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Old 04-15-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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Anyone have any experience with either of these cities? I think I have my retirement down to these two.

Maryville, TN and Murray, KY!!!

Anyone have any really bad, or really good things to say about either. They are both high on my list now.

I think I am a little relieved with finally coming down to two compared to 10..........LOL.

Really am afraid of making a mistake, I hate to move, and I know I am not getting any younger here. I just want it to feel like home~

when I like the two can I live in both? or decide between them?

Pray, pray, pray.........!!!!
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Congrats putty on getting it down to two places. Have you visited both of them? That's the real way to tell which one you like best. If you have seen both but can't decide maybe look at the stats on city-data and look up homes for sale.

Sometimes seeing prices and the kind of homes for sale may help you decide. One place may have better houses. If you are going to rent then look at rentals in the local newspaper.

I am getting my list of places down some but I've still got about 5 places to check out.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:08 PM
 
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hehehe, thats the whole trouble I have been to both, I should not have gone to the second one that way i wouldn't have to think about it.........LOL
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Much higher crime in Murray - look at Yahoo Neighborhood Profiles and other resources to compare the two...better air quality in Murray though.
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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All communities have something to offer and statistics don't always tell the whole story. What I recommend if you can afford it is to rent a place and stay for more than a few days. Become a local. Go about what you think your life would be like on a daily basis. How do I like the restaurants, the shopping, the newspaper, the local television stations? What are my entertainment options? Where would I go to church? Are there opportunities for volunteering or for part-time jobs if that's what I'm looking for? In other words, how does the community fit with your lifestyle and the many facets of what that means? As I've told people, selecting a place for retirement is much like making the choice of a college. Don't look at the statistics and rankings, but what's going to be a good fit for you? What feels like it could be home for the next 20-25 years?
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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Wink Me, too! Lousiana or Oklahoma?

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hehehe, thats the whole trouble I have been to both, I should not have gone to the second one that way i wouldn't have to think about it.........LOL
You ain't alone! I found the perfect spot in Oklahoma and then had to go check out a lakeplace in Louisiana and fell in love with that, too. I am going to stay 3 weeks in Louisiana and 3 in Oklahoma this Summer and try to makeup my mind. I will be checking on amenities like distance to good health care, and overall friendliness of the communities. Some places are more geared to retirees than others. Let us know which one you pick. I have a friend who grewup in Western Kentucky and he raves about it.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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Anyone have any experience with either of these cities? I think I have my retirement down to these two.

Maryville, TN and Murray, KY!!!

Anyone have any really bad, or really good things to say about either. They are both high on my list now.

I think I am a little relieved with finally coming down to two compared to 10..........LOL.

Really am afraid of making a mistake, I hate to move, and I know I am not getting any younger here. I just want it to feel like home~

when I like the two can I live in both? or decide between them?

Pray, pray, pray.........!!!!
I'm sort of in the same situation even though I won't retire for another 7 years. I've done a lot of research on places to retire and I've just about decided on Cookeville or Crossville, Tennessee. Both places have a cost of living that averages 20 to 25% lower than the national average. Tennessee has no state income tax. Property tax is lower than most places as well. I recommend that you take a trip and spend some time in both Maryville and Murray to look around and talk to people. That is what I am going to do in August. I'll be visiting Cookeville and Crossville. Good luck in selecting the right retirement place.
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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Default Have visited both of these, one several times

Went thru all that, and now it is just down to two from about 6 places.
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:01 PM
 
Location: CROSSVILLE, TN AND GREENVILLE, SC
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i live 5 min from maryville,tn,,,,,u still looking
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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I am down to 5 cities in 3 states. My wife will join me in retirement in 4 years and between now and then we will spend a few weeks in each place to get a feel for them.

Norm
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