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Old 04-18-2006, 12:55 PM   #41
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Re: Urban/Suburban/Rural Retirement?

Originally Posted by mb

You didn't mention if you wanted to stay in CA? If so I would look at Chico (mentioned by Jarhead and the Other Michael) and Davis. Both university towns. You just have to be able to put up with the central valley temperatures in the summer. (That is why I would think twice before moving there.) Davis isn't that far from the Sacramento river delta.


I am familiar with Davis, my older son lived there and recently moved to Placerville where he works and where his wife's family lives. Nice areas. While I would just as soon leave CA there is the little issue of our grand daughter in Placerville and my wife says we're gonna get there regularly and I expect younger son will be in a state schoold like UC San Diego. So I suppose I could chose anywhere if I could afford the transportation costs.

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Re: Urban/Suburban/Rural Retirement?
Old 04-18-2006, 06:39 PM   #42
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Re: Urban/Suburban/Rural Retirement?

My perfect plac, sorta in order:

No need for a car. Public transport that's clean and well run.
Nice body of water nearby, especially if it's a thong required beach.
Lots of ethnicity, shops, restuarants, and hey, even the ethnics.
Lots of museums, theater, shops, clubs, libraries, seminars, etc.
Lots of hot young honeys to keep an old man's eyesight worth having.
So that usually means colleges, musical schools, theater training, etc.
Lots and lots of weirdos. Bums, street kooks, mimes, old hippies, young tarts.

Hey, if Paris could be relocated to Baja, ahhhhh but it's impossible.(em-poh-see-bla)
You might want to check out Rio or some of the other coastal spots in Brazil, my friend. According to the field reports I have been getting, it fits all of your criteria.



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Old 04-18-2006, 06:58 PM   #43
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Re: Urban/Suburban/Rural Retirement?

Originally Posted by ESRBob
care to give us a hint about where this paradise is?

But if you have to get your Italian food in an Olive Garden, that sounds a little iffy... :P
My personal paradise is outside of State College, PA, home of Penn State University. We have better than Olive Garden but not too many.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:13 PM   #44
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Re: Urban/Suburban/Rural Retirement?

Thx, Yelnad;
I'm still in suburbia (NY) which I like, but I can foresee the day when it will become too expensive -- taxes here are crushing, but the schools are great, and everything works, is safe, and looks nice.

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