Retirement Homes

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by DaltonGang, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Just curious to hear from everyone, who has picked out their retirement homes, property, or areas they intend to retire.
    The wife and I decided to purchase a .56 acre lot, in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, the newer section. We couldnt pass on the price, because the sellers were desperate to sell. We have about 4 years to think about clearing the lot, then start building our house, before I retire. My wife's relatives live in the older section of the village. The Houston area is just not where we want to be. If we change our minds, on this location, we can easily sell it for 9-10 times what we paid, once the economy swings back up.
    Me, I would prefer 50-60 acres in the country, by some mountains. But, I want the wife to be happy too.

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  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Already retired but I'll move to Danang, Vietnam when my daughter leaves home. Current thinking anyway, 5 years off. I'd like to be near the ocean again. Except during typhoon season of course.

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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wow, I just looked at the average Highs and Humidity there. You must be "Dinky Dau". :happy102:
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  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Well I lived in Cambodia for ten years so kinda used to it. It you live close enough to the ocean, especially in a high rise, you'll get a nice cooling breeze. But yeah daytime naps required.

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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Looks like a resort now. Beautiful.

  6. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

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  7. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    No official plans yet but we’ve discussed northern lower Michigan.
    The winters are better than what you get where we’re at and the summer heat isn’t as bad.
    The key will be choosing a location close enough to activities while avoiding the tourists.
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  8. CrustyCat

    CrustyCat Well-Known Member

    I plan on staying where I'm at. The mortgage is only $646 and it's doubled in value.
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  9. J_Man

    J_Man right on the Mass border

    I was fortunate enough to be able to retire in my 30's, but remained in the city until recently moving upstate to the country [90 min away from where I was] and I love it.

    Cleared a spot on our 6 acres in the woods for a nice ranch. Paid cash--no pesky mortgage, so here we shall reside for the remainder of our lives...Which should be quite a while being that I am just shy of 50.[​IMG]

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  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Very nice. Upstate where?? I would like more land too, but I had to make the wife happy first, and get he something she likes.
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    happy with the one i am in..:D
  12. J_Man

    J_Man right on the Mass border

    Ct right on the Mass border

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  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Beautiful part of the country. :happy088:

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  14. J_Man

    J_Man right on the Mass border

    There are definitely some beautiful [and rural] areas in New England, but the winters here can be quite unpleasant.

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  15. Moved back from California in 2006 to watch over parents in Ohio where my wife and I grew up, . Only one parent left now but think this is the forever home. My wife has threatened me since we have had 15 homes in the last 45 years. Next move, she tells me, will be in a box......
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  16. Xring3

    Xring3 Active Member

    Can’t afford to move from where I’m at. I’m ok here and kids are all over the country. I’m looking out for my wife and myself as kids are no help. When we do pass to the hereafter kids and grandchildren think they will inherit stuff........surprise surprise.
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    in the same mindframe.i had to work hard to earn it,so will they..
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  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    And now, batting third....first baseman...DIIIINNKEEE DAUUUUUUU!"
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  19. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Keeping my apartment in Seoul, enjoy the convent big city life and four seasons. Also have a vacation place in Phuket Thailand when I need to escape the winter. Wife and I are discussing a place in the mountains, I prefer the north east of Korea but she prefers the mountains outside of Cebu Philippines.
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  20. whaap

    whaap Active Member

    My wife and I retired in 1989 and have had several different addresses since then. However, owning our own home, which we have always done, has never meant freedom of responsibilities and the work that goes along with those responsibilities. A little over a year ago we moved into a retirement home here in Tucson named Villa Hermosa. To me this is retirement living with no responsibilities which is great. We can be as active or inactive as we please. We enjoy a wonderful dining room run by a 5 star chef. We have an assortment of craft and other activities that we can choose from if we want. The freedom to come and go, be as active or inactive as you want with there being no consequence is quite a nice luxury.

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