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Subject: Re: Retire to Vermont? Date: 11/9/2005 5:46 AM
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Alstroemeria:

No web site, sorry! However, there are some magazines that can help you with that. One is Vermont Life, 6 Baldwin Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. (I think that's still the address. We no longer subscribe since we live here!) And you might check out the official state Vermont web site, too.

Understand that it's NOT all "peaches and cream" here! We were camping up here for many years in their fantastic state parks, which have lots of space between sites and are often partially or totally wooded, and many have well-built 3-sided "leanto's" on the edge of mountains, with views to die for -- much like where our home is now!

While we were camping once, when the kids were small, we met a family who were "natives" and we got to know them quite well. As he pointed out once, "Remember, it may be beautiful up here, but we have to find jobs -- and many do not pay all that well around here; we have bills to pay, lawns to mow, homes and cars to fix, etc., so it's not always paradise!"

He was right -- unless you retire here and no longer need that job. Again, I think people need to look carefully at ANY spot before they leap into it. We were lucky. We just plain love the state and where we are, but it might not be another's cup of tea!

Vermonter


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