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Old 04-19-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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That May have been true in the past but no more . Aiken is one of the top retirement destinations in SC.
Ok but that doesn't mean as a whole it is a "retirement community". It is still mostly working people.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Lincoln,
No it's not.
It's a retirement community.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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Lincoln,
No it's not.
It's a retirement community.
Ok well I want to see you provide some stats that backs up that assertion. I doubt even 20 percent of the people in the area are retirees. You make it sound like it is about 80 percent.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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From cbs news
The size of cities is not a factor in this ranking. Clarksville finds itself ranked among a combination of small, mid-sized, and large cities in the CBS top 10 for most affordable in retirement. They include Pittsburgh, Pa.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Omaha, Neb.; Decatur, Ala.; Tulsa, Okla.; Tampa, Fla.; Corpus Christi/Rockport, Texas; Alexandria, La.; and Aiken, S.C.
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/arti...Cities-Retire-
Nobody is denying that some retirees go there. But that doesn't make the city a "retirement community". That implies it is mostly retirees. Aiken is a bedroom community for SRS and Augusta with a good retiree population.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:25 PM
 
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Lol you've never been here have you? We are one of the biggest retirement destinations in South Carolina ..
lol there aren't even 30,000 people living in Aiken. Maybe 140,000 or so spread throughout the county. It isn't a "retirement community". It is a very small town, a bedroom community for Augusta and SRS. Most people typically retire to places like Mrytle Beach, Charleston, and Florida. Not so much Aiken.

You show me some stats where 30 percent plus of the Aiken area is retirees, then I will agree with you that is a "retirement community" which implies nothing but retirees living there.

Why is this so important to you?
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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Many thanks to all for your comments. Aiken and Woodside popped up on our radar because I have a friend who moved their three years ago from the D.C. area. When I asked him about places in VA (our son works in D.C.) he suggested we come down for a look.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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Sylvia would like to know about the heat/humidity in the summer. How bad does it get and for how long? We also read something about bugs being a problem. What about snakes?
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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Default Aiken and Bugs

We currently live in Southern Calif. but plan to build a home on a lot we purchased in Aiken. We've been there three times during the summer months to see just how hot, humid, and "buggy" it was. Yes, it gets hot, but no hotter than where we are in So Cal. Yes, there is more humidity, but it was not the kind where your shirt is soaking wet (maybe we were lucky? I don't know). We swat away more pesky little bugs where we are in California than we did any time we were in Aiken. I heard from someone that Aiken has fewer "biting" bugs because of the sandy soil. Again, I don't know if that's true, but we did not experience bug bites. We're looking forward to our move in about a year.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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Aiken is often a retirement destination, but I wouldn't say it's a retirement community by any stretch. Yes, I lived there and in North Augusta for many many years before upgrading to Charleston.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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Ok, what's the weather there like, storm wise, bugs ???? and what to do if you're retired and health care. It looks good from the net house price wise and seems nice looking. Also, me being from MD Annapolis, whats is like for a person from the North living down sout there retired?
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