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Old 10-24-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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I completely agree with you! Asheville often appears as one of the top retirement meccas, so we visited Asheville twice and could not for the life of us figure out why we would want to move to Asheville....same with Prescott and Winston/Salem...everyone has their own likes and dislikes and happiness criteria - so far we have found a couple of places we really love - Louisville, KY and Williamsburg, VA - neither of which appear very often on any lists.....figure out what you want and then start visiting places that seem to fit the bill....visiting in person is a must.
curious -you left out WHY you didn't like Asheville and what you liked about Louisville KY..I don't get Asheville either - it's polluted and over priced.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I tried the find your spot site but for me, it doesn't ask the right questions and suggests places I don't want at all.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Our annual property taxes are $47.

That is just shocking. Lots of people on Long Island pay that much for one DAY'S property tax !!!! yes, that would be about $20 k a year, not unheard of .
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Our annual property taxes are $47.

That is just shocking. Lots of people on Long Island pay that much for one DAY'S property tax !!!! yes, that would be about $20 k a year, not unheard of .
LOL

I get 42 acres of forest for that, 1/4 mile of riverfrontage, maintained paved road with phone / power and DSL we are just too far out to have city water or sewage.

On the back of our property we cross this creek:




To get to this river:






So what is Long Island like?
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:01 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Did you say you have 42 acres of land? Wow! Long Island ? Not too great, unfortunately. How lucky to have all that beautiful land. Is it very cold, though, in the winter?
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We were living in Ct, when I bought this land. The local temps generally track about two to three degrees cooler than Ct. I am thinking that the temps of Long Island must track fairly close to those temps experienced in Ct.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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This has been a great thread and I have enjoyed reading all of the interesting suggestions on great places to live.

Two thoughts: One poster got my attention when he/she bashed Pittsburgh! I went to college near there a few lifetimes ago and it was OK then, but way better now. IMHO the Steel City has a few charms no other place can match: it is a very economical place to live offering great value, it has some lovely neighborhoods including some in a university environment, and finally, it offers big city attractions with a small town feel (of course it also has the Pirates and the Steelers!) Here's my review if you are interested: Best Pittsburgh active adult retirement communities

Secondly, some posters here have said that, like me, they enjoy reading about other great places to live. You might enjoy my newsletter where i typically review 3-4 communities per week. Here is the latest issue (featuring Costa Rica!) Best active adult retirement communities - Topretirements.com
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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somwhathip,

I just signed up for your newsletter and I recommend it to everyone that is looking for a place to retire to.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:42 PM
 
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somewhathip

I just signed up for your newsletter also!
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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This has been a great thread and I have enjoyed reading all of the interesting suggestions on great places to live.

Secondly, some posters here have said that, like me, they enjoy reading about other great places to live. You might enjoy my newsletter where i typically review 3-4 communities per week. Here is the latest issue (featuring Costa Rica!) Best active adult retirement communities - Topretirements.com
I tried to register, but received no email to activate my account, so I am in retirement limbo.
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