We found a GREAT place to retire.

by Escaped to Sunny Florida
(Lakeland, Florida)

Hello everyone!


Well, we wanted to leave the northern Illinios winters but didn't want to wait until retirement. My husband was only 55 years old but our four kids were grown and starting their own lives so we figured we could make the big move early.

We flew down to Tampa, stayed in many hotels, from Orlando to Lakeland and finally found Angler's Cove in Lakeland, Florida. It's a really nice, gated community, tucked away in an area that you would not think you'd find it. But, fortunately we did.

We found it on the internet first and then came to look. We purchased a home there and have been very happy there the past three years. You really need to visit this community to appreciate the friendly residents and the serenity, the natural tropical birds, fishing (Angler's Lake) and the amenities - There's a clubhouse, heated pool, shuffleboard and billiards. The location was perfect for us, between Tampa and Orlando. Short drive to beaches and Walt Disney attractions, etc... We enjoy great neighbors and reasonable lot rent.

The Lakeland downtown area is full of activities, civic center, shops, restaurants and lakes to enjoy. A true gem! You can buy a home there for $9,000.00 and up. Lot rent depends on the lot you buy. We bought a lakefront lot. There were a couple of other really nice communities in Winter Haven, called Swiss Golf and Tennis Club and Four Lakes Golf Club that were just beautiful, but since we are not golfers, we preferred a more natural setting.

Good luck to all of you who are embarking on moving to beautiful Florida. We're very glad we did.

Dear Escaped: Thanks for sharing your find with us of a manufactured/mobile home gated over 55 community in Lakeland, Florida.

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Southhaven MS - Memphis suburb

by Website Visitor
(Memphis area)

No state taxes on Social security.
No state taxes on Pensions.
No state taxes on IRA income.

65+ years - no property tax on the first $75,000 of the value of your home. Average home cost is $125,000.

University of TN Health Care facility in Memphis. Top notch Regional Hospital in Southaven.



Editor: We would like to thank the visitor for submitting this valuable information. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the information. Please verify all information. Thank you.

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CA a retirement find.........

by Visitor to website

San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, CA - has everything - keeps the mind stimulated, check it out.
From: Recommendation of Visitor to our Website.


Hi Visitor:

I agree -- I lived in San Francisco for one glorious year many years ago--except I moved down the Peninsula to San Jose because for me I didn't like the cold and foggy summers--but otherwise fantastic. Thanks for letting us know how much you like it for a retirement city.
Carol - Publisher Best Guide-RC

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Beautiful Southern Oregon!

by Terri
(Southern Oregon)

This area has lots of hiking, biking, boating and fishing. The traffic is light, a small international airport is close and the pace is quiet.

Beautiful valley settings and lovely vineyards abound for your visiting pleasure. Grants Pass has many desirable areas with great access to the Coast. San Francisco, Reno and Portland for your big city fix.

Check the Chamber or stop and visit May through September--something is always going on!

Mild winters may have an infrequent inch or two of snow and once in a while it can get to 100. All in all, this area has a lot going for it, especially the clean mountain air. Check out Crater Lake, which is close as well... See you there..


Thanks, Terri, for letting us know about Southern Oregon--I find it awesome there as well.
Carol

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Living on the Eastern End of Long Island, New York

by Gina
(Long Island, NY)

Office at Glenwood Village to See Homes

Office at Glenwood Village to See Homes

I am living on the Eastern End of Long Island in a manufactured home community. I thought you would like to know that this is a beautiful community and place to live. Very quiet and peaceful. There is no heavy traffic like on other parts of Long Island. A manufactured home community is less expensive than some other ones in the area and offers the same area attractions.

I highly recommend this community to all your readers. It is called Glenwood Village. I hope you will review this community as I feel it is a wonderful area to retire in and people may not be aware of it. So much to do with the beaches so close and good shopping and restaurants. We love it. Hope this helps.

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Bend Oregon -- an Active Outdoor Community



Bend Oregon on your list is in Central Oregon.

Many think of Oregon as rainy -- Central Oregon is
not -- very dry and sunny.

It is a great community for retirees, 20 plus golf courses, mild winter climate with ski areas for both downhill and cross country. Trails everywhere, with good bike paths in and out of town.

Small college.

Number one parks and recreation programs in the nation.
Scenic river flows right thru town. Restaurants and multiple microbrew pubs.

The health care is top notch. Many who also have homes in Southern California, Arizona, have their major health care done here. They say it is superior to Arizona and Southern California big cities.

No sales tax. Vehicle tags are ridiculously low.





(From the Editor, see map below. Bend is approximately 200 miles to the Coast.)



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Hot Spot: Bolivar, Missouri

by Alan
(Bolivar)

Bolivar, Missouri, is a rapidly expanding area of the Ozarks.

Baby boomers will be especially interested in this area for the following reasons:

Citizens Memorial Hospital is a nationally ranked top 10 hospital;

low cost of living;

low crime rate;

abundant water;

excellent fishing lakes;

sailboating ((Stockton Lake is ranked # 2 nationally;

Bennett Springs and Table Rock Lake for Trout fishing


Branson is just an hour’s drive. Kansas City & St. Louis is just over a 2 hour’s drive.

We have

an excellent airport;

quality schools;

assisted living;

adult day care;

the arts & humanities are readily available;

mild winters

Editors Note: Location of Bolivar


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