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Old 01-06-2010, 06:04 AM
 
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People alos need to loom at the budgets of the staes because of its impact in the future. States only have taxes and fees to pay of any borrowing from unbalanced budgets,cuts;raising taxes for fees.Real estate taxes are just one measure of state income.You can comapre living cost in mexico to in the US but just that will not tell you much about living there.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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If you want an apartment or condo I would look at the area just east of SMU in Dallas along E. University Blvd from Greenville Avenue to Skillman. Great mix of old and new developments, long-time owners and tenants mixed in with some students - free shuttle bus to SMU and DART rail stations. Near Central Market and lots of shopping and restaurants along Greenville to North Park Mall. Then more quaint Lower Greenville and Lakewood are also nearby. And White Rock Lake is just a few blocks away. Mockingbird Station also has great shopping. You can take cheap continuing education/community classes at SMU. If you want a modest home (the homes in the Lakewood and Park Cities areas are quite pricey) check out Ridgewood Park -- Dallas, Texas where you can probably find something in the $200 -$250K range. There's a recreation center and park right there and the Katy Hiking and Jogging Trail is being extended to there from downtown.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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Have you considered looking into the GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community Program? The website is www.RetireInTexas.org. Through the program, cities and counties interested in attracting retirees demonstrate to the Texas Department of Agriculture they can meet the needs and lifestyles of retirees to become designated and marketed by the State of Texas as a desirable retirement destination. They are also on Facebook, Retire In Texas, where they announce new communities as they are certified, have pictures of certified communities and post community information. Their website also has information regarding Texas such as veteran information and military bases; state taxes; a listing of various agencies that pertain to arts, culture, business development, higher education, health care, recreation, etc.

Texas is a great place to retire! Forbes.com rated the Texas economy as the best in the country and has identified many city in Texas as the best in the country for jobs.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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Do not forget when lookig at the hil coutnry to checkout the closeness of good medcial facilties because some have any htgn but a low staffed clinci some distance away. that is one reason so many buy near one of the cities .I know because i used to have a place out from the medcial areas and alot of people i know that lived there died often because no trama center was nearby just small clinics. many are just at teh age that they have never had any real emergency associated with age when they consider reirement locations.
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