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REWahoo 08-25-2008 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by FinanceDude (Post 703060)
How about Flagstaff, Arizona? :)

The cost of living for Flagstaff shows to be 22% above the US average.

Hope you do better than this with your financial advice... ;)

Marquette 08-25-2008 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo (Post 703062)
The cost of living for Flagstaff shows to be 22% above the US average.

Hope you do better than this with your financial advice... ;)

Well, if you follow his financial advice then you'll have sooo much money that it feels like a low cost area;D

FinanceDude 08-25-2008 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo (Post 703062)
The cost of living for Flagstaff shows to be 22% above the US average.

Hope you do better than this with your financial advice... ;)

When I was out there 3 years ago, there were a lot of affordable homes OUTSIDE of Flagstaff proper.


Shouldn't you be practicing carrier landings or soemthing??;)

FANOFJESUS 08-25-2008 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa (Post 702948)
Watch what you are wishing for on the dryness thing. Your first year, you'll probably notice small rock-hard pebbles in your nose. Then your skin will crinkle and moult. Allergies, which you thought you left behind, will re-emerge in years 2 and 3; if you forget you have allergies, your nose will bleed to remind you. You might catch Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) if you're in southern Az or the central valley of California.

That said, I loved our 3 years in Tucson. DW, not so much.

Thanks you gave me something to think about. I guess if I moved I should rent for a while.

brewer12345 08-25-2008 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Jake46 (Post 702851)
Fort Collins, CO.


Was just there last week. I thought it was a neat town and a definate possibility for a retirement destination if you want a college town.

REWahoo 08-25-2008 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by FinanceDude (Post 703108)
When I was out there 3 years ago, there were a lot of affordable homes OUTSIDE of Flagstaff proper.

I'm just guessing here, but I suspect things might have changed a little in the past three years. The COL index shows the average price of a home in Flagstaff to be 59% higher than the US Average. But for all I know a doublewide out in the county somewhere could be a real bargain. ;)

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Originally Posted by FinanceDude (Post 703108)
Shouldn't you be practicing carrier landings or soemthing??

No one in their right mind tries to land an airplane on a moving postage stamp....

calmloki 08-25-2008 09:46 AM

Lot of dry gahdfersaken options offered here. In that vein, other than a cemetery, this might be the last place you'd want to be: Zzyzx Ca.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zzyzx,_California

Westernskies 08-25-2008 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by rec7 (Post 702975)
It looks like the Roswell winter is nicer than a st louis winter. Anybody here ever been to Roswell what did you think about it?

I was through there a couple of years ago. It seemed like a nice little town, the locals have learned to take the hype about Area 51 in stride; many are cashing in on the fascination. Lots of T-shirt shops, aliens on the lamposts, etc. The Crash Site Cafe was good. It is a long way from Roswell to anywhere else, though. Ruidoso looked a little better to me. Roswell is also very windy.

Tiger 08-25-2008 12:52 PM

Las Cruces, NM or El Paso, TX depending on what you consider low cost of living.

haha 08-25-2008 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Tiger (Post 703273)
Las Cruces, NM or El Paso, TX depending on what you consider low cost of living.

I have alwys liked El Paso. The Mission trail going south and east out of El Paso is really interesting.

https://www.co.el-paso.tx.us/History/missiontrail.htm

But I am not sure I would deliberately move onto the border now. I saw a TV program a few days ago about Laredo/Nuevo Laredo. Nasty situation. US teens being recruited into Mexican drug gangs, becoming way more violent, etc. That border has never meant much, and Mexican drug gangs have become extremely rich and powerful.

Overall, I think the US population other than those who live along the border are not up to speed about the current conditions down there.

Ha

REWahoo 08-25-2008 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by haha (Post 703284)
Overall, I think the US population other than those who live along the border are not up to speed about the current conditions down there.

Ha, you appear very lucid today. Those new meds must be working for ya. ;)

Westernskies 08-25-2008 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by haha (Post 703284)
I have alwys liked El Paso. The Mission trail going south and east out of El Paso is really interesting.

https://www.co.el-paso.tx.us/History/missiontrail.htm

But I am not sure I would deliberately move onto the border now. I saw a TV program a few days ago about Laredo/Nuevo Laredo. Nasty situation. US teens being recruited into Mexican drug gangs, becoming way more violent, etc. That border has never meant much, and Mexican drug gangs have become extremely rich and powerful.

Overall, I think the US population other than those who live along the border are not up to speed about the current conditions down there.

Ha

Thre are several nice towns in Southern AZ with low humidity/low costs of living. Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Green Valley, Casa Grande, etc. but there are a lot of illegal immigrants passing through. Thankfully, most of them are doing that, just passing through; there are better opportunities for employment and bigger places to get lost in further north than in small towns close to the border.

I second Ha's comments about ElPaso. Nice place to visit , but I wouldn't want to live there. Now, up the road a few miles in in Las Cruces might be another story...

2good 08-25-2008 02:24 PM

rec7,
Why is low humidity your main criteria? For yourself or do you want to store equipment?

tuixiu 08-25-2008 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by bigwonderfulwyoming (Post 703290)
Thre are several nice towns in Southern AZ with low humidity/low costs of living. Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Green Valley, Casa Grande, etc.

I was thinking the same thing. Throw in some of the mountain communities East of Phoenix like Globe/Miami. Lovely country.

Westernskies 08-25-2008 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by tiuxiu (Post 703336)
I was thinking the same thing. Throw in some of the mountain communities East of Phoenix like Globe/Miami. Lovely country.

I gotta tell you, Globe would be a real stretch for me...

FANOFJESUS 08-25-2008 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 2good (Post 703324)
rec7,
Why is low humidity your main criteria? For yourself or do you want to store equipment?

I have always lived in MO and have always disliked the humidity. I thought it would be good to live in a place with low humidity.

REWahoo 08-25-2008 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by rec7 (Post 703366)
I have always lived in MO and have always disliked the humidity. I thought it would be good to live in a place with low humidity.

Your "rent for a while" idea is the way to go. Try before you buy.

FANOFJESUS 08-25-2008 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo (Post 703036)
It's an alien culture but they appear to be friendly...

Apparently after the air force captured them they got free somehow and took refuge in walmart. LOL

cute fuzzy bunny 08-25-2008 04:11 PM

Lots of aliens working at walmart in the southwest.

Westernskies 08-25-2008 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny (Post 703382)
Lots of aliens working at walmart in the southwest.

illegal, extraterrestrial, or both?


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