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Old 02-05-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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Susancruzs.. Waukegan is a dump...I feel sorry for your sister paying such high taxes!! That is one reason I myself moved out of Waukegan after living there for 50 years,, Of course that wasn't the only reason.. much too many more to mention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Your Waukegan tirades are getting old, not to mention has nothing to do with the topic. The man is retiring to Wisconsin, not Waukegan.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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OK you got me there! I'm happy paying $1,900 and living a few blocks from the lake. I couldn't afford anything even miles from the lake in Illinois. My friend is paying close to $5,500. in taxes in Illinois and that is for an older home in Waukegan... Just trying to tell people the facts about the taxes in Illinois.. especially Waukegan.....
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Let's keep this thread on WI please. Thanks
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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My parents are potentially looking at buying a house in northwest Wisconsin for retirement as the COL in NH is quite high, especially property taxes. I know WI has higher property taxes, but which towns have the lowest rates? What do you guys think about the Shell Lake, Webb Lake, and Hayward areas? Do these remote areas have high speed internet, or do ya have to get satellite internet? They like the outdoors, snowshoeing, lakes, ice fishing, etc.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Sorry, I started the side track when I mentioned why I left Illinois!

Granite, Kate Daum is living in Ashland, she and her family moved to Wisc. from NH around the same time I came to TR. Her husband does relocations for people. She posts here, is a wealth of info, she could give you the best comparison.
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Sorry, I started the side track when I mentioned why I left Illinois!

Granite, Kate Daum is living in Ashland, she and her family moved to Wisc. from NH around the same time I came to TR. Her husband does relocations for people. She posts here, is a wealth of info, she could give you the best comparison.
Thanks I will send her a DM.
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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I think the madison area would be a nice fit for you and your DH. it is not like you have to live in madison but there are plenty of smaller towns near by and you daughter would be able to take a short drive into madison to NA. Have you also contacted a realtor? there are several very good ones in the madison area. and if you are friendly and outgoing I think you will do just fine meeting new people. and just don't say in ILL. we would do this or back in ILL. and don't try to change the people that you meet. just be yourself and enjoy becomming a wisconsinite.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Sorry, I started the side track when I mentioned why I left Illinois!
It was a worthwhile side track though. Property tax issues are more important to retirees than just about anyone else.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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If you check out how highly the Wisconsin schools are opposed to those in Illinois...could account for the tax difference.
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