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Old 11-10-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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My husband and I are planning to move from Saint Louis, Mo. to someplace warmer, but; not sweltering hot. Does anyone have advice or insight into retirement areas where African Americans are welcome. We are looking to garden on a small scale, say good morning to neighbors, have good medical care and possibly do some part-time work in a hospital as Registered Nurses. We have three unmarried adult offspring interested in living nearby and working in the medical profession. We have been strongly considering North Carolina.This is my first post and I am amenable to suggestions for improving my post. Thanks in advance for reading this post.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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That is an odd question....African Americans are welcomed?
Heck, we have a black president !
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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If you mean the Asheville area they have 4 seasons with cold and snow during the winter. If you mean near the coast you are talking hot and humid.

My wife and I were willing to give up the grass, trees & gardens for the great weather in Albuquerque. From what I gather it's a pretty multi-cultural.

Races in Albuquerque:

White Non-Hispanic (49.9%)
Hispanic (39.9%)
Other race (14.8%)
American Indian (4.9%)
Two or more races (4.3%)
Black (3.1%)
Vietnamese (0.6%)
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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Your first post is just fine!
It sounds like maybe you'd like a decent-sized town (not rural isolation) somewhere somewhat elevated (meaning not sea level) for milder winters and not-horrible summers, and a growing season for the garden. A lot of people do look into Tennessee or Smoky Mtn. area. I don't know specifics, because I find everything east of the Mississippi too humid.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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My husband and I moved to NC (Raleigh/Durham area) about 17 months ago. We are both in nursing as well (he is an RN, I'm an NP). This was sort of pre-retirement for us, as we'll be working for about another 9 or 10 years.

This area is known as the "Triangle" - Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, also is known as the Piedmont area. We have 4 distinct seasons. Gorgeous long Spring and Autumn, short mild winters but summer is pretty hot with humidity. We're originally from New England and just love it here. It is definitely a liberal part of NC. Raleigh and Durham are both very diverse and quite multi-cultural.

One of the reasons we chose this area was for the multitude of healthcare jobs. We have Duke University Medical Center (both DH and I work there) as well as UNC Hospitals. Excellent academic medical centers for both work and top quality care for ourselves.

I'd recommend taking a few days to visit and see for yourselves. We just love it and will definitely stay after retirement. We're 2 hours from the coast, 3 hours to the mountains. RDU airport just minutes away.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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The only ideas area is the coastal region of california and to live well the requires money;other wise too many negative IMO.As poinhted out any coastal area has humidity if that bothers you and when the temps get at 90 its hot no matter where on the coast.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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Originally Posted by norm View Post
Races in Albuquerque:

White Non-Hispanic (49.9%)
Hispanic (39.9%)
Other race (14.8%)
American Indian (4.9%)
Two or more races (4.3%)
Black (3.1%)
Vietnamese (0.6%)
Is that an example of new math?

Sort of like coaches asking their players to give 110%?
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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That is an odd question....African Americans are welcomed?
Heck, we have a black president !
Even with a black president it is still a valid question.

You might look into eastern TN. The Cumberland Plateau offers milder weather because of the elevation.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Is that an example of new math?

Sort of like coaches asking their players to give 110%?
People can be of more than one race. Maybe they count some as 2 or more races.

Always have to know how they count stats to make any sense of them.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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MadMan,

I just copied and pasted I didn't add the numbers up.
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