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Old 04-04-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Brookings
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I am looking to move out of Alaska and to the Santa Rosa Area.
I am Disabled and living on a fixed income.

Anyone know of nice small towns around Santa Rosa that have a lower cost of living.

Rent is my biggest expense. Sometimes Senior housing that is really nice will take non elderly disabled with low income.

I just dont want to get into a bad area.

any information would be great to hear.

Thanks, ladysheets
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Brookings
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wow~ i guess that sums it up !
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:39 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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well...
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nice small towns around Santa Rosa that have a lower cost of living.
That IS a big challenge... just check with 'senior services' in the adjoining counties.

Petaluma has some really nice places, and CoL may be very affordable if you get reduced rent for housing / elderly / disability needs. This will be a very nice region to settle, so don't give up. Just DIG

http://senioradvocacyservices.org/
http://councilonaging.com/
http://councilonaging.com/?page_id=104
http://councilonaging.com/wp-content...08-Web-rev.pdf
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/map...ornia_map.html

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Old 05-22-2012, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Richfield, idaho
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Please forgive me for being the bearer of bad news but all the properties (and hence the rents) in the areas you are thinking about are very expensive. for small towns in the area you mentioned you could try Freestone, Graton or Bodega but there are very few rentals in those towns. You could try some bigger towns like Geyserville, Hopland, Healdsburg, or even bigger towns like Rohnert Park, Petaluma or Sebastopol. However I believe your best bet would be to try to find a shared rental (apartment or home). Or if you don't mind driving for approximately one hour to Santa Rosa try Clearlake County (the towns of kelseyville, clearlake or Lower lake) there are a lot of rentals there but they are primarily manufactured homes (a 2 bed room in kelseyville was ~500.00 dollars a month (3 years ago)). Best of luck in any case. I know how dificult it is to move. I moved out of that area 3 yrs ago after living there for some 27+ yrs.
Definetely forget finding an affordable place in sonoma (town), marin or Napa county.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Brookings
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Thanks for the info. We have family in Willits but dont want to be that far out from a major airport since i want to see my family in mo. from time to time. We like Sebastopol and Healdsburg even Petaluma. All our options are on the table.

Thanks again for replying
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Ukiah is an hour from Santa Rosa and 45 minutes to Willits.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Ukiah is an hour from Santa Rosa and 20 minutes to Willits.
FIFY

I used to live in Ukiah.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Brookings
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going to Willits just to get a feel and be near family to start out...
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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FIFY

I used to live in Ukiah.
Oops...on my phone, fat thumbs...it is supposed to be 25 minutes...must has missed the 2 and swipped the 4 on my way to 5...
My smart phone makes me sound like an idiot sometimes...
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:04 AM
 
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Middletown is a great little town about hour north. rents are very cheap and its a vibrant little town.
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