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June 2, 2020 — Back in 2014 we wrote a piece (updated this March) that tries to make the point that people’s stereotypes might keep them from finding their best place to retire. Will Stereotypes Keep You From Finding Your Best Place to Retire? was quite popular and generated 65 interesting Comments. Those drove home the message even better, because they were the experiences of real people as they went through the process of finding a place to retire. This article features a selection of some of the more interesting, wide ranging Member Comments from 2014 – we think you will find them still useful! (PS – we took snippets from the Comments, you can read them all in the article).

Paula on Las Vegas

There’s nothing like seeing a place in person to help either confirm or dispel stereotypes. My DH and I recently spent a week in Las Vegas, somewhere we’d never been (and had never desired to see), staying with friends who in the housing crash bought a small second home there (their first home is in Ithaca, NY, where we also live). We were very pleasantly surprised at the incredibly reasonable cost of living there — if our friends were to move there for year-round residence, they would easily save $10-15K on property taxes (less than 20% of what they are here), income taxes (none), cheaper gas and groceries, incredible senior centers and Ys and discounts for Nevada residents at museums, Vegas shows, etc. 

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What it's Like to Retire in Windsor

Windsor is an affluent town of 18,644 in Colorado, situated along the Interstate between Fort Collins and Loveland. Formerly a wheat farming area, it is now both suburban and an area with some industry. There is a small historic part of town near Main Park. The Cache La Poudre River runs through part of the city. Photo of Windsor Town Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and John Phelan, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3... more >>

State: Colorado

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What it's Like to Retire in Aberdeen

Aberdeen, South Dakota is a town of 27,000 in northeastern South Dakota. For a town of its size it has an impressive collection of amenities. In the sporting department it has 3 golf courses (2 of them 18 holes), 2 disc golf courses, 24 tennis courts in multiple locations, several public skating/ice hockey rinks, a skate park, and a Family Aquatic Center (outdoors so it is summer only) with  a zero entry pool, competition lap pool, numerous water slides, and a concession area... more >>

State: South Dakota

 
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What it's Like to Retire in Stillwater

Stillwater is a city of 46,000 people in north central Oklahoma. It is home to Oklahoma State University. It was named a Certified Retirement Community by the legislature in 2012. Photo of Payne County Courthouse, Built in 1917, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Nyttend; photo of Edmon Low Library at Oklahoma State University, and photo of Old Central, the oldest building on the campus, courtesy of Wikipedia and DBinfo... more >>

State: Oklahoma

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What it's Like to Retire in Farmington

Located on the Colorado Plateau, Farmington, New Mexico, is the only Metropolitan area of the Four Corners and is its commercial hub, with a diverse population of about 45,000. The Four Corners region is the only place in the United States where four states meet and is made up of the southwestern corner of Colorado, the southeastern corner of Utah, the northeastern corner of Arizona and the northwestern corner of Utah. The quadpoint is marked by the Four Corners Monument... more >>

State: New Mexico

 
 
 
 

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