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North Carolina, NC
re: It really is less expensive here - 12/16/2014
Posted On: 7/13/2016 11:30:13 AM
Hi Sonya,
I'm very interested in your assessment of North Carolina. I am considering retirement in either SC or NC. Are temps in NC as hot in summer as they are in SC? Summerville/Charleston area has had 99+ for the past week - yikes! I'd like it somewhat cooler if possible. What do you know about Wilmington - I'm interested because it's on the ocean (I currently live on the ocean)? I particularly like your comment about welcoming strangers/transplants. I would like a town that's not too big but not dinky either (at least 10,000 I would say). Shopping is not an issue nor are schools. I do want a safe, reasonably priced place where I can buy a home in a decent neighborhood for about $200-230,000. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Oregon, OR
re: Brookings, Oregon - 9/29/2015
Posted On: 7/13/2016 11:20:36 AM
Hi Denise,
Please tell me more about Brookings! I am looking for a small place to retire and after reading that Brookings is the "warmest place in OR in winter", thought I would check it out. How warm are summer temps? I would like at least 70 degrees July-Aug if possible. (I like Puget Sound but it's so cold - doesn't ever seem to get above 65!!; same with Coos Bay/North Bend) I am also interested in Brookings because it's close to the ocean. What kind of home could I buy for $200-230,000 in a good area? Anything else you could tell me about any of these places would be appreciated. What do you specifically like about Brookings? Thanks!

Washington, WA
Are there any AFFORDABLE places to live in Washing
Posted On: 7/13/2016 11:15:08 AM
I have been looking at the Puget Sound area thinking about retiring there, but it's so cold -- does the Port Angeles/Port Townsend area EVER get above 65?? Housing seems reasonably priced in these areas but I want summer temps of at least 70 degrees! Does anybody know of any other reasonably priced places to live in Washington state or Oregon? I'd like to be near water if possible (either the ocean or a lake) but realize I may not be able to afford it. I know Washington is somewhat high-priced in some areas, but since it's so pretty and green, I'm hoping I can find some place where $40,000 or so a year is adequate. Any thoughts will be appreciated.


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