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Post by snyder66 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:15 pm

Still searching for my perfect little beach town. You?

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Post by gkaplan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:20 pm

I already live in the perfect beach town.
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Post by VictoriaF » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:29 pm

Manhattan.

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Post by aja8888 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:55 pm

I gotta get back to Ventura County someday.....it's too hot here. :oops:

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Post by chaz » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:14 pm

Malibu.
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Post by sscritic » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:28 pm

chaz wrote:Malibu.
Agreed, as long as someone else provides the house on the beach.

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Post by chaz » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:38 pm

sscritic wrote:
chaz wrote:Malibu.
Agreed, as long as someone else provides the house on the beach.
I would pitch a tent.
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Post by Sunflower » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:06 am

chaz wrote:Malibu.
+1

Was there last weekend; the weather was PERFECT. Don't particularly care for a beach house but would love to live there. Absolutely ideal.

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Post by graveday » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:25 am

Sunflower wrote:
chaz wrote:Malibu.
Absolutely ideal.
Sure, just don't try to go anywhere else since traffic is the elephant in the room.

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Post by MWCA » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:27 am

All over the Us. We enjoy travel. Throw in a few trips to various parts of the world.
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Post by FabLab » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:20 am

Beach towns along the Outer Banks (NC), Laguna Beach (CA), Naples (FL), anywhere in Big Sur (CA)
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Post by carolinaman » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:13 am

Mt. Pleasant, SC (Charleston metro)

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Post by ks289 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:24 am

Hawaii.
Probably near or in Honolulu.

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Post by HardKnocker » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:26 am

ks289 wrote:Hawaii.
Probably near or in Honolulu.
Me too.
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Post by happymob » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:26 am

VictoriaF wrote:Manhattan.

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Low cost-of-living, you've got the college, so you get some culture, small-town feel.

Oh, you weren't suggesting Manhattan, KS? :wink:

In all seriousness, I think I might enjoy retiring to a college town.

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Post by JTcheek » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:33 am

London. A close second would be Manhattan.

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Post by HueyLD » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:25 am

San Francisco, but it's too cold there to enjoy the beach.

La Jolla, right next to Mitt's little bungalo. :)

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Post by jlj » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:35 am

Jackson (California) in the Sierra Foothills.

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Post by Levett » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:21 am

Anywhere along the Amalfi Coast. 8-)

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Post by JupiterJones » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:53 am

Another vote for Manhattan. It's a great place to be old. :-) Good healthcare, you don't need a car, groceries are usually just a few blocks away, lots of other old people to play with...

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Post by Fallible » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:28 am

JupiterJones wrote:Another vote for Manhattan. It's a great place to be old. :-) Good healthcare, you don't need a car, groceries are usually just a few blocks away, lots of other old people to play with...

JJ
Very true, plus the arts. It's neighborhood living, which after awhile has the feel of a small town. Never thought about it before, but it can be a great place to live when you're in your 20s, when I did, and in older age for the reasons you mention.
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Post by Dave_M » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:59 am

Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI

and I do, for half the year.

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Post by Sunflower » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:59 pm

graveday wrote:
Sunflower wrote:
chaz wrote:Malibu.
Absolutely ideal.
Sure, just don't try to go anywhere else since traffic is the elephant in the room.
Well I was thinking along the line of living in retirement, not commuting to downtown LA every day. Just staying in Malibu is fine for me. The traffic wasn't bad there.

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Post by Peter Foley » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:32 pm

I would retire (and did) right where I am. My friends and most of my family are here in Minnesota. That doesn't mean I won't escape for part of the winter.

Now if I could get everyone to move with me, I'd love to have a roving retirement. I would love to spend 6 months in a number of countries (western Europe and South America) as well a number of months in Hawaii. There is also a lot of the US I would like to explore further. Still, I can't think of anyplace I'd rather return to than here.

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Post by HongKonger » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:50 am

Anywhere in the middle of nowhere surrounded by mountains. Bali, Wales, New Zealand. It doesnt matter where.

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Post by leo383 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:15 am

My sister lives in Harlem, and just about all of NYC strikes me as a great place to retire. If you can afford housing.
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Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:16 am

On an island somewhere.

With lots of world class culture, dining, history, and views; a place people from all over the world want to visit at least once if they can.

Preferably facing Upper New York Bay, and without the word "Island" in its name (because if it's really an island everyone will already know without my having to rub it in their faces all the time).

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Post by Fallible » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:07 am

Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:On an island somewhere.

With lots of world class culture, dining, history, and views; a place people from all over the world want to visit at least once if they can.

Preferably facing Upper New York Bay, and without the word "Island" in its name (because if it's really an island everyone will already know without my having to rub it in their faces all the time).

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This reads like a riddle and one I'm probably misreading at that. So what's the island facing the upper Bay without the word "island" in its name that may not even be an island?
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Post by VictoriaF » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:09 am

Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:On an island somewhere.

With lots of world class culture, dining, history, and views; a place people from all over the world want to visit at least once if they can.

Preferably facing Upper New York Bay, and without the word "Island" in its name (because if it's really an island everyone will already know without my having to rub it in their faces all the time).

PJW
This reads like a riddle and one I'm probably misreading at that. So what's the island facing the upper Bay without the word "island" in its name that may not even be an island?
Hi Fallible,

I thought the solution to the riddle was the same place as you and I have mentioned earlier. ;-)

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Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:11 am

Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:On an island somewhere.

With lots of world class culture, dining, history, and views; a place people from all over the world want to visit at least once if they can.

Preferably facing Upper New York Bay, and without the word "Island" in its name (because if it's really an island everyone will already know without my having to rub it in their faces all the time).

PJW
This reads like a riddle and one I'm probably misreading at that. So what's the island facing the upper Bay without the word "island" in its name that may not even be an island?
It's an island, and it's Manhattan. Also coterminous with New York County.

I wanted to be sure I was ruling out Staten Island and Long Island.

City Island is fairly cool but doesn't face the Bay.

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Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:13 am

VictoriaF wrote:
Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:On an island somewhere.

With lots of world class culture, dining, history, and views; a place people from all over the world want to visit at least once if they can.

Preferably facing Upper New York Bay, and without the word "Island" in its name (because if it's really an island everyone will already know without my having to rub it in their faces all the time).

PJW
This reads like a riddle and one I'm probably misreading at that. So what's the island facing the upper Bay without the word "island" in its name that may not even be an island?
Hi Fallible,

I thought the solution to the riddle was the same place as you and I have mentioned earlier. ;-)

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Fuhgeddaboudit!

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Post by Fallible » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:14 am

VictoriaF wrote:
Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:On an island somewhere.

With lots of world class culture, dining, history, and views; a place people from all over the world want to visit at least once if they can.

Preferably facing Upper New York Bay, and without the word "Island" in its name (because if it's really an island everyone will already know without my having to rub it in their faces all the time).

PJW
This reads like a riddle and one I'm probably misreading at that. So what's the island facing the upper Bay without the word "island" in its name that may not even be an island?
Hi Fallible,

I thought the solution to the riddle was the same place as you and I have mentioned earlier. ;-)

Victoria
Hi Victoria,

Right on! :)

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Post by Fallible » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:20 am

Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:
Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:On an island somewhere.

With lots of world class culture, dining, history, and views; a place people from all over the world want to visit at least once if they can.

Preferably facing Upper New York Bay, and without the word "Island" in its name (because if it's really an island everyone will already know without my having to rub it in their faces all the time).

PJW
This reads like a riddle and one I'm probably misreading at that. So what's the island facing the upper Bay without the word "island" in its name that may not even be an island?
It's an island, and it's Manhattan. ...
I'd forgotten that, though you'd dropped plenty of clues: "world class culture, dining..."
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Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:14 pm

Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote: ...
It's an island, and it's Manhattan. ...
I'd forgotten that, though you'd dropped plenty of clues: "world class culture, dining..."
And actually, you're correct to have forgotten it, because the Marble Hill neighborhood, although on the North American mainland, is part of Manhattan, not the Bronx.

I'll have to riddle more carefully in the future.

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Post by mcblum » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:13 pm

There are so many beautiful places that I have visited over the years, but few that I could say I would like to live. I have always come home to Maryland. I was born in D.C. and consider this the place I will spend the rest of my life. My entire family with some small exceptions is here; I love the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore. Thats all!
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snyder66 wrote:Still searching for my perfect little beach town. You?
snyder:

You should be able to find a "perfect little beach town" in Florida. This link will give you information and ideas:

The best inexpensive places to retire in Florida

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Post by englishgirl » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:36 pm

I think I'd like to join the Manhattanites.

Except that I'm a total wimp with the cold, so I'd have to be able to escape back to Florida for at least part of the winter. But of course, if this is my fantasy retirement, I'd be living on the fancy island to the east of where I am now, with all the other the rich New Yorkers. :wink:
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Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:
Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote: ...
It's an island, and it's Manhattan. ...
I'd forgotten that, though you'd dropped plenty of clues: "world class culture, dining..."
And actually, you're correct to have forgotten it, because the Marble Hill neighborhood, although on the North American mainland, is part of Manhattan, not the Bronx.

...
Marble Hill aside, I should've remembered this: "I like the island Manhattan."
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Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:45 pm

Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:
Fallible wrote:
Phineas J. Whoopee wrote: ...
It's an island, and it's Manhattan. ...
I'd forgotten that, though you'd dropped plenty of clues: "world class culture, dining..."
And actually, you're correct to have forgotten it, because the Marble Hill neighborhood, although on the North American mainland, is part of Manhattan, not the Bronx.

...
Marble Hill aside, I should've remembered this: "I like the island Manhattan."
Smoke on your pipe and put that in!

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Post by VictoriaF » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:26 pm

englishgirl wrote:I think I'd like to join the Manhattanites.
Hi Sarah,

Welcome to the group. We need a Bogleheads colony in Manhattan. If we settle in Lower Manhattan we could call it "Bogleheads Occupy Wall Street" :oops: .

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Post by chaz » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:29 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
englishgirl wrote:I think I'd like to join the Manhattanites.
Hi Sarah,

Welcome to the group. We need a Bogleheads colony in Manhattan. If we settle in Lower Manhattan we could call it "Bogleheads Occupy Wall Street" :oops: .

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Post by Fallible » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:31 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
englishgirl wrote:I think I'd like to join the Manhattanites.
Hi Sarah,

Welcome to the group. We need a Bogleheads colony in Manhattan. If we settle in Lower Manhattan we could call it "Bogleheads Occupy Wall Street" :oops: .

...
What's the :oops: for? This is great! :D
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VictoriaF wrote:
englishgirl wrote:I think I'd like to join the Manhattanites.
Hi Sarah,

Welcome to the group. We need a Bogleheads colony in Manhattan. If we settle in Lower Manhattan we could call it "Bogleheads Occupy Wall Street" :oops: .

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Near Pensacola, FL

I would watch the Blue Angels fly overhead while fishing from my dock and sipping margarita's!

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Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:07 pm

englishgirl wrote:I think I'd like to join the Manhattanites.

Except that I'm a total wimp with the cold, so I'd have to be able to escape back to Florida for at least part of the winter. But of course, if this is my fantasy retirement, I'd be living on the fancy island to the east of where I am now, with all the other the rich New Yorkers. :wink:
Hi englishgirl,

Come join us!

And not to worry about the cold. Here in the north we have two marvelous inventions which take care of that sort of thing.

The first makes sure we personally stay warm, no matter where we venture. It's called a coat.

The other frees us from the tyranny of coats, but is limited in its availability. Where it exists, however, it's wonderful. Its name is inside.

When shall we expect your arrival?

PJW

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Post by heyyou » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:00 pm

An Edward Abbey quote:

"It has been said that if you can survive in New York, you can survive anywhere, but if you can live anywhere, why would you choose New York?"

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Post by xerty24 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:36 pm

heyyou wrote:An Edward Abbey quote:

"It has been said that if you can survive in New York, you can survive anywhere, but if you can live anywhere, why would you choose New York?"
Even assuming you can afford the 10%+ extra taxes, NYC seems like a bad place to be old. The subways have tons of stairs and the sidewalks are icy and slippery for 1/3 of the year, treacherous even to the young who can bounce back if they fall down. Traffic is a mess and the taxis/buses/your own car are all lots slower than the subways because of this. while it's fine if you can take the subway, I think any sort of mobility issues would make NYC pretty unattractive.

If I slip and fall when I'm old, I want it to be on a nice sandy beach because I was watching some young ladies instead of where I was going, not because I slipped on some icy NYC sidewalk. It's always summer somewhere. If price is no object, why not be elsewhere half the year?
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Post by MossySF » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:16 pm

Singapore for the good cheap eats. Don't care about anything else. I want to be able to walk down from a retirement condo to multiple hawker food courts and have access to 15 different food styles within a 2 block radius.

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Post by bocung@hotmail.com » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:59 pm

South of France between Monaco and Cannes including Nice. The weather is tempered, foods are excellent, and the women look great!

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Post by Valuethinker » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:51 am

leo383 wrote:My sister lives in Harlem, and just about all of NYC strikes me as a great place to retire. If you can afford housing.
We never would have said this 20 years ago.

The striking thing has been the drop in *crime*. Old people used to be among the most vulnerable. Big chunks of the city seemed to be virtual no-go zones. Now I think NYC has something like the 38th highest crime rate of American cities-- not bad for the largest.

FWIW I don't know Harlem well, but the atmosphere of New York seems stronger now in Brooklyn than in most of Manhattan-- the neighbourhoods etc.

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