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Old 05-17-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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Depending on how mild you'd like the winters, Albuquerque or Las Cruces might be good for you. Keep in mind that Las Cruces is really hot (often 100+) during the long summers. It's cooler than Tucson, however. Albuquerque has lower summer temps and during the day in the winter, it's often 50/60s.
I know how hard it is to find the right place, but this site and it's helpful posters are a good source. Good luck.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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Tek,

We have ruled out the south and we're concentrating on the west.

30apples,

We will make a summer trip to Las Cruces to see if we can take the heat. There are many hot & humid days here in NY when we just stay in the house, I think that a hot and dry climate wouldn't be as bad. We were in Phoenix when the temps were in the low 90's and it was quite pleasant.

Norm
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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Norm,
Las Cruces fits you bill. And if the temps are going to be hot, just get your running done early in the day or after 4 it tends to cool off. Go out and visit a week or so. We were going to choose LC but decided on Alamogordo, NM instead because of the quick trip up the Mts if we choose.
Jane
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I hope you post your reactions when you visit NM, and in particular, Las Cruces.
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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I hope you post your reactions when you visit NM, and in particular, Las Cruces.
When I said a summer trip I meant next summer, my wife is getting over back surgery so we won't be going anywhere this year.

Norm
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I hope she recovers well.




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When I said a summer trip I meant next summer, my wife is getting over back surgery so we won't be going anywhere this year.

Norm
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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just thinking that someone looking for beautiful area with mild weather, not too humid (very long beautiful springs and falls, short summers and winters), excellent health care, much diversity, many recreational, educational, and entertainment possibilities should look at the Asheville, NC area. Moved from there 4 years ago, so dont know what housing costs are now. Everyone seems to love the area.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:55 PM
 
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My husband and I are also looking for a retirment destination, with your basic requirements....but we're looking for a small property (10 acres or so ) to accomodate our 3 horses. We like GREEN ( no high desert ) preferably with mountain views, in the neighborhood of $450K.
HELP...my husband is getting desperate to retire from our Midwest home.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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We own undeveloped property east of Albuquerque ( just over the Sandias ), but may not retire there now. Very High elevation ( 7000 ft ) and my husband misses green grass, trees, etc. Otherwise, probably fits your requirements
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:24 PM
 
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I am retired and my wife will be retiring in the next few years at which time we plan on moving away from the NYC area. I would like to know if there is an area that meets our requirement or at least most of them.

Liveable humidity level (very important for health reasons).
Mild winters.
Near a city with a college (for cultural events).
Good medical facilities nearby.
Not too conservative.
Religious diversity. We are non practicing Jews but obviously would not want to live where Jews are discriminated against.
Within easy driving distance of an airport.
Good shopping i.e. Lowes or Home Depot, Dept. Stores, Target, etc.
Decent restaurants.
Houses below $250,000.
Reasonable taxes.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Norm
Everything you want is here in Ashland, Oregon except the 250k house. In Medford, which is nearby, you might find something in that price range.
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