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I’ve always wanted to live  in Washington State as my hearts always been there since I was little . My hubby and I are both born and raised in SoCal, but I can’t stand how expensive it is and how hot it’s gotten. Doesn’t look like it’s even in the cards however, as  the hubs and fam are alL planted here with no intention of leaving. I honestly don’t know how we’ll ever afford to retire here when the time comes.

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Seattle WA 

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Yes, the area around Cortez is lovely, as a desert SW landscape. I was a BLM ranger at Mesa Verde and lived in Durango. The problem is water, or the lack of it. You must be sure you have an adequate supply for whatever dwelling, as many communities are now restricting water hauling and new wells are expensive as well as possibly not allowed. There has been a severe drought in the area for several years. Weather can be either too hot or too cold. The people are not quite as friendly as in Durango area. Cost of living is fairly low, but so is the income. The Ute Mtn Ute reservation is just south, with a casino, and there are lots of tourists, year around. Very small airport, and limited health care. Durango, again, is closest for real amenities. If you really want the experience, then several CO towns would be great, including Pueblo and Trinidad. Farmington, NM is also a choice. 

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I'm 66, planning on retiring at 68. I'll have at least $60,000/year in retirement income, unitl the day I die. My passion is the American Southwest, where I plan to move, from Illinois. Tentatively, Cortez, CO appeals to me, with Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients and more, in the vicinity. 

 

I'm a fairly accomplished photographer, particularly with landscapes. I plan on hiking and shooting most every day, weather accommodating. Some days, I may shoot people and cut-off their heads.

 

I hope their is a community, or two, in the area there, that I can join. There's always the American Legion. But, I need more.

 

Before I commit to a place, I will spend some time in more than one location in the region. It may be that I end up near my children, wherever one of them land, 2 currently in Boston and one near Peoria.CliffPalace.jpg

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Costa Rica

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I want to retire in Maryland.

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Anywhere on the beach along the Gulf Coast. Even with hurricanes it would be a great place to live there again. Live in North Texas now. We are in Tornado Alley. My house has been hit 3 times so there would be much difference. 

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Fort Myers, Florida

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I would like to retire and move to Olathe, KS.  This way I can be closer to my grandsons. Thanks

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We are looking to move from CT to New Hampshire -- no state income tax on retirement income, NO sales tax.  While you pay property tax (around $6K/year on a small/med home), it's still considerably lower than what people have posted for other states.  At 6K per year for property tax, no state income tax or sales tax, I see us being ahead by about 10K per annum.

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