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Old 06-18-2006, 11:53 AM
Location: Shingle Springs, CA
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I wanted to get some input on a comment I've heard from friends who have visited WA. The comments were directed toward visits to Seattle, so I was wondering if this is true for other areas. I want to retire in WA either in Grays Harbor or Thurston (hope I spelled this right) County. My husband and I will both be at least 55. I've heard from friends visiting Seattle that they felt "ancient" because most of the residents were in their 30s. I've also done some reseach and keep getting information that the average age is about 34 in the various areas I've researched. Will I feel ancient if I move to WA? Of course, I won't be in Seattle! I also noticed that Aberdeen and Tenino both have Red Hat groups (for women over 50) so I won't be the ONLY one.
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:03 AM
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Cool Nahhhhhhhhhhh!

I will be another golden oldy in the Snohomish area. We are moving next month from Riverside area of SO.CA. Thank goodness! My husband and I are 52, and we have looked around a bit. I didn't even know to be aware of age! Go for it and be any age you are comfortable with in your heart!
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:08 AM
Location: Tri-Cities
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The older small towns all have higher mature populations, thus Aberdeen and Tenino. And it's not like everybody there is older; there's a good mix all ages. Sequim, on the other hand is very "retired" like. Sequim probably has the largest retired populationin WA, and by probably by far.

So to answer your question, there are a lot of younger people throughout Seattle/Tacoma, and near any of the colleges in the area, but not all of WA.
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