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Old 07-02-2008, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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I left McCook,NE in 1981 and have only been back for reunions and funerals. Last time back my wife decides she loves it here and wants to move here. I am disabled with enough income along with hers we can live moderately in a place with low housing prices etc. We live in Kentucky now and I consider this to be a state that is survivable with not a lot of income but the weather is better here. What are pros and cons if any. Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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My wife has a lot of relatives in McCook (watch out for them, lol!) and it seems like a decent town. It is the regional center for southwest Nebraska, northwest Kansas and it would be a place that is survivable without a lot of income. While the weather isn't as nice as Kentucky, McCook is in the warm spot of Nebraska. Some cons maybe be how the city is pretty isolated, so you may have to drive for some services. For example, alot of her relatives seem to drive to North Platte or Kearney to hit Menards hardware store, or sometimes McCook has to send you to the bigger cities (even Lincoln, Omaha or Denver) for more major surgery and health care.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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McCook is my nearest "big shopping" town. I'm there about once a month.

Small, community college. WalMart, healthy Main Street, several fast food joints, a few nicer eateries... Winters tend to be relatively mild here in southern Nebraska, but probably not as much so as Kentucky. (On the other hand, the humidity tends to be pretty low in the summer to kind of off-set the heat)

I wouldn't hesitate to move to McCook, but I'll confess to being a bit biased, I suppose.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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While I think it would be a great choice... NE might not be the best choice for your situation.

Run the numbers, including housing, taxes, medical, food, and commute to services.
I would compare costs to TN since it is closer and more tax friendly to those of us on fixed incomes. (zero in my case)

You don't want to spend your last nickel getting someplace then be forced to move AGAIN (but have not $$.)
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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Run the numbers, including housing, taxes, medical, food, and commute to services.
McCook is a major town for the area. All of these things are available right in town. As well as low housing costs...
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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McCook is a major town for the area. All of these things are available right in town. As well as low housing costs...
yes, available, but you need to factor all the costs (which hopefully are reasonable, but its probably more expensive to get food and fuel to NE than to someplace closer to the gulf) NE overall tax burden for seniors is pretty stiff, It might be cheaper to rent rather than tie equity up in a home AND pay high property taxes. - need to calculate the full meal deal Interesting what weighed heavy on my calculations were the cost to drive to an international airport and a city a few times / year and the lack of real estate appreciation to cover property taxes in the long term.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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Thanks to your replies, I guess Cookie town is not the place to hang my hat. Guess we will just keep on visiting. Now were looking to the Omaha/Council Bluff area.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha has a great economy and is a great town for families, so if you have grandkids, but the humidity is terrible, maybe you could get a condo downtown or something.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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I lived in Orlando, FL for 10 yrs. so not a big fan of humidity but won't be working outside in it like I used to(sp). I have lived in mostly large cities last 20 plus yrs. and have been reading up on Omaha area and like what I read. The wife has possibility of job transfer to Omaha also. This move will probably be in next 12-18 months so checking out places that have that Omaha feel to it.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ok, humidity isn't nearly as bad as Orlandos though so you'll be fine
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