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Old 10-18-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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It is amusing to me that at this point I really can just read a headline about a ranking and know we will be on it:

The 10 Best Places to Retire in 2012 - US News and World Report

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Best mix of affordability and amenities: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pittsburgh has a low cost of living coupled with a wide variety of amenities that retirees will need as they age. The median home sale price was $97,900 in 2010, which is unusual for a city with a large university and top-notch hospitals. Senior citizens age 65 and older with proper identification are entitled to ride Port Authority buses and trains for free. You'll just have to decide whether you want season tickets to the ballet, symphony, or Steelers games, assuming all three won't fit into your retirement budget.
Obligatory Steelers reference, but at least they also acknowledged the performing arts.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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I love living here, but there is no way I will retire in Pittsburgh. I've been through too many winters.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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I love living here, but there is no way I will retire in Pittsburgh. I've been through too many winters.
I often wonder how older folks get around, especially with the unkept streets and sidewalks in the winter. Hopefully Uruguay will still be good and cheap when I'm an old timer!
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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I love living here, but there is no way I will retire in Pittsburgh. I've been through too many winters.
As long as I can keep at least one of my kids in this area, I'm staying put lol. I've lived in FL, and have family scattered all over the US, but this is home for us.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I could see myself retiring in Pittsburgh on a seasonal basis, but when I'm old, I'll be long past putting up with the harsh winters.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Retire? Is anyone still expecting to retire?
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Obligatory Steelers reference, but at least they also acknowledged the performing arts.
Should say public theater instead of ballet. The ballet is not one to highlight, although the people writing that probably didn't know.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Retire? Is anyone still expecting to retire?
And this. I sure don't expect to retire. (I'm 40 now.)
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Retire? Is anyone still expecting to retire?
A boy can dream, right?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Retire? Is anyone still expecting to retire?
Not me.
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