Where to live best?

Seems like the best place for me to live is right where I am. As I've mentioned in other threads, I've owned this unit for 53.5 years and our housing expenses are about 37% lower than comparable garden apartments in the area. That fact has contributed to my financial freedom. We are in an area where the walk score is 98%. I can walk to restaurants, retail establishments, banks, the post office and even the supermarket.

There's access to public transportation that will take (me) or connect to just about anyplace I want to go, even the airport. But the only public transportation I've taken over the last couple of years is the Atlantic City casino buses (no I don't gamble...have a timeshare there) and the train to the Hoboken waterfront park on the Hudson River. Ubers and Lyfts are also readily available in my area and they come within a couple of minutes. I use them to go to my medical appointments when my son can't take me or pick me up.
Sounds like paradise. I've come to the conclusion that almost every city in my state hates pedestrians; and the one city of any size that did like pedestrians (San Francisco) has gotten so expensive that most can't afford to live there. I wish it were different.
 

I finished Die Hard With A Vengeance and watched a few episodes of Abbott Elementary this morning. A little after 9:30, my son and I walked to Planet Fitness. I used the elliptical, rowing machine and treadmill; exercise time 52 minutes, including walking there and back. I cut my workout short because my son finished much sooner than I did. I started later because I had to fiddle with my combination lock to open it and I did it a few times to make sure I wasn't going to lock my things up, then not be able to get to them.

When I got home, I cleaned the litter box, the commode and added a Clorox blue tablet to the tank. I made a "homemade" mini pizza using mini naan bread as the "crust". I will watch more T.V. this evening, play my games and just chill. I don't have to cook anything today. Tonight it will be broccoli salad and the rest of the salmon salad my son left for me.
 
it's the same here...anything near the coast particualrly down here in the South ( OY lives in the north)...then prices are scandalously high
Holly is right. Google: "Sandbanks, Dorset." Our home is on the boundary, or perambulation, to give it the correct title, of the New Forest An area that has changed over time and was once much bigger than the 150 sq. miles (388 sq. km) it is now. None the less just a short walk and you will be treated to breathtaking views and scenery.
 

Relatives of mine moved to Dorset in the 60's, I spent very many happy times there when I was younger. The ;last time I was there was 2016. And funnily enough, yesterday I was watching escape to the country in Dorset, reminding me just how beautiful it is. But every time I watch that show it makes me a little bit homesick, then I remember winter. So I will stay here in this little piece of paradise.
 
Sounds like paradise. I've come to the conclusion that almost every city in my state hates pedestrians; and the one city of any size that did like pedestrians (San Francisco) has gotten so expensive that most can't afford to live there. I wish it were different.
It's not really a paradise Officer. I live in the city and we have crime, but rarely in my neighborhood. I do feel blessed to be living in the inner city but still be able to look out onto our courtyard and see trees, flowers and green & yellow bushes that stay beautiful all year long. I was just telling my son tonight how expensive it is in SanFran and don't know how young people afford the apartments and homes there. A lot of people are being priced out, thus the growing homeless problem.
 
I like to go out and play golf every other day so looking at mid 70's is where I choose to be in Cold months. Then back north in summer.
Comfort to me is doing the things I like to do as the day progresses. Sometimes UTV afternoon in the woods is the best of the best. We
both love the Timber and Natures Day there.
 
Relatives of mine moved to Dorset in the 60's, I spent very many happy times there when I was younger. The ;last time I was there was 2016. And funnily enough, yesterday I was watching escape to the country in Dorset, reminding me just how beautiful it is. But every time I watch that show it makes me a little bit homesick, then I remember winter. So I will stay here in this little piece of paradise.
Dorset is home to one of the most picturesque hamlets in the country, it also has just about the most unfortunate name possible.

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To us "nature rules". We have 12 wooded acres and its beautiful. Love walking for exercise and we have a great big driveway that we walk daily on. That is so important. We live on a gated road with neighbors we've known for years and could call if needed for about anything.

Son and wife come several times a year from Ohio to stay. Our next door neighbor (on 4 acres, with a horse) is a "dualie"...dual citizenship with USA and UK. Her mother just turned 100 (think of that, she outlived the queen) and she goes back and forth a couple times a year. We mind her cat but not Sam the horse - another neighbor takes
care of that! Like hot weather - long summers and short winters.

It works for us. Hope everyone is happy where they live and are treasuring "each golden hour" as my mom used to say.
 
Southern California has it all to enjoy retirement, living between the ocean and the mountains. Below just a few pictures from today (except the last picture taken two weeks ago on the beach that is to be enjoyed by senior guys.) And don't forget: thanks to Proposition 13, our property tax has only doubled in 45 years, now being $1,600 a year, while in other states you apparently get taxed out of your house.

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If you want just perpetually cruise while paying the Tips costs in advance.
U'r done with repair bills and property taxes.
 


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