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Old 10-03-2007, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We have been very happy with Maine.

Very low taxes and very rural [about 9 people per square mile].

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Old 10-04-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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We have been very happy with Maine.

Very low taxes and very rural [about 9 people per square mile].

I met a couple who were originally from Portland, Maine, and they could not wait to get back - in spite of the snow. Lovely people. With this global warming, and the crummy response to it, I think Maine, and not Florida, will be the new east coast retirement mecca.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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forest beekeeper

There seems to be climate/weather changes all over the US and the entire globe for that matter. What changes have you noticed in Maine?

blessings...Franco
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Visit Memphis and Nashville, TN. What kind of poisonous vermin does Knoxville have?
There are some very nice suburbs in the Memphis area. Atlanta may appeal to you and it is one flight away from most places. The politicians are corrupt but today is election day and hopefully we'll see change for the better. Phoenix, AZ is good.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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forest beekeeper

There seems to be climate/weather changes all over the US and the entire globe for that matter. What changes have you noticed in Maine?

blessings...Franco
Having been here for only three years, we have not witnessed any changes.

Folks say that before the 1930s, the rivers routinely froze over and everyone drove over all rivers. But that stopped happening in the mid 1930's and now very few rivers freeze over thick enough to allow vehicle traffic.

But then again it does sound like the 1930s were much hotter than it is toady.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Remember that being retired means you don't have to go anywhere when it snows or is bitterly cold. No job you have to get to or things that have to be done.
You can get just about anything delivered through the internet, including groceries and medication.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Remember that being retired means you don't have to go anywhere when it snows or is bitterly cold. No job you have to get to or things that have to be done. You can get just about anything delivered through the internet, including groceries and medication.
Good point.

I commonly go days at a time without leaving the property. However my wife now likes having a career, after years of following me around the world.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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Good point.

I commonly go days at a time without leaving the property. However my wife now likes having a career, after years of following me around the world.
I like that.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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Default Snow birding in Nev

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have you considered northern Nevada, we are retiring in Northern Nevada from Alaska, we plan to be snow birds. When we decided to retire outside we started traveling around and kept coming back to Nevada. No state income tax, low sales tax and low property taxes. We are out in the middle of nowhere they says but it works for us. Power, Water, telephone and roads that lead anywhere and everywhere.
Where abouts in Nev do you live? What's the climate like? I've heard that Nev is an inexpensive state to live.
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