The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Retirement Discussions / Retire Early Liberal Edition
|Subject: Re: Best Cities for Cheapskates||Date: 10/23/2012 10:47 AM|
|Author: telegraph||Number: 45916 of 61274|
Art: It said in the article that they weeded out the cities below 50,000. Those are the cities that are the most attractive to me. Less traffic, less people, less congestion, and usually less crime. I like peace and quiet and the small town atmosphere."
depends on the city........if you are on an interstate...fine.....
if you are out in the boonies...way out...your community has to be self sufficient...but you'll probably not have the medical specialists you need and you might have to travel 40-150 miles to 'the big city' to get medical treatment.
Live in, say, Alpine, TX (pop 6000)....and it is 50 miles to the nearest Walmart or Home Depot.
Or live in the panhandle of TX, like Dalhart TX (pop 5000) and it is 150 miles to Amarillo......for a decent big hospital and specialists. Worse in MT and WY where you can be 300 miles away!
Lynchburg VA was nice (50K people) but it was 150 miles to civilization from there......and not much entertainment.....dull......and 10 years behind the times...although with the internet they are probably not so far behind any longer.
|Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us|