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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Claudyjlouis answered:
Irvington is a dirty ghetto just like Newark, East Orange, and Paterson that's why it's so cheap to live there. You get what you pay for. If you want a nicer suburban area Union, Maplewood, South Orange & West Orange is much cleaner, quieter. ... more
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Caseyandmonica answered:
There will always be crime wherever you are, but I am born and raised in St. Louis so if you are looking for where there is hardly any, you will want to look at zip codes 63021, 63011, 63017, 63038. West saint louis county is where you'll want to be: Wildwood, Chesterfield, Eureka, Ellisville, Ballwin, Manchester, Des Peres, Creve Coeur. Kirk wood is okay, but you have really bad parts there so I'd avoid it if you don't know the area. If you don't like the suburbs and want to be near the city look into Lafayette Square, I am not sure the zip code. It's right next to downtown saint louis. Clayton and Brentwood are good areas as well! Good luck, sorry I don't have more zip codes for you. ... more
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Sun Sep 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Being retired in a very expensive location, we're OK for now but I do have a list of places we can move to if our situation ever changes. Here is how I did mine. I created an Excel worksheet on my computer (paper and pen is fine too) and I listed the following categories which I believe are VERY important for retirees:

Taxes - how do income taxes compare in different locations and compare it to where you live now.
Property taxes & sales taxes - compare different places to where you live now.
Cost of Living - there are many websites that compare cost of living from where you live now to anyplace in the U.S. Remember the further away from the city center, cost of living may be cheaper or more expensive. It depends on location.
Health care - Go to Medicare's website and there is a map that tells you how states rank with medical care. Also use other websites to compare health services.
Senior care services - research nursing homes, assisted living, senior transportation, etc.
Activities - any nearby colleges? museums? theaters? parks? entertainment?
What do you see yourself doing all day? Pick a place that will allow you to be active all day.

Hope the above helps.
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Mar_j_do answered:
Yes SCW is disability friendly. I have a home for rent.
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Keyan4 asked:
Unfortunately due to the terrible air quality in sacramento area and extreme heat and lack of rain especially in summer I feel sick most of the time. I am desperately looking for a city…
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Fri Sep 8, 2017
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Tue Sep 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to contact a local realtor. Real estate listings online will not specify if the HOA mows the lawn or not. Realtors and owners who write the descriptions feel mowing a lawn is not necessary in a home description. There are more important things to think about than mowing a lawn. ... more
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Tue Sep 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will need to do your own research. Realtors are prohibited from giving opinions on areas to live, quality of local schools, demographics, etc. because it violates Fair Housing laws. There are several websites that residents can post their opinions about what it's like to live there and don't forget the Census Bureau's website. ... more
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Mon Sep 4, 2017
Megadielives answered:
I was born and raised there and it sucks that it is how it is one of my lungs are messed up because of it
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Mon Sep 4, 2017
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Sat Sep 2, 2017
Megan.steirer asked:
I was helping a friend find a house, and when I sent her a link, it automatically signed me up for a trulia account from my work email (I could get in trouble for this)! I just bought…
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Thu Aug 31, 2017
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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Fable_master_mind asked:
My wife and I are looking to move to Colorado from New Mexico. Are there good job opportunities? Is it a good place to live?
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Mon Aug 28, 2017
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Sat Aug 26, 2017
Shleyless answered:
If you are from NY, you will HATE the south! You will want to high-tail it out to a better climate out west or up in the pacific northwest... I'm dying to get there. The heat and humidity 10 months a year down here is so bad it will suffocate you; the moment you step outside you're drenched in sweat, I have to duck in the bathroom and change my clothes after a 10 minute drive to the office everyday, it's embarrassing. I've even melted my shoes on the sidewalk before, and passed out from heat exhaustion just from going to the grocery store. Dry heat in the desert states is much more tolerable, but if you want coast/water, California is where everyone goes for mild weather and water... it's terribly expensive, but so is NY. It's the trade off of digging your car out of the snow I guess? Haha.. ... more
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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Shirley Fogge Piazza asked:
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Wed Aug 16, 2017
J Hinton answered:
Hi Coconut 2,

I have been a resident of Linden Hills for the past year near Lake Harriet Parkway and 44th. It is 6:55 p.m. on a Wednesday night and right now there are low flying planes going directly overhead every 5-8 min. This is also a peak traffic time. For me, this is "too much" for a beautiful but pricey neighborhood and why I chose to rent to test it out, and I've decided to buy somewhere quieter. That said, 5-6 blocks can make a big different.

Hope this helps.
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Mon Aug 14, 2017
Russbook34 answered:
A lot of real stupid lifetime resedents. A LOT OF SUCCESSFULL RETIREES A LOT OF addicted gamblers A novice Government Unlikely collage Students I Drove a bus there for 4 years Thanks Russ ... more
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