What would it cost to live there?
What is there to do at??
How does it compare with where I now live.
Here is a web site that has answers to almost anything you want to know about almost anywhere in the US.
You can always buy a used travel trailor and Pickup. Get ajob as a workkamper and move around as you want. There are many books about how to make a go of it.
Nope...I'm staying put, never met a place I liked better than here.
The cost of living is higher than other places, but it's worth it to me.
how about doing what we've done the last couple of years & just rent a place in those places.
Wayyyyy less expensive than owning.
We've rented a cabin in the Great Smoky Mtns for a few days the last 2 summers. It's been great.
I've also just done a lot of research on new places (new to us, I mean) so let me know if you're interested, I'm happy to share the info w/you. D-man calls me the Queen of Research. '-)
That was actually in response to P.A.'s comments about wanting to buy vacation homes in the mtns & at the beach, but the unlikeliness of that happening.
But here - check this thread out first...
and then this site...
and this one...
maybe we can coordinate our vacations & cross paths.