friends from the Hispanic community but it gets a little much when all the store announcements are made in Spanish. It feels alienating. Plus a lot of the resources are used to help undocumented residents. The wait for my doctor has become ridiculous because Kaiser cannot turn away anyone. So, I'm paying the full rate (via my company) and I have to wait a long time to see anyone.

Where I used to live before I moved to take care of my Mom, in the Santa Cruz mountains, it was my idea of heaven. Trees, close to Santa Cruz and 45 minutes drive to SF to attend cultural events. I lived there for 20 years and now I cannot afford to buy there again. Shacks are selling for 700K.

I've been looking at Medford, OR, Shasta County and Twain Harte which is near Yosemite. The houses around that area are affordable (especially for CA) but I don't know if there is a gay community at all.

I drove to Oregon to look around and really loved an area called Rogue River but it doesn't look like there is any gay life there because it's a really small town. I think most socializing is done around church things.

I think it is wise to be cognizant of a community and their tolerance level. The fanatics are very scary.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I am in Nevada City right now for work *cough* *cough*
You don't want to be here
Stay safe. Hopefully these fires will end soon. I understand the police have questioned someone suspected of setting one.
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