Retirement, Old Gun Folks Commune?

Retirement, Old Gun Folks Commune?

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    CWO will be retiring in a few short years, and we get to pick a state! Bad on one hand not having cept a handful of relatives, but good in that we are not fixed to have to go where we donít want to.

    We decided to wait till after the election to buy land/home?

    A few other members here and us have sent messages and learned we are not alone! Many here are either retired or not far from it and have said they are searching for a good place to land in in the near future.

    Red flag and other gun laws knocked quite a few states out, that and taxes.

    Weather is important to me, donít want anywhere that itís hotter than 80 in the summer.

    Any thoughts?
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    The mountain areas of North East Alabama would probably meet your criteria. BTW, you should add easy access for quality healthcare. That becomes MUCH more important as we age!
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    Iíve always had a hankering to live in Wyoming. Iíve got family there and thatíd help. But in January, the air can turn blue. I think you kids would drop in there nicely as far as gettin along with folks. Only 600,000 or so in the whole state. They love non-jerks from non-jerk places and they mind their own business.
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    I have been increasingly disappointed with these lists online:
    • "The Best Places to Retire" like some millennial journalist knows what retirees want!
    • "The Best States for Gun Rights" Yeah, the best states last year! That landscape is changing so fast those lists are useless.
    • "The States with the Best Weather" - Yeah, until a hurricane hits!
    • "The Cheapest States to Live" - It's possible to live frugally a lot of places. It's possible to be financially strapped a lot of places too. That's more about the choices you make, not where you live. And a place that is too cheap is going to be a hell hole.

    My #1 criteria nowadays is I want to live somewhere that is most likely to continue seem like America over the years I have left! And our recent experience in VA has led me to the conclusion that will be the states with the strongest conservative base. Because the liberals have to erode that base to turn a state into a socialist distopian nightmare, creating both a bad economy and more rights restrictions.

    So, my new favorite list is the list of states with the strongest conservative base. The list surprised me. Keep in mind, these are not the states that have the best economies today or have the most gun rights today. In fact, some of these states have some things that are messed up today. But I think it is a list of the states that are most likely to hold on to the good things they have, to hold on to some sense of sanity, for the next 20-30 years. I will always bounce my other preferences off this list. The top 20 are:
    1. Mississippi
    2. Alabama
    3. South Dakota
    4. Wyoming
    5. West Virginia
    6. Louisiana
    7. Utah
    8. Tennessee
    9. Arkansas
    10. South Carolina
    11. Oklahoma
    12. Idaho
    13. Alaska
    14. Indiana
    15. North Dakota
    16. Montana
    17. Missouri
    18. Kansas
    19. Georgia
    20. Kentucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    CWO will be retiring in a few short years, and we get to pick a state! Bad on one hand not having cept a handful of relatives, but good in that we are not fixed to have to go where we donít want to.

    We decided to wait till after the election to buy land/home?

    A few other members here and us have sent messages and learned we are not alone! Many here are either retired or not far from it and have said they are searching for a good place to land in in the near future.

    Red flag and other gun laws knocked quite a few states out, that and taxes.

    Weather is important to me, donít want anywhere that itís hotter than 80 in the summer.

    Any thoughts?
    Nebraska....Oh wait...Maybe a fudge past 80 degrees in the summer but plenty of good folks to serve you up a tall
    glass of lemonade or iced tea
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    Our list is a bit shorter but has been going on for about a year. Loving cold and snow MI was honestly first pick BUT, they make you register guns. That and red flag laws make the state go in the no list.
    @5lima30ret ; Alabama is beautiful state but too hot. We have a home in SC already but that will be sold one day we donít plan on living there due to the hot summers.

    my home state of NC weíre afraid will be liberal soon, highway 40 was IMO the worst thing to hit NC due to it connecting hwy 95.

    Here is the short list. Cost of living was high on the list, donít want CWO to have to work another 5-10 yrs to live in a more expensive place. Some places had a $100,000 difference in cost for the same house in another state.

    Kentucky
    Tennessee
    Wisconsin
    Missouri
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    Your 80F requirement is a tough one. So hereís an idea - Ketchikan AK. Not joking here, check it out. They like guns, hunting and fishing, and average summer temperatures donít exceed 80F (excluding unusual record highs). They donít get that cold either. You just have to put up with lots of rain. But what the hell, you can only get so wet
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotBrass45 View Post
    Your 80F requirement is a tough one. So hereís an idea - Ketchikan AK. Not joking here, check it out. They like guns, hunting and fishing, and average summer temperatures donít exceed 80F (excluding unusual record highs). They donít get that cold either. You just have to put up with lots of rain. But what the hell, you can only get so wet
    Been there, no way. They have rain 350 days a year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotBrass45 View Post
    Your 80F requirement is a tough one. So hereís an idea - Ketchikan AK. Not joking here, check it out. They like guns, hunting and fishing, and average summer temperatures donít exceed 80F (excluding unusual record highs). They donít get that cold either. You just have to put up with lots of rain. But what the hell, you can only get so wet
    Lol, I tried!

    CWO has lived there and the both of think the cost of living there is way high. Beautiful though!

    Even if it gets to 90 during the summer for a week I could deal, when I was in SC the summers were to hot for too long. Tired of being inside for months!
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    I'm more ready to retire with each passing day, Colorado has turned rancid. Idaho is at the top of my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanBob View Post
    I'm more ready to retire with each passing day, Colorado has turned rancid. Idaho is at the top of my list.
    Idaho or Wyoming

    We moved to Idaho 3 years ago. Great climate. Love it here, but itís growing way too fast. Property values are going up and the infrastructure is getting strained in the Boise area. Lotís of California and Washington folks moving in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockymonster View Post
    Idaho or Wyoming

    We moved to Idaho 3 years ago. Great climate. Love it here, but itís growing way too fast. Property values are going up and the infrastructure is getting strained in the Boise area. Lotís of California and Washington folks moving in.
    My thoughts are more toward the north-central area east of Lewiston.
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