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Old 06-14-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley California
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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We moved to AZ a few years ago and so far really enjoy life here. The weather is awesome in the winter and the summer heat is an aquired taste. We still dream of Florida and maybe some day will head that way. If you are looking for lower property taxes and lower cost of living, AZ might be worth looking at.
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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The best first stop when looking for a place can be City-Data. You can sort through a lot of noise quickly and narrow down you search for a place you want to retire and or relocate.
Searching Upper Michigan, and Marquette in general led to what we have found to be the best choice to retire in the Country. Three years here and no regrets. There is a reason Marquette was voted number one by so many people a while back in a Nationwide pole..... Check it all out and see if what I say fits your lifestyle...it just might!
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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The best first stop when looking for a place can be City-Data. You can sort through a lot of noise quickly and narrow down you search for a place you want to retire and or relocate.
Searching Upper Michigan, and Marquette in general led to what we have found to be the best choice to retire in the Country. Three years here and no regrets. There is a reason Marquette was voted number one by so many people a while back in a Nationwide pole..... Check it all out and see if what I say fits your lifestyle...it just might!
I have no reason to doubt anything you said about the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, but what you didn't say would be a sufficient "no-go" reason for many people, especially older people: the cold is severe in winter and the amount of snow is considerable.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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The best first stop when looking for a place can be City-Data. You can sort through a lot of noise quickly and narrow down you search for a place you want to retire and or relocate.
Searching Upper Michigan, and Marquette in general led to what we have found to be the best choice to retire in the Country. Three years here and no regrets. There is a reason Marquette was voted number one by so many people a while back in a Nationwide pole..... Check it all out and see if what I say fits your lifestyle...it just might!
Are you able to find doctors who will accept new medicare patients?
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Are you able to find doctors who will accept new medicare patients?
yes, so far no problem. we have one of the top 100 cardovascular hospitals in the nation
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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yes, so far no problem. we have one of the top 100 cardovascular hospitals in the nation
Good to know, especially in a city of about 20,000. Are you able to have high speed internet services in Marquette? I live in SE MI.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:37 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Good to know, especially in a city of about 20,000. Are you able to have high speed internet services in Marquette? I live in SE MI.
Yes , downtown and NMU is WiFi, also city wide DSL and Charter. I live outside city and use broadband aircards as no cable avaiable. They work fine for me, I have a MyFi set up on my property. At&T and Virison servoius. Sat for TV in Country, cable some places, also repeter stations around County for all the above. This is the largest County in Michigan , so there are some very remote areas outside the City. Lots of folks out there off the grid also, they like it that way, or can't afford the cost to run the wire. I am 4 miles out and it cost me 5,000.00 to run wire for the grid.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:59 AM
 
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I have been to Marquette a few times summer and fall. Winter in the UP is to harsh for me with snow falls of 72" or more. I have seen snow at the air base piled 20 feet high in June. If it works for you thats great. The UP is a great place if you want be off the grid.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I have been to Marquette a few times summer and fall. Winter in the UP is to harsh for me with snow falls of 72" or more. I have seen snow at the air base piled 20 feet high in June. If it works for you thats great. The UP is a great place if you want be off the grid.
silly statement.
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