has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Ruth is living in Grand Forks, ND and has a little something to say:
Married with grown children and two grandchildren. Currently living in the cold cold north country an hour from the Canadian border. I'm a realtor and my husband teaches aviation at the local university. Looking to retire in the next couple of years down in the beautiful Ozark country where we're looking for beautiful scenery, friendly people and a low cost of living to stretch those retirement dollars.
|Life Stage:||Empty Nester|
|Location:||Grand Forks, ND|
|Email:||Contact Ruth via email |
Nice clean family town Posted On: 5/23/2010 6:37:07 AM
Have lived in the area for 20 years. Grand Forks, third largest city in North Dakota, is a nice clean family town. Very low crime rate and excellent schools and healthcare system. Most of the people are avid hockey fans and have a long history in the community. Good parks and great greenway system for walking, jogging or biking. Winters can be long and brutal; summers are beautiful, and people take advantage of the good weather to be active outdoors. Culturally the people, while friendly to wave or chat if you meet them on the street and quick to help if there is a need, are a bit slow to establish deeper friendships. This can take some getting used to if a person moves here from a more hospitable culture.
Beautiful community; friendly people Posted On: 5/23/2010 6:23:34 AM
We've been searching different areas for about 10 years for a place to retire. Accidently stumbled on to Fairfield Bay, and fell in love with it. This is a beautiful well-kept community with very friendly people. Stunning scenery, two gorgeous golf courses and one of the most beautiful lakes we've run across. There is also horseback riding, nature trails, miniature golf, open-air vegetable market, two beautiful swimming pools, fitness center, bowling alley and a very active Lions Club. A bit out of the way, but only an hour to Little Rock for major shopping and cultural activities; we feel like Fairfield Bay may very well be one of Arkansas's best kept secrets.