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    go when you retire. I definitely want to relocate to an area where it doesn't snow. I had been seriously looking at Costa Rica, but there are some major drawbacks.

    Maybe Aronzia or New Mexico. The keys for me are:
    1. cheap cost of living,
    2. warm,
    3. NO SNOW,
    4. inexpensive land- I have horses,
    5. be able to ride motorcycles year round
    (comfortably),
    -and-
    6. cheap cost of living.

    Is there such an eden out there?
    "All the people like us are we,
    And everyone else is They"

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    Tell the truth...You want to move to AZ because Don lives there...right?

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    • #3
      Don? Who's Don?

      No, actually I spent a little time in the area back in the '70s. Seemed like a nice area particularly away from the larger cities. Question is, has it changed since then?
      "All the people like us are we,
      And everyone else is They"

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      • #4
        I live in AZ, have for 15 years - I was in Tucson, now I'm up in the mountains. We have 200 miles of horse trails, 4 seasons (the snow is off the roads in 24 hrs), great people. Come on out!
        "A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself."
        John Stuart Mill

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        • #5
          My parents and I have 314 acres in NW Alabama....complete with hardwood forests, a cold running stream, deer, wild turkeys and quail. I'm helping them build a 2000 sq. ft. cabin on it. THAT's where I plan on retiring. [Wink]
          "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
          -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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            [ 04-04-2003, 10:18 PM: Message edited by: Frank Booth ]

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            • #7
              Arizona. I'm torn between the river(Bullhead,Ehrenberg, or Yuma) and up around
              Williams.
              Bill R

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              • #8
                We're moving in with Shooter

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                • #9
                  I've considered Costa Rica and some other foreign countries myself, 209, but the thought of being hacked to death in my sleep by machete wielding natives over some perceived political slight does dampen my enthusiasm.

                  I've given some thought to where I'd like to be after I retire. Ideally, I would maintain a city residence while owning a home or cabin at some idyllic getaway within a reasonable driving distance of the city. Urban amenities hold too much appeal for me to abandon them entirely. Solitude, untrammelled natural beauty, and nearby fishing waters (preferably right outside my door) are foremost in my mental picture of this locale.

                  I like Pennsylvania. The lack of taxation on retirement income only contributes to that fondness. A vexing problem with the more rural areas of the state, when considering them as the site of a second home, is the larcenous nature of some of the local inhabitants. So called "summer homes" are prime targets for burglars in those areas. The absence of regular police patrols, the relative isolation, the criminal applications of snowmobiles, and maybe just a slight contempt for city folk, make finding a suitable and secure property a challenge.

                  If any of my fellow Pennsylvanians, or other neighbors, are aware of a place that may fit my criteria, I'd welcome the information.

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                  • #10
                    What about Lancaster, Dino? Or elsewhere out in the burbs if you're looking to stay in PA. I don't know much about Bucks, Chester or Montgomery Counties, but Delco I know. It's not far from the city and there are some nice areas, such as Drexel Hill, Broomall, Havertown, Media, and Newtown Square. Not really sure what you're looking for though, but just a suggestion none the less.

                    I want to go south to retire, preferrably North Carolina, but I think I could be happy in Ocean City, NJ.

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                    • #11
                      They're all a bit too close and too congested, Katey. Even the Lancaster area has come to resemble a bedroom community. I think it would be nice to shoot cans off my fence post whenever I felt that particular urge. I'd consider any of the places you cited as the location of a primary residence but I don't believe my finances would then allow for the acquisition of a second, more rural, place as well. Bucks county, especially along the Delaware, would serve as a nice compromise, ptoviding both a country and a city environment, but I don't have the millions of dollars I'd need to purchase and maintain a nice home in that area.

                      The Northern tier of the state, from Wayne county to Potter county, holds the most appeal for me. I especially like the upper reaches of the Delaware along the border with NY.

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                        [ 04-04-2003, 10:18 PM: Message edited by: Frank Booth ]

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                        • #13
                          I want to be in heaven.
                          "Hope for the best and prepare for the worst."

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                          • #14
                            My pick is Miami or San Diego. Both paradises in my opinion. But then again, this is coming from a rain soaked Washingtonian, so what the heck do I know?
                            Dance like no one's watching -- Sing like no one's listening, and work like you don't need the money.

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                            • #15
                              Just don't move too far away, Dino. [Wink]

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