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Old 07-28-2022, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Northern GA
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Thinking about moving to Alpena. Northeast LP seems to have the lowest property taxes in the state and I've heard there is much less tourism than the Western LP or the UP. Also the beaches look like something out of Key West.
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Old 07-28-2022, 12:51 PM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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You DO own a parka, right?
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Old 07-28-2022, 01:59 PM
 
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It's a stunning area, especially for me just a bit north in Presque Isle Co. The waters of Lake Huron when not churned are air clear, and as you mention, and I have said the same, look absolutely tropical. I too have been looking at the area to settle in, but the rental market like so many places was terrible for my last two scouting visits. I'm early retired so I can't comment on the job situation if that applies for you.

To me it looks a LOT like the coastal Pacific NW, and I love that it gets very remote, very quickly from any town. The Alpena tourism website is a fantastic resource; one of the best I have ever seen of its type: https://www.visitalpena.com/. While there, I think you will be amazed at how packed to the gills the place is with good shopping, theater, NOAA marine sanctuary: https://thunderbay.noaa.gov/, great parks and trails, endless opportunities for fishing, hiking, boating, black sky stargazing, etc, etc...

I was shocked by how clean and trash free the area was, and I don't think it a fluke. Also if Culver's and Meijers are new to you, I think you will like how they make food and run a department store. Lastly I really liked the less hectic pace of life way up north, and if you search this forum using Alpena and my handle it may give you a better, deeper insight from an outsider. Please feel free to drop me a direct message if you feel the need.

Good luck.
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Old 07-29-2022, 01:57 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It's a beautiful area, especially the lake. I was sad to move from Alpena as a teenager. I'm not sure there's much in the way of jobs there, though. And it's not the most diverse part of the state. But if you can work from home and like outdoors activities (summer and winter), you could do far worse.
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Old 07-30-2022, 12:32 PM
 
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Appears to be a nice place for a summer getaway.
I'll have to put it on my list of places to visit.
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Old 07-30-2022, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Northern GA
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It's a beautiful area, especially the lake. I was sad to move from Alpena as a teenager. I'm not sure there's much in the way of jobs there, though. And it's not the most diverse part of the state. But if you can work from home and like outdoors activities (summer and winter), you could do far worse.
What's so great about diversity anyway?
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Old 07-31-2022, 04:17 PM
 
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You probably would like northern Minnesota better. Maybe Wisconsin. I hear that the far west coast of Oregon is even better!
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Old 08-09-2022, 08:47 PM
 
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What's so great about diversity anyway?
It exposes us to different cultures, cuisines and most importantly it helps to broaden ones mindset!
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Old 08-11-2022, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Fudge. Alpena likes fudge
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Old 08-12-2022, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany
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Fudge. Alpena likes fudge
A short but sweet post (pun intended).
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