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Where did you grow up? Where are you now and where do you hope to retire?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ref59405, May 3, 2021.

  1. VegasGroove

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    Born/Raised: Chicago
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    Retire Hope: Dreamily - a Caribbean Beachfront Island, Realistically - Arizona
     
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  2. Catzilla

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    Born Rural Oregon.
    Raised Rural Oregon.
    Retired Rural Oregon.

    Currently looking to relocated to rural someplace else. :)
     
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  3. smartone

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    Grew-up in Akron, Ohio and later Pleasanton, California… moved here to northern Nevada 40 years ago and LOVE it! Retired here too.
     
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  4. ken2v

    ken2v That was awesome

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    Always a good idea to keep the home base will assessing that next move. As much as we think we know where we want to retire, we just can't approach that type of decision without some real-world experimentation. So we'll keep the casa for ____ (undefined span of time, but certainly not many years) as we kick the tires across various seasons and locations.
     
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  5. Marky147

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    Born in Yeovil (Somerset) Where my father was based in the Navy.

    Grew up in Dorchester ~20 miles away, where mother and her family are from.

    Joined Navy after school and moved back to Dorchester when I left after 4 years.

    Moved to London for a few years when I was playing poker f/t.

    Back to Dorchester 2007 and been there since.

    Can't see me moving anywhere else, but never say never.
     
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  6. WichitaMuskie

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    Louisville/Wichita/Florida (Ponte Vedra would be nice)
     
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  7. GamblingGolfer

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    Born and raised in Burnaby, BC (adjacent to the east of Vancouver). Lived there until I was 21 (5 years at UBC), then spent one year teaching secondary school in Prince George (500 miles north of Vancouver). Moved back to lower mainland, taught 33 more years in Burnaby. Have lived on the west side of Vancouver for the last 44 years. Retired 14 years ago. Now golfing and working with health organisations (committee work).

    GG
     
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  8. yooperguy

    yooperguy Low-Roller

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    1. In the back seat of my 1970 Ford Maverick with Shelly Green.
    2. I currently live in a world of denial.
    3. I hope to retire in Las Vegas. Heard of it?
     
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  9. bluesdude

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    Yes, it is in New Mexico! :woohoo:
     
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    Buffalo/DC/still sizing that up but there will be college football in the immediate vicinity.
     
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  11. Valgal

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    Born and reared in San Antonio, Texas. Spent a few years in California when hubs was in the Marines. Back to San Antonio and then moved to Rural small town Hill Country Texas. Retirement??? Hopefully keep our house here and winter here but summer somewhere cooler. My husband would be happy to move to Alaska permanently even for the winter. Not me. We have to compromise. I can't see living in a big city again. I love having little traffic and little crime. There is less to do but as you get older you don't care. We do have a good golf course (I don't play) A good fitness center they are adding on too, a very active senior citizen crowd. I wouldn't mind moving into our local senior gated community. They have lots of amenities etc, but the husband despises HOAs. sigh.
     
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  12. MTMONGO

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    Born and raised on a farm in Bridger MT.
    Moved a few places in my life, but always come home.
    I now live in Red Lodge MT, and this is where I will live the rest of my days.
     
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  13. bull0120

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    I've come close to straying a few times, but I'm firmly entrenched at this point.

    I grew up in Southwest Virginia.
    I live in Southwest Virginia.
    I will retire in Southwest Virginia...

    I will sit by my lake, taking in all that is in front of me, and know it is my kingdom. These mountains are home.
     
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  14. CHARLOTTE JOHN

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    Born & raised in Huntington, WV. Lived in Myrtle Beach SC, Toledo and Cincinnati OH, Hammond LA. For the last 20 years in Charlotte NC where I will retire in 5 years
     
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  15. NittyOne

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    Super curious why Elko?
     
  16. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Well, originally, it was Ely, NV (pop. 4000) but after I discovered that there is NO commercial transportation in/out of Ely, I looked at somewhere along the train tracks. (I-80)

    Actually, my search (next month and I will be writing a TR) will be anywhere from Winnemucca (120 miles west) to Wells (50 miles east) of Elko.

    Among the reasons (more in my retirement search TR) are:
    1)There are train stations in Winnemucca and Elko, and one train a day going east and west (West to Reno, and East to Salt Lake City)
    2)No state income tax
    3)At elevation, which could be a plus or a minus
    4)MUCH smaller population (20,000+)
    5)Housing affordability (I can BUY a 3/2 for <$200K, the lowest by far of any place that I've ever found liveable)
    6)Far enough from "attractive" gambling (large casinos), but close enough to it that I can go if I want to
    7)Elko has a Wal-Mart and a Home Depot, so my son (should he decided to move with me) should have no problem finding employment.
    8)It's close enough to the SF Bay Area and Las Vegas that should I need to go one short notice, I can.

    So, as long that I drive through and don't see any signs that say "no dogs or Asians allowed", I'm probably good.
     
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    In search of a retirement spot. On my way to Elko, NV through Reno.
    Sterling night at Cosmopolitan, a day before the Silver Strike tourney
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  17. Basil

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    Wait, what? Okay, maybe I'm moving to Elko :)
     
  18. NittyOne

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    That’s awesome, please post a trip report, I’m super curious about this area. I love driving around in the desert and mountains and live these types of places.

    Last year I drove from Vegas to Reno. Spent the night in Tonopah, went the more scenic western route from Tonopah to Tahoe. Went to Carson City. Man I had a blast.

    I read a trip report from a guy who I think started out in like Laramie, WY. Went on I-80 and stopped in like everyone of those towns with a casino. West Wendover to Wells, Elko, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain through to Reno. Very cool.
     
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  19. mr.vegas

    mr.vegas Peace sells, but who's buying?

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    Birth to 21 Steen MN

    Moved 15 miles north to Luverne Mn to work at the slaughter house at 21 stayed til i was 47.

    Moved 15 miles south to Hills Mn at 47 and still living here.

    Retirement: Thinking South Dakota south western part or northern Mn. Lately have been reading DaiLun's thoughts on northern Nevada and I am finding it interesting.
     
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  20. pebbles

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    Great thread. I'm enjoying it very much.
     
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