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Old 01-18-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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I have a residence in Ohio and want to take mass transportation ( aka Amtrak ) to somewhere warm during the winter months - routes include Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio...who knows...I may retire there. Is there a town that is extremely senior friendly ?
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Georgetown, Texas is one town. There is a Sun City there and its just north of Austin.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Sun City in Georgetown is a Del Webb development of beautiful, custom homes that you buy. It doesn't have rentals or any temporary-stay facilities for "snowbirds"

Where do you plan on living while you are here? Most "snowbirds" come down in RVs and live in the Rio Grande Valley area. We need to know if you will be renting an apartment (budget?), or staying in a hotel.

I would not even consider Dallas, or Fort Worth, as being "warm" during the winter months. Sure, we have a few days in the 60s, and we aren't as cold as Fargo, ND, but we do have winter weather here. Just this week, we had a surprise snowfall overnight!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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I've just started my search - mainly built around Amtrak routes - since I am not interested in driving with crummy weather, road construction, keeping an eye on my speedometer, trying to find gas less than $3.07/gallon, vehicle breakdowns, etc. I went from Toledo, Ohio to Fort Morgan, CO for $120. Wished there were more housing there.

As for housing, I'm thinking of buying maybe a moble/manufactured home in a 55+ community. Or, much like I found in Casper, WY, beautiful new LIHC 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. Or like they have in Darby, MT a twinplex with a fenced in yard !

As long as I don't have to walk or drive in that white stuff is fine by me

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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[SIZE=4]HOA Dues[/SIZE]
  • $1040 per year per household
  • One-time working capital fee of $650 paid at time of closing
LOL, prices starting @ $149,000 ??? You're not a senior I take it...
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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Sun City Georgetown has many rentals of all sizes. My mom comes down for two months and rents there every winter. Access to all of the amenities is almost always included.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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Oh ok...kind of like The Villages in FL. I'll do more digging - thanks !
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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I ditto NikkiMari's comments about rentals.
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