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Old 09-29-2019, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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That formula would not work for me, walking quickly becomes a hardship because of assorted pains. Driving is easy, but I don't go very far anymore.
Being 85 might be a factor.
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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State College, PA is a vibrant community. A bit pricey if you're a student. Tons of activities and options.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I don't live there, but I've visited a friend a couple of times who lives in Eugene, Or. She owns a nice little house about a block away from the Willamette River, and is within walking/biking distance of downtown and the University. There are lot's of local businesses, restaurants, and coffee shops.
Don't know if there are any loft opportunities, but it is a beautiful little area.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:40 PM
 
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Providence, RI has these micro apartments in a renovated mall downtown.
https://www.businessinsider.com/amer...tments-2016-10

Ty for this video, sooooo neat and interesting to me. It actually makes me think about what a person really needs in life to be happy.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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I own a mixed-used Commercial / Residential building that is located in the center of a town. It has storefronts on the ground level and apartments upstairs.

I do not have any vacancies at this time.

I have single-occupancy efficiency apartments that go for $350/month if the tenant pays for utilities, or $450/month if I pay for utilities. There is a laundry room on-site available to all tenants. A metro bus stop is located immediately in front of the building. A restaurant/bar is across the street. A chain pharmacy, a VFW post and American Legion post are all located within a block away.

This is located in Old Town Maine.

I will look into this, tysm!!
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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Greenville, SC
This is one of the areas I would be interested in checking out a little more, any more info you can give me? I will go to the SC posts and do a little more digging.
Hoping to see you there.......lol.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:17 PM
 
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"very busy downtown loft" and "above a quiet store" seem mutually exclusive to me. I mean the store itself might be quiet, but I think there would be lots of noise in a very busy downtown.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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I am retired and I have always had this vision of living in a very busy downtown loft, above a quiet store. I would like to give up driving and walk, or bike everywhere. NYC is out of the picture because it is too expensive, and crowded but I havent been to too many places where this is possible. Anyone know of something or somewhere that may be more of a reality? It is just me, no kids! It would be fun to walk to the stores or coffeeshops.
You didn't say what your price range or space requirement is, but DH and I walked past this building recently while we were catching a show in town and were like . There are older but still nice, less expensive buildings of course. This is toward the high end. You might want to check out the Greenville-Spartanburg forum here on City Data for more info about what's available in the area.

https://thegreeneapts.com/
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Chicago has many areas that are quite walkable like:
https://www.walkscore.com/IL/Chicago/Lakeview
and
https://www.walkscore.com/IL/Chicago/Lincoln_Park

Here is the app that gives walkability score but unfortunately you have to know the address, you can't search for all scores over 95, for example (that I know of anyway):
https://www.walkscore.com/android/
I was going to suggest Chicago, and I see reneeh has already done it.

My son and his wife live and work in Chicago. They've never owned a car -- never needed one. Rents in Chicago (for nice but not luxurious apartments) are a small fraction of what they cost in New York.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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You didn't say what your price range or space requirement is, but DH and I walked past this building recently while we were catching a show in town and were like . There are older but still nice, less expensive buildings of course. This is toward the high end. You might want to check out the Greenville-Spartanburg forum here on City Data for more info about what's available in the area.

https://thegreeneapts.com/

Pretty ironic that I have been all over SC, NC and never once seen Greenville. Maybe that would have been my golden ticket.......lol.
Ty for the URL
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