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Old 09-04-2008, 05:09 AM
 
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Best place to retire: Hudson Heights
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Steel Man

My husband and I are looking for a small farm preferably about 45 acres. We are retirees and want to build a house on it and have a few cattle and alpacas. Do you know a good land agent and how much would this much land cost in San Antoine?

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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[QUOTE=Warren R. Bland, PhD, is a professor of geography at Cal State Univ-Northridge. He traveled extensively doing geographical research across North America. He uses 12 criteria (similar to "Cities Ranked and Rated") and awards up to 5 points for each criteria.


What are the 12 criteria he used to make his choices?
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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[quote=katie45;5645277][quote=Warren R. Bland, PhD, is a professor of geography at Cal State Univ-Northridge. He traveled extensively doing geographical research across North America. He uses 12 criteria (similar to "Cities Ranked and Rated") and awards up to 5 points for each criteria.


What are the 12 criteria he used to make his choices?[/QUOTE]
I can't say I remember completely what exactly the criteria was on the locales selected. Some of the criteria was of course, Weather, cost of living, crime statistics. I do remember in the section on Tucson there was added information that stated how high crime was in that particular city. All I know is Mr Bland did try to write a book that gave out what he felt were practical choices for retirement locales. Some of his choices and information given was very good. I can't say I agree with him on all his locations, but again some were practical good choices. I know he ended up settling here in Portland after he visited all of the locales. I felt as I do with the majority of retirement publications that his book cated more to the retiree that had made some money in life.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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I can't say I remember completely what exactly the criteria was on the locales selected. Some of the criteria was of course, Weather, cost of living, crime statistics. I do remember in the section on Tucson there was added information that stated how high crime was in that particular city. All I know is Mr Bland did try to write a book that gave out what he felt were practical choices for retirement locales. Some of his choices and information given was very good. I can't say I agree with him on all his locations, but again some were practical good choices. I know he ended up settling here in Portland after he visited all of the locales. I felt as I do with the majority of retirement publications that his book cated more to the retiree that had made some money in life.
And as we know, it's relative to our own preferences and our financial status....and of course the type of weather we enjoy or don't enjoy. And it was 'his' book, and obviously what he preferred. He wasn't dictating to people 'where' to live, just what, in his opinion, were good places to live.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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1 Pawleys Island SC
2 Boulder CO
3 Townsend TN
4 Isle of Palms SC
5 Durango CO
6 Green Valley AZ
7 Bella Vista AR
8 Murrels Inlet SC
9 Key West FL $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
10 Lake Geveva WI
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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11 Portland ME
12 Rutland VT
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:01 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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chiboy, post your criteria, as I think you've taxed me out of retirement and COL in some of these places indicates a social status that I seem to have missed. Darn, all tho years 'work'n and still not RICH
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:22 AM
 
Location: rain city
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1 Pawleys Island SC
2 Boulder CO
3 Townsend TN
4 Isle of Palms SC
5 Durango CO
6 Green Valley AZ
7 Bella Vista AR
8 Murrels Inlet SC
9 Key West FL $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
10 Lake Geveva WI

Why do people want to retire out in the middle of nowhere??

No no no. I do not want to spend my post-working post-child raising years on a deck swing looking at the view.

I want to do things we could never do before, live in the fast lane where we did not want to raise children, I want to go here and go there--theatres and concerts and festivals and clubs and fun--places we never had the time or money for.

Places that have good public transit where you can stay out all night drinking and dancing and you don't need a car to get home. I don't want to retire to Porchville.

Where do high-stepping retirees go?
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:57 AM
 
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Where do high-stepping retirees go?

Anywhere they want!
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