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Old 05-30-2007, 01:40 PM
 
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Default is there a place there in West Texas?

We are starting to look for a retirement area for the future. We desire a more isolated location. Need low priced acreage for horses. Conservative values. Pleasant not too hot weather and not a lot of snow. Low humidity and no tornadoes. Basic necessites like a Walmart and medical facilities within a 30 minute drive. Is there such a place there?
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Sounds like paradise to me...I'd like to hear about a place like this too!
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:55 PM
 
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Only place in Texas I can think of would be Marfa ....it is around 5000' above sea level in extreme west Texas ...and is mild in the winter ...relatively cool in the winter (at least not scorching hot) ...dry .....isolated ...plenty of acreage ....not sure about shopping though ....Ft. Davis area too ...it's even higher in elevation ....
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I agree. The Fort Davis/Alpine/Marfa area is perfect for you, crittersitter, and there is a hospital in Alpine. Check them out on city-data.com! I may retire out there myself.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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you might try Grape Creek area and Water Valley near San Angelo.both have easy access to the city.lots of wide open country around their too.
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Iowa Park, TX
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I second Diamond Dee's suggestion. Anywhere around San Angelo will be a fine place to live.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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I think West Texas is relatively unknown and it's only a matter of time before people start migrating there. I passed through the San Angelo/Big Springs area a few years ago and loved how little traffic and people there were. Lots of land (not flat) and mild weather.

West Texas will be on the big screen this Fall with a Tommy Lee Jones/Woody Harrelson cast based on a Cormac McCarthy book. The folks that created FARGO will set their next film in the West Texas backdrop. Unfortunately, it's a film dealing with the Cartel, but you should be able to get an idea of the flavor of West Texas.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Thumbs up check out the Rookie

Look at the movie the rookie with Dennis Quaid it has some location shots of the area near San Angelo,primarly Big Lake if you want to see that part of tx. check out the movie,also has a scene in Brownwood.also check out Friday Night Lights if you want to see the Permian Basin area.their may be other movies out their that I haven't mentioned that have some local scenes from that part of tx.Also on the LOs Loney Boys video they have some scenes from San Angelo their hometown check it out.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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I think West Texas is relatively unknown and it's only a matter of time before people start migrating there. I passed through the San Angelo/Big Springs area a few years ago and loved how little traffic and people there were. Lots of land (not flat) and mild weather.

West Texas will be on the big screen this Fall with a Tommy Lee Jones/Woody Harrelson cast based on a Cormac McCarthy book. The folks that created FARGO will set their next film in the West Texas backdrop. Unfortunately, it's a film dealing with the Cartel, but you should be able to get an idea of the flavor of West Texas.
Yes. They are making a movie based on Cormack McCarthy's No Country for Old Men.

It starts out down around Sanderson, TX (which is very remote, isolated rough, dry country)...it will be interesting to see how the movie compares to the book.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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I won't get too off topic, but originally they were going to film it in New Mexico, but when Tommy Lee Jones found out about that, he threatened to leave the production if they dont' film it in Texas (he has a ranch in San Saba).
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