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Just a little update.

We subscribed to Zillow in eight areas west of the Mississippi River. Every single area we are tracking had an increase of over ten percent in home values in the past year. Every single oneThis includes areas with decreasing population like Douglas Arizona (one of the very few locations in AZ that is losing populations.

We have a wedding to attend next Saturday in Phoenix. I took the following Sunday and Monday off work, and will head to Sierra Vista to take a look around. It is close to Fort Huachuca, where I may be able to find employment that matches my prior skillsets.
 
We're staying put, house is paid off, no state taxes on SS. cost of living here in the San Joaquin valley is not high compared to the rest of the state, besides momma don't want to move. :LOL:
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My wife and I travel through Tehachapi (lower right side on map) on road trips to the southwest. We've even had dinner and spent the night there a few times when we've had enough driving for the day. We've always found Tehachapi to be rather nice.

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illinois, usa
I have a different perspective, if you are retire why not just rent for some time. If you do not like the area, just moved very easily done.

I have some older friends w/ houses and see all the problems that they go through just for basic maintenance. My plan is to sell my house moved and just rent in different places to see what I been missing.
 
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We‘re 20 minutes from my daughter and my two grandchildren. Guess where I’m moving to? Nowhere. Actually don’t mind it. I could move to Tennessee and sit on my porch,alone,admiring my property tax bill or have my grandkids 2 exits away. To each his own I guess.
 
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Definitely not Craig,Colorado where homes will be going at bargain basement prices when Tri-State pulls the plug on Craig Generating Station. WARNING: Almost all of those homes will be manufactured units and more than a few will still have the frame under them. Craig is not for you. If Walmart Superstore hasn't closed yet, it will be. Craig is reverting back to a farm and ranching community.
 
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I can say that everyone from up north, VA, NY, PA, NJ, VT, NH, MA. and so on are moving down here to the Wilmington area. Nothing but out of state tags everywhere.

My Uncle that was a high school history teacher said he had a friend looking to retire and did all the research on climate and such and this area was basically the best place on the east coast. Now with all the hurricanes I would think people would think otherwise. Like Elsa coming this way now. It doesn't look like it will be bad. I'm getting 30 gallons of fuel tomorrow for the generator. That should seal the deal that it will not be bad. :)

If it was up to me I would be in the mountains of western NC but as they say "happy wife, happy life" and she likes the beach.
 
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Shannon County, Missouri. In the Ozarks. Very rural. 2nd largest county in the State and the
least populated. Cheap land, clear rivers, lots of hills and hollers, and ice cold springs everywhere. All 4 seasons there as well. A very beautiful
place indeed.
 
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Shannon County, Missouri. In the Ozarks. Very rural. 2nd largest county in the State and the
least populated. Cheap land, clear rivers, lots of hills and hollers, and ice cold springs everywhere. A very beautiful
place indeed.
T3, thanks for posting this- will definitely be checking it out!
 
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We wanted to retire to a retirement friendly state, be within driving distance of kids & grandkids in northeast. And we both like the water so ocean, large river or large lake. Less cold and snow than NY. And we are both advocates for social justice, so some states would be a better fit than others.

Delaware fits our bill.
 
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I can say that everyone from up north, VA, NY, PA, NJ, VT, NH, MA. and so on are moving down here to the Wilmington area. Nothing but out of state tags everywhere.

My Uncle that was a high school history teacher said he had a friend looking to retire and did all the research on climate and such and this area was basically the best place on the east coast. Now with all the hurricanes I would think people would think otherwise. Like Elsa coming this way now. It doesn't look like it will be bad. I'm getting 30 gallons of fuel tomorrow for the generator. That should seal the deal that it will not be bad. :)

If it was up to me I would be in the mountains of western NC but as they say "happy wife, happy life" and she likes the beach.
Oh yeah I think I know someone moving down to that area. Selling their condo and buying a house that's twice the square footage of their condo and newer and less money than their condo. I know a bunch that moved to Texas and Florida too but I think eventually you run out of cheaper places to move to.
 

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Mesquite, Nevada seems to be popular for retirees now and prices are still manageable.
There is a Indian Tribe just south of Mesquite hiring for someone with my experience. Did some research and decided not a match for how I like to work/ operate.
 
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